Local Governing Body

David Sword, Acting Chair of Governors

David has lived in West Sussex since 1998 and was until recently Director of Education in the county.  Prior to that he was a secondary school teacher and local authority adviser.  He currently works as an independent education consultant and he also runs a charity which supports artists to work with children in schools.  He has experience of chairing a number of school governing bodies and he was also a member of a FE college board in Worthing.  He believes passionately in the role of governors to help create the conditions for success in schools and for students to thrive and achieve their best. 

Luke Bowers, Ormiston Academies Trust
Regional Director: South
National Leader of Curriculum, Assessment & Enrichment

Luke is a specialist in using educational data to achieve outstanding outcomes for pupils in all educational phases. As an experienced senior leader, Luke has developed and led successful teams and has a forensic understanding of achievement and curriculum areas. Luke’s areas of strength include training for senior leaders and governing bodies, Ofsted readiness and using data as the catalyst for transformational change.

Stephen Carter

My wife & I have lived in the local area since 2000 with 2 daughters of which the eldest is enrolled at the Academy. I am the Technical Manager and a director of a large local horticultural business in the Eastergate area. Additionally I represent ornamental growers on various industry research and accreditation bodies. I grew up and was educated in Shrewsbury and then subsequently at Reading University where I gained a BSc Hons and a PhD in Horticulture. I wish to bring my experiences both academically and commercially to help further the development of learning at the Academy.

James Everett

James is the CEO of The Oak Academy Trust and the Headteacher of Barnham Primary School.  He is a passionate and proactive leader, who is relentlessly optimistic and driven in securing positive change for all that he works with. James’ background is in Inclusion and SEND and he has taught all age groups from Years R to 6. He continues to teach in Year 1 and 2 one day a week.

Chris Newberry

I am the owner/Director of Pump Engineering in Littlehampton and Chairman of the South West Sussex Table Tennis League.  I hope that my contribution to the Board provides a viewpoint that is not connected with education.  As an employer, I feel that I have skills to offer, it helps me to understand the education system better and I can put a business point of view forward.

Kelly Parkhouse

As a new member of the Six Villages community, I feel very passionately about the support a diverse Governing Body can offer.  I bring a wealth of HR experience and am a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).  I will act as a critical friend to the academy’s leadership team; I am not afraid to challenge and offer constructive advice while supporting the academy's core values.

I currently work as an Enterprise Adviser, supporting skills development and careers programmes across Arun & Chichester.  My strong local business and education community links will help to support the development and growth of the students' skills and qualities.

Mrs N Gavin, Staff Governor

Clerk to the Governors - Mrs C Canadas

Tel: 01243 545802
Email: ccs@ormistonsixvillages.org.uk

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How to contact the Governing Body

To contact the Governors or the Clerk, Cressida Canadas, please e-mail: ccs@ormistonsixvillages.org.uk or telephone 01243 546802

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