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This week at Kennington CE Academy: Monday 24th September – Harvest Service at St Mary’s Church. Year 4 and 6 will start at 9:15am and year 3 and 5 will start at 10am. Thursday 27th September – 2:15pm-3:15pm – SLT Surgery Friday 28th September – Non-uniform day for Macmillan. A suggested donation of a cupcake or £1. Cakes will be on sale on the top playground from 3pm.


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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