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)

Mission Statement

Membership

We currently have 12 governors:

  • 1 Executive Headteacher (Ex Officio)
  • 2 Staff Governors 
  • 1 Parent Governor (1 vacancy)
  • 9 Appointed Governors 

Chair of Governors: Mr Ray Harris

Vice Chair of Governors: Mr Mark Walden 

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 6 meetings each academic year (circle model) that all governors should attend.

Responsibilities

Safeguarding - Mr P Cooper, Mrs J Heaver

Health & Safety- Mr M Walden

Finance- Mr R Harris, Mr T Westwood

Pupil Premium-  Mr D Moss, Ms F Jakes

SEND- Mr C Hood, Mr T Westwood 

Teaching & Learning- Mr R Harris, Mr M Parker

Attendance- Ms N Gupta, Mr P Cooper

 

Impact Statement

 

Local Governing Body 2020-21

 

 

Name

Type

Term of Office

Declaration of Interest including transactions to 31 August 2020

Responsibility

Attendance % Ac Yr 19-20

Ray Harris

 Chair of Governors  

Start date 21.03.19

Current term 21.03.19-21.03.23

Nil return

 

  • Chair
  • T & L
  • Finance
75%

Natalie Willbourn

 

Ex- Officio

Executive Headteacher

Executive Headteacher

Nil return

  • EHT
100%

David Moss

Appointed

Start date 29.04.21

Current term 29.04.21-28.04.25

Nil return

 
  •  Pupil Premium 
100%

Carlos Hood

Appointed

Start date 01.09.10

Current term 01.09.18- 31.08.22

Nil return

 
  • SEND

75%

Michael Parker

 

Appointed

 

Start date 01.12.14

Current term

01.12.18- 01.12.22

Nil return

  • Teaching & Learning
100%

Mark Walden

 

 

Appointed

Vice Chair

 

Start date 30.11.14

Current term

30.11.18- 30.11.22

Works at another TKAT school

  • Vice Chair
  •  Finance 
  • Health & Safety
75%

Fiona Jakes

Staff Governor- Orchards

Start date 01.07.15

Current term

01.07.19-30.06.23

Nil return

  • Pupil Premium 
75%

Neeti Gupta

Appointed

Start date 01.09.18

Current term 01.09.18-31.08.22

Nil return

  •  Attendance
75%

Jacqui Heaver

Staff Governor- Orchards

Start date 23.04.19

Current term 23.04.19-23.04.23

Nil return

  • Safeguarding
100%
Timothy Westwood Appointed

Start date 01.09.20

Current term 01.09.20- 31.08.24

Nil return
  • SEND 
  •  Finance 
n/a

Olukemi Eyeoyibo

Appointed

Start date 17.09.20

Current term 17.09.20- 16.09.24

Governor for a charity

Director of Community Interest Company

  • Safeguarding
n/a
Phil Cooper Appointed

Start date

01.09.08

Current term

01.09.20- 31.08.24

Nil return
  • Safeguarding
  • Attendance
100%

Carol Thomas

Clerk to the Governors

Start date February 2016

Clerk to the Governors for various other schools.

Family influence

n/a

100%

 

 
 

Governors with an end of term of office in academic year  (2020-21)

Name

Type

Term

Declaration of Interest 31 August 2020

Attendance

Nicola Jones

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Start Date

01.09.2020

Current term

01.09.20- 31.08.24

Resigned

01.02.21

None

 

 

 

 

 

2020-21

100%

 

 

 

Helen Earnshaw Appointed

Start date

03.11.14

Current term

03.11.18-03.11.22

Resigned

28.04.21

Nil return

2019-20 100%

2020-21 100%

Barrie Wigg Appointed

Start date 01.09.01

Current term

01.09.18-31.02.22

Resigned 28.04.21

Nil return

 

2019-20 75%

2020-21 100%

Kelly Mills Appointed

Start date 01.12.14

Current term

21.03.19-21.03.23

Resigned 28.04.21

Nil return

2019-20 100%

2020-21 100%

Tracy Kitchen Staff Governor (Horizon)

Start date 01.09.11

Current term

 01.09.19-30.09.23

Resigned 28.04.21

Family members working in TKAT schools

2019-20 100%

2020-21 75%

Wendy Tang Parent Governor (Horizon)

Start date 05.04.19

Current term

05.04.19-05.04.23

Resigned

28.04.21

Education

2019-20 100%

2020-21 100%

 

Governors with an end of term of office in academic year  (2019-20)

Name

Type

Term

Declaration of Interest 31 August 2019

Attendance

Jane Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start Date

16.03.16

Current term

16.03.16- 16.03.20

End of term

16.03.20

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance 2019-20      33%

Attendance 2018-19

100%

 

 

 

 

Gary Nancekievill          (Chair of Governors)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appointed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start date

01.04.17

Current term

18.04.17- 18.04.21

Resigned

31.08.20

 

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attendamce 2019-20       100%

Attendance 2018-19

Exec. meetings -100%

HA Ed. Stds-66%

HA Business-66%

OA Ed. Stds-100%

OA Business-100%