You can contact our governors via the academy: email@example.com.
Mrs Kate Williams Principal, Ormiston Denes Academy
Kate has wide ranging leadership experience over the last decade, both as a principal but also as a part of a senior leadership team that took a school in challenging circumstances to outstanding over just three years. Her experiences of leading on learning and teaching and then on improving student outcomes resulted in significant improvements across more than one school. She has been a leader in coastal, urban and rural schools and brings a wealth of experience to Ormiston Denes Academy.
Kate is passionate about ensuring that every child is happy, safe and successful and that each child is an individual whose talents should be discovered and nurtured and whose needs cannot be allowed to be a barrier to learning. She believes that developing quality leaders is key to sustainable progress and that quality first teaching is key to ensuring that no child is left behind
Tina Ellis, Chair of Governors and Community Governor
This is Mrs Ellis’s second term as Chair of Governors. She was formerly a civil servant with DWP, responsible for Job Centre delivery in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk districts and Director of Skills and Competitiveness Partnerships for the Regional Development Agency for 18 months before taking early retirement. Currently Vice Chair of Governors at East Coast College and a member of the Lowestoft and Waveney Chamber of Commerce Executive. Hobbies include swimming, walking and reading, and Mrs Ellis is a crossword fan. Before becoming a Community Governor for Ormiston Denes Academy, Mrs Ellis was an LEA Governor at The Denes High School.
Carole Davies, Vice Chair of Governors and Community Governor
Mrs Davies has sat on our Governing Body since 2019. Carole taught Modern Languages in North Suffolk and Norfolk for many years. She was also a Deputy Head Teacher and particularly interested in core skills, curriculum development and citizenship related school activities. She enjoys gardening, walking and travelling.
Suzanne Smith, Teaching Staff Governor
Mrs Smith is a Head of Year and a geography teacher at Ormiston Denes Academy. She spent several years living overseas and has worked at schools in the Middle East and Asia. She is passionate about ensuring all students receive an outstanding education and hopes to inspire students to become responsible global citizens, confident to seize the opportunities available in the modern world.
Mrs Julie Richings, Support Staff Governor
Mrs Richings (previously Ms Mayo) has worked at Ormiston Denes Academy for 16 years, initially as a Business & Enterprise Co-ordinator and, for the last number of years as Transition and Co-Curriculum Projects Manager. Julie was elected support staff governor in April this year, and has taken on the role of link governor for student mental health and wellbeing. She is passionate about our students, and supports them with transition from primary school, and from secondary school into college, work experience, trips, projects and workshops. From September 2021 Mrs Richings will also be supporting our strong careers programme. Her main hobbies are walking with her two dogs, spending time with her three grandchildren, and gardening – something she has spent hours on, due to Covid restrictions at venues, this was their chosen location for their wedding reception earlier this year.
Back in June 2020, Mia in Year 10 won a competition to design a logo for the Dip Farm Community Park. Her design has been on their letterheads and badges, and is now going onto the posters and signs for the park. A great achievement Mia!
Kellogg’s has awarded Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft £1,000 to enhance its breakfast provision and help feed children in the morning. Ormiston Denes was selected to receive this boost as Kellogg’s announced it is donating more money to support breakfast clubs than ever before as more and more schools struggle to find the budget to […]
We are really proud of Senior Prefect Isabel who is applying to be the Youth MP for Suffolk. Good luck Issy! 🍀
Budding Year 8 wildlife photographer, Cain has been out and about recently taking some great shots of our wildlife! Well done Cain!
On Monday 1st November 2021 10 enthusiastic and extremely polite Year 7 students visited the Community Sports Foundation world class facility “The Nest” for a girl’s football tournament. The tournament was organised by academy scholars from Norwich City football club. We played 5 games in total winning 3 and losing 2. Overall the girls came […]
Please view Mrs Williams’ half term video message below.
We’re very pleased to share the latest academy prospectus with you, which we hope will give you a taste of what makes Ormiston Denes Academy unique, and what it’s like to study here. Please visit the Information for Year 6 page to view.
Thank you to Morrisons North Quay, Lowestoft for the thoughtful donation of stationery for our students! Lawrence and Erin in Year 8 are pictured receiving the donation.
As part of this year’s Heritage Open Days, the Cultural Education Partnership has organised two children’s heritage walks on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September. The walks are family friendly AND full of interesting facts about history of North and South Lowestoft and each one ends at a larger Heritage Open Day event that is […]
We have welcomed a new catering provider to Ormiston Denes this term and are delighted to be able to share the weekly menus with you. Menu Sept 2021
Students across the region have been putting together a Showcase to celebrate their work in the Performing Arts during 2021. Each school created a devised piece based on a given stimulus. Our students here at Ormiston Denes Academy created their own telling of a familiar tale called ‘Alice’.