Meet Our Governors

Meet our Governors

If you would like to speak to a member of the governing body or for a copy of the governor meeting minutes, please contact the clerk to governors Mrs K Nightingale via email :

You can also contact the Chair of Governors Mr Eric Winstone direct by email – [email protected]

All our governors can be contacted by writing to them:

C/O Ormiston Meadows Academy
Matley
Orton Brimbles
Peterborough
PE2 5YQ

Mr Eric WinstoneChair of Governors
Mr Paul WatlingChair of Finance and General Purpose Committee
Mrs Kelly MoorePrincipal
Mrs Gemma ConnoleyGovernor Co-opted
Miss Sam LaddsGovernor
Miss Megan BishopStaff Governor
Mrs Felicity McClartyGovernor Co- opted
Ms Elisa FerriggiParent Governor
Mr Andrew HaywardParent Governor

About our Governors

Eric is the former Principal of Ormiston Bushfield Academy in Peterborough, where he led the school from possible closure in 2001 to a new £26 million purpose built accommodation in 2009. Working with architects and constructers, Eric developed a state of the art educational facility, which impacted on the regeneration of the whole community. Eric lives locally and the development of community opportunities both in resources and in people engagement is close to Eric’s heart.

Prior to this, he was Deputy Head at Bushfield College and Sir Harry Smith Community College in Whittlesey and has 43 years’ service in education. Eric also currently represents his age group in Team GB in the Duathlon at the European and World Championships and is keen to reach the highest level in both duathlon and road running whilst his legs and heart continue to function!

Currently Eric is Chair of the TDET Education Committee as well as Chair of Governors at Ormiston Meadows Academy.

Paul has been a school governor at Ormiston Meadows Academy for about 14 years and holds the position of Chairman of the Finance Committee. He was initially enrolled via the Governor Recruitment team that visited his workplace.  

Paul started working at Pearl Assurance in London way back in 1964 and stayed with the same group of companies until he retired at the end of 2018. His working life was mainly spent in IT and latterly project management.

Kelly has worked at Ormiston Meadows for 11 years in the capacity of Class Teacher and Vice Principal before becoming Principal in 2019.

Kelly has worked in education since 2003 and has a passion for inspiring the next generation to be their best.

Gemma is a proud mum of two children, with one currently in school. She has been in the hair industry for over 15 years but also considered becoming a teaching assistant when she was younger, and again just before she had her first child. The reason why she decided to become a parent governor was to understand the running of the school better and also to see if there was a way she could help to improve the school environment, not only for her children but for others already at the school and in the future. Since becoming a governor, Gemma has provided a link between parents/carers and the school, which has helped build a stronger connection and establish more effective relationships.

Sam is a former pupil of Ormiston Meadows Academy and became a governor in 2018. Sam works for PR and marketing agency, Athene Communications, specialising in the education sector and supporting schools and multi-academy trusts with reputation management, stakeholder engagement, internal communications, and crisis communications.

Felicity is a secondary school teacher and has been working in education since 2004.  She teaches Modern Foreign Languages but has a background in music.  She is currently working towards a qualification in executive coaching and is the lead for trainee teachers in her school.  In the past couple of years, she has worked on SEN projects, for example: creating lessons to address executive functioning difficulties.

Since moving to Peterborough, Felicity has been a governor in another local school.  She is passionate about education and brings her knowledge and expertise with her to OMA.  She is married with two children.

I have worked at Ormiston Meadows for 2 years as a Class Teacher. I have taught both Key Stage 1 and 2, and am currently teaching year 2 and leading both maths and PE. I have a passion for sport and developing sport and physical education. 

Why I became a Governor: I became a governor to represent the staff at Ormiston Meadows, as well as feed back to them of the outcomes from governor meetings. 

I became a parent governor because I have an interest in the educational environment being the best it can be to help children thrive.

I have 20+ years of supporting autistic children, young people, and their families.  As a developmental autism consultant, my passion is helping families create opportunities for children to learn and grow every day. I am experienced in consulting 1:1 with parents, working directly with children, delivering group interventions and training to school staff on all things autism via my business Think Autism Ltd.

Over the years, I recognised an increasing need to support the mental health of children and young people, so I took on an additional role with NESSie CIC and am currently completing postgraduate training as a CAMHS Practitioner with a specific focus on children and young people who are autistic and / or have learning disabilities. Thus, my mission is also to ensure healthy wellbeing for children to be able to access a good quality of life.

I am married with two young boys, one of which recently started at Ormiston Meadows and we are very impressed so far.