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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 meet the TKAT 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.

 

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

 

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

 

The composition of the School Governance Committee is:

 

The Chair of the Joint LGB (or their representative)

Any other member of the Joint LGB associated with the school

2 Parent Governors

1 Staff Governor

Other appointed Governors who wish to serve on the School Governance Committee but not the Joint LGB

Headteacher and other members of the School’s leadership team as appropriate (Ex officio)

 

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.

Draper Mills Governance Committee

We currently have 8 governors:

  • 1 Head Teacher

  • 4 Appointed Governors

  • 2 Staff Governors

  • 1 Parent Governor

Chair of Governors: Roger Silk
Vice Chair: Dawn Watson

 

Name

(Date Appointed)

Role

Term of office

Declaration of interests,

including business interests to Aug '21

Meetings attended

'20/21

Roger Silk

(31.01.17)

Chair

12.06.20-11.06.24

*Governor at Simon Langton Grammar school

*Trustee, director and company secretary at Kent cricket board Thanet

*Director at Westgate and Birchington golf club

4/4

Dawn Watson

(02.02.17)

Vice Chair 

 

Pastoral

12.01.21-12.01.25

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

*Board member, Canterbury Diocese Board of Education

*Priest in Charge, St John the Baptist Church Margate

4/4

David Little

(02.02.17)

Finance

12.01.21-02.01.25

None

4/4

Sarah Roberts 

(01.09.17)

Staff

01.09.17- 01.09.21

None

4/4

Stirling Joy

(13.01.20)

Staff

 

Health and Safety

13.01.20-13.01.24

None

4/4

Daniel Barham

(06.07.21)

Parent

 

Safeguarding/Attendance

06.07.21-06.07.25

*JLGB Governor

4/4

Jack Packman

(06.07.21)

Appointed

 

Curriculum

06.07.21-06.07.25

None

4/4

Joseph Manclark

(01.04.16)

Headteacher

ex-officio

*Director at Our Kitchen Thanet

*Board member KAH East Kent *Amanda Manclark TA Drapers

 

4/4

 

Thanet Joint Local Governing Body

We currently have 12 governors:

  • 1 Director of Education

  • 1 Executive Head Teacher

  • 4 Head Teachers

  • 6 Appointed Governors

Chair of Governors: Roger Silk
Vice Chair: Daniel Barham

 

Name

(Date Appointed)

RoleTerm of officeDeclaration of Interests, including transactions to Aug '21Attendance '20/21

Roger Silk

(17.07.17)

Chair17.07.21-17.07.25

*Governor at Simon Langton Grammar school

*Trustee, director and company secretary at Kent cricket board Thanet

*Director at Westgate and Birchington golf club

3/3

Daniel Barham

(13.02.20)

Vice Chair13.02.20-12.02.24None3/3

Sam Atkinson 

(17.07.17)

Executive HT-DJPAex-officioNone3/3

Matthew Harris

(12.11.20)

HT- Northdownex-officioNone

2/3

Jo Manclark

(17.07.17)

HT- Drapersex-offico

*Director at Our Kitchen Thanet

*Board member KAH East Kent

*Amanda Manclark TA Drapers 

3/3

Nigel Pantling 

(17.07.17)

HT- Salmestoneex-officioNone3/3

David Bailey

(11.03.21)

HT- Newlandsex-officio

*Hannah Bailey-TKAT

*Hannah Bailey- trainer

2/3

Julie Bartlett

(12.11.20)

Appointed12.11.20-11.11.24None2/3

Amy Ward

(12.11.20)

Appointed12.11.20-11.11.24*Media Relations Officer at the EKC Group3/3

Imogen Dobie

(12.11.20)

Appointed12.11.20-11.11.24None2/3

Eni Bui-Timi

(12.11.20)

Appointed12.11.20-11.11.24None3/3

Jenni Richards

(MAT cover)

Director of Educationex-officioNonen/a

 

Governors with an end of term of office or Resignation inn 2020-2021

Contacting the Governing Body

 

Chair of Governors

Mr Roger Silk

c/o Drapers Mills Primary Academy

St Peter's Footpath

MARGATE
Kent

CT9 2SP

 

rogersilk@dmpa-tkat.org

 

If you are interested in joining our Governing Body or wish to contact a member of the Governing Body contact us.

 

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