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.

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: https://www.aspirationsacademies.org/about-us/governance/governance-system/

Local governance is through Aspirations’ South Coast Regional Board and therefore the Chair of the Regional Board, David Herbert, 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:

Name Membership details Term of office (end date)
David Herbert CHAIR – Regional CEO South West For duration of employment in this post
Fokuo Achmafour-Yeboah Director of Finance For duration of employment in this post
Lesley Bishop Secondary Principal, Atlantic Academy For duration of employment in this post
Simon Browne Parent Governor (Secondary) 31/10/2023
Mark Grundonner Parent Governor (Primary) 31/10/2023
Melissa Heppell Primary Principal, Atlantic Academy For duration of employment in this post
Mike Hoffmann Principal, Budmouth Academy For duration of employment in this post
Paula Kenning Deputy Managing Director For duration of employment in this post
Steve Kenning Managing Director For duration of employment in this post
Raj Lall Director of Estates For duration of employment in this post
Lt Col James Lance Co-opted Community/Business Link Governor 31/10/2023
Mandy Lancy Trust Safeguarding Lead & Regional CEO West London For duration of employment in this post
Antony Moore Trustee & Co-opted Community/Business Link Governor 1/1/2025
Dr Jeffery Quaye National Director of Education and Standards For duration of employment in this post
John Reece Director of HR and Compliance For duration of employment in this post
Sara White Principal Bovington Academy For duration of employment in this post

Parents: Have Your Say

We have a Parent Forum which meets six times a year. One of the objectives of the meeting 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 Forum and your comments will be treated in confidence. Themes arising from feedback will be presented to both the Forum 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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