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. (

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

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 (December 2019)

We currently have 10 Governors and 2 vacancies:

  • 1 Executive Head
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 5 LGB appointed Governors (2 vacancies)
  • 2 Staff Governors


Our Governors are:

Geoff Conway – Chair of Governors – AppointecGovernor

James Munt – Executive Head Teacher – Ex-officio Governor

Victoria Adams – Head of School – Appointed Governor

John Royston-Ford – Appointed Governor

Louise Park – Appointed Governor

Sam Benford – Appointed Governor

Thomas Hughes – Staff Governor

Emily Furbank – Staff Governor

Liz Creed – Parent Governor

Leighanne Armstrong – Parent Governor


There are four meetings of the full Local Governing Body each academic year.  In addition to this there is a Pay Committee that meets in the autumn term to review the Executive Head/Head of School’s proposals for staff performance related pay.


If you wish to contact the governors please e-mail

 To view Governors Declarations of Interests please follow this link


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.


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

Information about TKAT governance