A Message from the Chair of Governors

Theresa Homewood photoI have been a Governor since 2012, and am delighted to have been elected as the Chair of Governors.

As Governors and Sponsors, we oversee the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the academy. Knole Academy has a long history of providing a rich, varied and high quality education for the young people of our community, and we are ambitious in our aim for continual improvement.

I am very fortunate to lead a strong and very experienced governing body with a range of complementary skills. We are committed to the achievement of the best outcomes for all Knole students, using the available resources effectively to do so. We take a strong interest in the academy and provide both challenge and support to our newly appointed Headteacher David Collins, and to his senior leadership team and staff. Through committee meetings, full governing body meetings and visits to the academy we scrutinise data closely, monitor the educational experience provided and are trained to ensure we fulfil our role capably.

The grammar stream is extremely popular and, as Senior Deputy Head at Sevenoaks School, I liaise with academy staff to support additional activities for the most able to achieve the very high targets set for them. However, we believe that every child, no matter their ability level deserves the very best care, guidance and education we can offer. We are very confident that staff are highly skilled and experienced, caring and challenging where under-achievement exists.

In my time at the academy I have been immensely impressed by what is achieved for and by our pupils. We have skilled and hard-working staff who are dedicated to ensuring that all our students receive an education of the highest quality in a safe learning environment with excellent facilities.

Theresa Homewood
Chair of Governors


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