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Phoenix Academy

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Governance

Phoenix Academy is sponsored by Future Academies, a multi-academy trust founded by Lord and Lady Nash with the aim of broadening horizons for young people across the country. Core to Future’s vision is the belief that, with the right support, encouragement and opportunities, there are no limits to what students can achieve.


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Governing Body

A MAT plays a number of roles in the life of an academy, setting its direction, working with the leadership team to ensure that it provides the best learning environment for the students, and leading the Governing Body. The MAT is responsible for fostering progress in all areas of the academy’s operation, promoting value for money and good use of public funds, and championing the academy in the wider community.

Melissa Thompson Adjei-Mensah

Mrs Thompson Adjei-Mensah is a parent of a student at the Academy, and like all parents, is dedicated to her children’s education. She believes that not only should schools provide a top-quality education but also contribute to each child’s rounded development and welfare. She firmly believes that parental commitment to supporting the school is an important factor in achieving these ends. Mrs Thompson Adjei-Mensah is an experienced governor and has previously served at Randolph Beresford and Ark Bentworth Academy. She is a health care professional, dealing with patients’ needs. Mrs Thompson Adjei-Mensah is dedicated to bringing the highest standards of education, equality, and satisfaction as part of all children’s learning.

  • Role: Parent Governor
  • Date of appointment: 27 November 2020
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Elected by Parents
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2020/21: 2/2

Shaun Bailey

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of appointment: 7 March 2021
  • Term of office: 1 year
  • Appointed by: Foundation/Trust
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the Register of Interests: None.
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Member of the Trustee Board of London Music Masters
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2020/21: 1/3

Gilbert Chalk

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

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of appointment: 1 September 2020
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Foundation/Trust
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the Register of Interests: Castle Private Equity AG, Chairman. The Guernsey Investment Fund, Chairman. Vantage Goldfields Limited, Director. iRiS Software Systems Limited, Director
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Trustee of Future, Director of Future Academies
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 20120/21: 3/3

Andrew Fleming

Working for the Brilliant Club and working closely with schools to ensure that pupils from under-represented backgrounds have access to a variety of higher education, Andrew hopes that his experience will be beneficial to the governing board at Phoenix. Andrew is keen to use his experience to contribute to improving outcomes for students at Phoenix, especially for STEM subjects and Careers Advice, Information and Guidance. Prior to working in the field of Widening Participation, Andrew completed at D.Phil in History at the University of Oxford, and maintains a keen interest in medieval history.

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of appointment: 21 November 2018
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Trust Board
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2020/21: 2/3

Matthew Gould, Chair of Governors

Educated at Oxford, Matthew started his career in the Civil Service at HM Treasury working on public spending control.  Before joining the Senior Civil Service he also held roles at the Cabinet Office and Number 10. Matthew’s leadership posts have included work at the Cabinet Office to improve Government efficiency and roles at the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, where he currently leads the Criminal Court & Criminal Law Policy Unit.

  • Role: Chair of Governors
  • Date of appointment: 17 January 2019
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Trust Board
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: Civil Service employee
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2020/21: 3/3

Michelle Matty

I am a mum first with two children attending the school.  I am also a Head of Education with 20+ years’ experience. The drive for quality, the planning for an innovative, supportive curriculum that ensures accessibility and plans for/supports staff development, continual improvement across standards is essential. The need for robust management and accountability to drive quality is also important. Barriers to learning require support and focus; placement of SEN knowledge and understanding to improve outcomes and develop wider skills should be prioritised. Skills to enable the student to undertake further learning, employment and build resilience and self-esteem should underpin all learning. I believe this is the same across all education settings. I am passionate about ensuring all students have access to high quality, inclusive learning and look forward to sharing my skills and experience, both as an education professional and a parent, to support school improvement.

  • Role: Parent Governor
  • Date of appointment: 27 November 2020
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Elected by Parents
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2020/21: 1/2

Caroline Nash

Lady Caroline Nash is a co-founder and trustee of the Future Charity. Caroline is the founder of Pimlico Primary and has been the driving force behind the Trust’s knowledge-rich approach. As the Director of the Curriculum Centre, Caroline has personally written the British History, Ancient History and Geography KS2 curricula as well as advising on all other aspects of curriculum development.   She read Modern History at the University of Bristol. Caroline is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of appointment: 10 October 2016
  • Term of office: 4 years
  • Appointed by: Foundation/Trust
  • 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 and Co-Chair of Pimlico Academy, Governor of Laureate Academy
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Wife of John Nash
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2019/20: 3/3

John Nash

Lord John Nash is a co-founder and trustee of the Future Charity. He read Law at the University of Oxford, was a venture capitalist for 30 years, and was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools between 2013 and 2017. John is a passionate advocate for social mobility and leads the Trust’s Education Enrichment strategy. John is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of appointment: 1 November 2020
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Foundation / Trust
  • 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 and Co-Chair of Pimlico Academy, Governor and Chair of Laureate Academy
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Husband of Caroline Nash
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2019/20: 3/3

Paul Smith

Paul Smith is the CEO of Future Academies and a National Leader of Education (NLE). He is greatly experienced in education, and has served as head teacher of several schools as well as working as an Ofsted inspector and as a Regional Schools Commissioner.

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of appointment: 30 August 2020
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Foundation/Trust
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the Register of Interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Director of Future Academies, Governor and Chair of Barclay Academy, the Grange Academy, Churchill Gardens Primary Academy, Millbank Academy and Pimlico Primary. Governor of Future Academies Watford, Laureate Academy and Pimlico Academy
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2019/20: 2/3

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, England.