Westbourne School is owned and operated by Acorn Care and Education Ltd.
Longdon Hall School Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of Acorn Care and Education Limited, which is part of Outcomes First Group – a provider of children’s services in the UK.
Westbourne School has its own dedicated management team, under the leadership of Ollie Sharp, Executive Headteacher. The management team is complemented by Group support functions covering Quality and Compliance, Admissions and Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and IT.
Oversight of the school management is provided through an Regional Director who is responsible to the divisional Managing Director, Richard Power. The Managing Director is a statutory Director. The Assistant Director is also the Chair of the local governing committee and the proprietor’s day-to-day representative.
The Finance Director is a statutory Director of Longdon Hall School Limited, in conjunction with David Leatherbarrow, Chief Executive Officer of Outcomes First Group and Jean-Luc Janet, Chief Financial Officer of Outcomes First Group.
Key decisions are referred to Outcomes First Group’s Board, consisting of the Group CEO and CFO, an independent Chairman and three Non-Executive Directors. In addition, the Group continues its robust governance through local governing committees, a national education performance board which is chaired by the Managing Director and an independent Safeguarding and Quality Committee with three independent members. These governance groups meet every term.