Essentially, there are two elements to the governance of the TSAT academies – local governance which is delivered via the Academy Advisory Board (AAB) and regional governance, delivered via the Regional Governing Bodies (RGB).
There is an Academy Advisory Board for each school and each Regional Governing Body is linked to a Director or Education a covers a cluster of academies; The Board of Directors is the final decision making body which sits above the Regional Governing Bodies.
The AAB consists of a group of people made up of Parents, Staff and Community members, with a minimum or 6 and maximum of 9 in addition to the Headteacher. A member of each the AAB will be invited to sit on the Regional Governing Body.
The TSAT Board has established five key roles for the Academy Advisory Board:
The main purpose of these roles is enable AABs to be able to express and act on local views and issues – views of parents and the community etc.
The five roles translate specifically into the following tasks that the AAB undertakes:
|Mr Peter Martin||Chair|
|Mrs Jo Allen||Community|
|Mrs Lauren French||Teaching Staff|
|Mr Gurtej Gill||Parent|
|Mrs Sarah Groves||Support Staff|
|Prof Andew Linn||Parent|
|Miss Lara Osmotherly||Teaching Staff|
More information about the AAB and governance across the Thinking School Academy Trust can be found at:
In the first instance, please contact Mr Peter Martin, Chair of the Academy Advisory Board, c/o The Rochester Grammar School, Maidstone Road, Rochester ME1 3BY.
In the second instance, please contact Mrs Kaye Bettey, Chair of the Kent Regional Governing Body, c/o The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, New Horizons Children’s Academy, Park Crescent, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6NR.
The Kent Regional Governing Body governs The Rochester Grammar School, for information on the role of the RGB and its members please follow the link here
For information on the role of the Board of Directors, members and minutes please follow the link here