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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

Term of Office

Louise Lynch

Ex Officio

 

Executive Headteacher

-

Penny Holmes

Ex Officio

 

Head of School

-

Zoe Faragher

Appointed Consultant

(TKAT Appointment)

Chair of Governors

Link Governor: Safeguarding/Attendance

1/11/19 - 2/11/2023

Paul Humfryes

Appointed

 

Link Governor Finance

 15/5/18 - 14/5/22

Cathi Barker

Appointed

 

Link Governor Health & Safety

7/5/19 - 6/5/23

Rachael Holley

Appointed

Link Governor:

Teaching & Learning/Pupil Premium

7/5/19 - 6/5/23 

Paula Smith

Appointed

 

Link Governor Wellbeing

27/11/19 - 26/11/23

Sam Thomas

Parent

 

Link Governor SEN/Safeguarding

7/5/19 - 6/5/23

Meera Tiwari

 

Appointed

 

30/9/20 - 29/9/24

Hassan Wagar

Appointed

 

 

30/9/20 - 29/9/24

Matt Armstrong

 

Staff

 

1/10/20 - 30/9/24

VACANCY

Parent

 

 

 

Carol Thomas

 

 

Clerk to Governors

-

 

Constitution

Governor Type

Number

Headteacher

2

Staff Governors

1

Parent Governors

2

Appointed Governors

7

TOTAL

12

 

  Royal Park Primary Academy

Local Governing Body Register of Attendance 2019 - 2020

 (percentage of meetings attended)

 

Name

 

Percentage of Governors Meetings Attended

 

Louise Lynch

 

67%

Zoe Faragher

100%

Gemma Jessup

 

100%

Paul Humfryes

 

100%

Cathi Barker

 

33.5%

Rachael Holley

 

50%

Sam Thomas

 

100%

Penny Holmes

 

83%

Paula Smith

 

60%

Carol Thomas (Clerk)

 

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leavers

Name Period of attendance
Gemma Jessup (Headteacher) December 2018 to August 2020