Governing Body 2023 – 2024

Governing Member Responsibility
Mr. David ReynoldsChair of Governors
Sponsor Governor
Curriculum & Standards
Sixth Form Link
Mrs. Helen DudsonCommunity Governor
Mental Health & Wellbeing Link
Mr. Kaljinder NijjarCommunity Governor
Careers Link
Mrs. Helen ChadwickStaff Governor
Pupil Premium Link
Mr. Lee CrossVice Chair
Community Governor
Mrs. Amy Rose Sponsor Governor
SPB Link Governor
Teaching & Learning Link
Mrs. Lisa HabberleyCommunity Governor
Enrichment Link
Miss. Sarah FergusonStaff Governor
Mental Health & Wellbeing Link
Mrs. Jemima WalthoCommunity Governor
FGP Link Governor

Mr. David Redfern
Parent Governor

Governors are the largest volunteer force in the country and their overall purpose is to help schools and academies raise standards and provide the best possible education for their students.

The Governing Body does not manage Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy but it does give direction and focus by providing strategic leadership.

Our Local Governing Body is made up of ten members, plus the Principal.  Our Chair of Governors is Mr. David Reynolds, we have five Community Governors, two Staff Governors, two Sponsor Governors and one Parent Governor.

Our committees consist of a Local Governing Body (LGB), a Finance and General Purposes Committee (FGP) and a Strategic Progress Board (SPB)

To contact the Chair of Governors please write to the academy at Broad Way, Pelsall, Walsall WS4 1BW c/o The Clerk, or email Miss L Holdcroft at [email protected]

  • To challenge and support the Principal.
  • To oversee the academy’s long-term vision, strategic aims, values and ethos.
  • To carry out statutory responsibilities, such as safeguarding.
  • To agree and monitor plans and policies.
  • To make creative use of available resources.
  • To monitor and evaluate performance.
  • To be involved in the appointment of the Principal.
  • To ensure proper financial management of the academy.
  • To communicate openly with parents, staff and the local community.

The Governing Body works as a group, taking collective responsibility for all decisions. Governors work in close partnership with the Principal who, as the lead professional, advises and assists the Governing Body to carry out its functions. The Governing Body includes people with a wide range of skills, experience and backgrounds, all of whom have equal status and rights as Governors. Governors are encouraged to broaden and develop their skills, knowledge and confidence through engaging in training opportunities.

Each governing committee meets once each term to discuss key areas such as student performance, the curriculum, staffing, finance, premises and health and safety. It is important for Governors to get to know the academy and its staff, which they do by regularly visiting and attending academy events and open days whenever possible.  Governors take on specific roles linked to aspects of the academy’s development plan and with members of the Senior Leadership Team.

Our policies can be printed directly from this website. Please contact the Clerk, Miss L Holdcroft, at [email protected] if you would like a paper copy of any of our policies.