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.

The Chair of Governors is Mr Dick Brown and the Vice Chair is Mr James Thomas. 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

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. (

 Please click here to link to Governance information relating to TKAT, including the structure of governance and relevant details about Trustees terms of office, attendance and business interests. (

 Please click here for key documents including the Master Funding Agreement, Articles of Association and Accounts.(

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 at:

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 King Harold Academy they can contact the Clerk to the Governing Body, Carol Thomas by email to 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, Carol Thomas by email to

 Name Role/Responsibility 4 Year Term starts/reviewed Meets Attended 20/21 % Declaration of Interests
Ms Joanne Ashley Community Governor – King Harold Academy September 2020 – September 2024 33% None
Mr Dick Brown Chair of  Governors – King Harold Academy
Chair of Finance
March 2020 – March 2024 100% None
Mr James Thomas Vice Chair of Governors January 2019 – January 2023 67% None
Mrs Sue Jinks Adviser – King Harold Academy 100% None
Mr David Williams Parent Governor April 2018 – April 2022 67% None
Sabina Malique Link Governor Attendance & Behaviour September 2020 – September 2024 67%
Anita Gyampoh Link Governor Health & Safety September 2020 – September 2024 67%
Katherine Tew Link Governor Finance September 2020 – September 2024 83%
Camaya Achakobe Link Governor Pupil Premium September 2020 – September 2024 67%
Conor Cotton November 2020 – November 2024 60%
VACANCY Appointed
Mr Giles Page Left April 2020 March 2018 50% None
Mr Steve Fisher Left 31/08/2021 100% None
Ms Rebecca Heather Left 31/08/2021 100% None
Governor Business Interests declarations 2020 – 2021
Governor Name A B C D E F G H
Katherine Tew Self n/a Newham CCG NHS February 2016 Employment Yes No
Katherine Tew Self n/a Iceni Sisters Waltham Abbey WI Charity October 2015 Committee Member/Treasurer Yes No
Camaya Achakobe Self n/a CFAA Limited Consultancy (Banking) 12/5/16 Director Yes


(in prosess of being liquidated)

Carol Thomas Harriet Thomas Daughter TKAT Education November 2019 Procurement Officer No No
Carol Thomas Self CPS, GF, KTC, CMS, HOR. ORCH, RP, TBCC Education September 2015 Clerk at 9 TKAT schools No No
All other declarations were a NIL return


Over the last year governors have worked collaboratively across both schools, meeting regularly to review targets and set School Development Plans. Governors also reviewed a comprehensive report each term ‘Know Thy Impact’ for each school which gave them an overview from each leadership area detailing specific action to be taken and their outcomes. At these meetings governors have followed the policy review schedule and have approved policies for both schools that cover every aspect of school life from Health and Safety to Learning to specific TKAT procedures.

Governors have instigated topics for presentations to ensure that staff and student wellbeing is paramount, to gain a better understanding of new curriculum models and recent changes to the examination requirements and awards system.

They have monitored school finances regularly to ensure that they continue to be robust and that both schools have operated within the budgets assigned.

Governors have supported events and carried out various monitoring visits of specific areas of school life. Each governor has been assigned a link role that they have investigated to gain an insight and knowledge of each school and how it operates on a day to day basis. This has also allowed them to gain a better understanding of how improvements can be made and successes be recognised.

All governors have undertaken Level 2 Safeguarding Training and been DBS checked. All governing body agenda’s covered safeguarding and child protection

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