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.
The Members: The Members protect the Charitable and Educational objectives, including the Ethos of the Trust. They take part in annual and extraordinary general meetings and appoint the Directors to the TKAT Board.
The TKAT Members are: Raymond Vooght,John Atkins and The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Company Limited represented by Quentin Roper.
The Board: The legal powers and responsibilities of Trust are held with the TKAT Board who are accountable to the Department for Education.
As a group, the Board set the overall strategic direction of the Trust. They scrutinise, challenge and support our educational and operational performance data, stability, and emerging risks/opportunities.
Accordingly, the Board delegate certain powers and duties to our Local Governing Bodies. This delegation is explained in our Scheme of Delegation (SoD).
We have a healthy balance of corporate and educational professionals who are each able to bring different perspectives and ideas to the table.
Our Structure: to view a PDF please click here.
For further details including Declarations of Business Interests, please select the relevant page on the left.
Human Resources Committee
The Human Resources Committee (previously named Remuneration and Nominations Committee) is a committee of the TKAT Board. The Board has established the Committee to support it in its responsibilities for ensuring the highest standards of corporate governance in the remuneration and succession planning of the Chief Executive (CEO) and Senior Managers of TKAT, and oversee people, inclusion and culture strategies. Meetings are held four times a year. For Terms of Reference please click here.
Members: Mrs E Thomas (Chair of Committee), Mrs G Bagley, Ms A Mehta, Mr J Harrison
Audit and Risk Committee
The Audit and Risk Committee is a committee of the TKAT Board. The Board has established the Committee to support it in the discharge of its responsibilities for financial systems, operational controls, governance and risk, including health and safety, at TKAT and all its academies.. For Terms of Reference please click here.
Members: Mr P Baines (Chair of Committee), Ms A Mehta, Mrs G Bagley, Mr J Harrison
The Finance Committee is a Committee of the Board of TKAT. The Finance Committee meet at least three times a year. The Board has established the Committee to support it in the discharge of its responsibilities for financial scrutiny and oversight at TKAT and all its academies. For Terms of Reference please click here.
Members: Mr P Baines (Chair of Committee), Ms A Mehta, Mrs G Bagley, Mr J Harrison, Dr K Roberts
The Education Committee (previously named the Performance and Risk Committee) is a Committee of the Board of TKAT. Meetings are held at regular intervals at least four times a year. The Board has established the Committee to support it in the discharge of its responsibilities to provide a high standard of education and duty of care to every student in its academies within available resources. Terms of Reference are currently being updated, and will be available here shortly. The terms of reference for the predecessor committee are available here.
Members: Mr J Harrison (Chair of Committee), Mrs G Bagley, Ms A Mehta, Mrs E Thomas, Mr T Young, Dr K Roberts
Local Governing Bodies:
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.
To view a list of all TKAT Academies and along with links to details on their Local Governing Body please click here.