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  • Governance

    Phoenix Academy is a Future Academies school. We belong to an ambitious and innovative family of five schools, with a teacher training college and small curriculum unit.

    The Future Academies schools are sponsored by the charity, Future, founded by the social entrepreneurs, John and Caroline Nash. Future’s founding belief is that, with the right support, encouragement and opportunities, there are no limits to what young people can achieve.

    Our sister schools are Pimlico Academy, Pimlico Primary, Millbank Academy, and Churchill Gardens based in Westminster. There are strong working relationships between the schools that directly benefit staff and pupils. All Future Academies primary schools follow a subject-specific curriculum that is helping to set new, high standards.

    Future Academies' annual report and accounts

    The Local Governing Body

    Our Governing Body exists, primarily, to hold the Headteacher to account for the progress and attainment of pupils, their safeguarding and their wellbeing.

    The Phoenix Academy Governing Body reports to the Directors of Future Academies.

    For further information about the Trust of which we are a part of, Future Academies, click here.

    Shanaaz Price, Clerk to the Governing Body, can be contacted by email at shanaaz.price@futureacademies.org

    For the year beginning September 2017, the Governing Body consists of:

     John nash - CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

    Lord Nash founded Future, our Sponsor, to help young people succeed. John is the driving force behind Phoenix Academy's Raising Aspirations programme.

    • Date of appointment: November 2017
    • Term of office: 4 years
    • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the Register of Interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Director of Future Academies and Trustee of Future.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Husband of Caroline Nash
    • Attendance record at Directors meetings over academic year 2016/17: 1/1.

    Caroline Nash - Sponsor 

    Lady Nash has a BA in History from Bristol University. A stockbroker by training, she had a successful career in the international division of a French merchant bank. She is a former counsellor for the Citizens Advice Bureau.

    • Date of appointment: September 2016
    • Term of office: 4 years
    • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies.
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the Register of Interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Director of Future Academies, Trustee of Future, Governor on the Future Academies Primary Advisory Body, Governor of Pimlico Academy.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Wife of John Nash.
    • Attendance record at Directors meetings over academic year 2016/17: 1/1.

     Paul Smith

    Paul is Chief Executive of Future Academies and is Accounting Officer for the Trust. Paul's background is as a national leader of education, principal of a teaching school, school inspector and, latterly, as an RSC.

    • Date of appointment: September 2016
    • Term of office: 4 years
    • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the Register of Interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Director of Future Academies, Governor on the Future Academies Primary Advisory Body, Governor of Pimlico Academy.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None.
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2016/17: 1/1.

     Vic Daniels

    Vic is a local businessman and is father of two children who are students of the school.

    • Date of appointment: September 2016
    • Term of office: 4 years
    • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the Register of Interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Member of London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Children and Education Policy and Accountability Committee.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None.
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2016/17: 1/1.

    Gilbert Chalk

    Gilbert is Chairman of Barings English Growth Fund and a Director of a number of other companies.

    • Date of appointment: September 2017
    • Term of office: 4 years
    • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the Register of Interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Director of Future Academies.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Directors meetings over academic year 2016/17: 1/1.

    Future Academies is a charity regulated by the Department for Education, and a company limited by guarantee 6543442. Future Academies’ registered address is Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street London SW1V 3AT. For more information about the Trust, our Members, Directors and key documents, visit www.futureacademies.org

    Phoenix Academy

    Phoenix Academy, The Curve, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 0RQ
    admin@phoenixacademy.org.uk
    Tel: 020 8749 1141