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Pluckley Church of England Primary School ‘Enjoying, Learning and Achieving Together.’

Governors

 

Governors

 

Pluckley Church of England Primary School 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 established Local Governing Bodies for each of the Academies through the Scheme of Delegation.


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 here to link to the Directors of the TKAT Board.


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.


Please click here for key documents including the Master Funding Agreement, Articles of Association and Accounts.

 

Pluckley Church of England Primary School Local Governing Body (LGB)

 

Mission Statement

 

The aim of the Governing Body is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for education and financial performance at the school. The three core functions of the Governing Body are:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

 

  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

 

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

 

The ethos of our school is captured in our motto “Enjoying, Learning, and Achieving Together” and in the REFLECT values: Respect, Enjoyment, Friendship, Leadership, Endeavour, Cooperation, and Trust. 

 

As governors, we are committed to this ethos, and to making sure that our school promotes British values of equality, freedom, democracy, tolerance, personal responsibility, and the rule of law. 

 

In addition, we promote and encourage the distinctively Christian character of Pluckley, as a Church of England school. 

 

Governors are critical friends to the schools’ leadership team. By undertaking regular monitoring of all aspects of school life, we should not only discover progress and achievement, but also lack of progress and underachievement, if and where it is occurring. On this basis we can provide challenge, as well as support, to the senior leadership team, as appropriate. Monitoring visits and regular meetings of the Governing Body are reinforced by regular training and extensive support from TKAT (the academy chain to which our federated schools belong).

Each year the LGB produces a Governance Impact Statement, summarising their activities and achievements over the previous academic year:

Membership


There are several categories of governor. Parent governors and staff governors are elected by the parents and staff respectively to offer their particular skills and perspectives. Appointed governors are drawn from other parts of the Pluckley communities to provide connections with the wider world and additional professional skills and experiences, while Foundation governors have particular responsibility for the Christian ethos of the school at Pluckley, and the ‘REFLECT’ values across the school.

 

We currently have 7 governors:

 

  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 staff governor
  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 Foundation governors
  • 2 appointed governors

 

Chair of Governors: Mrs V Carmichael, an appointed governor

Vice-Chair of Governors: Mr J Mills, an appointed governor

Current LGB members

Name

Type

Responsibility

Attendance %

Ac Yr 19-20

Vicki Carmichael

Current term: 19.03.2019-18.03.2023

Start date: 01.02.2015

 

vicki.carmichael@pluckley-tkat.org 

Appointed

  • Chair of Governors
  • Curriculum Outcomes
  • Assessment
  • Leadership & Management
  • Attendance

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2020

None

Chloe Longley

Current term: 01.04.2018-31.03.2022

Start date:  01.04.2018

Parent

  • SEN
  • Safeguarding

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2020

None

Joanne Alexander

Current term: 15.10.2020-14.10.2024

Start date:  15.10.2020

Parent

  • Parent Voice

N/A

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2020

None

John Mills

Current term: 30.04.2019-29.04.2023

Start date:  30.04.2019

Appointed

  • Vice Chair of Governors
  • Health and Safety
  • Premises
  • Finance

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2020

 

Lorraine Smith

Head Teacher

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2020

None

James Setchell

Current term: 31.08.2020

Start date: 31.08.2020

Staff

  • Safeguarding
  • Staff

N/A

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2020

None

Annalise Cass

Clerk to the Governors

N/A

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2020

None

Chris Olivares

Business Manager

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2020

None

Renate Beerling

Current term: 12.02.2020-11.02.2024

Start date:  12.02.2020

Foundation

  • Pupil Premium

N/A

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2020

 None

 

Previous LGB members

 

Name

Type

Responsibility

Attendance %

Ac Yr 19-20

Eve Randall

Term of Office: 30.04.2019-29.04.2023

Start date: 30.04.2019

Resignation Date: 22.07.2020

Parent

  • Parent Voice
  • Reading/Phonics

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2019

None

Adrian Watson

Term of Office: 19.03.2019-18.03.2023

Start date: 19.03.2019

Resignation Date: 31.08.2020

Staff

  • Safeguarding

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2019

None

Structure


There are five meetings of the full Local Governing Body each academic year. They receive reports on the performance of the school from the Head Teacher, and consider monitoring reports produced by individual governors on all aspects of the life of the school, including pupil progress, attainment, behaviour, and wellbeing, as well as the ethos and values of the school.

 

The governors are judged by Ofsted, alongside the Head Teacher and her team, for the quality of Leadership and Management at the school.


All governors are volunteers and give up a considerable amount of time in the service of the schools.

 

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