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The Ongar Academy

Resilience, Respect, Integrity, Community.


Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body 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 Board consists of the following individuals:



Mrs. M. Steadman


Chair of Governors

Mrs A. Wallbank

(Governor - Parent)

Appointed:  01/10/2017

End of Term:  30/09/2021


To contact the Chair of Governors, please contact Mrs Aishia Jeffries, Clerk to the Board of Trustees -


Non-Elected Governors

Mr P. Marchant 

Appointed:  22/03/2021

End of Term:  21/03/2025


Mr B. Payne 

Appointed:  01/10/2017

End of Term:  30/09/2021


Mrs K. Sullivan

Appointed:  30/11/2020

End of Term:  29/11/2024


Mr D. Sykes

Appointed:  09/11/2020

End of Term:  08/11/2024


Parent Governor

Mr G. Reed

Appointed:  29/11/017

End of Term:  28/11/2021


Staff Governor

Miss D. Taylor 

Appointed:  30/10/2017

End of Term:  29/10/2021


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: c/o Moulsham High School, Brian Close, Chelmsford, CM2 9ES.

Tel: 01245504540