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The Board of Governors of Leigh Academies Trust has a range of powers and responsibilities which it is legally required to carry out, working in a close and balanced partnership with the Chief Executive and Principals, to ensure that the Academy provides the best possible education for all its students.

Detailed work is carried out in two Committees: Academic Standards and Resources which report to the full Board of Governors.

Hartley Primary Academy also has its own Board of Governors which is shared with Longfield Academy (the Longfield Academies Board). The Academy Board is responsible for the day-to-day management and governance of the academies under its jurisdiction. The majority of the leadership and management is delegated to the Principals of each academy. The chairperson of each academy board is represented on the Trust Board to ensure that there is effective and coherent governance.

The Board of Governors of Longfield Academies Board

Hartley Primary Academy also has a Development Group, which has a largely monitoring role in support of the academy board. The membership of Group is as follows:

  • Mrs J Gall – Chair of Governors
  • Mrs S Goosani – Principal Governor
  • Mr G Clewes
  • Mrs J Forsythe – Principal Governor
  • Mrs M Taylor – Principal Governor

Governance 2018 – 2019 North West Kent

Hartley Governors Declaration of Interest December 2017

Terms of Reference for HPA Development Group

Hartley Development Group Attendance 2016-17

Click here to see Leigh Academies Trust Governance Structure.

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