Governor List

Current Governors at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy are:

Caroline Law
Chair of Governors

Caroline has over 10 years of experience in governance and education and more than 25 years in business. She has studied overseas and worked with a number of high growth international businesses. Caroline is now a strategic business consultant working in the technology, manufacturing and professional services sectors. She is an executive coach and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Adrian Hurst

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.

Lynn England
Vice Chair of Governors

Lynn has over 30 years of experience as a teaching professional and a senior manager in 11-18 schools and academies in the West Midlands.  She has a particular interest in curriculum development and teacher training.  She is passionate about helping young people to fulfil their potential and has worked as a supporter and ambassador for various educational charities. She has also been responsible for the development of a number of Enterprise courses for delivery in schools.  She has been a school governor for several years and firmly believes that a sound education inspires a lifelong love of learning and encourages creativity and innovation.  She has Link Governor roles with English, Careers and ADT.  

In her spare time, Lynn enjoys following motorsports, the arts and travel.

Elizabeth Spooner

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.

James Ingman

Jimmy is Director of STEM at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy.

Les Leese

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Nick Brennan

Nick Brennan is the Principal of Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy.

Andrea Handley

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 

Jamie Taylor

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Amy Rushton

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Ryan Mallett

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