Gray’s Farm Primary Academy is 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.

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 facilitate a link to the Directors of the TKAT Board

For information about 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

Please click HERE to facilitate a link to the Scheme of Delegation.

Please click HERE for key documents including the Master Funding Agreement, Articles of Association and Accounts.

Local Governing Body Annual Impact Report 2019 - 2020


The LGB for Gray’s Farm was re-constituted in February 2016 after a period of 10 months when the previous LGB was removed by TKAT and the governance of the school was undertaken by an Interim Executive Board [IEB]. The three TKAT appointed members of the IEB have transferred to the newly formed LGB.


Vison & Values

MEMBERSHIP [10 Governors]


To see the full constitution document CLICK HERE

Governor Type




Staff Governors


Parent Governors


Appointed Governors





Name Position
Dami Oyebade Chair of Governing Body 
Deborah Millward Vice Chair of Governing Body
Kate Groom Headteacher - Gray's Farm (Ex Officio)
Clare O'Neill Staff Governor
Caroline Leroi Appointed Governor
Victoria Smith Appointed Governor
Scott Milne Appointed Governor
Soley Esat Parent Governor
Fatma Faydali Parent Governor
Carol Thomas Clerk to the Governors

Governor’s Individual Portfolio Responsibilities

Responsibility Governor
Chair of Governors Dami Oyebade
Finance, Teaching & Learning TBC
Safeguarding Caroline Leroi
SEN Soley Esat
Attendance & Pupil Premium Deborah Millward
Health & Safety  Scott Milne


Formal meetings of the Local Governing Body are currently held on a monthly basis and have followed on from the pattern inherited by the IEB. All business is undertaken at these meetings but there is an unequivocal focus on the core business of the school namely: raising expectations through high quality teaching and learning and accelerating pupil progress thereby raising overall levels of attainment. The key function of the LGB is to:

  • Ensure that there is a clarity of the vision, ethos and strategic direction for Gray’s Farm
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the further improvement required for pupils progress and attainment
  • Ensure that the school’s money is well spent and financial systems and procedures are secure