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Governors

Royal Park Primary Academy is part of The Kemnal Academies Trust [TKAT] which is a multi-academy trust that was established on 1st September 2010. Local Governing Bodies [LGB] have been established for each Academy and they are responsible for fulfilling the strategic governance role.

Please click HERE for the Directors of the TKAT Board

For information about TKAT Governence please CLICK HERE

Please click HERE to see the Scheme of Delegation

Please click HERE to view the Master Funding Agreement, Articles of Association and Accounts.

Please click HERE for the decleration of Governers Business Interests

Please click HERE for the constitution and composition

Royal Park Primary Academy Governing Body Constitution

Composition of Local Governing Bodies (LGBs)

The Scheme of Delegation deliberately does not prescribe the composition of LGBs.  This is to allow flexibility, particularly where LGBs are federated.

Therefore, although the Board of Trustees reserves the right to determine the composition of LGBs, in practice an LGB is free to determine its own composition to ensure that it is able to carry out the core delegated functions. 

Most Governing Bodies in TKAT are composed of:  2 parents, 2 Staff, the Headteacher and appointed Governors as appropriate. 

 

Parents

Parents Governors are ideally parents of children currently in school (elected by a ballot of current parents), where this is not possible somebody who is a parent of child in the school or is the parent of a child in another school could be appointed.  There should be a minimum of 2 parents on each LGB. Parents who would be eligible to stand as a staff governor at the school, or are an elected councillor are not eligible to stand as a parent governor.

Staff

It is good practice to have one member of the teaching staff and one member of the support staff on the LGB  (elected by the staff). Governors who are employed by the Academy or by TKAT generally should not be Chair or Vice Chair of the LGB, or of individual committees, other than in exceptional circumstances. The majority of governors should not be employed by the Academy.

The Headteacher can choose whether they sit on the Governing Body as a voting member or in a non-voting advisory capacity.

Appointed

Appointed Governors is a catchall phrase for all other governors, including what used to be called community Governors.  Whilst the Board of Trustees reserves the right to appoint these Governors directly in practice this is usually left to the LGB.  Once the size and composition of the Governing Body is determined there is no scope to co-opt further Governors (but it can include others on the LGB as advisors in a non-voting capacity).  The Appointed Governors should form a majority.

Structure and Composition

Where an LGB serves more than one school there is the flexibility to determine a composition according to the needs of the school.  Possible models include:

Separate Governing Bodies for each school, with individual Governors serving on more than one LGB

A single LGB for all of the schools involved in the agreement

An executive committee serving all the schools and sub-committees for each of the schools

For correspondence with the Chair of Governors please address to Mrs C Thomas – Clerk to Governors and deliver via the school office.

 

ROYAL PARK PRIMARY ACADEMY

GOVERNOR LIST

2020 / 21

Name

Governor Type

Area of Responsibility

Decleration of interest

Term of Office

Attendance

Penny Holmes

Ex - Officio

Headteacher

Headteacher

Family member works in a TKAT school

Headteacher

100%
Matthew Armstrong

Ex - Officio

Staff Governor

Staff Governor Nill return

2/10/20

2/10/29

Term:

2/10/21 - 1/10/24

100%

Zoe Faragher

Appointed Consultant

(TKAT Appointment)

Chair of Governors

Link Governor: Safeguarding/Attendance

Family member works in a TKAT school

Start date: 1/11/19

Term:

1/11/19 - 2/11/2023

100%

Paul Humfryes

Appointed

 

Link Governor Finance

Education

Start date: 15/5/18

Term:

15/5/18 - 14/5/22

40%

Cathi Barker

Appointed

 

Link Governor Health & Safety

Nill return

Start date:

7/5/19

Term:

7/5/19 - 6/5/23

80%

Rachael Holley

Appointed

Link Governor:

Teaching & Learning/Pupil Premium

Nill return

Start date:

7/5/19

Term:

7/5/19 - 6/5/23 

80%

Sam Thomas

Parent

 

Link Governor SEN/Safeguarding

 

Start date:

7/5/19

Term:

7/5/19 - 6/5/23

100%

Meera Tiwari

 

Appointed

Health and Safety

Nill return

Start date:

30/9/20

Term:

30/9/20 - 29/9/24

100%

Yemisi Saromi

Parent

 

Finance & Wellbeing

Nill return

Start date:

4/5/21

Term:

04/05/21 - 31/04/25

100%

Carol Thomas

Clerk

Clerk to Governors

Clerk at other TKAT schools.

Family member works in a TKAT school

Clerk

100%

 

Constitution

Governor Type

Number

Headteacher

1

Staff Governors

1

Parent Governors

2

Appointed Governors

5

TOTAL

9

 

Governors with an end of term of office in academic year (2020-21)

Name

Governor Type

Area of Responsibility

Decleration of interest

Term of Office

Attendance

Louise Lynch

Ex - Officio

Executive Headteacher

Executive Headteacher

Nill return

Start date:

1/9/14

Resigned:

3/5/21

100%
Hassan Wager

Appointed

Finance Nill return

Start:

1/9/20

Term:

1/9/20 - 1/5/21

100%
Paula Smith Appointed   Nill return Start: 1/11/19 - 1/5/21 100%

 

 

Governors with an end of term of office in academic year (2019-20)

Name

Governor Type

Area of Responsibility

Decleration of interest

Term of Office

Attendance

Gemma Jessup

Ex - Officio

Head of School

Head of School

Nill return

1/12/19 - 1/8/20

100%