The Boxing Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. The company's Articles of Association is the primary governing document of the Academy. 

    The Members of the Boxing Academy Trust appoint Directors and approve any changes to the company Articles. The attendance records of Members at board meetings will be contained in our financial reports when they are published. The Members are :

    • John Abbott
    • Andy Aibangbee
    • Paul Buchanan
    • Domi Pettifar
    • Rathini Stear


    The affairs of the Boxing Academy are the responsibility of the governors of the school, who are all trustees of the Academy Trust and directors of the company for the purposes of company law. The Articles of Association provide for the appointment and election of the governors. 

    The governors work together to:

    • Set the Academy's strategic direction: mission, ethos, core values, aims and objectives.
    • Secure accountability for the Academy
    • Monitor and evaluate the Academy's performance

    Their role is mainly strategic and they do not get involved in the daily running of the school: this is responsibility of the Principal and her staff.

    Any parents who wish to raise personal or individual issues relating to their child should raise them through the usual school channels in the first instance.

    The governing body meets 6 times a year. The Principal attends those meetings, along with other staff and advisors where appropriate. The board has two sub-committees who meet regularly with the remit for:

      P&C: Progress & Curriculum (Data, Progress, Outcomes, Attainment, Safeguarding)

      F&R: Finance & Resources (Finance, Risk, HR, H&S, Property)

    The Governing Body consists of the following people with expertise in different areas that serve the school’s needs.

    Name Expertise / Committee  Appointment
    Paul Buchanan - Chair  Governance / All committees 01/11/2021
    James Dove - Vice Chair Legal & Safeguarding / P&C 01/05/2017
    Ingrid Abraham Education / P&C 27/11/2023
    Andy Aibangbee         Education / P&C 01/05/2017
    Anna Cain - Principal Education / All committees 01/05/2017
    Joanna Daniels Careers & CSR / P&C Chair 01/05/2017
    Dr. Lily Dimitrov Medical / F&R 13/12/2018
    Unity Howard Education Management / F&R  14/12/2021
    Verity Myers Business Strategy / F&R 20/11/2019
    Mitali Reid Finance / F&R Chair 01/09/2023
    Blu Reynolds Business Strategy / All Committees 19/04/2024
    Elliot Pilling -  Staff Governor Education / P&C 01/06/2022
    Jack Winterton Digital & Social Policy / P&C 27/11/2023