Rainham School for Girls is an academy as part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT).
TKAT is a multi-academy trust which was established on 1st September 2010. It’s constitution is set out in the Articles of Association and this is shared with individual academies via the Scheme of Delegation. TKAT have, through the Scheme of Delegation, established Local Governing Bodies for each of the Academies.
Click here to view the Scheme of delegation.
The Local Governing Body of each of the Academies is responsible for fulfilling the strategic and operational governance role in the conduct of the Academy.
Please click here to link to the Directors of the TKAT Board.
Please click here to link to Governance information relating to TKAT, including the structure of governance and relevant details about Trustees terms of office, attendance and business interests.
Please click here for key documents including the Master Funding Agreement, Articles of Association and Accounts.
Rainham School for Girls Local Governing Body (LGB)
The Local Governing Body is committed to realising the vision that Rainham School for Girls will become an outstanding provider of education.
Through a proactive process of support and challenge we will strive to ensure that:
- the potential of every pupil is unlocked
- the quality of teaching and learning is of the highest standard
- pupils are offered inspirational and motivational opportunities
- all pupils are empowered to respond and succeed in a dynamic world
Please click here to view the Governors Impact Statement for 2016-17.
We currently have 12 governors:
- 1 Executive Headteacher
- 2 staff governors
- 2 parent governor vacancies, election currently underway
- 9 appointed governors
Chair of Governors: Miss S Mann, an appointed governor
Vice-Chair of Governors: Mr P Sargison, an appointed governor.
Please see the sections on the left for details or our current and recent LGB members. If you wish to contact governors, please do so via the school contact details.
Please click here to see our current constitution.
There are four meetings of the full Local Governing Body each academic year. In addition to this, there are three committees who have delegated responsibility laid out in their terms of reference.
Finance and Resources
The Finance and Resources Committee gives advice on setting and reviewing budgets and providing resources in line with the School Improvement Plan.
The committee will:
- Monitor the efficient use of funds, ensuring that the school remains solvent.
- Strive to maximise the effectiveness of the resources available to the students whilst promoting economic use of the school’s budgets.
- Strive to use the pupil premium to overcome barriers to learning, including reading, writing and mathematics.
- Ensure that the school premises provide a safe environment in which to learn and work.
The Personnel Committee is focused on ensuring that the school has a well-qualified, valued and highly committed staff, both teaching and support staff, so that the best educational opportunities are offered to all students and the culture of success is supported.
The committee will ensure that:
- The school’s recruitment and retention practices, which follow safeguarding and safer recruitment guidelines, ensure the appointment of outstanding staff.
- Staff are valued as individuals and high quality effective continuing professional development offered to enhance their professional skills.
- High professional standards are maintained through robust performance management and disciplinary systems.
- The staffing structure and staff performance are annually reviewed and recommendations made to the Pay Committee in line with the Pay Policy
Quality and Standards
The Quality and Standards Committee strives to provide all students with outstanding educational experiences, where there is significant growth in students’ knowledge, resulting in exceptional achievement and students being fully equipped for the next stage in their careers.
The committee will ensure that:
- Curriculum developments are responsive to national reform and inspire all learners and ensure high standards.
- Attainment towards targets is monitored throughout the academic cycle and is challenged where required.
- They are fully involved within the development and application of initiatives to support the progress of learning and raising the expectations of our students.
- They support the development of an inspiring environment which excites creative imagination.
In addition to these three committees, there is a Pay Committee who meet once a year to consider and agree pay recommendations, and a Chairs committee.
The Chairs committee is a non-decision making committee, consisting of the Chair and Vice Chair of Governors and the Chair of each of the committees. The role of this committee is to have a strategic and co-ordinating role and to decide the priorities of each of the other committees.