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.

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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 Giles Page 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

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, Mrs M Campbell at  or 01992-714800 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 M Campbell on 01992-714800 or by email to



4 Year Term starts/reviewed

Declaration of Interests

Ms Joanne Ashley

Parent Governor – King Harold Academy

30 November 2015


Mr Christian Cavanagh

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


Ms Rebecca Heather

Staff Governor – King Harold Academy

9 February 2015


Mr Giles Page

Chair of  Governors – King Harold Academy
Chair of Finance

6 March 2014


Mr James Thomas

Vice Chair of Governors

30 November 2015


Mr Ian Tilbury

Head of School – King Harold Academy

September 2018


Mrs Sue Jinks

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

Mr David Williams

Parent Governor

April 2018

Ngonidzashe Munedzimwe


September 2016

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