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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 12 governors:

1 Executive Headteacher (Ex Officio)
1 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- Executive 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 Governor/s
Safeguarding Mr P Cooper, Mrs J Heaver
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 2021-22

 

Name

Type

Term of Office

Declaration of Interest including transactions to 31 August 2021

Responsibility

Attendance % Ac Yr 2020-21

Ray Harris

 Chair of Governors  

Start date 21.03.19

Current term 21.03.19-21.03.23

Nil return

 

  • Chair
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Finance
100%

Natalie Willbourn

 

Ex- Officio

Executive Headteacher

Executive Headteacher

Chair of Governors elsewhere

  • Executive Headteacher
100%
Andy Lazenby Ex-Officio      Headteacher Headteacher Nil return
  • Headteacher 
n/a

David Moss

Appointed

Start date 29.04.21

Current term 29.04.21-28.04.25

Employed at another TKAT school

 

  •  Pupil Premium/ ACE
  • Teaching & Learning 
80%

Carlos Hood

Appointed

Start date 01.09.10

Current term 01.09.18- 31.08.22

Governor at another TKAT School

 

  • SEND

  • Reading

100%

Michael Parker

 

Appointed

 

Start date 01.12.14

Current term

01.12.18- 01.12.22

Nil return

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Reading
80%

Mark Walden

 

 

Appointed

Vice Chair

 

Start date 30.11.14

Current term

30.11.18- 30.11.22

Employed at another TKAT school

  • Vice Chair
  •  Finance 
  • Health & Safety
100%

Fiona Jakes

Staff Governor- Orchards

Start date 01.07.15

Current term

01.07.19-30.06.23

Nil return

  • Pupil Premium/ ACE 
100%

Neeti Gupta

Appointed

Start date 01.09.18

Current term 01.09.18-31.08.22

Nil return

  •  Attendance
100%

Jacqui Heaver

Staff Governor- Orchards

Start date 23.04.19

Current term 23.04.19-23.04.23

Nil return

  • Safeguarding
80%
Timothy Westwood Appointed

Start date 01.09.20

Current term 01.09.20- 31.08.24

Nil return
  • SEND  
60%

Olukemi Eyeoyibo

Appointed

Start date 17.09.20

Current term 17.09.20- 16.09.24

Awaiting return

  100%
Phil Cooper Appointed

Start date

01.09.08

Current term

01.09.20- 31.08.24

Nil return
  • Safeguarding
  • Attendance
80%

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/ leavers in academic year  (2021-22)

Name

Type

Term

Declaration of Interest 31 August 2021

Attendance

         
         

 

Governors with an end of term of 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%