Governors’ Information and Duties

OAT Scheme of Delegation 2018

Members of our Governing Body

Name Term of Office Type of Governor Committee Membership Appointed by Pecuniary Interests Membership of other governing bodies Personal relations in school Chair of Committees
Mr I Macbeth 4 Yrs Community CS OAT None
Mrs S Sharman 4 Yrs Parent ES OAT None Watermill Special School



 Chair of Governors
Mr R Hughes  4 Yrs  OAT  OAT  None  Vice Chair
Ms J Hadfield 4 Yrs Teaching Staff CS ES OAT None
Miss M Sherratt 4 Yrs Associate FGP OAT None
Mr A Moran 4 Yrs Associate CS ES FGP OAT None
 Mrs S May 4 Yrs Principal OAT  None  Black Firs Primary School
Mrs G Pritchard 4 Yrs Parent OAT None



Mrs C Williams 4 Yrs OAT OAT None

Chair of Governors: Stacy Sharman

I currently work for Stoke On Trent Council, working alongside communities and partners. I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family. I have a son in Key Stage 2 and a daughter in Foundation Stage. I am a governor as I want to help the school to be the best it can be and for all children to achieve to the best of their ability and succeed throughout their time at Packmoor.

Vice Chair of Governors: Rod Hughes


I am Principal of Ormiston Horizon Academy, having been in post for the last seven years. I has worked in several secondary schools across Shropshire, Staffordshire and Sandwell. I enjoy spending time with my family. I have two daughters, one in Year 13 and one in Year 7. I think that it is vital that we make the transition from primary to secondary education as smooth as possible.








Staff Governor: Jude Hadfield

I am currently a classroom teacher in year 4 but have taught children from age 4-18 years in the primary and secondary sector. Prior to being a teacher I was a Special Needs Education Associate in a 2000 child secondary school in Sheffield. I have taught in a variety of different authorities from Stoke to Sunderland. My interests are in lifelong education and photography. In my spare time I love to walk my dog.

Parent Governor: Gina Pritchard

I am a certified accountant with twenty plus years of both industry and practice experience.  I volunteer in school on Friday mornings and enjoy seeing how the children progress.  As a governor my aim is to support the academy in all areas, bringing my financial expertise to the board.

Principal: Sharon May


Governor: Ian Macbeth

Career: Teacher, Headteacher and then Advisor with Stoke LA. Now retired. Previously I have had a grandson in school and feel the school has great potential to be outstanding. Now I spend most of my time supporting schools, playing golf, walking, biking and watching Port Vale!!

Governor: Corinne Williams

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Mrs C Williams



I have been PA and HR advisor for 13 years, 7 years at Ormiston Horizon Academy and 6 years at the predecessor school James Brindley.

I enjoy spending time with my family especially my three granddaughters and I like walking in the countryside, with my dog Tess.

It’s essential that we concentrate on ensuring that all the Academies within the Trust are efficient and effective through Human Resources, policy, performance and finance, whilst allowing teaching and learning to be at the epi-centre of all we do.




OAT Governance Charter

Should you wish to contact a member of our governing body, please email:

Please click the link below to view the Department for Education Role of the School Governors.

The governing body works with the head teacher to provide vision and a strategic framework whilst the head teacher remains the lead professional who is responsible for the operational (day to day) management of the school.

Governor Attendance at Local Governing Body meetings

Parent Governor Vacancy

Letter to parents

Parent Nomination Form

Guidance document Parent Governor