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

TKAT is a multi-academy trust which was established on 1st September 2011.  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.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation.

Click here to view the Governors Impact 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 follow this link to see the Directors of the TKAT Board: (

Mission Statement

The Local Governing Body is committed to realising the vision that Hylands School will become an outstanding provider of education.

Through a proactive process of support and challenge we will strive to ensure that:

  • We provide the highest quality education for each child.

  • Unlock every student's talent and ability to recognise the uniqueness of every child.

  • Focus on creating the best opportunities for effective learning for all.

  • To inspire and challenge each student to achieve their goals throughout their life.


We currently have 11 governors:

  • 1 Headteacher

  • 2 staff governors

  • 2 parent governors

  • 6 appointed governors

Chair of Governors:                Mrs Clare Norton (Parent Governor)

Please see the sections on the left for details or our current and recent LGB members.  If you wish to contact governors, please do so via the school contact details.


There are four meetings of the full Local Governing Body each academic year.  In addition to this, there is a committee which has delegated responsibility laid out in the terms of reference.

Business Management Committee

To assist the decision making of the Governing Body by enabling more detailed consideration to be given to the best means to ensure sound management of the academy’s personnel, finances, resources and assets including proper planning, monitoring and probity.

Current LGB Members        
Name & Term Type Responsibility Attendance 2017-2018 % Declaration of Interest
Mrs Clare Norton (Current Term 12.10.2016 - 12-10.2020)   Chair of Governors 100% None
Mr David Newman (Current Term 01.02.2015-01.02.2019) LGB Appointed Business Manager/Finance 80% None
Mrs Janet Young (Current Term 15.10.2013-15.10.2018) LGB Appointed AHT/ Behaviour and Safety 60% 31st August 2017
Chair of Governors - Heybridge Primary School
Mrs Monica Milne (Current Term 31.08.2017 - 31.08.2021) LGB Appointed TBD 80% TES Consultant
Mr Steve Lennon (Current Term 03.05.2017 - 03.05.2021) LGB Appointed Business Management Comitee 80% None
Mrs Jane Coleman (Current Term 04.07.2017 - 04.07.2021) Parent TBD 80% Employee of TES
Mr Giles Thomas (Current Term Ends 31.10.2018) Co-Opted TBD 100% None
Mrs Smita Rajesh (Current Term 31.08.2018 - 31.08.22) LGB Appointed TBD NEW None
Mrs Elizabeth Turner (Current Term 02.12.2014- 02.12.2018) Staff- Teaching   100% None
Mr Robert Hepworth (Current Term 01.01.2018-01.01.2022) Staff - Associate Staff   60% None
Mr Andrew Parry  Staff - Headteacher   100% None
Mr Christian Cavanagh Executive Headteacher   60% None
Mrs Sonja Mitchell Clerk to Governors   NEW None
Previous LGB Members        
Name & Term Type Responsibility Attendance 2017-2018% Declaration of Interest
Mr Thomas Thorpe Ex-officio (Term Ended 31.10.2017) Staff - Head Teacher   0% N/A
Mr John Pearson (Term Ended 22.02.2018) LGB Appointmed

Ex Vice-Chair of Governors


40% None
Mrs Jasmine Montague (Term ended - 07.11.2017) Parent AHT/Safegaurding 0% None
Mrs Yvonne Lawrence (Term Ended 30.06.2018) LGB Appointed

Teaching & Learning

More Able

100% None
Mrs Sarah Jacobs (Term Ended 31.08.2018) LGB Appointed Chair of Governors 100% None