Governance

The governance of Dashwood Banbury Academy is undertaken through the governance framework of the Aspirations Academies Trust.

Local governance is through Aspirations’ South Central Regional Board and therefore the Chair of the Regional Board, Mandy Lancy, is the Academy’s Chair of Governors.

The members of the South Central Regional Board are:

Name/Details Term of office (end date)
Chair
Mandy Lancy – Regional CEO West London & South Central For duration of employment in this post
Parent Governors
Joanna Roberts – Parent Governor (Primary) 31/10/2024
Dr Helen Camilleri – Parent Governor (Secondary) 31/10/2023
Co-opted Governors
Kevin Noble – Co-opted Community/Business Link Governor 31/08/2023
Vacancy – Co-opted Community/Business Link Governor
Trustee Link Governor
Nasrin Farahani 01/05/2025
Executive Governors
Steve Kenning – Managing Director For duration of employment in this post
Paula Kenning – Deputy Managing Director For duration of employment in this post
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
Regional Principals/Heads of School
Sarah Gordon-Weeks – Acting Principal, Dashwood Academy For duration of employment in this post
Julia Ingham – Head of School, Futures Institute For duration of employment in this post
Alex Pearson – Executive Principal, Dashwood Academy & Principal, Harriers Academy For duration of employment in this post
Amy Rogers – Principal, Dashwood Academy For duration of employment in this post
Sylvia Thomas – Principal, Wykham Park Academy & Futures Institute For duration of employment in this post

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/

Annual reports and accounts for all Aspirations academies are available here:
https://www.aspirationsacademies.org/about-us/policies-and-legal-information/

Dashwood Advisory Committee
In addition to the formal governance framework, the Academy has a forum, Dashwood Advisory Committee (DAC), to promote strong links with parents and the local community.   While it is not part of the governance of the Academy, the DAC provides a means for its members to gain a better understanding of the functioning of the Academy and identify matters they would like to have considered by the Regional Board.

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