​Multi-Academy Trust

The Skinners' Kent Academy (SKA) 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.

SKA Local Governing Body (SKA LGB)

  • Neil Pegrum (Chair SKA LGB)
  • Gillian Arthur
  • Jack Dagnall
  • David Fitzsimmons
  • Mark Howard
  • Victoria Manser
  • Julian Metcalf
  • Grant Morffew
  • Lynda Myers
  • Jane Owen (Staff Govenor)
  • Jeremy Stanyard
  • Edward Wesson
  • Matthew Wheeler (Parent Governor)

The details of the Member and Trustees (Governors) of The Skinners' Kent Academy can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

Meet The Team


The SKA Local Governing Body’s role is to:

  • Develop a vision for the Academy
  • Challenge the performance of the Academy
  • Work with the Principal and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to set targets for the students 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 SKA Local 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
  • Plan the strategic direction of the Academy, alongside the Principal and SLT

The day to day running of the Academy is the responsibility of the Principal.

Monitoring and evaluation

The monitoring and evaluation that the SKA Local 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 Improvement Plan

Governor training

Governors receive a training session prior to each Full Governing Body meeting. Further training is delivered at: a biennial Governor Away day; an Annual Governor and Senior Leadership Team training session at Skinners' Hall (organised by The Skinners' Company) and in other sessions as required. All governors are also required to complete two online training courses annually - Safeguarding and Child Protection and Prevent Training.

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Governor Meeting Dates


  • 28 September 2023 5pm
  • 25 January 2024 5pm
  • 23 May 2024 5pm


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 Chair of Governors, please write to:  

Neil Pegrum
Chair of Governors
c/o The Skinners’ Kent Academy
Sandown Park
Tunbridge Wells

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