WHAT DOES A SCHOOL GOVERNOR DO?
Governors are responsible for overseeing the management side of a school: strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing. They enable their school to run as effectively as possible, working alongside senior leaders and supporting teachers to provide excellent education to children. Being a school governor is a commitment to attending governing body meetings which consider issues such as setting the school vision, mitigating financial risk and scrutinising educational outcomes. They are also involved in the school community, acting as critical friends to the headteacher and senior leaders. Governors bring a wide range of skills and expertise from their professional lives to the governing board and schools benefit greatly from working with skilled volunteers, for example anyone with experience of finance, law, premises management or human resources. A governor with business know-how can transform the running of a school.
Thomas Bennett Community College is an academy as part of The Kemnal Academies Trust
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. Please click here to link to the Directors of the TKAT Board.
TKAT Governance information includes the structure of governance and relevant details about Trustees terms of office, attendance and business interests:
Key documents including the Master Funding Agreement can be found:
THOMAS BENNETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE LOCAL GOVERNING BODY (LGB)
Please see the sections below for details of our current and recent LGB members. If you wish to contact governors, please do so via the school contact details. If you are interested in becoming a governor at Thomas Bennett Community College, in the first instance, please contact the Clerk to Governors via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
There are six meetings of the full Local Governing Body each academic year. In addition to this, there are two committees who have delegated responsibility laid out in their terms of reference: Operational Resources and Student Outcomes.
Mr Stuart Smith
Mr Dick Brown
Chair of Governors
Link Governor Safeguarding
Link Governor Teaching & Learning
Ms Margaret Handley
Vice-Chair of Governors
Link Governor Pupil Premium
Joint Link Governor Finance
Mr Steve Rhodes
Joint Link Safeguarding (shadow DB)
Link Governor Health & Safety
Mr Guy Sizer
Link Governor SEN
Joint Link Governor Finance
Clerk to Governors
Mrs Kerry Kirkin
Link Governor Attendance & Behaviour
Mr Steven Hart
Mrs Kate Wilson