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Governance

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.
 

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 here to link to the Directors of the TKAT Board.
 

Meet the Trustees

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.
 

Governance

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

Articles of Association and Accounts.

Documents

Orchards Academy Local Governing Body (LGB)

Mission Statement 

 

Membership

We currently have 11 governors and 3 vacancies:

1 Headteacher (Ex Officio)
2 Staff Governors 
2 Parent Governors (2 vacancies)
9 Appointed Governors (1 vacancy)

 

Chair of Governors: Mr Dick Brown
Vice Chair of Governors: Mr Mark Walden 

 

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 the Headteacher's PA/ School Secretary, 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 Governors
Safeguarding Mr P Cooper, Mrs J Heaver, Ms O Eyeoyibo
Health & Safety Mr M Walden
Finance Mr R Harris, Mr M Walden
Pupil Premium/ ACE Mr D Moss, Ms F Jakes
SEND Mr C Hood, Mr T Westwood 
Teaching & Learning Mr R Harris, Mr M Parker, Mr D Moss
Attendance Mr P Cooper
Reading Mr C Hood, Mr M Parker

 

Impact Statement

 

Local Governing Body 2022-23

Name

Type

Term of Office

Declaration of Interest including transactions to 31 August 2022

Responsibility

Attendance

Ac Yr 2021-22

Dick Brown

Chair of Governors

Start date: 01.09.22

Current term: 01.09.22 – 31.08.26

 

  • Chair

N/A

Andy Lazenby

Ex- Officio Headteacher

Headteacher

 

  • Headteacher 

100%

Ray Harris

 Appointed  

Start date: 21.03.19

Current term: 21.03.19-21.03.23

Chair of Governors: 29.04.21- 31.08.22

 

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Finance

100%

David Moss

Appointed

Start date: 29.04.21

Current term: 29.04.21-28.04.25

 

  • Pupil Premium/ ACE
  • Teaching & Learning 

100%

Carlos Hood

Appointed

Start date: 01.09.10

Current term: 01.09.18- 31.08.22

 

  • SEND
  • Reading

100%

Michael Parker

Appointed

 

Start date: 30.11.14

Current term:

30.11.18- 30.11.22

 

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Reading

83%

Mark Walden

Appointed

Vice Chair

 

Start date: 30.11.14

Current term:

30.11.18- 30.11.22

 

  • Vice Chair
  •  Finance 
  • Health & Safety

100%

Fiona Jakes

Staff Governor- Orchards

Start date: 01.07.15

Current term:

23.04.19-23.04.23

 

  • Pupil Premium/ ACE 

83%

Jacqui Heaver

Staff Governor- Orchards

Start date: 23.04.19

Current term: 23.04.19-23.04.23

 

  • Safeguarding

83%

Timothy Westwood

Appointed

Start date: 01.09.20

Current term: 01.09.20- 31.08.24

 

  • SEND  

67%

Phil Cooper

Appointed

Start date:

01.09.08

Current term:

01.09.20- 31.08.24

 

  • Safeguarding
  • Attendance

100%

Carol Thomas

Clerk to the Governors

Start date: February 2016

 

  • n/a

100%

 

Governors with an end of term of office/ leavers in academic year 2021-22

Name

Type

Term

Declaration of Interest 31 August 2020

Attendance 2020-21

Neeti Gupta

Appointed

Start date 01.09.18

Current term 01.09.18-31.08.22

Resignation date 10.03.22

Nil return

2020-21 100%

2021-22 33%

Natalie Willbourn

Ex-Officio

Executive Headteacher

Ex-Officio

 

 

Olukemi Eyeoyibo

Appointed

Start date: 17.09.20

Current term: 17.09.20- 16.09.24

Resignation date: 13.07.22

Nil return

 2020-21 100%

2021-22 17%

Governors with an end of term office/ leavers in academic year 2020-21

Name

Type

Term

Declaration of Interest 31 August 2020

Attendance 2020-21

Nicola Jones

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Start Date

01.09.2020

Current term

01.09.20- 31.08.24

Resigned

01.02.21

None

 

 

 

 

 

100%

 

 

 

Helen Earnshaw

Appointed

Start date

03.11.14

Current term

03.11.18-03.11.22

Resigned

28.04.21

Nil return

100%

Barrie Wigg

Appointed

Start date 01.09.01

Current term

01.09.18-31.02.22

Resigned 28.04.21

Nil return

 100%

Kelly Mills

Appointed

Start date 01.12.14

Current term

21.03.19-21.03.23

Resigned 28.04.21

Nil return

66%

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

100%

Wendy Tang

Parent Governor (Horizon)

Start date 05.04.19

Current term

05.04.19-05.04.23

Resigned

28.04.21

Education

100%