Governors

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

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.

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.

Please click here to link to the Directors of the TKAT Board. (http://www.tkat.org/96/meet-the-team)

Please see the first two links on the right hand side of this page which detail the names, dates of appointment, responsibility, attendance information and declarations of interest of our previous and current Governors.

If you have any questions please email principal@havantacademy.co.uk

Havant Local Governing Body (LGB)

Mission Statement

Havant Academy the school of choice. Where students, staff, families and the community are supported to achieve their full potential.

Membership

We currently have 11 governors:

  • 1 Principal
  • 2 staff governors
  • 2 parent governors
  • 6 appointed governors

 

Chair of Governors:                Barry Harwood, a LGB appointed governor
Vice-Chair of Governors:       John Royston-Ford a LGB appointed governor

Our Governors are:

Helen Cassady – Principal
Barry Harwood – Chair Governor
John Royston-Ford–  Vice Chair Governor
Liz Fairhurst – Governor
Belinda Clack  - Governor
Richard Thomas– Governor
Romy Jones - Governor
Sam Benford – Parent Governor
Jodie Dunmow – Parent Governor
Mel Ferre – Parent Governor
Maria Carames – Staff Governor
Matthew Norgate  – Staff Governor
Helen Evison – Clerk to Governors

If you wish to contact the governors please e-mail  principal@havantacademy.co.uk

 To view Governors Declarations of Interests please follow this link

Structure

There are four meetings of the full Local Governing Body each academic year.  In addition to this, there are three committees who have delegated responsibility laid out in their terms of reference.

 

Improving standards sub-committee

This sub-committee will focus on the achievement of the school's Vision in respect of all curriculum and learning issues and their impact on pupil outcomes. It will oversee the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum within a caring, stimulating environment, which enables every child to achieve their potential and allows them to develop, not only academically, but also holistically.

 

Student Support sub-committee

The focal areas of work are:

  • Attendance
  • Behaviour
  • Exclusions
  • Equality & Inclusion (SEND, G&T, Vulnerable Groups etc)
  • Health & Welfare

 

Finance, Facilities & HR sub-committee

 

Rewards of Governance        

  • the knowledge that you are helping Havant Academy, its learners and its community
  • a sense of value, purpose and achievement
  • a broader understanding of education in the 21st century
  • professional and personal development

Commitment to Governance

  • time (research shows that most governors give about 10 hours per term to meetings, reading documents, visiting the Academy)
  • supporting the Academy’s continuous drive for excellence
  • a listening ear
  • the ability to assimilate information, make judgments and advise the Principal in order to inform strategy and his/her leadership decisions
  • flexibility and tact
  • ability to work as part of a team

Responsibilities of Governance

Governors are appointed to provide

  • strong links between the Academy and the communities it serves
  • a wide experience of the outside world
  • an independent view
  • a visible form of accountability for the Principal and staff of the Academy
  • a team focusing on long term strategic development and improvement
  • accountability to the Trust and the  community for the use of resources and the standards of teaching and learning in the Academy
  • support for the Principal and staff.

Governors are expected to

attend the regular and special meetings of the governing body - there will be at least one meeting each term

  • work as a member of the governing body (not as an individual) in the best interests of the Academy
  • show an interest in Academy activities
  • develop their understanding of education in general and about Havant Academy in particular
  • carry out their duties in line with the guidance about governance

In addition, individual governors will usually be involved in one of two committees which report back to the main governing body.

LOCAL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS

The Local Governing Body meetings of Havant Academy are ‘open’ meetings, so, if you are interested to come along as an observer, you are welcome to attend.

Those planning to attend are required to give a minimum of two school week's notice. Please note that you will not be eligible to speak and will be required to leave the meeting at request of the Chair, for example, during any ‘confidential’ items.

If you would like to attend a meeting please e-mail  principal@havantacademy.co.uk