Governors

REAch2 now has over 55 schools and is organised into 10 regions.  Our school is part of Cluster 8.

Schools in the Region:

Kent: Milton Court Academy, Copperfield Academy, Tymberwood Academy

Bexley: Brampton Primary Academy

All of our schools share the same governance structure and you find information about the Trust on the REAch2 website at www.reach2.org.

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

http://reach2.org/governance-policy/governance/

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.

Each cluster is led by a ‘Deputy Director of Education’.  At the current time, there is a vacancy for this role in Cluster 8.  Challenge and support is currently provided for Kemsley by Gemma Clark (Headteacher at Brampton Primary Academy)

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 cluster board.  The cluster board will sit for the first time in January 2020.

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.

Our clerk is Mrs T Rose.

KEMSLEY

BUSINESS INTERESTS AND ATTENDANCE 2020-2021

 

 

 

Appointment

Attendance

Appointed by

Declarations

Steve Hatch

Chair of governors

Reach 2 Governor

September 2017

6/6

Reach 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iris Homer

Headteacher

January 2020

6/6

REAch2

 None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louise Blunderfield

Staff Governor

 

December 2017

5/6

Staff

None

Lucy Bond

Staff Governor

September 2020

5/6

Staff

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Dendor

REAch2 Governor

September 2017

4/6

REAch2

Swale Borough Councillor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Duffy

Parent Governor

Vice Chair

 

November 2018

5/6

Parents

 

None

Richard Minton

REAch2 Governor

October 2018

4/6

REAch2

 

 

Scott Edwards

Parent Governor

 

 

5/6

Parents

None

Philip Walton

Co-Opted Governor

March 2021

1/3

Governors

None

 

Martin Baker

 

Reach 2 Governor

 

July 2021

 

1/1

 

Reach 2

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resignations

Name

Position

Termination

of office

Dean Grace

REAch2 Governor

December 2017

Lisa Burton

Parent Governor

October 2018

Sarah Bourne

REAch2 Governor

December 2018

Cathryn Andrews

Head Teacher

December 2019

Natalie Searle

Staff Governor

April 2020

Richard Davis

Reach 2 Governor

September 2020

Matthew Austin

Co-Opted Governor

September 2020

Jessica Duffin

Reach 2 Governor

March 2021

 

 

 

KEMSLEY
BUSINESS INTERESTS AND ATTENDANCE 2019-2020

    Appointment Attendance Appointed by Declarations
Steve Hatch Chair of governors

 

Reach 2 Governor

September 2017 5/5 Reach 2 Governor at Highsted Grammar
Iris Homer Headteacher January 2020 5/5 REAch2 Governor at Greenfields Primary to Jan 2019
Louise Blunderfield Staff Governor December 2017 5/5 Staff None
           
Mike Dendor REAch2 Governor September 2017 4/5 REAch2 Swale Borough Councillor
Jessica Duffin REAch2 Governor October 2018 0/0 (Maternity Leave) REAch2

 

 

 
Hannah Duffy Parent Governor November 2018 4/5 Parents

 

 

 
Richard Minton REAch2 Governor October 2018 4/5 REAch2  

 

 

Scott Edwards Vice Chair of Governors

 

Parent Governor

December 2017 2/5 Parents None
Matthew Austen

Co-Opted Governor

September 2017 1/2 Governors None

Resignations

Name Position Termination

 

of office

Cathryn Andrews Headteacher December 2019
Natalie Searle Staff Governor April 2020
     

BUSINESS INTERESTS AND ATTENDANCE 2018-2019

    Appointment Attendance Appointed by Declarations
Steve Hatch Chair of governors

 

Reach 2 Governor

September 2017 6/6 Reach 2 Governor at Highsted Grammar
Cathryn Andrews Headteacher September 2017 6/6 REAch2 Governor at Greenfields Primary to Jan 2019
Louise Blunderfield Staff Governor December 2017 6/6 Staff None
           
Mike Dendor REAch2 Governor September 2017 4/6 REAch2 Swale Borough Councillor
Jessica Duffin REAch2 Governor October 2018 4/5 REAch2

 

 

 
Hannah Duffy Parent Governor November 2018 5/5 Parents

 

 

 
Richard Minton REAch2 Governor October 2018 5/5 REAch2  

 

 

Scott Edwards Vice Chair of Governors

 

Parent Governor

December 2017 5/6 Parents None
Natalie Searle Staff Governor

 

Kemsley

September 2017 2/6 Staff None

Resignations

Name Position Termination

 

of office

Dean Grace REAch2 Governor December 2017
Lisa Burton Parent Governor October 2018
Sarah Bourne REAch2 Governor December 2018