Underley Garden School is owned and operated by Acorn Care and Education Ltd.
Underley Schools Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of Acorn Care and Education Ltd, which is part of Outcomes First Group, a provider of children’s services in the UK.
Underley Garden School has its own dedicated management team, under the leadership of Chris Groom, Head of Service. 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 three Assistant Directors of Education, who are employees of Options Autism, responsible to the divisional Managing Director, Richard Power and divisional Finance Director, Helen Lecky.
The Finance Director is a statutory Director of Underley Schools 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 Outcomes First Group CEO and CFO, an independent Chairman and three Non-Executive Directors. In addition, the Group continues its robust governance through two established compliance-based sub committees with remits for Quality and Audit respectively and whose members are independent to the Group’s management team.