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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 8 governors:

 

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

 

Chair of Governors: Mrs V Carmichael, an appointed governor

Vice-Chair of Governors: awaiting confirmation

Current LGB members

 

Name

Type

Responsibility

Attendance %

Ac Yr 18-19

Vicki Carmichael

Current term: 19.03.2019-18.03.2023

Start date: 01.02.2015

Appointed

Chair of Governors

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Rev. Jack Bateson

Current term: 01.09.2018-31.08.2022

Start date:  01.09.2018

Foundation

 

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Chloe Longley

Current term: 01.04.2018-31.03.2022

Start date:  01.04.2018

Parent

 

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

John Mills

Current term: 30.04.2019-29.04.2023

Start date:  30.04.2019

Appointed

 

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

 

Eve Randall

Current term: 30.04.2019-29.04.2023

Start date:  30.04.2019

Parent

 

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

 

Adrian Watson

Current term: 19.03.2019-18.03.2023

Start date:  19.03.2023

Staff

 

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Lorraine Smith

Head Teacher

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Rebecca Love

Clerk to the Governors

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Chris Olivares

Business Manager

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Previous LGB members

 

Name

Type

Responsibility

Attendance %

Ac Yr 17-18

Paul Brooker

Term: 01.01.2016-31.12.2019

Start date: 01.01.2016

Appointed

  • Member of Finance Committee
  • Community Links
  • REFLECT values

60%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

Church Treasurer of Zion Chapel, Smarden (charity/church) since January 2016. No transactions in 2017-2018

Thomas Dixon

Term: 01.02.2015-31.01.2019

Start date:  01.02.2015

Parent

  • Chair of Governors
  • Chair of Finance Committee
  • Pupil outcomes
  • Leadership and Management
  • Attendance

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Lucy Farrington

Term: 01.07.2015-30.06.2019

Start date: 01.07.2015

Appointed

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

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Richard Finlinson

Term: 01.01.2017-31.12.2020

Start date: 01.01.2017

Foundation

  • Christian ethos of Pluckley and REFLECT values across Smarden and Pluckley
  • Member of Premises Committee

80%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Annie Fowler

Term: 01.11.2015-31.10.2019

Start date: 01.11.2015

Parent

  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Parent Forums

60%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

 

David Linsell

Acting Head Teacher (Smarden), Member of SLT

N/A

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Rachel Aitken

Head of School (Pluckley), Member of SLT

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Elizabeth Bloom

Term: 01.01.2016-31.12.2019

Start date: 01.12.2017

Former of Foundation Governor

  • Christian ethos of Pluckley and REFLECT values across Smarden and Pluckley

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Melanie Pierce

Business Manager, Member of SLT

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Melanie Smith

Executive Head Teacher, Member of SLT

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

Malcolm Pitts (partner) and Tommie Pitts (step-son)- TJ Pitts & Fahter- Painters & decorators and builders since September 2016. No transactions in 2015-2016.

Heidi Nesbit

Term: 01.12.2016-30.11.2020

Start date: 01.12.2016

Staff

  • Year 5/6 teacher
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment

80%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Elizabeth Rice

Clerk to the Governors, Business Manager, Smarden

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Mike Taylor

Acting Head Teacher (Smarden), Member of SLT

100%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

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.

 

Clerking and secretarial support is provided by Rebecca Love. She can be contacted via Rainham School for Girls on 01634 362746 or email rlove@rsg.org.uk

 

 

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