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Governance Structure

The Governing Body of The Bourne Academy have ultimate responsibility for the strategic directions of the school. The day-to-day management is delegated to the Leadership Team, headed by the Executive Group under the guidance of the Principal.

Governors come from a wide range of backgrounds and provide expertise in many areas whilst acting as a critical friend to the Leadership Team of the school.

The Governing Body has established committees with responsibility for Finance, Pay, Risk Management and Appeals. The Finance Committee meet at least once a term, the Pay Committee (as part of the Finance Committee) annually and the other committees as and when required.

The Academy also has a Link Governor programme, with each key area of the Academy linked to a specific Governor to ensure that the Governing Body has a good insight into all areas of the Academy. The executive leaders of each areas would usually meet with their Link Governors on a termly basis.

Full Governing Body meetings take place 4 times a year (2 Autumn Term, 1 Spring Term, and 1 Summer Term).

The summary of meeting attendance by the Governors is included in the Annual Report and Financial Statements, which are available on the Academy’s website.

Henry Bishop

David Neill

Mark Avoth

David Mastrocola

Caroline Foster

Jacqueline Page

Ben Vessey

Dan Butt

Oliver Hunter

Heidi Leavesley

Alex Sloley

Tim Porter

Ian Glen

Darren Cheeseman

Judicium Education

Louise Instone

Chair (Sponsor Governor)

Vice Chair (Sponsor Governor)

Sponsor Governor


Staff Governor

Local Authority Governor

Education Partner Governor

Sponsor Governor

Sponsor Governor

Sponsor Governor

Sponsor Governor

Sponsor Governor

Sponsor Governor

Community Governor

Clerk to Governors

Clerk to Governors

Governor forms and information:

Governors Details & Business Interests

Register of Members

Executive Pay

Link to Governors Hub