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Governing Body

Welcome to the Governors' page.  If you would like to contact the Chair of the Board of Governors or request a copy of the meeting minutes you may do so by emailing Clerk to the Governors Sarah Chaplin at schaplin@clactoncoastalacademy.orgThe Full Governing Body will meet on the following dates during this academic year: 

  • 6th October 2016
  • 8th December 2016
  • 9th March 2017
  • 11th May 2017
  • 15th June 2017
  • 13th July 2017

Click here to read our Scheme of Delegation


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Steve Miller
Chair of Governors

Steve is married to Mandy and has 2 sons and a daughter, all of whom attended CCA/Colbayns.

He has lived all his life in Clacton and attended Great Clacton County Primary School, (now Whitehall Academy), before studying at Colbayns High School ( now CCA). He left school and joined Essex Fire Brigade in 1984 and served at Brentwood fire station before returning to Clacton where he served the local community for over 31 years as an operational firefighter. He also worked for many years as an instructor on the highly successful fire services “FireBreak” and “Young Firefighter “ schemes. He was involved as a volunteer with 1st Clacton scout group where he worked as the group Treasurer for 17 years and helped them achieve their aim of a permanent headquarters. He was also a former Chair on the PTA at Coppins Green Primary School and helped for many years with their fundraising efforts.

Since retiring from the fire service in 2015 he has worked for Essex Fire Safety Ltd a successful local fire safety company.

He cares passionately about the town, the school and the local community. He enjoys watching​ football, reading , and relaxing in the sunshine with a glass of real ale.



Kim Kitchener 
Vice Chair of Governors

I have recently returned to the governing body after a break of four years. I was previously a Governor for 8 years and was part of the team that saw the successful transition from Colbayns High School to the Academy which it is today.

I currently have ​one child at the Academy​ ​in the sixth form. I currently work as a vocational learning advisor which involves me delivering work based qualifications and working with companies to give young people today the chance of an apprenticeship. My expertise covers, retail, warehousing, customer service and business administration.



Janet King
AET Governor

Janet moved from London to Clacton just over 14 years ago. She is married will 2 children, ages 12 and 8.

Janet worked for the Halifax for 11 years but left after having her second child. Janet currently works at Pizza Hut and has been there for the past 5 years. She also works as a dinner lady at Burrsville Infants School in Great Clacton. Two years ago Janet successfully gained her Level 2 Pre-School Learning qualification.

Janet has been a Parent Governor at Coppins Green Primary School for 5 years and is now an AET Governor for Clacton Coastal Academy.

Janet has a Food and Hygiene Certificate, is First Aid trained and has completed Safeguarding Training. She is currently looking at becoming a registered Child Minder.



Simon Harding 
AET Governor


Simon was raised in Clacton-on- Sea and attended Frobisher Primary School and then Colbayns High School as a student. He also worked at Colbayns High School when he first qualified as a teacher. Simon therefore has a good understanding of the school and the local area and is passionate about ensuring it is a thriving and successful school.

Simon is currently the Curriculum Leader for Science (11-18) at Tendring Technology College and accredited Specialist Leader of Education for Tendring Teaching School Alliance. He has had a variety of roles in his teaching career, gaining experience in pastoral responsibilities as an Assistant Director of Learning, teacher training as a Subject Leader for Science and as a whole school teaching and learning specialist working as a Subject Development Leader.


Gavin Byford
AET Governor


Gavin was born and brought up in Clacton on Sea. He went to Burrsville Primary school and then Clacton County High School. He therefore has a real affinity with the area and a desire to make sure the children are given the best opportunities in their education. Gavin obtained his main degree from York University and achieved his PGCE at Greenwich University. He has been a teacher since September 1999, starting at the Colne Community School and since 2002 he has been at Tendring Technology College where he is currently the Vice Principal.


Ellie Eames

AET Governor


Ellie was born and brought up in Clacton on Sea. She went to Holland Park Primary school and has lived locally for most of her life.  She believes passionately that 

all children in our local area should be given every possible chance to achieve their dreams. Ellie works locally as a Deputy Headteacher and obtained her teaching degree 

from Reading University.  She has been a teacher since September 2002.