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This week at Kennington CE Academy: Monday 5th November – children in years 3, 4 and 5 will be having their flu vaccination. Tuesday 6th November – Whole school reading day Wednesday 7th November - Walk in Wednesday from 3:15pm until 3:45pm. Thursday 8th November – 2:15pm-3:15pm – Senior Leadership Team surgery.


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


The Chair of Governors is Mrs H 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 H Ashdown  (Director Appointed) - Chair of Governors
Mrs J Flaherty (Director Appointed Governor)
Mrs R Harris (Staff Governor)
Mrs K Wratten (Headteacher)
Rev E Lanchantin-Piggot ( Director Appointed & Ex-Officio Governor)

Mr D Rodriguez (Director Appointed)

Mrs Chowdhury (Director Appointed)

Mrs S Beasley (Director Appointed)


Mrs L Bonzie-Mensah - Clerk to Governors


Governing body as at 1st September 2017                                                            

Director Appointed Governors:            Term of office:                     Business Interests


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

Mr D Rodriguez

Mrs C Chowdhury

Mrs S Beasley


Co-opted Governors (2)

Mrs H Ashdown                         22.10.16  - 22.10.18               Director Lawns One Limited



Mrs K Wratten                               1.9.16 -                                   None


Staff Governor(1):

Mrs R Harris                                  01.05.17 – 11.11.17                     PS Harris Electrical Contractor

                                                                                                       Tridax Structural Engineer


Senior Leadership Team:

Mrs K Wratten

Mrs J Bell 

Mrs L Seal

Mrs S Sage


Clerk to Governors:

Mrs L Bondzie-Mensah


Previous Governors

Mrs J Watling

Mr S Garnett

Mrs Rl Manger

Mr L Philpot  11.6.13 – 10.6.17               

Mrs R Ramful

Mrs L Kennett (maternity leave) 

Mr J Upchurch (resigned)

Mrs A Mapley (Resigned)  26.1.14 - 15.12.16

Mrs H Ashdown 23.10.12 – 22.10.16

Capt. G Nunn (Resigned)1.9.13 - 9.1.17

(Mr J 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 L 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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