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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 Trustees 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.

The Trust is guided by the Nolan Principles for public service and operates according to its Articles, Master Funding Agreement (MFA), Governance Handbook and the Academies Financial Handbook.

Trust-level governance:

The Trust answers to the Department for Education and is governed in two ways, first by its Members and secondly, by its board of Trustees.

Please click to see our Scheme of Delegation.

Please click to see further details of our Trustees and Members.

Our Chief Executive, Seamus Murphy, 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, Trustees and key documents, visit: www.turnerschools.com

School-level governance:

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

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

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: until 31.07.2021 (extension at discretion of the Trust Board)
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests:  Education Consultant, commissioned governance
  • 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: 6/6
Matt Dechaine
Matt is an Executive Leadership and Wellbeing Coach.
  • Term of Office: June 2020 – June 2024
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Governor at Westmeads Community Infants School (Nov 19-Nov 22)
  • 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: 1/1
Jenny Fox
Jenny lives in Folkestone and is the Branch Manager for HSBC bank where she has worked since leaving school 15 years ago.
  • Term of Office: September 2018 – August 2022
  • 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: 5/6
Am’e Moris
Am’e is Acting Principal of Morehall Primary and and ex-officio governor by virtue of this position.
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
Benjamin Williams
Ben is a qualified Teacher and Education leader.
  • Term of Office: June 2020 – June 2024
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Employee of Folkestone Academy
  • 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: 2/2