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 – office@academytransformation.co.uk

For more information please click the following link https://www.academytransformationtrust.co.uk/about-us/company-information/

Meet Our Governors

All governors sit on all committees.

To contact the Local Academy Committee please email the Clerk to the Governors. Email: Michelle.Eaves@academytransformation.co.uk

Phillip 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.

 

​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

I have worked in Education since graduating from the University of Bedfordshire in 2012. My specialist subject is Physical Education. Since starting my career in teaching I have worked in a small number of schools taking on the roles 2nd in department, head of department, Lead Practitioner, Professional Tutor and Year 11 Progress Leader giving me a broad experience across the many facets of education. I have lived in Swaffham since 2016 and have two young children. I truly believe a high-quality education can improve the prospects of our community and the future of the students in our academy.

 

Debbie Mann

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust

Parent Governor

Term of Office: 25 November 2020 to 25 November 2024

I moved to the Swaffham area at the beginning of the Covid lockdown. My daughter now attends TNHA and thanks to the welcoming staff and children she’s settled in beautifully. I also have 3 year old twins and have worked in Education for the past 20 years. My roles in education include Preschool Manager, Pastoral and Behaviour Mentor, Family Support Practitioner and Higher Level Teaching Assistant reception to Year 6. My qualifications and training include BAHons in Early years, Autism and ADHD qualifications and Leadership and Management (NPQML) training at Ambition institute. I’m also a licensed THRIVE Practitioner (an approach supporting children in social and emotional development),  Forest School Leader, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Signs of Safety Trained. I was a LGB Governor for an Academy in Norwich, with roles of Inclusion Governor for all Norfolk trust schools, and Early years Governor across Two trust schools. I found this hugely rewarding, it increased my knowledge of governance greatly and I very much enjoyed supporting the school staff, children and families. I strive to support the local community where I can. I have a huge motivation and passion for supporting children to achieve their goals and look forward to supporting the staff, children and families at TNHA.

 

Sylvia Grice

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust

Community Governor

Term of Office: 25 November 2020 to 25 November 2024

I grew up in Hertfordshire before moving to Bath to study at University in 2007. I graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences and trained to become a Science teacher. I then taught in Wiltshire for a number of years before moving to South Carolina, USA as a military spouse. I travelled fairly extensively during this time as well as working in supply teaching. My wife took a posting at RAF Marham and we moved to Norfolk in 2018. Whilst here I have taught locally and am now working in Assessment Management. I am keen to use the skills and experience I have gained through my involvement in education and military life to support TNHA in the community.

Carl Summers

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust

Parent Governor

Term of Office: 12 May 2021 to 12 May 2025

I have an extensive background in Information Technology in both the public and private sectors and I currently work as a security professional in data protection and cyber-security compliance.  This role involves settings standards and policies and ensuring that they are achieved within the organisation that I work for.  I have two children at the Academy, and I hope that I can use my experience and knowledge to help the Academy meet its ambitions. In my spare time I enjoy cycling, walking and generally spending time with my family, as well as being a classic car enthusiast and an avid movie watcher.

Daniel Christopher

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust

Community Governor

Term of Office: 12 May 2021 to 12 May 2025

I grew up in Suffolk before studying degrees in Law at UEA in Norwich from 2007. Following graduation I have since qualified as a Chartered Accountant and now work for a local accountancy practice.  I have lived in Swaffham since 2016 with my wife and 3 young children. I am a keen runner and enjoy exploring routes off the beaten track around the local area.  I am grateful for the opportunity to fulfil the role of community governor with the academy to support every student to flourish and achieve their full potential. 

 

 

 

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
  • James Morris – Assistant Principal
  • Cat Rushton – Assistant Principal
  • Katie Ogden – Assistant Principal
  • ​Directors of Learning
  • ​Progress Leaders
  • Student Support Leaders