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Governance

Drapers Mills 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

 

Please click here for 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.

 

 

THANET LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

 

VISION

 

The Thanet Local Governing Body is committed to TKAT’s mission: Inspiring Learners, Changing Lives

 

Our vision is to put children first to build a better world.

  • We will ensure that the life chances of all pupils in our Academies are significantly improved as a result of our educational provision.

  • We will provide outstanding teaching and learning to enable all children – especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds - to reach their potential and meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

     

    PURPOSE

     

    The Purpose of the Joint Governing Body is to:

  1. Provide strategic leadership and overview of educational provision through challenge and support of senior leaders
  2. Provide strategic overview of financial management and other key Governance responsibilities
  3. Ensure equality of opportunity and provision across all schools – fair capacity sharing and ensuring no school is disadvantaged

 

RATIONALE

 

The TKAT Thanet Academies serve the same community, already have a Director of Education working across all the schools and there is increasing close working between the schools.

 

The educational benefits from working collaboratively include:

  • Better shared responsibility for the joint education of the children in all schools

  • Greater commitment to ensuring the moral duty to provide equally for all children in the TKAT Thanet Primary Academies

  • Flexibility with provision for children

  • Recruitment and retention of staff – greater opportunities for promotion between schools

  • Increased capacity for school improvement between schools

  • Flexibility and greater stability with funding and finance

  • Greater consistency of embedding TKAT values

     

    All Schools share similar values and have a common core moral purpose but all have and their individual identity

     

     

    GOVERNANCE

     

    The following are key elements of the proposed Governance Structure:

  • A single joint Local Governing Body for all schools

  • One Chair and Vice-Chair for the joint Local Governing Body

  • The Joint LGB holds the legal responsibilities for all LGBs

  • Initially membership of the Joint LGB will be drawn from members of the existing LGBs via a skills audit. In future Governors may be recruited directly to the Joint LGB.

  • The Joint LGB will agree and monitor the budgets for all five schools

  • Governors on the Joint Governing Body will have specific responsibility for all schools including: Finance, Standards and Assessment, Behaviour and Welfare, Health and Safety, Safeguarding, SEND, EYFS and HR/Legal.

     

    GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

     

    The composition of the Joint Governing Body is:

     

    Chair of Governors

    Vice Chair of Governors

    Eight appointed Governors

    The Director of Education (Ex officio)

    The Heads of School (Ex officio)

     

    Each school has its own School Governance Committee responsible for:

    Standards and curriculum

    Behaviour, attendance and Welfare

    Community Links

     

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THANET REGIONAL BOARD

 

The Joint LGB will be accountable to the Regional Board for the collective performance of the schools.

 

Individual School Governance Committees will be accountable to the Board for the performance of their individual schools.

CONSTITUTION  OF THE  JOINT LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

 

CONSTITUTION OF THE JOINT LOCAL GOVERNING BODY OF

 

____TKAT THANET PRIMARY ACADEMIES______

 

Part of The Kemnal Academies Trust

 

______16th May 2018______

 

  1. The names of the Academies governed by this Joint Local Governing Body are Dame Janet Primary Academy, Drapers Mills Primary Academy, Newlands Primary School, Northdown Primary School and Salmestone Primary School.

     

  2. The name of the Joint Local Governing Body (JLGB) is The Joint Local Governing Body of TKAT THANET PRIMARY ACADEMIES. Each individual school has a School Governance Committee.

 

  1. The Joint Local Governing Body shall be constituted of up to 13 Governors.

 

Class of Governor

Number

Appointed (Including Chair and Vice Chair)

7

Headteachers (ex-officio)

5

Regional Director of Education (ex-officio)

1

 

 

Total

13

 

The School Governance Committees shall be constituted of up to 9 Governors.

 

Class of Governor

Number

The Chair of the JLGB (or their representative)

1

Headteacher (ex-officio)

1

Parent

1

Staff

1

Appointed (not appointed to the JLGB)

5

Appointed (also appointed to the JLGB)

0

Total

9

 

  1. The Term of Office for each class of Governor shall be in accordance with the Scheme of Delegation of the JLGB as granted by the Directors of The Kemnal Academies Trust.

 

  1. This Constitution is made by The Kemnal Academies Trust and the TKAT THANET PRIMARY ACADEMIES Joint Local Governing Body effective from 16th May 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

On behalf of TKAT

Karen Roberts

CEO

 

 

 

 

On behalf of the JLGB

Roger Silk

Chair of Governors

 

MEMBERSHIP OF THE THANET JOINT LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

 

Name

Term of Office

Type

Responsibility

Declaration of Interest 

Roger Silk

Appointed

Chair

 

 

Governor, Simon Langton Grammar school for Boys

Trustee, Director and Company Secretary Kent Cricket Board Thanet

Alan Howe

 

Appointed

 

NIL

Patricia Childs

 

Appointed

 

NIL

 

Jamie Weir

Appointed

 

NIL

Jannette Watson

 

Appointed

 

NIL

Gianni Bianchi

 

(ex officio)

 

NIL

Sheila Todd

 Headteacher

Northdown Primary School

(Ex offico)

NIL

Sam Atkinson

Executive Headteacher

Dame Janet Primary Academy and Newlands Primary Academy

(Ex offico)

NIL

Joseph Manclark

Headteacher

Drapers Mill Primary Academy

(Ex offico)

Non Executive Director - Our Kitchen - Thanet

Spouse, Teaching Assistant at Drapers Mills Primary Academy

Cousin, Teaching Assistant at Drapers Mills Primary Academy

 

 

Nigel Pantling

Headteacher

Salmestone Primary School

(Ex offico)

NIL

 

Terms of Reference for the Local Governing Body (LGB)

 

The Directors of TKAT Board of Trustees delegate their responsibilities for the day-to-day operation of Drapers Mills Primary Academy (DMPA) and the whole of the funding granted by the DfE for the benefit of DMPA directly to the LGB through the Scheme of Delegation.

 

 

Membership

We currently have Membership of 9 Governors:

  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 6 Appointed Governors
  • 1 Parent Governor (vacancy)

 

Chair of Governors: Mr Roger Silk, Appointed Governor

Vice-Chair of Governors: Miss Dawn Watson, Appointed Governor

 

Drapers Mills Local Governing Body

 

Name

Type

Responsibility

Attendance %

Ac Yr 17-18

Roger Silk

Current term:

30/06/2016 to 30/06/2020

Start date: 30/06/2020

Appointed

Chair of Governors

Literacy

100%

Declarations of Interest

including transactions to 31st August 2018

Governor of Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys and Trustee, Director and Company Secretary of Kent Cricket Board, Thanet

Dawn Watson

Current term:

02/02/2017 to 02/02/2021

Start date: 02/02/2017

Appointed

Vice Chair of Governors

Welfare/Pastoral

100%

Declarations of Interest

including transactions to 31st August 2018

Governor of Holy Trinity & St John’s Primary School, Margate

David Little

Current term:

02/02/2017 to 02/02/2021

Start date: 02/02/2017

Appointed

Mathematics

66%

Declarations of Interest

including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Adam Flannery

Current term:

02/10/17 to

02/10/2021

Start date: 02/10/2017

Appointed

Early Years

80%

Declarations of Interest

including transactions to 31st August 2017

 

Director-CEO of The Bandicoots Play Project CIC

Barry Lewis

Current Term:

25/09/18 to

25/09/2022

Start date: 25/09/18

Appointed

Community Links

0%

Declarations of Interest including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Sharon Goodyer

Current term:

25/09/18 to 25/09/2022

Start date: 25/09/18

Appointed

Wider Curriculum

0%

Declarations of Interest

including transactions to 31st August 2018

 

CEO - Our Kitchen Isle of Thanet

Sarah Roberts

Current term:

01/09/2017 to 01/09/2021

Start date: 01/09/2017

Staff

 

50%

Declarations of Interest

including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

Joseph Manclark

Current term:

01/04/2016

Start date: 01/04/2016

Headteacher

 

100%

Declarations of Interest

including transactions to 31st August 2018

Spouse, Mrs A Manclark is a Teaching Assistant at Drapers Mills Primary

Academy

Non-Executive Director of My Kitchen - Thanet

Family Influence, Mrs N Love is a Teaching Assistant at Drapers Mills

Primary Academy

Caroline Arnold

Clerk to the Governors

100%

Declarations of Interest

including transactions to 31st August 2018

None

 

 

Structure

There are six meetings of the Governing Body each academic year.

 

 

Governing Body Structure 2017-18

Annual Impact Report 2018

Meet Our Governors

School Governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education.  Governors are one of the largest voluntary forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards, by supporting and challenging school leaders

 

Or governing body at present consists of up to 12  members supported by the Clerk.

 

The purpose of the Clerk's role is to:

  • Provide advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters
  • Provide effective administrative support to the governing body
  • Ensure the governing body is properly constituted
  • Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements

 

Meet Our Governors February 2018

TERM OF OFFICE AND RESIGNATIONS

 

Governors with an end of term of office or Resignation  in 2016-2017

 

Name

Type

Responsibility

Attendance %

Ac Yr 16-17

Becki Higgins

Current term:

01/10/2015 to 01/10/2019

Start date: 01/10/2015

End date: 31/08/2017

 

Appointed

Early Years Governor

80%

Current Declarations of Interest

Including transactions to 31st August 2016

None

 

 

 

Governors with an end of term of office or Resignation  in 2017-2018

 

Name

Type

Responsibility

Attendance %

Ac Yr  17-18

John Kirk

Current term:

07/01/2017 to 05/02/18

Start date: 07/01/2017

 

Appointed

 

0%

Declarations of Interest

including transactions to 31st August 2017

Brother-in-law Mr John McCormack, Skip2bfit

Public Minutes

If you would like access to the governing body Minutes of meetings please contact the Clerk who will arrange for you to view them

 

Contacting the Governing Body

 

Chair of Governors

Mr Roger Silk

c/o Drapers Mills Primary Academy

St Peter's Footpath

MARGATE
Kent

CT9 2SP

 

rsilk@dmpa-tkat.org

 

If you are interested in joining our Governing Body or wish to contact a member of the Governing Body please send an email via the Clerk to Governors below

 

Mrs Caroline Arnold

Clerk to Governors

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