​Multi-Academy Trust

Skinners' Kent Primary School is part of Skinners' Academies Trust. To view the structure of the MAT, please click here.

For membership of the MAT board and other Committees please visit our Multi Academy Trust website here.

Multi Academy Trust Governing Body

Terms of Reference

1. The MAT Board:

  • Determines the vision, strategy and core values of the Trust
  • Selects the Headteacher of SKPS
  • Has oversight of financial strategy and budget responsibility schools within the Trust

2. SKPS LGB is a committee of the MAT (Multi Academy Trust) and has:

  • A scrutinising role in relation to the strategic development of SKPS
  • An advisory role in relation to the strategic links between SKPS and SKA

SKPS Local Governing Body

​The details of the Member and Trustees (Governors) of Skinners' Kent Primary School can be viewed by clicking on the link here.

Governors' Roles and Responsibilities

The Governing Body’s role is to:

  • Develop a vision for the School

  • Challenge the performance of the School

  • Work with the Executive Principal and the Headteacher to set targets for the pupils in the school

  • Ensure there are proper HR and performance management systems in place for staff
  • Provide support and encouragement, and recognise and celebrate achievement


The Governing Body’s key responsibilities are to:

  • Ensure quality educational provision
  • Challenge and monitor the performance of the school
  • Manage finance and property
  • Employ staff
  • Co-operate with other staff and institutions

The day to day running of the School is the responsibility of the Executive Principal and the Headteacher.

Monitoring and evaluation

The monitoring and evaluation that the Governing Body undertakes covers areas such as:

  • Curriculum, assessment and attainment
  • Behaviour and attendance
  • Views of school and local community
  • Staffing and budget
  • Accountability
  • Academy Development Plan

Governor training

All governors are required to complete two online training courses annually – Safeguarding and Child Protection and Channel General Awareness (Prevent).  Further training is delivered at: a biennial Governor Awayday; an Annual Governor and Senior Leadership Team training session at Skinners’ Hall (organised by The Skinners’ Company) and in other sessions as required.  SKPS Governors who also attend Full Governing Body meetings also receive a training session prior to each Full Governing Body meeting.

Governing Body Committees

There are four committees which meet separately – the MAT Staffing and Pay, MAT Finance and Resources, the SKA Local Governing Body and the SKPS Local governing Body.  These committees allow Governors time to debate and examine key issues; they meet several times over the course of the Academy year report to the MAT Board.  

For the Governing Body Code of Conduct for Skinners' Schools and Academies, please click here.

For membership of the MAT board and Committees please click here.

All Governors are able to access any relevant documents via a secure area on The Skinners' Company website.

Governor Meeting Dates


  • 26 September 2023 1.15pm
  • 23 January 2024 1.15pm
  • 21 May 2024 1.15pm 

SKA & SKPS Finance & General Purposes Committee

  • 8 November 2023 5pm
  • 13 March 2024 5pm
  • 12 June 2024 5pm


Contact Details

If you wish to contact the Chairman of the Skinners' Kent Primary School Local Governing Body, please do so as follows:
Lynda Myers, Chair of SKPS Local Governing Body
Skinners' Kent Primary School
The Avenue
Knights Wood
Tunbridge Wells

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