Current Governors at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy are:
Tony Dickens Chair of Governors
Tony is a Sponsor Governor and the Chair of Governors
Andrea Handley Vice Chair of Governors
Andrea joined a 1st tier supplier in the Automotive Industry in 2006. She has spent many years working as a Data Manager but moved across to the Infrastructure team in 2019. She believes it is never too late to learn new skills!
Andrea joined the Governance team in 2013 as she is passionate about children receiving the best education and wanted to be more involved in the process.
Outside of her professional world she enjoys DIY and is currently running many projects at home. She also likes to get out and about, most recently, walking up Ingleborough Peak with one of her sons
Kelly Hassall Principal
Kelly Hassall is the Principal of Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy.
Elizabeth Spooner Community Governor
Elizabeth Spooner is now a retired teacher, having taught for 40 years in Cheshire and Staffordshire. The last 20 years were as Head Teacher of a successful special school in Stoke-on-Trent.
Elizabeth now enjoys a busy retirement, living near Stafford.
Adrian Hurst Community Governor
Adrian Hurst joined Stoke City Football Club in 1992 as a volunteer. Since 2000 he has been the Head of the Community Trust and is responsible for overseeing all the Clubs Charitable and Community work.
The rapid growth and development of professional sports club’s community departments have seen Stoke City Community Trust recognised as one of the prominent organisations in their field. He has sat on several Premier League advisory groups informing both policy and practice.
Stoke City Community Trust currently employ over a hundred staff.
Adrian gained a MA in Community Practice from Staffordshire University in 2010.
Jamie Taylor Community Governor
Jamie is a Community Governor
Gemma Ash Community Governor
Gemma has worked with vulnerable children and young people in various roles for 22 years.
Currently working full-time providing support, advice and guidance to Social Workers, Carers and Secondary Schools to ensure children who are in care have the best opportunities in education.
Gemma’s hobbies include attending the gym, swimming, socialising with friends and binge watching TV!
Les Leese Sponsor Governor
Les is Head of ICT Integration for Ormiston Academies Trust.
Emma Sproston Parent Governor
Emma is a Parent Governor
Chloe Brown Staff Governor
Chloe is a Staff Governor
Wayne Trevor Staff Governor
Wayne is a Staff Governor
Board Members who have served over the previous 12 months