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Turner Martello 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 eight Directors.

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

It operates according to the Academies Financial Handbook.

The Trust Directors are:

James Booth-Clibborn

Gary Cottle

Manjinder Johal

Dame Susan John NLE

Jennie King

Tracy Luke

Professor Carl Lygo (Chair)

Dr Jo Saxton

The Members are:

Christopher Kirker

Jane Mackenzie

Elvis Pellumbi

Dan Perrett

Victor Stock

Our Chief Executive, Dr Jo Saxton, 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 Local Governing Body (LGB).

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

The LGB meets once per long term, so three times in each academic year.

To contact Jennie King, Chair of the Local Governing Body, please contact the school office.

Email address:  [email protected]

Call Us: 01303 847540

Our Governors:

Jennie King

Jennie King, Chair of the Local Governing Body is a former Primary Headteacher and Executive Head with over twenty years leadership experience of London and Kent schools. Jennie is a geographer by discipline, and now a university college registrar.
  • Date of appointment: March 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:
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2017/18: 3/3
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2018/19: 2/2

Elisabeth Brown

Elisabeth’s area of expertise is early childcare, and she has led Nursery provision. She lives in East Kent. She is the nominated Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection.

  • Date of appointment: December 2016
  • 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: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2016/17: 2/2
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2017/18: 2/3
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2018/19: 2/2

Hannah Brown

Hannah is a teacher and now school leader with experience of maintained and independent sectors in both Kent and London. Hannah lives in East Kent and is a mother to four children, all of school age.
  • Date of appointment: September 2017
  • 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: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: N/A
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2017/18: 1/3
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2018/19: 1/2

Toni Mills

Toni is a Martello Primary Parent with qualifications in Makaton, Communications, A.S.D. Awareness, Lego Therapy, Art Therapy and Resilience & Emotional Regulation in Youths. She is currently studying for a diploma in Children’s Mental Health and Well Being. Toni is the Chair of the PTFA at both Martello Primary and Turner Free School where both her children attend.
  • Date of appointment: March 2019
  • Term of office: 1 year, extension at the discretion of the Directors of Turner Schools
  • Appointed by: Parents
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2018/19: 1/3

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 Governing Body meetings over academic year 2018/19: 2/2

Lizzie Sarchet BA (Hons)

Lizzie is a qualified teacher of English who is committed to providing high quality comprehensive education. She has served successfully in a number of inner London schools and now works at Turner Free School. Previously, she worked as a TEFL teacher in China, a whole school literacy coordinator, a KS4 coordinator, an English consultant and resource provider. This last role entailed working with schools across London to improve standards and raise achievement in English departments, as well as working with OCR exam and the English and Media Centre to create high quality English and literacy resources.
  • Date of appointment: March 2019
  • Term of office: 1 year, extension at the discretion of the Directors of Turner Schools
  • Appointed by: Parents
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: Member of NEU
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: N/A
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2018/2019: 0/3

Local Governing Body Agendas