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: (

Please follow this link to see Governance Information relating to TKAT, including structure of governance and relevant details about Trustees terms of office, attendance and business interests : (

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 2018-2019 % Declaration of Interest

Mrs Clare Norton

Start Date: 12.10.2016

Current Term 12.10.2016 - 12-10.2020


Chair of Governors

SEN, LAC, PPG, Careers, Educational visits, Safeguarding 

100% None

Mr David Newman 

Start Date: 01.06.2006

Current Term 02.02.2019 - 01.02.2023

LGB Appointed Business Manager/Finance 100% None

Mrs Monica Milne

Start Date: 31.08.2017

Current Term 31.08.2017 - 31.08.2021

LGB Appointed Arts & Tecnology  100% None 

Mr Steve Lennon

Start Date: 03.05.2017

Current Term 03.05.2017 - 03.05.2021

LGB Appointed Business Management Commitee, Sixth Form, Health and Safety, Science  75% None

Mrs Jane Coleman

Start Date: 04.07.2017

Current Term 04.07.2017 - 04.07.2021

Parent English, Maths, Teaching and Learning  50% Employee of TES

Mr Giles Thomas

Start Date: 25.08.2017

Current Term: 25.08.2017 -  25.08.2021

Co-Opted Humanities and English   75% None

Mrs Smita Rajesh

Start Date: 31.08.2018

Current Term 31.08.2018 - 31.08.22

LGB Appointed Behaviour, Attendance and More Able  75%

Chelmsford Hindu Society 

Local Councillor

Mrs Glenys Williams

Start Date: 9.10.2019

Current Term: 9.10.2019 - 8.10.2023

LGB Appointed  Careers N/A None 

Mr Robert Hepworth

Start Date: 01.01.2018

Current Term 01.01.2018-01.01.2022

Staff - Associate Staff   75% None

Mr Matthew Bonner 

Start Date: 9.10.2019

Current Term: 9.10.2019 - 8.10.2023

Staff - Teaching    N/A None 
Mr Andrew Parry  Staff - Headteacher   100% None
Mrs Sonja Mitchell Clerk to Governors   100% None
Previous LGB Members        
Name & Term Type Responsibility Attendance 2017-2018% Declaration of Interest

Mrs Elizabeth Turner

Current Term 03.12.2018 - 02.12.2022

Start Date: 11.01.2011

Ends Date: 31.05.2019

Staff Teaching    75% None 

Mrs Janet Young 

Current Term: 07.08.2018 - 06.07.2022

Start Date: 07.07.2010

End Date: 01.09.2018

LGB Appointed AHT/Behaviour and Safety 0% 31st August 2017 - Chair of Governors - Heybridge Primary School 

Mr Thomas Thorpe Ex-officio

Current Term: 01.04.2016 - 31.03.2020

Start Date: 01.04.2016

End Date: 31.10.2017

Staff - Head Teacher   0% N/A

Mr John Pearson

Current Term: 24/03/2016 - 23/03/2020

Start Date:23.03.2004

End Date: 22.02.2018

LGB Appointmed

Ex Vice-Chair of Governors


0% None

Mrs Jasmine Montague

Current Term: 03.11.2016 - 02.11.2020

Start Date:03.11.2016

End Date: 07.11.2017

Parent AHT/Safegaurding 0% None

Mrs Yvonne Lawrence

Current Term: 25.06.2014 - 24.06.2018

Start Date:25.06.2014

End Date: 30.06.2018

LGB Appointed

Teaching & Learning

More Able

0% None

Mrs Sarah Jacobs

Current Term: 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021

Start Date: 01.09.2017

End Date: 31.08.2018

LGB Appointed Chair of Governors 0% None