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 Governance 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 declaration of Governors Business Interests (2021-2022)

Please click HERE for the declaration of Governors Business Interests (2020-2021)

Please click HERE for the constitution and composition (September 2021)

Please click HERE to meet the Trustees.

Please click HERE to see the Impact Statement for 2021-2022.

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 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.


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 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

The agreed composition of the LGB needs to be recorded and publicised on the school website, with changes to composition and membership recorded within the minutes of relevant meetings.   

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

Constitution 2023-2024

Governor Type




Staff Governors


Parent Governors


Appointed Governors


Vacancies 3




Governor List 2023 - 2024

Name Governor Type Area of Responsiblity DeclAration of interest including transactions up to 31st August 2023 Terms of Office 
Penny Holmes Ex Officio Headteacher from May 2021 Partner a Teacher at Royal Park since September 2018  
Susan Manzi Appointed Consultant Chair of Governors (TKAT Appointment)



Safeguarding & Behaviour

NIL return

Curent term: 

22.06.22 - 21.06.26

Start date: 


Yemisi Saromi Parent

Attendance & Wellbeing



NIL return

Current term:

01.02.21 - 31.01.25

Start date:


Cory Bassett Staff  - NIL return

Current term:

28.09.21 - 27.09.25

Start date:


Merisha Wright Appointed by parents Attendance & Wellbeing NIL return

Current term:

21.06.22 - 20.06.26

Start date:


Orianna Caruso Appointed Finance and Health & Safety NIL return

Current term: 

01.11.22 - 31.10.26

Start date:


Janine Wooster Appointed SEND & Disadvantaged Chair of Governors at Shenstone Academy

Current term: 

21.02.23 - 20.02.2027

Start date:


Carol Thomas   Clerk to Governors Clerk at 9 other TKAT schools, daughter is employed by TKAT  


Governors who left office in academic year (2022-2023)


Governor Type

Area of Responsibility

Declaration of interest

Term of Office

Eleanor Lucas Appointmed Curriculum - teaching and learning Teacher at Eltham Colleage since January 2019

Start date: 28.09.21

Term of office:

28.09.21 - 27.09.25



Lee Osborne Appointed

Health & Safety



Start date:


Term of office:

16.03.22 - 15.03.26



Rachael Holley Appointed Disadvantages & SEND Awaited

Start date:


Term of office:

07.05.19 - 06.04.23

Removed due to non attendnce:




Governors attendance 2022 - 2023


Penny Holmes 83%
Susan Manzi 100%
Rachael Holley 0%
Eleanor Lucas 83%
Yemisi Saromi 50%
Cory Bassett 100%
Lee Osborne 33%
Merisha Wright 67%
Janine Wooster 66%
Orianna Caruso 50%
Carol Thomas (Clerk) 100%