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Governing Body

Welling 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.  It’s 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.

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 for the Directors of the TKAT Board.

Please click here for 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.

Welling School Local Governing Body (LGB)

The Governing Body of Welling School aims to support the ethos of the schools and wider community in educating outward-looking learners who will thrive in their own lives and contribute to make the world a better place.

We will achieve this through both an active involvement in the daily life of the schools where appropriate and by working closely with the Schools Senior Leadership Teams:

  • To set challenging aims and objectives with the schools and support the schools in achieving them.
  • To agree policies, priorities and performance targets in order to accomplish these objectives.
  • To look for evidence that these objectives are being achieved and challenge where appropriate.

The Governing body will always act in the best interests of the Academies and its pupils.   We will be prepared to explain clearly our decisions in an open and transparent way to staff, parents, pupils and others in the wider community.  We will be united in a common vision for the schools shared by the Headteacher’s in promoting the highest possible academic standards.

The Governors will act as a cooperate body, with integrity, objectivity and honesty.

Membership

Class of Governor

Number

Executive Headteacher

1

Headteacher

1

Staff

1

Parent

2

Appointed

7

Total

12

Please follow the following link for a copy of the constitution:

Structure

There are six meetings of the full Local Governing Body each academic year.  In addition to this, there are three committees who have delegated responsibility laid out in their terms of reference.

Pupil Discipline

Where the Head Teacher has excluded a pupil either for a fixed period or permanently, to consider whether directions should be given to the Headteacher for the pupil's reinstatement in the case of a permanent exclusion, or a note on the students record in the case of fixed term exclusions.

Pay Committee

To carry out the Governing Body’s responsibilities in implementing its policies and procedures for determining, reviewing and agreeing staff pay.

Partnership 6th Joint Board

See definition above.

Impact Statement

Governor Impact Statement   Welling School  2018-19

This has been a difficult year for the Governors following the resignation of the Head Teacher at the beginning of the academic year.

In January , the long standing Chair of Governors stepped down & I agreed to take on the role until July 2019: sadly this corresponded to a period of ill health on my part.

The subsequent resignations of the former Chair & Vice Chair, although regrettable , prompted an important discussion of the role of the LGB & its relationship with TKAT.  In addition to the loss of the previous Chair & Vice Chair, another governor was considered to have left due to the failure to attend 5 meetings, all but one without apologies. Two parent governors joined as well as 3 others,

With the arrival of the new Head Teacher in April & a new, enthusiastic LGB, this has been a chance to move forward together & to do things differently. To that end, our meeting in May started earlier enabling governors to walk through the school during lesson times & to meet with panels of students & staff to discuss a range of issues. This was a great success.

New governors have attended training related to their role, on safer recruitment, on the role of Academy trusts and CoGs.

Governors have met variously with the head, the safeguarding team, the finance officer & members of TKAT.  They have attended prize-giving evenings, open days, debriefing sessions after learning reviews and a parents’ forum. Governors are working with staff at all Key stages, with those working with the more able and looking at the provision for students with medical issues.  The Chair attended all interviews with those staff who became associate members of SLT.

The governing body currently comprises:

Name

Position

Start Date

End Date

Declaration of interest

Mrs L West

Chair of Governors

01/05/2011

30/04/2023

Y

Mr P Smith

Vice Chair of Governors

19/09/2012

18/09/2020

Y

Mrs N Willbourn

Executive Headteacher

02/09/2019

31/12/2020

Y

Mr R Pett

Headteacher

23/04/2019

 

Y

Mr A McWhinnie

Appointed Governor

08/05/2012

10/07/2024

Y

Ms J Newport

Appointed Governor

14/09/2017

13/09/2021

Y

Mr S Butler

Appointed Governor

06/03/2018

05/03/2022

Y

Mrs N Sillince

Parent Governor

29/01/2019

28/01/2023

Y

Mrs L McNeil

Parent Governor

04/10/2018

03/10/2022

Y

Mr P Boyd

Clerk to the Governors

   

Y

new governers- ask julie (local)

Governors Attendance 2018-19:

Governors with an end of term of office in the current ot last academic year:

Name

Position

Start Date

End Date

Declaration of interest

Attendance

Lesley Robins

Chair of Governors

25/09/2007

30/01/2019

Y

100%

Terry Madden-Nadeau

Vice Chair of Governors

05/06/2009

08/03/2019

Y

75%

David Thompson

Appointed Governor

10/07/2017

08/07/2019

Y

83%

Nick Appiah

Appointed Governor

14/09/2017

26/07/2019

Y

17%

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To contact the Chair of Governors, please address your communication to:

Clerk to the Governing Body:  Mr P Boyd, Governance Officer, Governor Services, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7AT

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