Acorn Digital Learning is owned and operated by Acorn Education and Care.
Acorn Digital Learning is a fully owned subsidiary of Acorn Education and Care, which is part of Outcomes First Group, a provider of children’s services in the UK.
Acorn Digital Learning has its own dedicated management team, under the leadership of Carole Austin, 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 by an Assistant Director of Education, who is an employee of Acorn Education and Care, responsible to the divisional Managing Director, Richard Power and divisional Finance Director, Helen Lecky.
The Finance Director is a statutory Director of Acorn Digital Learning, in conjunction with David Leatherbarrow, Chief Executive Officer of NFA Group and Jean-Luc Janet, Chief Financial Officer of NFA Group.
Key decisions are referred to NFA Group’s Board, consisting of NFA 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.