Executive 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.

Mrs G Butler

Vice Principal (inclusion)

Mr K Griffin

Marketing Director

Kris has delivered results for a number of sectors including education, third sector, military, Premier League football and many TV licences including Doctor Who and The Prisoner. He is equally efficient working internationally, with government departments or within a local audience. Kris is a published writer, video blogger, school Governor, charity trustee, experienced patient advocate (with a familiarity of parliamentary lobbying) and a dedicated marketing and social media practitioner. He has worked with US newsrooms that include CNN, Fox News and CBC, and received a commendation from US security agencies for his research work following 9/11.

Kris supported two schools in Birmingham for two years and was part of the team who brought both schools out of special measures and into an Ofsted Good category. As well as working at director level on the senior leadership team at Forge, Kris supports other schools in all forms of marketing and communication needs; solving recruitment problems is a particular speciality. He is able to draw on his diverse expertise to shape emerging issues within education.

At Forge, Kris is the data protection lead and line manages careers and e-safety. He is also the executive team link for the performance faculty.

Mrs R McDonagh

Finance Director

Mrs S Cunningham-Smith

Vice Principal (curriculum and standards)

Mr P Loveday

Interim Vice Principal

Assistant Principals

Mr D Grimes

Assistant Principal KS5

Mr J Kay

Assistant Principal KS4

Mr D Jenks

Assistant Principal KS3

Miss K Patrick

Assistant Principal (teaching and learning)

Senior Leader (literacy) - Mrs E Westwood
Senior Leader (mathematics) - Mr S Rhodes
Senior Leader (logistics) - Mrs C Davies
Senior Leader (pastoral) - Mr T Daly
Senior Leader (inclusion) - Mrs S Taylor
Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) - Mrs H Chambers
Senior Leader Safeguarding/DSL - Mrs G Griffiths
Senior Leader for Student Cultural Development - Mrs J Thomas
Associate Senior Leader (KS4) - Mr K Bradley
Senior Leader (careers leader) - Ms R McCarthy

ICT Manager - Mr C Wilson
PA to the Principal - Mrs Y Siviter
Site Manager - Mr R Foley

Chair of Governors - Rhiannon Martyn
Vice-Chair of Governors - Mr R Harding
Clerk to Governors - Mrs E Scotford

Paul Hyde is the Regional Executive Principal (OAT)