Lime Academy Orton Governance

Lime Academy Orton currently has a Transition Board which meets at least six times per year in line with the Lime Trust annual governance planner. This will transition into an Academy Council with parent and school staff representation next academic year.

Chair of Transition Board: Diane Rochford OBE

Chair's contact details: If you would like to contact the Chair, please email the Lime Trust Head of Governance, Irena Karapetyan at: 

Transition Board Members:

Diane Rochford OBE: Diane is the Chair of the Orton Transition Board. She has over 20 years' experience working in the field of Special Education Needs and Disability and runs her own SEND consultancy. She has worked in senior leadership roles across a variety of schools and settings, including a Home and Hospital School. She was commissioned to work with Local Authority School Improvement to help to identify gaps and develop provision, and with the DfE to develop Teachers' Standards in special schools. More recently, Diane chaired the Rochford Review, which considered and defined statutory assessment for pupils working towards the standards of the National Curriculum tests. She is also a qualified and active Ofsted inspector with accreditation to inspect SEND.

Michael Kendall: Mike is the Vice Chair of the Orton Transition Board. He is an experienced Governor with many years’ experience as a Chair and National Leader of Governance. He is currently Chair of Governors/Trustees at Northgate School Academy Trust, Northampton, an Outstanding 11-18 Special School, with an extended range of vocation provision for young adults to 25. He was also invited by the Local Authority to become the Interim Chair of Governors of The Grange School Daventry, a large primary school. He is employed as the Managing Director of a company that provides IT services to the public sector. His other interests include his family and a strong commitment to the sport of triathlon as a coach and competitor.

Sheralee Webb: Sheralee is the Safeguarding Lead for the Transition Board and the Executive Headteacher at the Northgate School Arts College (Academy Trust).

Toni Bailey: Toni is a member of the Transition Board and Assistant Director for SEND & Inclusion at Peterborough City Council.

Gary Pocock: Gary is a member of the Transition Board and the Trust CEO. He is an experienced CEO, who founded the Hornbeam Academy Trust in 2012, which merged with Lime Trust in 2019. He has a background in primary and special schools, including headship. He is also an Ofsted Lead Inspector. Gary has a first degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Education and an Advanced Diploma in Special Educational Needs. He is also the Accounting Officer for the Trust.

Amanda Daoud: Amanda is a member of the Transition Board and the Trust Deputy CEO/COO. Amanda has over five years’ innovative work at school and MAT level after managing £20m budgets as Local Authority Head of Education External Finance: school finance, procurement, contract management, project management (Prince2 Practitioner). She holds the Advanced Diploma in School Business Management (ADSBM) and is a National Association of School Business Management (NASBM) Fellow. She was also  appointed by the DfE as a School Resource Management Adviser (SRMA) after a rigorous selection process by the Institute of School Business Leaders, (ISBL) on behalf of the DfE. SRMAs are deployed by the ESFA as part of a proactive strategy to assist Trusts with financial difficulties.

Vicki Fackler: Vicki is a member of the Transition Board and the Trust Director for Special Education. She is a qualified teacher who has been working in education for over 20 years, and as Headteacher within Lime Trust for over 4 years. She has taught in both mainstream primary and special settings, but has always had a passion for working in SEN in particular, and has undertaken a range of professional development to improve her skills and expertise in this area. She managed and led a provision for children with Autism attached to a mainstream school for 5 years. As Headteacher, she has successfully led change within 2 of the special schools within the Trust, both of which were rated as Good in all areas at their last Ofsted. Vicki’s qualifications include: NPQH, NPGSL, PGCE, PGDip in SEN and LLB (Hons).

Charlotte Whysall: Charlotte is a member of the Transition Board and the Headteacher for the school.

Lime Trust Governance: To view details of how the Lime Trust and its academies are governed, please click here.


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