Who we are

Seal Primary Academy LGB was re-constituted on 16 October 2018 with the membership listed below. Term of office starting on 16 October 2018 and ending on 15 October 2022 unless stated otherwise. Attendance at 6 meetings of Seal LGC in 2017-18 shown as % below.

Name Type of Governor Responsibilities 2018/19 Attendance at LGB Meetings 2017/18
Geoff Conway Appointed member - Chair of LGB Safeguarding, Pupil Progress & Achievement, Finance & Resources 100%
  Declarations of Interests: Governor at TKAT schools and Chair of Bridgemary School LGB  
Andrew Jenkins Appointed member - Vice Chair of LGB Finance & Resources 100%
  Declarations of Interests: None  
Judy Sharpe Appointed member Pupil Progress & Achievement 100%
  Declarations of Interests: None  
Simon Walsh Appointed member Special Educational Needs, Health & Safety 0% new governor
  Declarations of Interests: None  
Vacancy Appointed member    
Vacancy Appointed member    
Mel Strachan Headteacher (ex-officio member)   100%
  Declarations of Interests: Family influence with TKAT employee  
Liz Warren Elected staff governor (teacher) Special Educational Needs 0% new governor
  Declarations of Interests: None  
Neil Sherlock Elected staff governor (support staff) Health & Safety 100%
  Declarations of Interests: Governor at The Academy Selsey, and family influence with TKAT employee  
Vacancy Elected parent governor    
Vacancy Elected parent governor    


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:

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 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.



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


We currently have 11 governors:

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


Chair of Governors:                Geoff Conway, an appointed governor

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

The constitution document is not yet agreed by TKAT – a link to the agreed document will be added to website in due course.

Please see website links to documents for details or our current and recent LGB members.  If you wish to contact governors, please do so via the school contact details.


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

There is a link on the website to the impact statement for 2016-17. The impact statement for 2017-18 is still at draft stage and a link will be added to the website when it is agreed by the LGB.

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:

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

East Street,


PO20 0BN

Governors with an end of term of office in the last academic year 2017-2018

Mark Kyrillou - Appointed Governor; Safeguarding Governor

Current term - 28 February 2017 to 27 February 2021. Resigned from 1 September 2018

Attendance 2017/18 - 33%


Henry Lushington - Elected Staff Governor

Current term - 28 February 2017 to 27 February 2021. Ineligible from 31 August 2018

Attendance 2017/18 - 33%


Kirstie Hayler - Appointed Governor; Governor responsible for SEND

Current term - 28 February 2017 to 27 February 2021. Resigned from 1 November 2017

Attendance 2017/18 - 16%