Governor List

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

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

NameDate of AppointmentResignation Date
Lynn England01/09/201022/01/2024
Caroline Law01/09/201631/08/2023
James Ingman06/07/202131/08/2023
Ryan Mallett01/02/202217/04/2023