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:

Governance System

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





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