The Local Governing Body (LGB) at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy plays a vital role in supporting and overseeing the work of the academy. By being a governor at OSSMA, you are doing something special. You are investing in the next generation of young people. 

In accordance with Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) guidance and to ensure that we are compliant with academy financial regulations, the data below pertains to the appointment and service of each of our governors.

The composition of OAT local governing bodies will always include: 

  • At least one co-opted community governor
  • At least one and no more than two parent governors
  • At least one and no more than two staff governors
  • One OAT nominee
  • The principal

The LGB operates with these committees: Strategic Progress Board (SPB), and Finance and General Purposes Committee (FGP). (These are the mandatory committees all the academies have to operate – they can have more if they wish, but not instead of SPB and FGP).

Contacting the LGB

The Clerk can be contacted via email: [email protected]
The Chair of Governors can be contacted via email: [email protected]

You can also contact the Chair of Governors by post at the following address:

Chair of Governors, Mr Tony Dickens
Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy
Beaconsfield Drive
Stoke On Trent


If you would like to make a complaint in regards to the academy, please send an email to [email protected]
A copy of our complaints policy can be downloaded from our policies page.

Become a Governor

If you are interested in becoming a Governor you can find more information on the Ormiston Academies Trust website, Be a Governor