Our Governors

Seal Primary Academy 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 link to the Scheme of Delegation:

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 Trustees.

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.

Who we are - Current Governor Membership

Seal Primary Academy LGB was re-constituted on 16 October 2018. Members on this date had their term of office re-started. Appointment dates shown prior to 16 October 2018 for some governors were for a predecessor governing body, either Seal LGB or TKAT South LGB.

There is currently vacancy for 1 Elected Parent governor & 1 appointed governor . If you are interested in joining the governing body at Seal contact the Chair of Governors at the school. See section below "How do I get in touch with the Governors?"


Current Governors


Andrew Jenkins

Appointed member - Chair of LGB

Appointed Start date: 26th September 2017 

Responsible for: Finance & Resources

Term of Office 20/10/22 - 19/10/26 

Declarations of Interest, including transactions to 31st August 2023 - 

Holds a directorship, partnership and/or other employment with a business - there have been no transactions with TKAT in 2022/23.

Governor at The Academy, Selsey since 1st September 2020

Attendance at LGB meetings 22/23 100%

Simon Walsh

Appointed member

Appointed Start date 16th October 2018

Special Educational Needs, Health & Safety

Term of Office 20/10/22 - 19/10/26 

Declarations of Interest, including transactions to 31st August 2023 - Nil.

Attendance at LGB meetings 22/23 - 33%

Mel Strachan

Headteacher (ex-officio member) from 1/9/16 

Term of Office N/A ex-officio

Declarations of Interest, including transactions to 31st August 2023 - Nil.

Attendance at LGB meetings 22/23 - 100%

Pamela Baker

Elected staff governor

Start Date 6th May 2020 

Term of Office 6/5/20 to 5/5/24

Declarations of Interest, including transactions to 31st August 2023 - Nil.

Attendance at LGB meetings 22/23 - 50%

Neil Sherlock

Elected staff governor

Start date 25th April 2016

Health & Safety

Term of Office 20/10/22 - 19/10/26 

Declarations of Interest, including transactions to 31st August 2023 - Nil.

Attendance at LGB meetings 22/23 - 57%

Emma Cooper

Appointed member

Start date 7th October 2021

Term of office from 07/10/21 to 06/10/25

Declarations of Interest, including transactions to 31st August 2023 - Husband is an Appointed Chair of Governors for TKAT. 

Attendance at LGB meetings 22/23 - 83% 

Paul Fairbrass

Elected parent governor 

Start Date 18th July 2022

Term of office from 18/07/22 to 17/07/26

Declarations of Interest, including transactions to 31st August 2023 - Nil.

Attendance at LGB meetings 22/23- 83%

Nick Brown

Appointed Governor

Start Date 21st November 2022

Term of office 21/11/2022 to 20/11/2026

Declarations of Interest, including transactions to 31st August 2023 - Holds a directorship, partnership and/or other employment with a business - no transactions with TKAT 22/23. 

Works for TKAT. 

Attendance at LGB meetings 22/23 - 67%

Emma Russell

Appointed Governor

Start date 21st November 2022

Term of office 21/11/22 to 20/11/2026

Declarations of Interest, including transactions to 31st August 2023 - Governor at TAS

Attendance at LGB meetings 22/23 - 67%

Vacancies

1 x Parent Governor

1 x Appointed Governor

Leavers in the last 12 months (2023-24)

David Jones

Appointed Governor

Start Date 16th January 2023

Term of office 16/01/2023 to 15/01/2027

Declarations of Interest, including transactions to 31st August 2023 - Nil.

Attendance at LGB meetings 22/23 - 50% - New governor

Resigned - 20th January 2024

Seal Primary Academy Local Governing Body (LGB)

Mission Statement

Our aim at Seal is very simple: to provide the community with a high quality primary school that doesn’t settle for second best. We endeavour for our children to leave school with high quality skills and an unwavering belief and confidence in their ability. In order to do this, all the work we embark on at Seal follows our school motto:  Aspire, Believe and Achieve

Membership 

Constitution of the Local Governing Body:

1 Headteacher

2 Staff governors

6 Appointed governors

1 Parent governor

There is a vacancy for a parent & appointed governor.

Please click here to read the constitution of the Local Governing Body of Seal Primary Academy.

Chair of Governors: Andrew Jenkins, an appointed governor

Vice-Chair of Governors: Emma Cooper, an appointed governor

If you wish to contact governors, please see information below.

Structure

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

Pay Committee

The Pay committee will meet at least once each academic year to receive and approve the Headteacher’s recommendations for teachers pay.

How do I get in touch with the Governors?

You can contact members of the Seal Primary Academy Local Governing Committee as follows:

By phone: Phone the school Reception on 01243 602746 and leave a message. Your message will be forwarded to the Chair of Governors.

By email: clerk@seal-tkat.org

By post: Send correspondence, for the attention of the ‘Chair of Governors’, to the school address at:

Seal Primary Academy, East Street, Selsey, PO20 0BN.