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.
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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.
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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)
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:
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).
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:
Chair of Governors: Mrs V Carmichael, an appointed governor.
Vice-Chair of Governors: Mr J Mills, an appointed governor.
Contract of employment with the CARM Charity since September 2019
Volunteer for the Pluckley PTFA since October 2019
Business Manager for Rainham School for Girls
Mrs Kathy Moon (Aunt) - Contract of employment at RSG started June 2016
Mrs Charlotte Olivares (Daughter in Law) - Contract of employment at RSG started May 2020
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.