REAch2 now has over 55 schools and is organised into 4 regions.  Our school is part of the South Central region.

Schools in the Region:

Croydon: Robert Fitzroy Academy, Aerodrome Academy, St Mark’s Academy

Kent: Milton Court Academy, Copperfield Academy, Tymberwood Academy

Bexley: Brampton Primary Academy

Sussex: Eastbrook Academy, WhiteMeadows Academy, The Globe Academy

All of our schools share the same governance structure and you find information about the Trust on the REAch2 website at


As part of the REAch2 Trust, detailed information regarding governance can be found on the REAch2 website: This page gives details of how the Trust is organised including the Articles of Association, the Master Funding Agreement and all the documents which relate to how the Trust was founded and how it runs today.  You can also find details of who our Trustees are.

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

Lucy Ellis is the Deputy Regional Director for the REAch2 South Central region.

Paul Voural is the Associate School Leader for the REAch2 South Central region.

Our school, like all the schools in the Trust, has a local governing body (LGB).  There is a scheme of delegation which details how the LGB should work.  The LGB hold meetings during the year in which they help to support the school, its leadership and pupils whilst challenging to make sure that everyone achieves as much progress as they should.

The LGB also works alongside a regional board where region-wide issues are discussed.  The Regional Board is made up of volunteers, just like an LGB, with Headteachers and Chairs of Governors.  There is also a team of regional officers, led by the Regional Director.  They provide  support to the schools in finance, HR, Estates and Governance.

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.


Appointment Appointed by Declarations
Steve Hatch Chair of Governors

REAch2 Governor

September 2017 REAch2 Milton Court Governor
Mike Dendor Vice Chair

REAch2 Governor

September 2017 REAch2 Swale Borough Councillor

Milton Court Governor

Sarah Bourne REAch2 Governor September 2017 REAch2 Milton Court Governor
Natalie Searle Staff Governor September 2015 Staff None
Louise Blunderfield Staff Governor December 2017 Staff None
Cathryn Andrews Ex-Officio


April 2013- REAch2 Governor at Greenfields Primary School from Jan 2017
Lisa Burton Parent Governor June 2017 Parents Milton Court Governor
Scott Edwards Parent Governor December 2017 Parents None
Richard Davis REAch2 Governor December 2017 REAch2 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 – November 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