Governing Body

 

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

TKAT is a multi-academy trust which was established on 1st September 2010. Its 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.

Please click here to link to the Scheme of Delegation

https://0e58658be539ee7325a0- 220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/tkat- responsive/uploads/document/TKAT-Scheme-of-Delegation-17th-January-2017- 1.pdf?t=1503320550 

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 here to link to the Directors of the TKAT Board.

(http://www.tkat.org/96/meet-the-team)

Please click here to link to Governance information relating to TKAT, including the structure of governance and relevant details about Trustees terms of office, attendance and business interests.

(http://www.tkat.org/140/governance)

Please click here for key documents including the Master Funding Agreement,

Articles of Association and Accounts.

(http://www.tkat.org/93/documents)

Orchards Academy Local Governing Body (LGB)

We are a joint Governing Body with Horizon Primary Academy

Mission Statement

This is currently being updated

Membership

We currently have 16 governors:

  • 2 Headteachers
  • 4 staff governors
  • 3 parent governors
  • 7 appointed governors

Chair of Governors:  Mr Gary Nancekievill- appointed Governor

Vice-Chair of Governors: To be appointed

Link to constitution document.

Please see sections below for details or our current and recent LGB members. If you wish to contact governors, please do so via Hilary Dorling- Head's PA, Orchards Academy, St Mary's Road, Swanley, Kent BR8 7TE.

Structure

There are four meetings of the Executive Board each academic year. In addition to this, there are four committees who have delegated responsibility laid out in their terms of reference.

Educational Standards- Horizons

Educational Standards- Orchards

Business- Horizons

Business- Orchards

You cannot sit on the Executive Board unless you serve on at least one committee and if you serve on one committee then there is no obligation to serve on the Executive Board.

Impact Statement

This is currently being updated

 

Local Governing Body 2017-18

Name

Type

Term of Office

Declaration of Interest 31 August 2017

Responsibility

Attendance % Ac Yr 16-17

Gary Nancekievill

Appointed

Start date 01.04.17

Current term 18.04.17- 18.04.21

None

  • Chair of Governors
  • Executive Board
  • Orchards Business-Chair
  • Horizons Business- Chair
  • Orchards Ed Standards
  • Horizons Ed Standards

100%

Natalie Willbourn

Ex- Officio

 

Headteacher

None

  • Executive Board
  • Orchards Business
  • Orchards Ed Standards

100%

Kate Crawford

Ex- Officio

 

Headteacher

Family member working in TKAT school

  • Executive Board
  • Horizons Business
  • Horizons Ed Standards

100%

Carlos Hood

Community

Start date 01.09.10

Current term 01.09.14- 31.08.18

None

  • Executive Board
  • Orchards Business
  • Orchards Ed Standards- Chair
  • Horizons Ed Standards

 66%

Barrie Wigg

Community

Start date 01.09.01

Current term 01.09.14-31.08.18

None

  • Orchards Ed Standards

 77%

Phil Cooper

Community

Start date 01.09.08

Current term 01.09.16-31.08.20

None

  • Executive Board
  • Orchards Business
  • Horizons Business
  • Horizons Ed Standards

      100%

Michael Parker

Appointed

Start date 01.12.14

Current term

01.12.14- 01.12.18

None

  • Executive Board
  • Orchards Business
  • Horizons Business
  • Orchards Ed Standards
  • Horizons Ed Standards

      100%

Helen Earnshaw

Appointed

Start date 03.11.14

Current term 03.11.14- 03.11.18

Business Influence- family member

  • Horizons Ed Standards

                   100%

Mark Walden

Appointed

Start date 30.11.14

Current term

30.11.14- 30.11.18

None

  • Executive Board
  • Orchards Ed Standards
  • Horizons Ed Standards

      100%

Jane Martin

Parent Governor

Start date 16.03.16

Current term

16.03.16-16.03.20

None

  • Executive Board
  • Orchards Business
  • Orchards Ed Standards

     100%

Kelly Mills

Parent Governor

Start date 01.12.14

Current term 01.12.14- 01.12.18

None

  • Executive Board
  • Horizons Business

      100%

Rachel Cavanagh

Parent Governor

Start date 03.11.14

Current term 03.11.14-01.11.18

None

  • Executive Board
  • Horizons Ed Standards -Chair

        90%

Fiona Jakes

Staff Governor

Start date 01.07.15

Current term

01.07.15-30.06.19

None

  • Executive Board
  • Orchards Business
  • Orchards Ed Standards

      100%

Matt Jones

Staff Governor

Start date 02.11.15

Current term 02.11.15- 01.11.19

None

  • Horizons Ed Standards

                    90%

Stephanie Davies

Staff Governor

Start date 03.11.14

Current term 03.11.14-01.11.18

None

  • Horizons Ed Standards

                    90%

Tracey Kitchen

Staff Governor

Start date 01.09.11

Current term 01.09.15- 31.08.19

Family members working in TKAT schools

  • Executive Board
  • Horizons Business

     100%

Carol Thomas

Clerk to the Governors

Start date February 2016

None

 

     100%

 

 

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

 

Name

Type

Term

Declaration of Interest 31 August 2017

Attendance %

Ac 2016-17

David Vernau

Vice Chair of Governors

Appointed

Current term 16.09.2014-31.08.18 (ended 31.03.17)

None

                      100%

Michelle Harvey

Associate Governor

Current term 30.11.2013-29.10.17 (ended 31.03.17

None

                         0%

Jim Rouncefield

Chair of Governors

Co- opted

Start date 01.09.2010

Current term 31.08.16- 31.08.17 (ended 03.01.17)

None

                      100%

Mark Pitchford

 

Appointed

Start Date 01.04.2017

Current term 18.04.17- 18.04.21 (ended 31.08.17)

None

                        90%

Ray Vooght

Foundation

Start date 01.09.2010

Current term 01.09.14- 31.08.18 (ended 31.08.17)

Declared Member of TKAT Board

                        66%