Governors

GOVERNING BODY FOR
KING HAROLD ACADEMY
AND
DEBDEN PARK HIGH SCHOOL 

King Harold is an academy as part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT).

TKAT is a multi-academy trust which was established on 1st September 2010.  It’s 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.

Click here to view the Scheme of delegation.

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.

KHA and DPHS share a board of governors across both schools.  The Chair of Governors is Mr James Lillingston and the Vice Chair is Cllr. Valerie Metcalfe. A list of governors is below and full details of our governing body and the Terms of Reference, can be found by downloading the attachment on the right of this page.

School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Head of School, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.

Governors have three main roles:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To act as a critical friend to the Head of School
  • To ensure accountability

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors you can write to him at the school and mark your envelope confidential.  Alternatively, you can email him James.Lillingston@gmail.com

All parents/carers are contacted when a parent/carer governor vacancy arises and are invited to apply.  If more than one application is received we undertake a ballot of parent/carers to determine who will fill the vacancy.

If anyone is interested in becoming a governor and they are not a parent/carer of a student at either King Harold Academy or Debden Park High School they can contact the Clerk to the Governing Body, Mrs Josie Wood jwood@dphs-tkat.org 020 8418 1202 for further information on how to apply.

Teacher governors are invited to apply to be a Staff Governor when a vacancy arises and should the school receive more than one teacher application we undertake a ballot process to determine who will fill the vacancy.

The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Governing Body are elected annually.

Terms of office  for all Governors are reviewed every 4 years.

For further information on matters relating to the Governing Body please contact the Clerk, Mrs Josie Wood on 020 8418 1202 or by email to jwood@dphs-tkat.org

 

Name

Role/Responsibility

 

4 Year Term starts/reviewed 

Declaration of Interests

Attendance %  2014/15

Mr James Lillingston

Chair of Governors
Health & Safety
Child Protection

James Lillingston

22 September 2015

Spouse is Mrs Lillingston TA at DPHS

100%

Cllr. Valerie Metcalfe

Vice-Chair of Governors
Careers

Valerie Metcalfe

22 September 2015

Metloc Printers

90%

Ms Joanne Ashley

Parent Governor - King Harold Academy

Jo Ashley

30 November 2015

New Governor

None

New

Mrs Thea Buisson

Parent Governor - Debden Park High School
Behaviour
Child Protection

Thea Buisson

6 March 2014

None

80%

Mr Christian Cavanagh

Executive Head Teacher for King Harold Academy
and Debden Park High School

C Cavanagh 5

 

None

100%

Ms Mandy Davies

Parent Governor - Debden Park High School

Mandy Davies

30 November 2015

New Governor

None

New

Ms Helen Gascoyne

Head of School - Debden Park High School

 

 

None

80%

Mrs Terrie Gilbey

Finance Committee

 

22 September 2015

None

90%

Mrs Lisa Harris

Parent Governor - Debden Park High School

Lisa Harriss

22 September 2015

None

70%

Ms Rebecca Heather

Staff Governor - King Harold Academy

Rebecca Heather

9 February 2015

None

100%

Mr Giles Page

Parent Governor - King Harold Academy
Chair of Finance

Giles Page

6 March 2014

None

70%

Mrs Kim Thackray

Head of School - King Harold Academy

K Thackray 4

 

None

New

Mr James Thomas

Governor

James Thomas

30 November 2015

New Governor

None

New

Mr Ian Tilbury

Staff Governor - Debden Park High School

I Tilbury 6

24 February 2015

None

100%

Mrs Sue Jinks

Responsible Officer
Executive Business Manager - King Harold Academy
and Debden Park High School

S Parker 5

 

 

 

Mrs Josie Wood

Clerk to Governors (based at Debden Park High School)

 

 

 

 

Governors with an end of term of office in the last academic year and governors who resigned: Lisa Harris Parent Governor – no other nominations – Membership renewed as of 22.9.2015 Terrie Gilbey Associate Governor – no other nominations – Membership renewed as of 22.9.2015 James Lillingston Associate Governor – no other nominations – Membership renewed as of 22.9.2015 Valerie Metcalfe Associate Governor – no other nominations – Membership renewed as of 22.9.2015 Richard Sowerby  Parent Governor – resigned August 2015 - Declarations of Interest – None – Attendance 100% Richard Walters Associate Governor – resigned August 2015 - Declarations of Interest – None – Attendance 90% Sean Bryne Parent Governor – resigned June 2015 -  Declarations of Interest – None – Attendance 100% Vikki Bryne Parent Governor – resigned June 2015 -  Declarations of Interest – None – Attendance 70% 2 Vacancies under review – Associate Governor and Parent Governor from KHA