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Turner Martello Governance

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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:

Carl Lygo (Chair)

Susan John NLE

Geoffrey Davies

James Booth-Clibborn

Sarah Richardson

Jo Saxton

Ray Johnson

Manjinder Johal

The Members are:

Christopher Kirker

Jane Mackenzie

Victor Stock

Dan Perrett

Member/Director link: Geoffrey Davies

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 Canterbury and its registered address is c/o Martello Primary, Warren Way, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 6DT. 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 Anne-Marie Alexander, Chair of the Local Governing Body, please contact the school office.

Email address:  martellooffice@turnerschools.com

Call Us: 01303 847540

Our Governors:

Anne-Marie Alexander

Anne-Marie is a Morehall Primary parent, Chair of the Local Governing Body and local business-person.

  • Date of appointment: December 2016
  • 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: Three Swords Property Ltd, Ashford/Folkestone Pads, A Rampage of Chocolate A Rampage of Grace.
  • 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 2015/16: N/A
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2016/17: 2/2
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2017/18:

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 2015/16: N/A
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2016/17: 2/2
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2017/18:

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: Lorenden Prep. School
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: N/A
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): TBC
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2017/18:

Anthony Dean

Anthony is a parent at Martello Primary, and a recruitment specialist.

  • Date of appointment: December 2016
  • 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: Simpson Dean Ltd.
  • 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 2015/16: N/A
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2016/17: 2/2
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2017/18:

Emma Drake

Emma is a Martello Primary Parent with a diploma in Childcare. She initially moved to Folkestone in 2002 and has had past experience in managing a state run nursery. She now has a part time role in an Estate Agency as a Sales Progressor.
  • Date of appointment: September 2017
  • 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: 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 2017/18

Ray Johnson

Ray is a well-known local figure, leading many charitable initiatives including Folkestone’s Gurkha Memorial, the Gurkha Memorial Trust and the annual Folkestone 10K race.

  • 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: Independent Insurance Services, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, Gurhka Memorial Fund.
  • 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 2015/16: N/A
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2016/17: 2/2
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2017/18:

Jo Saxton

As CEO of Turner Schools, Jo is the Trust representative on this LGB.

  • Co-opted: 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 2015/16: N/A
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2016/17: 1/2
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2017/18:

Local Governing Body Agenda’s