OAT Academies: Updates

OAT Futures Careers PortalAt the Annual OAT Conference, an online careers portal at OAT was launched to help students make choices on their futures. This is a part of OAT’s wider goal to enhance caree…

Ormiston Families Brighter Business Networking

Ormiston Families is hosting their second Brighter Business Networking event on March 29th, 2022.This will be an informal morning of networking, with food and drink available for participants and two…

Ormiston Families Quiz Night

On March 10th, 2022 Ormiston Families will be hosting a Quiz night in Ipswich to raise funds for their fantastic work for children, young people and families in the East of England!Simon Jay will be t…

#WeWill Campaign

The #WeWill social action campaign led by the Ormiston Trust and our four key delivery partners is set to launch this week with projects beginning across the key delivery partners on youth social acti…

OAT Academies: Updates

Ormiston Venture Academy Young Carers Friendly Tick Award Ormiston Venture Academy received the Young Carers Friendly Tick Award after they were found to have a strong dedication to supporting young c…

OAT Academies glowing Ofsted ratings

Three separate Ormiston Academies- Ormiston Latimer Academy, Ormiston SWB Academy and Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy all received good ratings and high praise in their most recent Ofsted inspections.O…

OAT Academies: Updates

Ormiston Victory Academy Christmas Tuck shop Over the Christmas period staff, parents and the local community came together to open Ormiston Victory Academy’s Christmas tuck shop for the fourth year.D…

OAT Academies: Updates

City of Norwich School Diversity with Literature At City of Norwich School, the English department received 100 books by BAME authors following their successful entry into the Penguin ‘Lit in Colour’…

Eco-Thursdays: Green New Year’s Resolutions

Happy 2022 everyone!With a new year underway, it is the season for setting a resolution for the next 12 months. Setting off a few days into January is no excuse not to set a goal or make a pledge, and…

Poppy is the Youth Engagement and Partnership Officer at Ormiston Trust, responsible for coordinating our team of Young Advisors and developing effective working relationships with external organisations. She is currently studying ‘Politics, International Studies and Global Sustainable Development’ at Warwick University and previously worked as Board Advisor for a non-profit youth-focused organisation in Croydon. She has experience in activism work – attending COP26 with environmental education company Force of Nature and had been a member of the UK Youth Parliament for many years, speaking on environmental issues in the House of Commons for its ‘Make Your Mark’ campaign.

Genéa is the Communications and Events Coordinator at Ormiston Trust. She plays an integral role in overseeing the communications and media strategy – along with leading the content development for internal and external comms and PR across the Trust and the #WeWill programme. As well as supporting all event planning across campaigns, including the delivery of comms workshops with the Youth Advisory Council. 

She has worked predominantly in broadcasting PR, comms and editorial and now works as a narrative designer alongside her work since completing her MA in Narrative Environments at Central Saint Martins. 

Fiona is the Grants Assistant at Ormiston Trust and in her role she supports the Grants team. Previously, she worked in the City for 10 years, firstly as a dealer on the floor of the London Stock Exchange and then as an equity salestrader.  

Samia is a business and ICT Teacher with over 20 years of leadership experience in Education, working with leaders from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5. Her experience has ranged from working as an Acting Head Teacher to a Deputy for an Education Trust. Some of the key highlights from her education career have included building schools and setting up education provisions, including a teaching school, and winning several National awards. Samia is passionate about ensuring the young people in her care have the best possible experience and has always led by example by sending her own children to the schools she has been a part of.

Ray leads the youth engagement, partnerships and fundraising work streams at Ormiston Trust, in particular having strategic oversight of how we as an organisation can embed the voices of our young people in everything we do, and how we can work with partner organisations to maximise shared outcomes and opportunities.

His background is in community project development and funding, having worked with charities, schools, and local authorities in East Anglia to develop a plethora of projects including primary-secondary school transition, award-winning youth amateur theatre, social prescribing in rural GP practices, and youth commissioning boards, for which he was recognised as a Prime Minister’s Point of Light.

Ray is a global health and medicine graduate, alongside his work at Ormiston, he is a hospital doctor and public health academic. He is also an #iWill Ambassador and national #iWill Partnership Board member.

Anne is Finance Manager at Ormiston Trust and has worked for Ormiston Trust for over 30 years, overseeing the property portfolio and asset management. She combines her work at the Trust with voluntary community work and has raised thousands of pounds to enhance leisure and education opportunities for young people in disadvantaged communities. 

Karlene is Finance Manager at Ormiston Trust and has been handling the Financial Management of Ormiston Trust since 2014. Her background is in Financial Services with 20 years working in the industry and she has a passion for systems, processes and spreadsheets to enable good finance management. 

Aneela is the Head of Education at Ormiston Trust. Prior to joining Ormiston Trust, she was Head of Professional Development and School Improvement at Beaconhouse Group, overseeing the professional development of over 8000 teachers and implementing systems for school improvement across 200 international schools, in the Southeast region. Prior to this, she worked at Universities in the UAE, where she taught on the Bachelor of Education and Diploma programmes, and previous to this she was a Lead Advisor for Nord Anglia Education services, working with head teachers and principals to raise educational standards across schools in Abu Dhabi.

Melissa is a Programme Management Officer at Ormiston Trust. In her role she supports the #WeWill programme management, and works closely with the monitoring & evaluation, social action toolkit & skills, and youth engagement teams. She completed her undergraduate degree in International Development at the University of Sussex, and her postgraduate degree in Global Health and Development at UCL. Over the last eight years, she has dedicated much of her time to working with non-profit organisations in the UK, Nigeria, China, and Tanzania.