Academy Advisory Committee Challenge and Support


The Manorside Academy Advisory Committee (AAC) is a voluntary committee comprising parent volunteers and independent local community members who provide their time and expertise (Support) for the benefit of the school, its pupils and staff. Its primary function is to hold the school to account (Challenge) against its general performance and the value it adds to each of the pupils it provides education to and equally to provide independent support for a range of administrative tasks.


The Manorside AAC comprises the following members:


Mr Stephen Welch (Chairperson) – parent member – represents H&S, Information Security 

Profile: Mr Welch has a career background in military avionics engineering, software development and managing multi-discipline IT systems as a team leader. As a civilian, he graduated from Portsmouth University in Quality Assurance  specialising in strategic quality management and management systems and is a qualified Health and Safety and Information Security (Data Protection) practitioner. He draws upon his experience to provide the Challenge and Support the school demands as it strives for excellence.


Mrs Sarah Smith – independent member

Profile: As the Primary Outreach Coordinator at Bournemouth University I have a strong commitment to raising and supporting the aspirations of young people. I believe the earlier young people can start to think and plan for their future the more likelihood they have of reaching their goals. I have worked in Outreach at the University for the past 12 years working with both Primary and Secondary Schools across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset.  Prior to this I lived in London and as a music graduate I taught Classical Piano to all ages including adults and children with SEN. I still play the piano and now enjoy teaching my son. I am dedicated to supporting students particularly those students who face the biggest challenges to ensure they achieve the very highest standards.


Mrs Kruti StHelen – parent member

Profile: I am the Safeguarding AAC Member at Manorside Academy. I am dedicated in helping the school work hard in achieving excellence and maintaining high standards for your child and all children that pass through the school over time.
Outside of the school, I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and I run my own my private practice as well as conduct training and seminars for various organisations, including the NHS, on mental health. In my spare time,  I like reading and writing. I love spending time with my family, especially when it involves being outdoors.


Mr Roberto Rocca – independent member

Profile: A highly effective and efficient professional, with extensive experience in the banking field across several responsibilities, namely for Barclays and JP Morgan. Proven track record of being influential in the improvement of working practices and strategies, leading to enhanced customer satisfaction, and actively offering input towards continual team improvements.  Also possess strong  people management skills gained through management  and chairman roles.
Qualified to Master’s level, committed to continued professional development, Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and Student Member of the Chartered Banker Institute as currently studying for the Professional Banker Certificate.


AAC  Members Attendance Record 2017-2018

School Information

Thought of the week

William A. Ward The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.


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