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East Wickham

Primary Academy,

Wickham Street,

Welling, DA16 3BP

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East Wickham

Primary Academy

Caring, Supporting, Achieving


A warm welcome from the Chair of Governors


On behalf of the governors of East Wickham Primary Academy it is my great pleasure to welcome you to our school’s website for the 2022/23 school year. Like all of us, I hope that the challenges and distractions caused by the Covid pandemic during recent years are now a thing of the past and that our wonderful school staff and children can get back to a more normal, and less disrupted learning environment.


We have seen the incredible resilience of our whole school community as the staff, pupils and families all worked extremely hard to ensure that the children were impacted as little as possible by the disruption and uncertainty caused by Covid.  The focus now of the school governors is to support the school leadership in continuing to drive excellence and attainment across the school and to help the children make up for what they may have lost during school closures and being unable to work with their friends. Much has already been done, and last year we saw that our Year 6 SATS results were better than the national average, which was a great achievement and something that the school will build on in the coming year.


We have also seen huge effort put in by everyone to improve our attendance across all school year groups since education returned to something like normal during the last academic year.  Again, we were ahead of the national average attendance as a school, but there is much that we all still need to do, and governors will be working with the wider school community to ensure that our pupils are in school and able to make the most of the fantastic education that is made available to them here at East Wickham.


As governors we are privileged to be working with our co-heads, Mrs Whiley and Mrs Moore, and their leadership team.  Together with support and oversight from TKAT, we intend to once again drive standards across the school, to ensure that all our children receive the best possible education, which will ensure they have the best possible chance to shine in their future lives and careers.


As governors we are always keen to hear your views and feedback on the school, so please do feel free to contact me at any time through the school office.  I will also be attending various school events throughout the year and be on hand occasionally at drop off or pick up times and will try to speak to as many of you as possible.


Thank you for your continued support for the school. The staff will always offer the best possible opportunities for learning at the school, but we know that the children will only maximise their potential with the support and guidance of our parents and carers outside the school.


I wish everyone at EWPA and all our associated families and supporters the very best for the new school year.


Very best wishes


Mike Jeffers

Chair of Governors, EWPA



Governance Overview

East Wickham Primary Academy is an academy and 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 the link below to the Directors of the TKAT Board.

Please click the link below for the Governance information relating to TKAT, including the
structure of governance and relevant details about Trustees terms of office,
attendance and business interests.
Please click the link below for key documents including the Master Funding Agreement,
Articles of Association and Accounts.

Please click the link below to access the Scheme of Delegation


Annual Governance Impact Statement

Become a Governor



Appointed Governors are appointed by the Governing Body.

Staff Governor(s) are elected by school staff.

Parent Governor(s) are elected by parents.


Governor Resignations

The table below shows who has resigned within the past year.
NameTypeStart DateTerm of OfficeResignation Date
Lisa ChakrabortyCommunity02/02/202202/02/2022 to 01/02/202626/04/2023





All relevant information regarding business and pecuniary interests of trustees and members, the structure and remit of members, the board of trustees and the trust's scheme of delegation can be found on TKATs website: