Governing Body

Governing Body

The Thanet Joint 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.

Click here to link to the Scheme of Delegation
Click here to Meet the TKAT Trustees
Click here to link to the TKAT Governance Page including the structure of governance and relevant details about Trustees terms of office, attendance and business interests.
Click here for key documents including the Master Funding Agreement, Articles of Association and Accounts.

Governance for Newlands Primary Academy is provided through the Thanet Joint Local Governing Body which is a Governance partnership between Newlands, Dame Janet, Drapers Mills, Northdown and Salmestone Primary Academies.


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.
The Purpose of the Joint Governing Body is to:
  • Provide strategic leadership and overview of educational provision through challenge and support of senior leaders
  • 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

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

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.
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)

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.

Newlands and DJPA Governance Committee

We currently have 12 governors:

  • 5 Appointed Governors

  • 5 Staff Governors

  • 2 Parent Governor

Chair of Governors: Roger Silk
Vice Chair: Georgina Glover

(Date appointed)
RoleTerm of officeDeclaration of Interest, including transactions to Aug '21Attendance '20/21
Roger Silk
Chair 08.02.21-08.02.25*Governor at Draper Mills Primary Academy
*Governor at Dame Janet Primary Academy
*Governor at Salmestone Primary
Governor at Northdown Primary
*Governor at Simon Langton Grammar school
*Trustee, director and company secretary at Kent cricket board Thanet
*Director and trustee at Westgate and Birchington golf club
Nicola Haughie
Appointed01.05.17 - 01.05.21None4/4
Sam Atkinson
Executive Headteacher DJPAEx-officioNone4/4
Juliet Herd
Gemma Sherwin
Head of school- DJPAEx officioNone3/4
David Bailey
Head Teacher-NewlandsEx officio*Hannah Bailey-TKAT SCITT primary programme lead
*Hannah Bailey- HB Education
Georgina Glover
Vice Chair01.09.18- 01.09.22*Governor at Simon Langton Grammar School for girls.
*Governor at Hoath & Chislet C of E Federation.
*Governor at the Stour Academy
*Canterbury City Council Councillor
*Kent County Council legal consultant.
Diana Grant
Georgina Gothard
Daniel Barham
Daniel Chantler
Appointed staff08.07.21-07.07.25None1/1
Paul Allen
Parent Governor- Newlands23.09.21-23.09.25NoneN/A
Vanessa Ray
Appointed Governor23.09.21-23.09.25NoneN/A
Thanet Joint Local Governing Body

We currently have 7 governors:

  • 7 Appointed Governors


Chair of Governors: Roger Silk
Vice Chair: Daniel Barham

(Date appointed)
RoleTerm of officeDeclaration of Interest, including transactions to Aug '21Attendance '20/21
Roger Silk
Chair17.07.21-17.07.25*Governor at Simon LangtonGrammar school
*Trustee, director and company secretary at Kent cricket board Thanet
*Director at Westgate and Birchington golf club
Matthew Harris
Northdown Primary School
Ex officioNone2/3
Sam Atkinson
Executive Headteacher
Dame Janet Primary Academy
Ex officioNone3/3
Joe Manclark
Drapers Mill Primary Academy
Ex officio*Director at Our Kitchen Thanrt
*Board member KAH East Kent
*Amanda Manclark TA Drapers
*Nicola Love TA Drapers
Nigel Pantling
Salmestone Primary School
Ex officioNone3/3
Daniel Barham
Vice Chair (Northdown)13.02.20-12.02.24None3/3
Nicola Furneaux
Director of educationEx officioNone1/3
Jenni Richards
(MAT cover for Nicola Furneaux)
Director of EducationEx-officioNonen/a
Amy Ward
Appointed12.11.20-11.11.24*Media relations officer at the EKC Group3/3
Imogen Dobie
Eni Bui-Timi
Julie Bartlett
Governor Resignations
(Date appointed)
Term of officeDate of ResignationRegistered Business InterestRoleAttendance '19/20
Jamie Weir
March 18-March 22
01.09.20*EKC group
*Director East Kent housing
JLGB Appointed Governor2/3
George Kup
Sept 19- Sept 2310.02.21Deputy chairman North Thanet Conservative Assossiation
*Councillor TDC
*Parlimentary assistant to Sir Roger Gale MP
*Laura Kup-Teacher at Reculver Primary School
JLGB- Appointed2/3
Sarah Hutley
01.05.17-01.05.2108.07.21NoneStaff- DJPA3/4



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Newlands Primary School
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The Kemnal Academies Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company number 7348231. Its registered address is The Atkins Centre, Kemnal Technology College, Sevenoaks Way, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5AA. “Newlands Primary School” is a business name used by The Kemnal Academies Trust.

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