Governance

Trust Level Governance

Morehall Primary is part of the Turner Schools Multi Academy Trust.

Our Governance Structure ensures there are clear reporting lines and explicit requirements to ensure probity, good governance and outstanding performance.

Members are responsible for determining the governance of the Trust. They approve our Articles of Association and appoint Trustees in accordance with the Articles.

Trustees focus on three core functions of governance:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Holding executive leaders to account

  • Overseeing and ensuring effective financial performance

All Members, Trustees and Governors complete an annual declaration of Business Interests and declare any pecuniary interests in meetings.

The Board delegates responsibilities to the school Challenge & Community Committee as set out in the Scheme of Delegation.

View our Articles and Memorandum of Association.

School Level governance

Governors serve as a key link between the schools, parents/carers and the local community. They monitor the performance of the school, advising the Trustees of any concerns.

We have a committed team of Governors on the Challenge & Community Committee who are actively involved in the life of the school. They reflect the community we serve and include parent representatives. Morehall and Martello primary schools have a joint Challenge & Community Committee, membership is representative of both school communities.

The Governors are passionate about our School and are here to make sure that every pupil is given the best education, opportunities and experiences possible. They play an important role in overseeing the work of the school, acting as “critical friends” for the Senior Leadership Team and holding the school to account for performance and development.

Challenge and Community Committee (C & CC)

Chair: Jenny Fox

To contact the Chair, please email jenny.fox@turnerschools.com, contact via the school office or 01303 275128

Committee Safeguarding Lead: Linda Pickles

Committee SEND Lead: Matt Dechaine

Trust Safeguarding Lead: John Bushby

Our Governors:

Linda Pickles - co-opted governor

Linda Pickles is a qualified teacher and was the Principal Adviser for primary school improvement for Kent County Council until July 2019. She is a former Headteacher and trained as a lead inspector (HMI) for five years.

  • Date of appointment: 02 September 2021

  • Term of office: 02 September 2021 - 01 September 2025

  • Appointed by: Board

  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Education Consultant

  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Jenny Fox - co-opted governor

Jenny lives in Folkestone and is the Branch Manager for HSBC bank.

  • Date of appointment: 1 September 2018

  • Term of Office: 1 September 2018 – 31 August 2022

  • Appointed by: Board

  • 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

  • Attendance at Challenge and Community Committee meetings 2020/2021: 7/7

Matt Dechaine - co-opted governor

Matt is an Executive Leadership and Wellbeing Coach.

  • Date of appointment: 9 June 2020

  • Term of Office: 9 June 2020 – 8 June 2024

  • Appointed by: Board

  • 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 at Challenge and Community Committee meetings 2020/2021: 5/7

Stephen Deeming - parent Governor

Stephen is a Parent Governor.

  • Date of appointment: 22 March 2021

  • Term of Office: 22 March 202121 March 2025

  • Appointed by: Parent governor appointed by GB/Board due to no election candidates

  • 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): Parent

  • Attendance at Challenge and Community Committee meetings 2020/2021: 1/2

Emma Hammond - parent Governor

Emma is a Parent Governor. She has a background in employee engagement and communications and a personal interest in education and pupil wellbeing.

  • Date of appointment: 9 November 2020

  • Term of Office: 9 November 2020 – 8 November 2024

  • Appointed by: Parents

  • 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): Parent

  • Attendance at Challenge and Community Committee meetings 2020/2021: 3/5

Am’e Moris - ex-offico governor

Am’e is 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

  • Attendance at Challenge and Community Committee meetings 2020/2021: 7/7

Benjamin Williams - co-opted governor

Ben is a qualified Teacher and Education leader.

  • Date of appointment: 1 June 2020

  • Term of Office: 1 June 2020 – 31 May 2024

  • Appointed by: Board

  • 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 at Challenge and Community Committee meetings 2020/2021: 6/7

Governors who have left in the past 12 months:

Linda Pickles - Chair

Linda Pickles is a qualified teacher and was the Principal Adviser for primary school improvement for Kent County Council until July 2019. She is a former Headteacher and trained as a lead inspector (HMI) for five years.

  • Date of appointment: 10 September 2019

  • Term of office: until 31.07.2021

  • Relevant business and pecuniary 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 at Challenge and Community Committee meetings 2020/2021: 7/7