Governance

Trust Level Governance

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

The members and trustees oversee the whole organisation and is the legal Governing Body for all Turner schools. Our Governance Structure ensures there are clear reporting lines and explicit requirements to ensure probity, good governance and outstanding performance. The Board delegates responsibilities to the school Challenge & Community Committee as defined in Terms of Reference and the Scheme of Delegation.

View our Articles and Memorandum of Association.

School Level governance

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: Linda Pickles

To contact the Chair, please email linda.pickles@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 - 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 (extension at discretion of the Trust Board)

  • 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 2019/2020: 6/6

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

Jenny Fox – Vice Chair

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

  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests: HSBC employee

  • 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 2019/2020: 5/6

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

Matt Dechaine

Matt is an Executive Leadership and Wellbeing Coach.

  • Date of appointment: 9 June 2020

  • Term of Office: 9 June 2020 – 8 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 at Challenge and Community Committee meetings 2019/2020: 1/1

  • Attendance at Challenge and Community Committee meetings 2020/2021: 2/3

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

  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: N/A

  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Parent (requirement for Parent Governor)

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

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: 3/3

Benjamin Williams

Ben is a qualified Teacher and Education leader.

  • Date of appointment: 1 June 2020

  • Term of Office: 1 June 2020 – 31 May 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 at Challenge and Community Committee meetings 2019/2020: 2/2

  • Attendance at Challenge and Community Committee meetings 2020/2021: 2/3

Governors who have left in the past 12 months:

Harvey Dyson - Local Governor

Start Date: 27.06.2019

Leaving Date: 15.01.2020

Elizabeth Sarchet - Parent Governor

Start Date: 14.03.2019

Leaving Date: 13.03.2020