The role of the school Governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community.  School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Principals, who are responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.

The governance of Atlantic Academy is undertaken through the governance framework of the Aspirations Academies Trust.

Local governance is through Aspirations’ South Coast Regional Board and therefore the Chair of the Regional Board, Martin Post, is the Academy’s Chair of Governors.

The Regional Board operates as part of a broader framework of governance within the Trust and further details of this are available from the following link:

Governance System

At Atlantic Academy, we have the following Governors:

NamePosition within the Trust
David HerbertCHAIR, South West Regional Deputy CEO & Principal of Budmouth
Steve KenningManaging Director
Paula KenningDeputy Managing Director
John ReeceDirector of HR
Fokuo Achamfour-YeboahDirector of Finance
Raj LallDirector of Estates
Dr. Jeffery QuayeNational Director of Education & Standards
Lesley BishopPrincipal of Atlantic Academy (Secondary)
Melissa HeppellPrincipal of Atlantic Academy (Primary)
Sara WhitePrincipal of Bovington Academy
Mark GrundonerParent Governor (Primary)
Simon BrowneParent Governor (Secondary)
Sarah BroadfootClerk to South Central District
Anthony MooreCo-opted community/business Governor
Lt Col James LanceCo-opted community/business Governor
Mandy LancyRegional CEO & Trust Safeguarding Lead
Roma BoschTrust Director

Parents: Have Your Say

Every Aspirations Academy has a Local Advisory Board (LAB) which meets six times a year. One of the objectives of the LAB is to actively seek the views of parents and ensure that these views are considered when planning and reviewing our educational provision.

As part of our strategy to seek parents’ views, we have created a feedback form on this website for you to have your say about what is going well and how our academy could improve. The feedback forms will be viewed by parent members of the LAB and your comments will be treated in confidence. Themes arising from feedback will be presented to both the LAB meetings and the District Governing Body meetings where appropriate.

We are working hard to deliver outstanding education for all of our pupils and very much welcome your views. Thank you.

Please support Atlantic Academy and “Have Your Say” by filling in our feedback form.

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