Overview of governance

A school’s governing body helps steer the school, establish its vision and ethos and challenge the staff to deliver the goals that are set. This body is part of a team committed to improving the lives and future prospects of young people.

To further enhance the improvements in progress at Ormiston Park Academy, as of 21 March 2024 an Interim Advisory Board (IAB) has been implemented, which will provide the academy with intensive governance support.

The IAB is chaired by Stuart Lock, CEO of Advantage Schools, along with other members who bring a collective wealth of experience in leading and improving schools. This means that the activity of our previous Local Governing Body has now concluded. We thank all members of the LGB personally for the support and contributions they have made to date, and know they will remain valued members of our school community.

Our governors

All current members of our governing body are listed below. 


  • Stuart Lock (chair)
  • Aron Whiles 
  • Rebecca Fisher 
  • Paul Connew 
  • Tim Coulson

Key contact details

To contact the chair of governors or governing body, please write to:

Clerk to the governing body
c/o Ormiston Park Academy,
Belhus Park Lane,
Aveley, South Ockendon,
Essex, RM15 4RU.

Alternatively, email the principal’s PA Sally Spraggon at [email protected] or telephone the school reception on 01708 865180 and leave a message.