Governing Body

Orchards is an academy as part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT).

TKAT is a multi-academy trust which was established on 1st September 2010.  It’s constitution is set out in the Articles of Association and this is shared with individual academies via the Scheme of Delegation.  TKAT have, through the Scheme of Delegation, established Local Governing Bodies for each of the Academies.

Click here to view the Scheme of delegation

The Local Governing Body of each of the Academies is responsible for fulfilling the strategic and operational governance role in the conduct of the Academy.

Please click on the link on the left hand side for the Governors mission statement- this is currently being updated.

If you wish to write to the Chair of Governors please send all correspondance clearly marked as follows:

FAO Chair of Governors c/o Hilary Dorling- Head's PA, Orchards Academy, St Mary's Road, Swanley, Kent BR8 7TE

 

Local Governing Body 2016 (1st April 2017)- 2017

 

 

Name

Type

Term of Office

Declaration of Interest 31 August 2017

Responsibility

Gary Nancekievill

Appointed

Start date 01.04.17

Current term

18.04.17- 18.04.21

None

·   Chair of Governors

·   Executive Board

·   Orchards Business

·   Horizons Business

·  Orchards Educational Standards

·  Horizons Educational Standards

Natalie Willbourn

Ex- Officio

Headteacher

Headteacher

None

·  Executive Board

·  Orchards Business

·  Orchards Educational Standards

Kate Crawford

Ex- Officio

Headteacher

Headteacher

Family member working in TKAT school

·   Executive Board

·  Horizons Business

·  Horizons Educational Standards

Carlos Hood

Community

Start date 01.09.10

Current term 18.04.17- 18.04.21

None

  • Executive Board
  • Orchards Business
  • Orchards Educational Standards

·  Horizons Educational Standards

Barrie Wigg

Community

Start date 01.09.10

Current term 18.04.17- 18.04.21

None

  • Orchards Business
  • Orchards Educational Standards

Ray Vooght

Foundation

Start date 01.09.10

Current term 18.04.17- 18.04.21

Member of TKAT Board

  • Executive Board
  • Horizons Business
  • Orchards Business

Michael Parker

Appointed

Start date 01.12.14

Current term

18.04.17- 18.04.21

None

  • Executive Board
  • Orchards Business
  • Horizons Business
  • Orchards Educational Standards

·  Horizons Educational Standards

Mark Pitchford

Appointed

Start date 01.04.17

Current term 18.04.17- 18.04.21

None

  • Executive Board
  • Orchards Business
  • Horizons Business

Jane Martin

Parent Governor

Start date 16.03.16

Current term

16.03.16-16.03.20

None

  • Executive Board
  • Orchards Business
  • Orchards Educational Standards

Kelly Mills

Parent Governor

Start date 01.12.14

Current term 01.12.14- 01.12.18

None

  • Executive Board
  • Horizons Business

Rachel Cavanagh

Parent Governor

Start date 03.11.14

Current term

03.11.14- 01.11.18

None

  • Executive Board

·  Horizons Educational Standards    (Chair)

Fiona Jakes

Staff Governor

Start date 01.07.15

Current term

01.07.15-30.06.19

None

  • Executive Board
  • Orchards Business
  • Orchards Educational Standards

Mark Walden

Appointed

Start date 30.11.14

Current term

18.04.17- 18.04.21

None

  • Executive Board
  • Orchards Educational Standards

· Horizons Educational Standards

Matt Jones

Staff Governor

Start date 02.11.15

Current term 02.11.15- 01.11.19

Partner working in TKAT school

·  Horizons Educational Standards

Stephanie Thomas

Staff Governor

Start date 03.11.14

Current term 03.11.14- 01.11.18

None

·  Horizons Educational Standards

Tracey Kitchen

Staff Governor

Start date 01.09.11

Current term

18.04.17- 18.04.21

Family working in TKAT schools

  • Executive Board
  • Horizons Business

Phil Cooper

Appointed

Start date 01.09.07

Current term 18.04.17- 18.04.21

None

  • Executive Board
  • Orchards Business
  • Horizons Business

·   Horizons Educational Standards

Helen Earnshaw

Appointed

Start date 03.11.14

Current term 18.04.17- 18.04.21

Business Influence- family member

·  Horizons Educational Standards

Carol Thomas

Clerk to the Governors

Start date February 2016

None

 

 

 

 

 

Governors with an end of term of office in the last academic year (2016-17)

 

David Vernau

 

Acting Chair of Governors

Term 16.09.14-31.03.17 

None

Full Governing Body

Educational Standards

Business

Disciplinary Committee

Michelle Harvey

Associate Governor

Term 30.11.13-31.03.17 

None

Disciplinary Committee

Jim Rouncefield

 

 

Co- opted

Start date 01.09.2010

Term 31.08.16- 03.01.17 

None

Full Governing Body

Educational Standards

Disciplinary Committee

 

LOCAL GOVERNING BODY- term of office, interests and attendance 2015-16

 

Name

Type

Responsibility

Attendance 2015-16

 

 

 

T1

T2

T3

Jim Rouncefield

Current term:

15.09.15 to 31.08.2016

Start date: 01.09.2010

 

Co-opted

Full Governing Body (Chair)

y

y

y

F&GP KTC (Chair)

y

y

y

Educational Standards Committee

y

y

y

Disciplinary Committee

 

Declarations of Interest

to 31st August 2016

Declared – Independent Consultant commissioned by TKAT

 

 

 

T1

T2

T3

David Vernau

Current term:

16.09.2014 to 31.08.2018

Start date: 01.09.2010

 

Community

Full Governing Body (Vice Chair)

y

y

y

Personnel Committee (Chair)

y

y

y

Educational Standards Committee

y

y

y

Disciplinary Committee

 

Declarations of Interest

to 31st August 2016

None

 

 

 

T1

T2

T3

Carlos Hood

Current term:

16.09.2014 to 31.08.2018

Start date: 01.09.2010

 

Community

Full Governing Body

y

y

y

Educational Standards Committee (Chair)

y

y

y

F&GP Orchards

y

y

X

Personnel Committee

X

y

X

Disciplinary Committee

 

Declarations of Interest

to 31st August 2016

None

 

 

 

T1

T2

T3

Ray Vooght

Current term:

16.09.2014 to 31.08.2018

Start date: 01.09.2010

 

Foundation

Full Governing Body

y

y

y

F&GP Orchards (Chair)

y

y

y

F&GP KTC (Vice Chair)

y

y

y

Disciplinary Committee

 

Declarations of Interest

to 31st August 2016

Declared – member of the TKAT Board

 

Name

Type

Responsibility

Attendance 2015-16

 

 

 

T1

T2

T3

Barrie Wigg

Current term:

16.09.2014 to 31.08.2015

Start date: 01.09.2010

 

Community

Full Governing Body

X

y

y

Educational Standards

y

y

X

F&GP Orchards

y

y

y

Disciplinary Committee

 

Declarations of Interest

to 31st August 2016

None

 

         

 

 

 

T1

T2

T3

Michael Parker

Current term:

01.12.2014 to 30.11.2018

Start date: 01.12.2014

 

Community

Full Governing Body

y

y

y

Educational Standards Committee

y

y

y

Personnel Committee

y

y

y

Disciplinary Committee

 

Declarations of Interest

to 31st August 2016

None 

 

 

 

T1

T2

T3

Natalie Willbourn

Current term:

Ex-Officio

Headteacher

Orchards Academy

Full Governing Body

y

y

y

Personnel Committee

y

y

y

Educational Standards Committee

y

y

y

F&GP Orchards

y

y

y

Disciplinary Committee

 

Declarations of Interest

to 31st August 2016

Governor of Sherwood Park Primary

Member of Penhill Academies Trust

Committee member of NWKAPS

 

 

 

T1

T2

T3

Christian Markham

Current term:

Ex-Officio

 

Headteacher

KTC

Full Governing Body

y

y

y

Educational Standards Committee

y

y

y

Personnel Committee

y

y

y

F&GP KTC

y

y

y

Disciplinary Committee

 

Declarations of Interest

to 31st August 2016

None

 

     

 

 

 

T1

T2

T3

Mark Walden

Current term:

30.11.2014 to 29.11.2018

Start date: 30.11.2014

 

Staff

KTC

Full Governing Body

y

y

y

F&GP KTC

y

y

y

Disciplinary Committee

 

Declarations of Interest

to 31st August 2016

None 

 

 

 

T1

T2

T3

Fiona Jakes

Current term:

01.07.2015 to 30.06.2019

Start date: 01.07.2015

 

Staff

Orchards Academy

Full Governing Body

y

y

y

Educational Standards

y

y

y

Disciplinary Committee

 

 

 

Declarations of Interest

to 31st August 2016

None 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Harvey

Current term:

30.11.2013 to 29.10.2017

30.11.2013

 

Associate

Disciplinary Committee

 

Declarations of Interest

to 31st August 2016

None 

 

 

 

T1

T2

T3

Margo Sweeney

 

Clerk

Full Governing Body

y

y

n/a

Educational Standards

y

y

n/a

Personnel Committee

y

y

n/a

F&GP KTC

y

y

n/a

F&GP Orchards

y

y

n/a

Disciplinary Committee

 

Declarations of Interest

to 31st August 2016

None

 

Governors with an end of term of office in the last academic year (2015-16)

 

Governor Name

Governor Type

Committee

Initial Start Date

Date From (current term)

End Date

Declared Interests

Attendance

2015-16

T1

T2

T3

Christian Markham

Ex- officio

Headteacher

Full Governing Body

Educational Standards

Personnel Committee

Finance & GP

 

 

22.07.2016

None

y

y

y

y

y

y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margo Sweeney

Clerk to the Governors       February 2016 None y y  

y          y

y          y