The governance of Magna Academy is undertaken through the governance framework of the Aspirations Academies Trust. Local governance is through Aspirations’ South West Regional Board and therefore the Chair of the Regional Board, Paula Kenning, is the Academy’s Chair of Governors. From September 2021, David Herbert will assume this role.
The members of the Regional South West Regional Board are:
|Board Governors for South West Region|
|Name||Membership Details||Term of Office|
|Paula Kenning||South West Regional CEO (to Sep 2021) & Deputy Managing Director||For duration of employment in this post|
|David Herbert||South West Regional CEO (from Sep 2021) & Principal, Budmouth Academy||For duration of employment in this post|
|Steve Kenning||Managing Director||For duration of employment in this post|
|Mandy Lancy||Trust Safeguarding Lead & West London Regional CEO||For duration of employment in this post|
|Dr. Jeffery Quaye||National Director of Education & Standards||For duration of employment in this post|
|Fokuo Achmafour-Yeboha||Director of Finance||For duration of employment in this post|
|John Reece||Director of HR & Compliance||For duration of employment in this post|
|Raj Lall||Director of Estates||For duration of employment in this post|
|Lesley Bishop||Secondary Principal, Atlantic Academy Portland||For duration of employment in this post|
|Melissa Heppell||Primary Principal, Atlantic Academy Portland||For duration of employment in this post|
|Sara White||Principal, Bovington Academy||For duration of employment in this post|
|Anthony Moore||Co-opted Governor &
Trust Board Link Governor
|Term ends 31st Aug 2023|
|Lt Col James Lance||Co-opted Governor||Term ends 31st Oct 2023|
|Mark Grundonner||Parent Governor – Primary||Term ends 31st Oct 2023|
|Simon Browne||Parent Governor – Secondary||Term ends 31st Oct 2023|
|Roma Bosch||Trust Board Link Governor||Term ends 31st Aug 2023|
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.
In addition to the formal governance framework, the academy runs a Parent Forum to promote strong links with parents, carers and the local community. While it is not part of the governance of the academy, the Forum 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.