Our Governing Body

Siddique Hussain (Chair)

DSC_0084What responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I am the chair of the local governing body (from September 2017) and I’m a link governor for KS4 as well as a member of the curriculum and standards committee.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I’m a marketing consultant and an adult education tutor.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? I want to help lead the LGB to be good or better and provide a greater understanding by all governors on school matters, both positive and negative.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Improve attainment, greater self-development of LGB/governors, greater involvement of governors with respective link role.

What are your hopes for the long-term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? Become Outstanding and sustain it. Become a flagship OAT academy for best practice.

 

Miss R Martyn (Vice-Chair)

Rhiannon MartynWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I am the vice-chair of the local governing body (from September 2017) and chair of the curriculum and standards committee. I am also lead governor for SEN and link governor to KS5.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I’m a Senior Assistant Register at a local university. I am renowned for making fudge and cakes in my spare time.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? Using my experience of managing in education organisations to help drive good governance. I want to enable governors to make the most of being a member of the governor experience.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Progress and focus on achievement, to improve outcomes for students.

What are your hopes for the long-term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? I want the academy to be an exemplar in the West Midlands and ultimately nationally, leading the way in preparing young people to achieve their full potential as citizens, employers and individuals.

 

 

Mrs Nicola Fischer

What responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I am a teacher nominated Governor and as such will be representing my esteemed colleagues and seek to ensure Teacher well being. 

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I am a member of the KS3 Pastoral Team as well as a MFL teacher. I also sit on the Enrichment Committee where I hope to encourage and improve any opportunities we can offer our pupils.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? I would like to bring my classroom experience as well as my passion for student well being to bear to ensure the best possible conditions in place to ensure that the diverse emotional, social and academic needs of pupils and
staff are met to the best of our ability.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? To improve results, keep up its excellent vision of pupil and teacher well being and introduce more pupils to the Forge family.

What are your hopes for the long-term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? To be widely recognised in the local community as a centre of very good learning as well as a very caring and
nurturing school.

 

Sandra Gayle

sgaWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I’m the chair of the enrichment committee, a link governor to KS3 and an OAT nominated governor.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I work part-time as a dinner supervisor assistant at a local primary school, I’m a housewife and I look after elderly parents.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? I hope to come into the school more and communicate with all staff and students

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Strive to get better results in 3Rs, make sure to have good teachers in all subjects, communicate more with parents.

What are your hopes for the long-term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? That the school gets to Outstanding and that it goes from strength-to-strength in all areas.

 

Mr Robert Harding

Mr Robert HardingWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I am the chair of the finance and general purposes committee and a link governor to KS5.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I teach performing arts on a part-time basis. I am an English examiner at various levels and I have served as a churchwarden for at least 10 years.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? To bring my experience in all three sectors of education for the benefit of colleague governors and the Academy.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? To build on results at KS3, KS4 and post-16  levels so as to improve the status of the academy.

 What are your hopes for the long-term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? My hope is that the Forge will become a ‘flagship’ academy.

 

Mr Nathan Kirby

nkWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I’m a member of the curriculum and standards committee and a link governor for KS4. I’m also a teacher at the Academy, head of IT.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? Collect and lightly restore antique clocks, enjoy being a new dad, DIY.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? As an existing subject leader at the academy, I can bring an understanding of what is happening on the ‘ground’, especially some of the excellent things that are happening.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Improve results and continue raising attendance/punctuality.

What are your hopes for the long-term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? For the academy to reach Ofsted Outstanding. For all students to make significant progress regardless of where they start from.

 

Saeed Nasser

saeedWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I’m a link governor for staff and student wellbeing.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I work for the local authority as an Arabic interpreter. I’m also a counsellor and psychotherapist and I work as a volunteer in the local community.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? As a parent, I hope to make a positive contribution to supporting attainment and achievement of our children. That’s what we’re all here for!

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Keep improving, building on achievement. Keep raising standards for our children so that they achieve their potential.

What are your hopes for the long-term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? Forge becomes a beacon of excellence in Sandwell.

 

 

Stephen Rayner

What responsibilities do you currently have as a governor?  My most important responsibility is as lead governor for safeguarding. I’m also a member of the enrichment committee and the curriculum and standards committee. I was chair of the local governing body from January 2013 until August 2017.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor?
I have a part-time post as Lecturer in Education Leadership at the University of Manchester. We have three grandchildren, who occupy most of the rest of the week.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? I was brought up a mile away, in Netherton, and I believe that I can contribute to my local community. I have experience in teaching, learning and educational leadership.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? To continue to improve our results, so that each year they are better than the previous year’s.

What are your hopes for the long-term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? That every family in our community wants their children to come here because they know that they are guaranteed a good education in a safe and friendly environment.

 

Steve Sadler

SSWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I’m a member of the finance and general purposes committee.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I am a senior UK leader for a global logistics and supply chain company based in Connecticut, USA.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? To support and enhance the development and achievements of the academy and its pupils.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Continue to focus on giving every single pupil the opportunity to be the best they can
be.

What are your hopes for the long-term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? To be the academy of choice for parents and pupils alike.

 

Marco Silva

 

cwilsonWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I am a parent governor, also a member of the curriculum and standards committee.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? When I am not working I usually play football, play the guitar, sing and watch films.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? I aim to use my previous experience of working in educational environments to help Forge achieve its objectives.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Maintain the sustained development that has been achieved which should help the Academy to become Outstanding.

What are your hopes for the long-term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? I hope Forge will become an Outstanding academy.

 

Mrs L Smith

lsWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I sit on the finance and general purposes committee and the curriculum and standards committee. I’m also a link governor for KS3.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I work in a local estate agent as a manager, bookkeeping, controlling of all finances and I organise all repairs.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? Experience as a parent, to put my ideas and concerns forward.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Ensure results improve through all year groups.

What are your hopes for the long-term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? I hope the Academy becomes an Outstanding School.

 

 

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