The Local Governing Body
Newlands Primary Academy 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.
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.
The 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.
The Purpose of the Governing Body is to:
Provide strategic leadership and overview of educational provision through challenge and support of senior leaders
Ensure that the Academy’s long term vision reflects the needs of its community beyond current post holders and is in line with TKAT’s vision and values.
Provide strategic overview of financial management and other key Governance responsibilities
Ensure equality of opportunity and provision across all schools – fair capacity sharing and ensuring no school is disadvantaged
Following the meeting of the Joint Local Governing Body on February 9th 2022, it was decided to end the Joint Local Governance Structure for TKAT schools within Thanet.
From 9th February 2022, there is a single Local Governing Body for each school.
There is a Chair and Vice-Chair for each school’s Local Governing Body.
The Chair is the same for all five schools.
Governors on each school Local Governing Body will have specific responsibilities, including: Finance, Standards and Assessment, Behaviour and Welfare, Health and Safety, Safeguarding, SEND, EYFS and Leadership and Management.
The composition of each Local Governing Body is up to 9 governors:
The Chair (Appointed)
2 Parent Governors (elected by parents)
2 Staff Governors (elected by staff)
Up to 3 other appointed Governors
Other members of the School’s leadership team may join meetings as appropriate.
Our pay committee officially approves teacher and admin staff pay, with advice from our Headteacher.
The membership of the pay committee is reviewed and approved annually at a governor's meeting.
The pay committee is made up of our Chair of Governors and one other nominated governor.
Our Chair of Governors contact details:
Mr R. Silk
c/o Newlands Primary School
Newlands and Dame Janet Governance Committee
We currently have 10 governors:
5 Appointed Governors
4 Staff Governors
1 Parent Governor
Chair of Governors: Roger Silk
Vice Chair: Georgina Glover