The Academy Committee

TNHA is part of the Academy Transformation Trust (ATT) who monitor what happens at the Academy, but additional challenge and oversight is provided by our outstanding team of local governors.

The team is made up of dedicated members of the local community – business people, parents, local officials, ATT and staff representatives. Their role is to learn about the work of school and then to hold the Leadership Team to account to ensure strategies to raise standards and improve exam results are delivering the promised impact. Governors also review the Academy’s safeguarding, our finances, resourcing and provisions for health and safety.

ATT’s Trustees

Governance and oversight of ATT is provided by the Board of Trustees.
Click here to find out more about them.ATT’s Registered Address:
Academy Transformation Trust, Unit 4, Second Floor, Emmanuel Court, Reddicroft, Sutton Coldfield. B73 6AZ.

Tel – 0121 7947275    email –

Meet Our Governors

All governors sit on all committees.

To contact the Local Academy Committee please email the Clerk to the Governors. Email:

Philip Anderson 

Appointing Body : Academy Transformation Trust
Community Governor & Chair
Term of Office: 1 Jan 2018 to  31 Dec. 2021
Links: Safeguarding & E-Safety, Behaviour & Attitudes

Having completed a degree in geography and a PGCE in physical education I taught in Essex and Jersey for 30 years, with the final 10 years at Senior Management level. In 2007 I transferred from a Deputy Headship in The States of Jersey Education Department to a new role in the Jersey Prison Service, where I took up a position with the Prison Management Team to establish and lead a Learning and Skills Department.

I remained in this post until my retirement in December 2017 when my wife and I relocated to Swaffham.

I am grateful for the opportunity to work as a community governor at TNHA and I will make full use my experience and passion for education to support the academy.

Elizabeth Jarvis-Taylor

​Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust
Parent Governor
Term of Office: 14 Nov 2018 to 14 Nov 2022
Links: Quality of Education Intent (Curriculum & CEIAG)

Having settled in Norfolk 13 years ago. I am an RAF Aircraft Engineer of 32 Years, I have moved around considerably and have completed two tours overseas. I have experiences of hands on maintenance, instructing and Management in this environment. Working across Europe with industry. In 2011 I undertook a three-year governor position at a local Junior school serving as a member and eventually chair, this has given me a wealth of knowledge to take forward. Additionally, I am currently the Safeguarding Officer for Local Cricket Club. I have three Children who have attended the academy with two still in attendance, so have parental experiences of both main school and VI Form. I aspire to utilise my experiences and links within the local community to benefit students, parents and the academy alike.

Dr. Sue Gattuso​

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust
Community Governor
Term of Office: 19 June 2019 to 19 June 2023
Links: SEND, Pupil Wellbeing & Personal Development

I have lived in Sporle since 1981 and three of my children attended Hamonds High School during the 80s and 90s. Seven members of my immediate family are or have been teachers. In a varied career I have worked in various secretarial posts in Germany and project managed a Government Pilot Project within Race Relations in Bolton. After moving to Sporle in 1981 I worked as a freelance photojournalist for local newspapers before applying my teaching credentials at Wymondham College as Head of German and later also teaching ICT. I became an Assistant Principal, responsible for teaching and learning across the College and Head of Key Stage 4. In that capacity I was also involved in the College SENd offer and careers guidance with work experience.  I was also a teacher governor.I increasingly developed a love of history, particularly of local history, and about 10 years ago earned a PhD in book-ownership in early modern Norfolk.
In retirement I now manage Swaffham Heritage and focus on collecting and sharing archives and memories of Swaffham and neighbouring villages as well as delivering outreach and overseeing the museum’s school educational programme.  I am of the firm belief that a community working together can be a real asset in creating a solid, safe and positive environment for those who live, work and study in the town and its villages.

I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the academy as a community governor and hope that I can use my experience and skills to support its work in the community and o the benefit of its students, staff and parents.

​​Spencer Nash

​Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust
Staff Governor
Term of Office: 12 Nov 2019 to 12 Nov 2023

I am a member of staff at The Nicholas Hamond Academy and am privileged to represent the staff body in Local Academy Committee meetings. I have taught at the Academy since July 2017 and recently have been fortunate enough to take on additional roles that have enabled me to take a lead on pastoral care for many of our students.
It is my belief and vision that all, staff and students alike, should come to this Academy with the knowledge that they are valued. In my role as a governor I always ensure that the opinion of my colleagues is fairly represented, so as to ensure that they are confident in the knowledge that they have a voice in the decisions governors make.
I am grateful for the opportunity to fulfil the role of staff governor and I will make full use of my passion for education and dedication to the welfare of our staff and students to support the Academy in all worthy endeavours.

Ben Vine

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust
Community Governor
Term of Office: 8 July 2020 to 8 July 2024

And, when invited to report…

ATT Regional Managers

  • Helen Webber – Finance
  • Tanya Jackson – HR
  • ​Jon Paisley – Facilities

TNHA’s Senior and Middle Leadership

  • Emily Thomason – Vice Principal
  • Katie Ogden – Assistant Principal
  • ​Directors of Learning
  • ​Progress Leaders
  • Student Support Leaders