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District Moderation of Writing in 2018: Good practice at Kennington C of E Academy. At the recent district writing moderation of Key Stage 2, good practice in assessing children and recording their achievements was identified by the moderators. The evidence was varied, clearly annotated, appropriate for the judgements the children were assessed at and showed their independent work. The moderators were particularly impressed by the high-quality evidence your school produced and the following comments were noted: Range of picture books that were used in Y6 produced extremely rich vocabulary.


Governing Body meet 6 times a year at the school from 9.30am 


The Chair of Governors is Mrs Heather Ashdown, who can be contacted via the school office:

by telephone 01233 623744

in writing to Upper Vicarage Road, Ashford TN24 9AG.

via email


Aquila Link - this link to Aquila might be helpful i.e. for information about our annual accounts, articles, and funding agreements.



Kennington Church of England Academy

Mrs Heather Ashdown  (Director Appointed) - Chair of Governors
Mrs Jenny Flaherty (Director Appointed Governor)
Mrs Rachel Harris (Staff Governor)
Mrs Katie Wratten (Headteacher)
Rev Eve Lanchantin-Piggot ( Director Appointed & Ex-Officio Governor)


Mrs Lorraine Bonzie-Mensah - Clerk to Governors


Governing body as at 1st September 2017                                                            

Director Appointed Governors:            Term of office:                     Business Interests


Rev Eve Lanchantin-Piggot,Vicar           24.10.16 (Ex officio)               Church of England Priest


Co-opted Governors (2)

Mrs Heather Ashdown                         22.10.16  - 22.10.18               Director Lawns One Limited



Mrs Katie Wratten                               1.9.16 -                                   None


Staff Governor(1):

Mrs Rachel Harris                                  01.05.17 – 11.11.17                     None declared


Senior Leadership Team:

Mrs Katie Wratten

Mrs Julia Bell 

Mrs Lynn Seal

Mrs Samantha Sage


Clerk to Governors:

Mrs Lorraine Bondzie-Mensah


Previous Governors

Mrs Juliet Watling

Mr Steve Garnett

Mrs Rachael Manger

Mr Leigh Philpot  11.6.13 – 10.6.17               

Mrs Ruby Ramful

Mrs Lauren Kennett (maternity leave) 

Mr Jamie Upchurch (resigned)

Mrs Anne Mapley (Resigned)  26.1.14 - 15.12.16

Mrs Heather Ashdown 23.10.12 – 22.10.16

Capt. Graham Nunn (Resigned)1.9.13 - 9.1.17

(Mr Upchurch was elected as Chair for the academic year 2016/2017 at the Full Governing Body Meeting on 19th July 2016 and this appointment was made by Aquila, the Multi-Academy Trust.

Mr Leigh Philpot was elected as Vice Chair for the academic year 2016/2017 at the meeting on 19th July 2016)

Ms Niki Paterson  3.9.15 – 2.7.17


Please click the links below for further information on the Governing Body and to find out about the role of a parent governor.  When a vacancy occurs for parent governors, nominations will be invited from all parents and guardians.


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