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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: 

The next meeting will be held on 21st February 2018


Click here to read our Scheme of Delegation


 Attendance to CCA Local Governing Body Meetings 2016-2017  Click here





Chair of Governors
John King



John King OBE is AET's new Regional Educational Adviser for East England and London, joining them in October 2016.  For seventeen years he was  Headteacher of various secondary schools, presiding - in one of them - over four consecutive outstanding Ofsted inspections and lifting another out of difficulties to outstanding. He has acted as adviser to the Department for Education (DfE), was one of the original London Challenge consultants, was appointed Acting Head of Improvement in a borough in the capital, worked for the National College of School Leadership and was subsequently consultant to various county councils.




Vice Chair of Governors
Steve Miller
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 

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.



Ellie Eames


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.





Les Glasby

Les has lived in Frinton on Sea for nearly 40 years. He arrived at Christmas 1977 when he was appointed as a Maths Teacher at the Gunfleet School. Les spent the next 35 years at the school which became Tendring High School, and Tendring Technology College and finally TTC (an AET academy). During that time Les met his wife, and all three of his boys have attended the school. He is a leading member of the Frinton Methodist Church and spends some of his retirement driving people to hospital etc as a volunteer driver for Frinton Christian Community Care. When he was invited to join the Governing body he realised how much TTC had played in his adult life and he wanted to continue having some say in the lives of the hundreds of students who are and always have been special.


Jackie Bryden