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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 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.

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

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.

 

Governor List 2021 - 2022

Name Governor Type Area of Responsiblity Terms of Office Ends
Penny Holmes Ex Officio Head of School Headteacher
Zoe Faragher Appointed Consultant (TKAT Appointment) Safeguarding & Behaviour 2nd November 2023
Cathi Barker Appointed Attendance & Wellbeing 6th May 2023
Rachael Holley Appointed

SEN

Disadvantaged

Pupil Premium

ACE

6th May 2023
Sam Thomas Parent   6th May 2023
Meera Tiwari Appointed Health & Safety and Finance 29th September 2024
Yemisi Saromi Parent Attendance & Wellbeing 21st January 2025
Cory Bassett Staff    Elected by staff November 2021
Eleanor Lucas Appointed

Curriculum

Reading

Literacy

27th September 2025
Vacancy Appointed    
Carol Thomas   Clerk to Governors  

 

Constitution 2021-2022

Governor Type

Number

Headteacher

1

Staff Governors

1

Parent Governors

2

Appointed Governors

6

TOTAL

10

 

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%

Zoe Faragher

Appointed Consultant

(TKAT Appointment)

Chair of Governors

Link Governor: Safeguarding & Behaviour

Family member works in a TKAT school

Start date: 1/11/19

Term:

1/11/19 - 2/11/2023

100%
Eleanor Lucas Appointed Curriculum Nill return

Start date: 28/9/21

Term:

28/9/21 - 

27/9/25

100%

Cathi Barker

Appointed

 

Attendance & Wellbeing

Nill return

Start date:

7/5/19

Term:

7/5/19 - 6/5/23

67%

Rachael Holley

Appointed

Vice Chair of governors

 

ACE (A Champion for Every child) & SEND

Nill return

Start date:

7/5/19

Term:

7/5/19 - 6/5/23 

50%

Sam Thomas

Parent

 

Link Governor SEN/Safeguarding

Nill return

Start date:

7/5/19

Term:

7/5/19 - 6/5/23

100%

Meera Tiwari

 

Appointed

Health and Safety & Finance

Nill return

Start date:

30/9/20

Term:

30/9/20 - 29/9/24

83%

Yemisi Saromi

Parent

 

Attendance & 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%
Matthew Armstrong Resigned Resigned Resigned on 24/9/21 Resigned on 24/9/21 80%
Louise Lynch Resigned Resigned Resigned Resigned 100%
Paul Humfryes Resigned Resigned Resigned Resigned 50%
Paula Smith Resigned Resigned Resigned Resigned 50%


 

Governors who left office in academic year (2020-21)

Name

Governor Type

Area of Responsibility

Declaration of interest

Term of Office

Attendance
Matthew Armstrong Staff governor Staff governor Nill return

Start date:

2/10/2020

Resigned:

24/9/21

80%
Paul Humfryes Appointed Finance Nill return

Resigned:

13/07/2021

50%

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

33%
Paula Smith Appointed Curriculum Nill return Start: 1/11/19 - 1/5/21 50%

 

Governors who have resigned (2020-21)

Name

Date of Leaving

Paula Smith

19/01/2021

Louise Lynch

30/04/2021

Paul Humfryes

13/07/2021

 

Local Governing Body Register of Attendance 2020 - 2021

Name Percentage of Governors Meetings Attended
Louise Lynch 100%
Zoe Faragher 100%
Paul Humfryes 50%
Cathi Barker 67%
Rachael Holley 50%
Sam Thomas 100%
Penny Holmes 100%
Paula Smith 50%
Hassan Waqar 33%
Meera Tiwari 83%
Matthew Armstrong 80%
Yemisi Saromi 100%