Governing Body

Governing Body

Salmestone Primary School is an academy as part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT).

TKAT is a multi-academy trust which was established on 1st September 2010. Its 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.

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 Scheme of Delegation

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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

Governance for Salmestone Primary School is provided through the Thanet Joint Local Governing Body which is a Governance partnership between Newlands, Dame Janet, Drapers Mills, Northdown and Salmestone Primary Academies.

Constitution of the Joint Local Governing Body

Salmestone Governor Impact Statement 2021


The Thanet Local Governing Body is committed to TKAT’s mission: Inspiring Learners, Changing Lives

Our vision is to put children first to build a better world.

  • We will ensure that the life chances of all pupils in our Academies are significantly improved as a result of our educational provision.
  • We will provide outstanding teaching and learning to enable all children – especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds – to reach their potential and meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

The Purpose of the Joint Governing Body is to:

  1. Provide strategic leadership and overview of educational provision through challenge and support of senior leaders
  2. Provide strategic overview of financial management and other key Governance responsibilities
  3. Ensure equality of opportunity and provision across all schools – fair capacity sharing and ensuring no school is disadvantaged

The TKAT Thanet Academies serve the same community, already have a Director of Education working across all the schools and there is increasing close working between the schools.

The educational benefits from working collaboratively include:

  • Better shared responsibility for the joint education of the children in all schools
  • Greater commitment to ensuring the moral duty to provide equally for all children in the TKAT Thanet Primary Academies
  • Flexibility with provision for children
  • Recruitment and retention of staff – greater opportunities for promotion between schools
  • Increased capacity for school improvement between schools
  • Flexibility and greater stability with funding and finance
  • Greater consistency of embedding TKAT values

All Schools share similar values and have a common core moral purpose but all have and their individual identity


The following are key elements of the proposed Governance Structure:

  • A single joint Local Governing Body for all schools
  • One Chair and Vice-Chair for the joint Local Governing Body
  • The Joint LGB holds the legal responsibilities for all LGBs
  • Initially membership of the Joint LGB will be drawn from members of the existing LGBs via a skills audit. In future Governors may be recruited directly to the Joint LGB.
  • The Joint LGB will agree and monitor the budgets for all five schools
  • Governors on the Joint Governing Body will have specific responsibility for all schools including: Finance, Standards and Assessment, Behaviour and Welfare, Health and Safety, Safeguarding, SEND, EYFS and HR/Legal.

The composition of the Joint Governing Body is:

  • Chair of Governors
  • Vice Chair of Governors
  • Eight appointed Governors
  • The Director of Education (Ex officio)
  • The Heads of School (Ex officio)

Each school has its own School Governance Committee responsible for:

  • Standards and curriculum
  • Behaviour, attendance and Welfare
  • Community Links

The composition of the School Governance Committee is:

  • The Chair of the Joint LGB (or their representative)
  • Any other member of the Joint LGB associated with the school
  • Up to 2 Parent Governors
  • Up to 2 Staff Governors
  • Other appointed Governors who wish to serve on the School Governance Committee but not the Joint LGB
  • Headteacher and other members of the School’s leadership team as appropriate (Ex officio)

Individual School Governance Committees will be accountable to the Joint LGB for the performance of their individual schools.

Membership of the Thanet Joint Local Governing Body

We currently have 5 appointed governors.

Chair of Governors: Roger Silk
Vice Chair: Daniel Barham


The Governing Committee of Salmestone Primary School

We currently have 7 governors:

  • 2 Staff Governors
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 3 Appointed Governors

Chair of Governors: Roger Silk
Vice Chair: David Cygan


Governor Resignations


Our Chair of Governors can be contacted at:

R. Silk
c/o Salmestone Primary School and Nursery
College Rd, Margate


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Contact Us

For Information on how to contact us see below:
Salmestone Primary School and Nursery
College Rd, Margate

Phone: 01843 220949

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