Governance

Who we are - Current Governor Membership

Seal Primary Academy LGB was re-constituted on 16 October 2018. Members on this date had their term of office re-started. Appointment dates shown prior to 16 October 2018 for some governors were for a predecessor governing body, either Seal LGB or TKAT South LGB.

Attendance at 6 meetings of Seal LGB in 2019-20 shown as % below.

Declarations of Interests in the table below include transactions to August 2020.

There are currently vacancies for 2 Appointed governors and 1 Elected Parent governor. If you are interested in joining the governing body at Seal contact the Chair of Governors at the school. See section below "How do I get in touch with the Governors?"

Name

Type of Governor and Appointment Date

Responsibilities 2020/21 and Current Term of Office and Declarations of Interests including transactions to August 2020

Attendance at LGB Meetings 2019/20
Geoff Conway

Appointed member - Chair of LGB

Appointed 28/2/17

Safeguarding, Pupil Progress & Achievement, Finance & Resources

Term of Office 16/10/18 to 15/10/22

100%
  Declarations of Interests: Chair of LGB at Front Lawn PA   
Andrew Jenkins

Appointed member - Vice Chair of LGB

Appointed 26/9/17

Finance & Resources

Term of Office 16/10/18 to 15/10/22

100%
  Declarations of Interests: Governor at The Academy, Selsey  
Judy Sharpe

Appointed member

Appointed 7/12/15

Pupil Progress & Achievement

Term of Office 16/10/18 to 15/10/22

100%
  Declarations of Interests: None  
Simon Walsh

Appointed member

Appointed 16/10/18

Special Educational Needs, Health & Safety

Term of Office 16/10/18 to 15/10/22

83.3%
  Declarations of Interests: None  
Vacancy Appointed member    
  Declarations of Interests:    
Vacancy Appointed member    
  Declarations of Interests:    
Mel Strachan

Headteacher (ex-officio member) from 1/9/16 

Term of Office N/A ex-officio

100%
  Declarations of Interests: None  
Pamela Baker

Elected staff governor

Elected 6/5/20

Responsibility to be confirmed

Term of Office 6/5/20 to 5/5/24

100% (1 of 1, new governor)
  Declarations of Interests: Family influence with TKAT employee  
Neil Sherlock

Elected staff governor

Elected 25/4/16

Health & Safety

Term of Office 16/10/18 to 15/10/22

100%
  Declarations of Interests: Governor at The Academy, Selsey and family influence with TKAT employee  
Shaun Lee-Hobson

Elected parent governor

Elected 22/10/19

Term of Office from 22/10/19 to 21/10/23

40% (2 of 5, new governor)

  Declarations of Interests: None  
Vacancy

Elected parent governor 

   

 

Governors with an end of term of office in the last academic year 2019-2020

Liz Warren resigned as elected Staff Governor w.e.f. 29/1/20 in year 2019-20. Responsibility: Special Education Needs.

Attendance 33.3% (1 of 3 meetings). No declaration of interests. Appointment date 1/9/18; Term of Office 16/10/18 to 15/10/22.


 

Seal Primary Academy 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.

Please click here to link to the Scheme of Delegation:

https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/tkat-responsive/uploads/document/TKAT-Scheme-of-Delegation-17th-January-2017-1.pdf?t=1503320550

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 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.

(http://www.tkat.org/140/governance)

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

 (http://www.tkat.org/93/documents)


 

Seal Primary Academy Local Governing Body (LGB)

Mission Statement

Our aim at Seal is very simple: to provide the community with a high quality primary school that doesn’t settle for second best. We endeavour for our children to leave school with high quality skills and an unwavering belief and confidence in their ability. In order to do this, all the work we embark on at Seal follows our school motto:  Aspire, Believe and Achieve

Membership

We currently have 11 governors:

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

Constitution of the Local Governing Body:

  • Please click here or on link on left of page to read the constitution of the Local Governing Body of Seal Primary Academy.

Chair of Governors: Geoff Conway, an appointed governor

Vice-Chair of Governors: Andrew Jenkins, an appointed governor

If you wish to contact governors, please see information below.

Structure

There are six meetings of the full Local Governing Body each academic year.  In addition to this, there is one committee with delegated responsibility laid out in their terms of reference.

Pay Committee

The Pay committee will meet at least once each academic year to receive and approve the Headteacher’s recommendations for teachers pay.

Impact Statement

Click the link on the left of the page for the Governor Impact Statement for 2019-20.

How do I get in touch with the Governors?

You can contact members of the Seal Primary Academy Local Governing Committee as follows:

By phone: Phone the school Reception on 01243 602746 and leave a message. Your message will be forwarded to the Chair of Governors.

By email: office@seal-tkat.org

By post: Send correspondence, for the attention of the ‘Chair of Governors’, to the school address at:

Seal Primary Academy, East Street, Selsey, PO20 0BN.