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The Ongar Academy

Resilience, Respect, Integrity, Community.


Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing Committee is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.



Underneath the Bridge Academy Trustees, the local governing board will work with the school to ensure it delivers a high quality education for local children. Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the schools aims and policies.


The Ongar Academy joined the Bridge Academy Trust on 1st October 2017.


The Local Governing Committee consists of the following individuals:



Mrs. M. Steadman


Chair of Governors

Mr. B. Payne 

(Non-elected Governor)

Appointed:  01/10/2017

End of Term:  30/09/2025


To contact the Chair of Governors, please contact Miss L Usherwood, Clerk to the LGC -


Non-Elected Governors

Mrs. A. Wallbank

(Non-elected Governor)

Appointed:  01/10/2017

End of Term:  30/09/2025


Mr. D. Sykes

Appointed:  09/11/2020

End of Term:  08/11/2024


Parent Governor

Mr. R. Gibson

Appointed:  01/03/2022

End of Term 28/02/2026


Mr. G. Read

Appointed:  29/11/2017

End of Term:  28/11/2025


Staff Governor

Miss. D. Taylor

Appointed:  16/12/2021

End of Term:  15/12/2025


Please find below our Governors’ Register of business interests:


Bridge Academy Trust


To view Bridge Academy Trust Member and Trustee information, please follow this link:

Members and Trustees


To view the Bridge Academy Trust Annual Accounts and other information please follow this link: Bridge Academy Trust


To view the Bridge Academy Trust Strategic Plan please follow this link:  BAT Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024


Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795.

Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937