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Local Governing Body

Welcome to Governance at

Meopham Community Academy


Please see below details of The Golden Thread Alliance governance arrangements along with information for each of our Governors who has served at any point over the past 12 months and, where applicable, their full name, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down, who appointed them, and relevant business and pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions. This information complies with the requirements of the Academy Trust Handbook and the Academy Trust Governance Guide.


  • The Chair of the Board of Trustees is Philip Vander Gucht
  • The Accounting Officer of the Trust is Garry Ratcliffe, Chief Executive Officer
  • The Chair of the Local Governing Body is Helena Gula
  • The Named Safeguarding Governor is Lisa Broad




 The purpose of Trust governance is:


  • strategic leadership
  • accountability and assurance
  • strategic engagement


Details of the Members, Board of Trustees, the Articles of Association, Scheme of Delegation and Financial Accounts of the Trust can be viewed via the following link to The Golden Thread Alliance Trust website:


Contact for the Local Governing Body: