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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

To carry out and review the arrangement of the 6th form partnership agreement between Welling School and Trinity.

Impact Statement

Governor Impact Statement - Welling School 2019

During the year the LGB has lost 2 members: the reasons given were that both of them found it difficult to match their employment commitments to the requirements of being a governor.  This is an important issue to be addressed: the LGB has lost several members in recent years because of this. 

We have replaced both of them but only since the COVID-19 crisis so they have been unable to meet personally with the other members of the LGB. They have joined  and made  valuable contributions to the Zoom meetings. There is an urgent need to find a way to engage with them in person.

Governors have actively contributed in the following ways:

  1. One governor works very closely with the learning support team and has made numerous visits to Welling . Another governor has taken a personal interest in those students who have long term medical needs.
  2. Have met with the leaders of the key stages to understand their roles. They have also met with Matt Barrett regarding Finance & Health & Safety. During these visits governors have visited lessons, spoken with staff & students & walked through the school looking at display, behaviour & student notebooks. During terms 1 & 2 there was a focus on how robust the data collected was and on the feedback given to students in their notebooks. Another governor takes an interest in the needs of the most able students.
  3. Have sat on exclusion panels.
  4. Have sat on the Pay Committee and the Appeal Board.
  5. Have attended the Open morning, concerts, plays, exhibitions & Prize evenings
  6. Attended training sessions provided by TKAT & Bexley,
  7. The chair, an experienced science teacher, has met with the new Director of Science in order to understand the problems within the faculty & to discuss possible solutions to those issues. Has been on the interview panels for SLT appointments & for the appointment of the new Executive Principal. The Chair has also monitored the preparations for the return to school in September & visited in order to monitor those preparations in situ, and attended debriefing sessions following TKAT reviews.
  8. All governors have been involved in LGB Zoom meetings.

The governing body currently comprises:

Name

Position

Start Date

Current Term

Declaration of interest inc. Transactions to 31 Aug 2020

Lesley West

Chair of Governors

01/05/2011

01/05/2019 to 30/04/2023

Nil

Peter Smith

Vice Chair of Governors

19/09/2012

19/09/20 to 18/09/2020

Wife works for TKAT

Natalie   Willbourn

Executive Headteacher

09/07/2019

19/07/2019 to 08/07/2023

Nil

Rob Pett

Headteacher

23/04/2019

23/04/2019

Nil

Alex McWhinnie

Staff Governor

11/07/2016

10/07/2020 to 19/07/2024

Nil

Janice Newport

Appointed Governor

14/09/2017

14/09/2017 to 13/09/2022

Nil

Shaun Butler

Appointed Governor

06/03/2018

06/03/2018 to 05/03/2022

Nil

Natalie Sillince

Parent Governor

29/01/2019

29/01/2019 to 28/01/2023

Nil

Lisa McNeil

Parent Governor

04/10/2018

04/10/2018 to 03/10/2022

Nil

Priya Ebenezer

Appointed Governor

14/07/2018

14/07/2020 to 13/07/2024

Nil

Tom Madden

Appointed Govenor

02/10/2018

02/10/2018 to 01/10/2022

Nil

Daniel Ng

Appointed Governor

07/05/2020

07/05/2020 to 06/05/2020

Nil

Mr P Boyd

Clerk to the Governors

N/A

N/A

Nil

Governors Attendance 2019-20:

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

Name

Position

Current Term

Start Date

End Date

Declaration of interest

Attendance

David Thompson

Appointed Governor

10/07/2017 to 09/07/2021

10/07/2017

11/09/2019

Nil

0%

Kieran Walsh

Appointed Governor

09/07/2019 to 08/07/2023

09/07/2019

28/01/2020

Nil

50%

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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