Prior to September 2017, the Governing Body at Kemsley worked for the Federation overseeing the work of both Kemsley and Milton Court and acting in a critical friend capacity to ensure that the children of both schools receive the very best education possible.  From September 2017, the Federated Governing Body ceased to be in place due to the restructure of the leadership team resulting in a substantive Head teacher at both Kemsley and Milton Court and no Executive Headteacher. Information for the previous Federated governing body is given below as well as the new Kemsley only governing body.

Our clerk is Mrs T Rose.

As part of the REAch2 Trust, detailed information regarding governance within the Trust can be found on the REAch2 website:

Andrew Rigby is the Regional Director for the REAch2 South Central region.


Appointment Appointed by Declarations
Mike Dendor Chair of Governors

REAch2 Governor

September 2017 REAch2 Swale Borough Councillor
Steve Hatch Reach 2 Governor

Vice Chair

September 2017 Reach 2 None
Sarah Bourne Reach2 Governor


September 2017 Reach 2 None
Natalie Searle Staff Governor


September 2015 Staff None
Cathryn Andrews Headteacher April 2013 – ongoing REAch2 Governor at Greenfields Primary Jan 2017
Dean Grace REAch2 Governor September 2017


Reach2 None
Lisa Burton Parent Governor June 2017


Parents None


For the Federation of Kemsley and Milton Court Primary Academies during the academic year 2016/17:

Mrs Eileen Hargreaves, who served as our Chair for 4 years, sadly passed away in March 2017.  Mr Mike Dendor was elected as Chair in May 2017.



  Attendance Appointed by
Mike Dendor Vice Chair of Governors

REAch2 Governor

April 2013 5 REAch2
Steve Hatch REAch2 Governor May 2013 6 REAch2
Sarah Bourne Parent Governor

Milton Court Primary

May 2013 6 Parents
Natalie Searle Staff Governor


September 2015 6 Staff
Victoria Lawrence Staff Governor

Milton Court

January 2014 5 Staff
Cathryn Andrews Executive Headteacher (up to July 2017) April 2013 – ongoing 5 REAch2
Dean Grace REAch2 Governor March 2017


3 Reach2

Lisa Burton joined the governing body in May 2017 as Elected Parent Governor for Kemsley Primary Academy.

Resignations in the last 12 months

Name Position Termination

of office

Eileen Hargreaves (deceased) REAch2 Governor March 2017
Becca Spencer REAch2 Governor March 2016
Jason Pearn Head Teacher July 2015
Jensie Shepherd Acting Staff Governor

Kemsley Primary

July 2015