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Turner Morehall Governance

Governance

Governance has a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education

At Turner Schools, school governors contribute to the work of the Trust’s Directors through a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Principals to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school making sure its money is well spent.

Trust-level governance:

The Trust answers to the Department for Education and is governed in two ways, first by its five Members and secondly, by its Board of Directors (Trustees).

The Trust is guided by the Nolan Principles for public service.

It operates according to the Academies Financial Handbook.

The Trust Directors are:

Michael Buchanan

John Bushby

Gary Cottle

Helen James

Manjinder Johal

Tracy Luke

Seamus Murphy (ex-officio)

The Members are:

Christopher Kirker

Jane Mackenzie

Elvis Pellumbi

Dan Perrett

Victor Stock

Our Chief Executive, Mr Seamus Murphy, is the Trust Director who is charged with delivering high standards for the pupils in our schools through day-to-day operations.

Turner Schools is based in Kent and its registered address is 4 Westbrook House, 58-60 Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2NQ.  For more information about the Trust, our Members, Directors and key documents, visit www.turnerschools.com

School-level governance:

At local level the Trust is supported by a Challenge and Community Committee (CC).

The CC is made-up of local people who bring relevant expertise in, as well as enthusiasm to support the Trust’s schools. The CC includes two parents of current pupils.

The CC meets once per long term, so six times in each academic year.

To contact Linda Pickles, Chair of the Challenge and Community Committee, please contact the school office.

Email address:  [email protected]

Call Us: 01303 275128

Our Governors:

Linda Pickles

Linda Pickles, Chair of the Challenge and Community Committee is a qualified teacher.  Until July 2019, she was the Principal Adviser for primary school improvement for Kent County Council (KCC).  She is a former Headteacher and trained as a lead inspector (HMI) for five years.

  • Date of appointment: September 2019
  • Term of office: 1 year, extension at the discretion of the Directors of Turner Schools
  • Appointed by: Directors
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests:
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at Challenge and Community Committee meetings over academic year 2019/2020: 3/3
Jenny Fox
Jenny lives in Folkestone and is the Branch Manager for HSBC bank where she has worked since leaving school 15 years ago.
  • Date of appointment: September 2018
  • Term of office: 1 year, extension at the discretion of the Directors of Turner Schools
  • Appointed by: Seconded by Directors
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: Works for HSBC
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at Challenge and Community Committee meetings over academic year 2018/2019: 2/2
  • Attendance record at Challenge and Community Committee meetings over academic year 2019/2020: 2/3
Challenge and Community Committee Agendas