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

TKAT is a multi-academy trust which was established on 1st November 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 Mrs Helen Chalkley 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 the Trustees of TKAT (

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.(

Please click here for the KHA Govenor Impact Statement 

Please click here for the King Harold Academy Constitution 

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors you can write to her at the school and mark your envelope confidential.  Alternatively, you can email her 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, Jane Boyce 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.

The only LGB committee at KHA is a pay committee which is appointed on an annual basis.

For further information on matters relating to the Governing Body please contact the Clerk, Jane Boyce by email , at King Harold Academy.

Meetings for 2022/2023

Wednesday 28th Sept 2022 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday 23rd November 2022 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday 25th January 2023 6pm to 8pm

Tuesday 21st March 2023  6pm to 8pm

Wednesday 17th May 2023 6pm to 8pm

Thursdays 13th July 2023 6pm to 8pm

Meetings for 2023/2024

Wednesday 27th Sept 2023 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday 29th November 2023 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday 24th January 2024 6pm to 8pm

Tuesday 20th March 2024  6pm to 8pm

Wednesday 15th May 2024 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday 10th July 2024 6pm to 8pm


 Name Role/Responsibility Start Date 4 Year Term starts/reviewed Meets Attended 21/22 % Declaration of Interests
Ms Joanne Ashley Community Governor – King Harold Academy – Link Governor – Teaching & Learning Jul’20 Jul’ 20 – Jul’24 50% None
Helen Chalkley Chair of  Governors – King Harold Academy                      TKAT Governor – Link Governor Reading Sep’22 Sep’22 – Aug’26 100% None
Mr James Thomas Vice Chair of Governors – Link Governor – Finance Sep’16 Jan’19 – Aug’23 100% None
VACANCY Link Governor – Pupil Premium & ACE Sep’20 Sep’20 – Aug’24 0% None
Camaya Achakobe Link Governor – Link Governor Reading Sep’20 Sep’20 – Aug’24 0% None
Conor Cotton Link Governor – Careers & CEIAG Sep’20 Sep’20 – Aug’24 100% None
Peter Stubbs Local Governor Sep’22 Sep’22 – Aug’26 100% None
Emily Bushnell Parent Governor Jan’22 Jan’22 – Jan’26 0% None
VACANCY Staff Governor Jan’22 Jan’22 – Jan’26
LEAVERS LEFT            Term finish date      Resp
Sabina Malique 25/01/23            25/01/23              Link Gov Sep’20 Sep’20 – Aug’24 50% None
Mohammed Ali 16/10/22            16/10/23            Parent Govenor   Nov’21 Nov’21 – Oct’25 100% None
Mr Dick Brown 31/08/22           31/08/22           Chair govs Mar’20 Mar’20-Aug’22 100% None
Mr Barry Dowsett 31/08/22            31/08/22          Staff Gov Jan’22 Jan’22-Aug’22 100% None
Ms Anita Gyampoh  31/03/22          31/03/22                Link Gov Sep’20 Sep’20 – Mar’22 50% None
Mr Giles Page April 2020           March 22           Chair Govs                                                                                                            Sep’16 Mar ’18 – Apr’20  50% None
Mr Steve Fisher 31/08/2021          31/08/2024       No Area Sep’20 Sep’20 – Aug’21 100% None
Ms Rebecca Heather 31/08/2021          31/08/2021        No Area Sep’16 Sep’17 – Aug’21 100% None
Mr David Williams 01/11//2021         01/04/2022       Parent Gov Sep’16 Apr’18 – Nov’21 67% None
Katherine Tew 06/10/2021          06/10/2021       Link Gov Sep’20 Sep’20 – Oct’21 83%
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 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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