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 Principal, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.
The governance of Ocean 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:
In addition to the formal governance framework, Ocean Academy has a local forum. While it is not part of the governance of the Academy, the forum provides a means for attendees to gain a better understanding of the functioning of the Academy and identify matters they would like to have considered by the Regional Board.
The forum has recently been re-formed as Ocean Community Forum. The membership of the forum consists of 2 elected members from the former Local Advisory Board (1 of whom sits on the Regional Board) and parents are invited to join meetings x 3 per year.
At Ocean Academy, we have the following Governors:
Jo Quarrie – Principal
Mark Brocklehurst and David Stainer – Co-opted Governors
Kate Redman – Pupil Premium Governor
Kate Redman – Special Educational Needs Governor
Kate Redman – Employability Governor
Mandy Lancy – Safeguarding Governor
South Coast District Board
Steve Kenning – Managing Director
Paula Kenning – Deputy Managing Director
John Reece – Director of HR
Fokuo Achamfour-Yeboah – Director of Finance
Raj Lall – Director of Estates
Martin Post – Director of Strategic Development
Kate Redman – Regional CEO
Jo Quarrie – Principal of Ocean Academy
Mark Brocklehurst – Ocean Academy Chair
Lesley Bishop – Principal of Atlantic Academy
Melissa Heppell – Principal of Atlantic Academy
Natasha Ullah – Principal of Magna Academy
David Herbert – Principal of Budmouth Academy
Sarah Broadfoot – Clerk to South Central District