Overview of Governance

The governing body at Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy helps steer the academy, establish its vision and ethos and challenge the staff to deliver the goals that are set. Our governing body is part of a team committed to improving the lives and future prospects of young people.

What are the roles of the governing body?

To challenge and support the Principal.
To oversee the Academy’s long-term vision, strategic aims, values, and ethos.
To carry out statutory responsibilities, such as safeguarding.
To agree and monitor plans and policies.
To make creative use of available resources.
To monitor and evaluate performance.
To be involved in the appointment of the Principal.
To ensure proper financial management of the Academy.
To communicate openly with parents, staff and the local community.

Statutory Obligations

In accordance with Education Funding Agency (EFA) guidance and to ensure that we are compliant with academy financial regulations, the data below pertains to the appointment and service of each of our governors.

The structure of our Local Governing Body is:  1 x OAT Nominee 1 x Staff – Teaching, 5 x Community, 1 x Parents = 8 in total.

The Local Governing Body operates with two committees: Finance & General Purposes and Strategic Progress Board.


Miss Nia Salt – Principal – OAT Nominated Governor
Mrs Helene Morland – Chair of Governors
Mr Jeremy Selwood – Vice Chair of Governors
Mrs Kate Kells – Community
Miss Hollie Smith – Community
Mr Trevor Hunter – Community
Miss Moyo Aladegbola – Community Governor
Mr R Deavin – Staff Governor
Miss Sarah Henshaw – Parent Governor
Rachael Collier – Clerk to Governors 

Be a Governor

If you are interested in becoming a governor, please visit our sponsor’s website for more information.

The Acting Clerk to Governors is Mrs Selwood

To contact the Chair of Governors or Governing Body, please write to:

Clerk to Governors
c/o Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy
King George Avenue

Alternatively, email the clerk Rachael Collier to the governing body at [email protected] or telephone the school reception on 0115 9303 724 and leave a message.

Links and Downloads

To make a complaint, please refer to the complaints policy in at the following link

OIEA Governance business and pecuniary interests 2020-2021


OIEA Schedule of Governors Meetings – 2020-2021