Executive Leadership Team

Dr L Mason


Lisa went into secondary teaching in 2003 having previously taught in Further and Higher Education. The move to secondary education has been one of the most rewarding decisions she has ever made as it has given her the opportunity to have a greater impact on the lives of students.

Lisa completed a PhD in Political Economy in 2004 through both the University of Sheffield and University of Wolverhampton.

Lisa has worked at Ormiston Forge Academy since its inception in 2012 and is now Principal. Prior to this, she worked in the predecessor school, The Heathfield Technology College where she was Assistant Head with responsibility for the Sixth Form.

Outside of school, Lisa is actively involved in fundraising and support for children with type 1 diabetes. She is also involved in her local community; as a trustee of a Youth Project and a director of an academy trust. Lisa is a keen runner and a member of her local running club.

Mr S Lodge

Vice Principal (student services)

Mrs S Taylor

Assistant Principal (Behaviour and Attitudes)

Mrs S Cunningham-Smith

Vice Principal (quality of education)

Mr P Loveday

Vice Principal (logistics)

Senior Leadership Team

Mr D Grimes

Assistant Principal KS5

Mr C Tyrie

Assistant Principal KS4 (raising achievement)

Extended Leadership Team

Mr D Jenks

Assistant Principal KS3

Mrs K Tolley

Assistant Principal (teaching and learning)

Mrs R McDonagh – Regional Finance Partner (OAT)

Mrs C Davies – Associate Assistant Principal (staff deployment, cover and supply staff management)

Mrs J Thomas – Associate Assistant Principal (personal development)

Mrs E Westwood – Associate Assistant Principal (homework)

Mr W Grant – Senior Pastoral Leader (KS4)

Mrs B Lowe (KS4) & Miss A Bridgewater (KS3) – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mr K Bradley – Senior Leader (KS4)

Miss B Humphries – Associate senior leader for KS3/ Head of Geography

Mrs V Reynolds-Whittaker – Associate Senior Leader for Professional Development / Head of Classics / Lead Practitioner ECF / Teaching & Learning Mentor

Mrs J Foale – Associate Senior Leader for Professional Development / Head of MFL

Mr N Kirby – Academy Information Owner

Mrs L Kay- Safeguarding Consultant

Mrs H Chambers – Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCO – KS4/5)
Miss A Kirby – Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO – KS3)
Mrs D Benson – School leader for careers
Mr R Foley – Site Manager

Chair of Governors – Stephen Raynor
Vice-Chair of Governors – Mr R Harding
Clerk to Governors – Mrs E Scotford

Paul Hyde is the Regional Executive Principal (OAT)