Local Governing Body

Bridgemary School is an academy as part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT).

TKAT is a multi-academy trust which was established on 1st September 2010. Its constitution is set out in the Articles of Association and this is shared with individual academies via the Scheme of Delegation. TKAT have, through the Scheme of Delegation, established Local Governing Bodies for each of the Academies.

Please click here to view the Governors Vision Statement.

The Local Governing Body of each of the Academies is responsible for fulfilling the strategic and operational governance role in the conduct of the Academy.

Please click here to link to the Directors of the TKAT Board.

Please click here to link to Governance information relating to TKAT, including the structure of governance and relevant details about Trustees terms of office, attendance and business interests.

Please click here for key documents including the Master Funding Agreement, Articles of Association and Accounts.

Bridgemary School Local Governing Body (LGB) - Click here for the Constitution of the Local Governing Body

Chair of Governors: Ben Cooper, an Appointed Governor email: ben.cooper@tkat.org or by letter C/o Bridgemary School, Wych Lane, Gosport PO13 0JN

Vice Chair Of Governors: Sven Latham, Appointed Governor email: sven.latham@bridgemary-tkat.org

Please see the sub-pages for details or our current and recent LGB members. If you wish to contact governors, please do so by contacting the Clerk to the Governing Body on 01329 512333 or email: governor.clerk@bridgemary-tkat.org


There are five meetings of the full Local Governing Body each academic year.

  • 29th September 2021

  • 17th November 2021

  • 19th January 2022

  • 16th March 2022

  • 11th May 2022

  • 22nd June 2022

Attendance at LGB Meetings

Governor Attendance

The Role of the Governor at Bridgemary School.

In order to support the school and help our senior leaders implement the identified improvements, our Governors will need to understand the school at a level which enables them to ask appropriately challenging questions. They will need to come to meetings with a clear knowledge of what a typical school day, behaviour and the pedagogy look like. They will need to build relationships with staff at all levels, interact with the students and generally ‘get under the skin’ of the school.

To achieve this they will be invited to take as active a role as their other commitments permit. At Bridgemary we operate an open culture whereby our governors are welcome to ask questions directly of senior leaders and also join them on their regular timetable of learning walks and monitoring. Where resource permits, each Governor will take a dedicated link role, working with a member of staff to investigate the quality of provision and carry out the regulatory checks relevant to that link e.g finance or safeguarding. The link roles will be reviewed at the start of each academic year in partnership with the HT to ensure that the Governors priorities are reflective of those of the school and SLT. By regularly joining learning walks and fulfilling their link roles, Governors will build a collective knowledge of the school and be able to share this knowledge with other members of the LGB, drawing on it to support the LGB in making informed decisions.

Governors are encouraged to seek feedback from staff and pupils during their time in school to ensure their experience of school life is multi-faceted. They will also be invited to attend any/all open events and shows.

Whilst regular attendance and involvement in the school is the only minimum requirement, our Governors are challenged to:

  • Attend all Local Governing Body meetings – currently one meeting per half term

  • Take ownership for a link role – working hard to understand the remit of that activity, visiting your link at least once per term and reporting back using templated visit reports at each LGB meeting

  • Be available to sit on HR and pupil panels dealing with recruitment, behaviour and/or performance issues

  • Undertake learning walks – attending site during the school day to see first-hand how the school operates and how pupils engage

  • Attend school events – concerts, parent evenings, open events

  • Undertake training to ensure you can execute your role and understand the data and results you are presented with

  • Be available and willing to receive contact from parents or staff with concerns about school or pupil performance