Boston Pioneers Academy is an academy within the Voyage Education Partnership.

The Voyage Education Partnership is a limited company by guarantee, with charitable status, operating under the direction of a Board of Directors.

The operation of the Voyage Education Partnership is detailed within the Master Funding Agreement, along with Supplemental Funding Agreements between the Trust and the Department for Education for each Academy.

The current governance structure is as follows:

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Local Governing Bodies

The academy is supported and helped by a wide range of adults. Key amongst these groups are the local governing body members who meet regularly to discuss with the Executive Headteacher and other staff members, the strategic development of the academy.  Boston Pioneers and Fishtoft Academy have a joint local governing body as they share an Executive Head Teacher.  On the joint governing body, there are representatives from each of the Academies (staff, parent and the wider community members).

The joint Local Governing Body meets a minimum of three times a year. Additional meetings maybe arranged depending on the circumstances of the Trust at any given time.

Their principal responsibilities of the joint local governing body concerns curriculum, standards of attainment, pupil/ student progress and individual premises issues. At each meeting, members of the joint local governing body will receive a report from the Executive Head, with the CEO or Vice CEO attending upon request/ invitation of the Chair of the Local Governing Body or Executive Head.

At each Board of Directors meeting, the Directors review the minutes of each Local Governing Body. The Directors are able to use the minutes to challenge the Governors and Executive Head of Academy, holding them account to performance and decisions that have been made.

Local Governors are subject to a maximum term of office of four years.

Local Governing Body Members

Mr D Radford (Chair), Community Governor

Mrs Zoe Chapman, Parent Governor

Mr Steve Whelbourn, Co-opted Governor

Miss Charlotte Hardy, Staff Governor

Miss Jo Bland, Ex-Officio appointed by virtue of role as Executive Headteacher

Mrs Carolyn Sumner, Clerk to the Governing Body

Contacting the Governing Body

Governors can be contacted through the Clerk to the Governors, who is contactable via the Trust Offices:

Voyage Education Partnership
Venture House,
Enterprise Way,
PE21 7TW

01205 331900