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 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:
Annual reports and accounts for all Aspirations academies are available here:
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, David Herbert, is the Academy’s Chair of Governors.
At Atlantic Academy, we have the following Governors:
|Name/Details||Term of office (end date)|
|David Herbert – Regional CEO South Coast & South West||For duration of employment in this post|
|Vacancy – Parent Governor (Primary)|
|Simon Browne – Parent Governor (Secondary)||31/10/2023|
|Lt Col Joby Rimmer – Co-opted Community/Business Link Governor||31/08/2026|
|Padre Matt Dietz – Co-opted Community/Business Link Governor||18/01/2027|
|Trustee Link Governor|
|Steve Kenning – Managing Director||For duration of employment in this post|
|Paula Kenning – Deputy Managing Director||For duration of employment in this post|
|Fokuo Achamfour-Yeboah – Chief Finance & Operations Officer||For duration of employment in this post|
|Mandy Lancy – Trust Safeguarding Lead, Regional CEO West London & South Central||For duration of employment in this post|
|Dr Jeffery Quaye OBE – 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|
|Regional Principals/Heads of School|
|Lesley Bishop – Secondary Principal, Atlantic Academy||For duration of employment in this post|
|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|
|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.