Kennington CE Academy School Upper Vicarage Road Ashford, Kent TN24 9AG
01233 623744


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Governing Body

The Role of a Governor

The Role of the Governing Body is to support and challenge the school leadership to ensure that all our children make excellent progress and leave Kennington Academy as confident and resilient learners ready for secondary school and ultimately life in modern Britain.

As Governors It is our role to set the strategic long term direction of the school, continue to raise standards through inspirational learning and ensure that our Christian values of love, friendship, hope, truth and kindness are at the heart of school life.

We also have to ensure that the budget is spent carefully securing best value for money, but also in a way that shows maximum impact on learning.

All the governors consider it a great privilege to be involved with Kennington Academy and are committed to being active in our school improvement journey.

The Governing Body meet 6 times a year, the office can provide you with meeting times as these vary throughout the year.

The Chair of Governors is Mr I Duffy, who can be contacted via the school office:
By telephone 01233 623744
In writing to Upper Vicarage Road, Ashford TN24 9AG.
Via email

Mr I Duffy – Chair of Governors                                                          
Mrs K Godsell – Head Teacher
Mrs L Kennett – Staff Governor
Mrs L Barr – Clerk to Governors
Mr S Boahen – Appointed Governor
Mr J Fox – Appointed Governor
Mrs O Jones – Parent Governor Mr S Ward – Appointed Governor


Governor Role
Mr DaleChair, Safeguarding, Health and safety, risk management and wellbeing
Mrs L Kennett Website Compliance
Finance, Pay Committee, Exclusion Panel
Wellbeing, School’s Partnership, Exclusion Panel, Training and Development
Governance InformationPlease note the school is part of the Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust. These links will re-direct you to their website:
Structure and remit of the members
Articles of association
Annual accounts (at least 2 years worth)
Annual reportPlease follow the link to the Annual Accounts above and the annual report is included within these financial statements.
Register of interests for the accounting officer

Department for Education


Scheme of Delegation

Parent Application Form