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We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor. Please view full details here

Delce Academy is part of the Inspire Partnership Academy Trust.  This page contains information and documents relating to our governance.  You can also access our Trust governance structure and overview documents on the main Trust website.

For corporate information relating to the Inspire Partnership Academy Trust, including the governing documents and the Annual Report and Financial Statements, please click here.

Local Governing Body

The PDF document at the end of this page sets out the constitution of the Local Governing Body, how each Governor was appointed and the business interests and related party transactions they have declared.

Delce Academy is part of the Inspire Partnership Academy Trust.  For governance information about the Trust, including the governance structure diagram, please visit the Governance and Finance page on the Trust's website.

Chair of Governors: Joy Gundry

The Chair of Governors may be contacted through the school office at Delce Academy, The Tideway, Rochester, Kent, ME12NJ or email to

Constitution and Attendance

The reports below show how the Local Governing Body (LGB) is constituted and also Governors' attendance at meetings, Governor Visit Days and training.  The reports are produced at the end of the academic year and are used by the LGB and the Trust Board to aid with governance review and improvement.

Joining our Local Governing Body

From time to time the Delce Academy LGB will hold elections to fill parent governor vacancies.  This page provides information about the role for those who are thinking about nominating themselves for election.

Delce Academy has always aimed for a partnership with parents, which undoubtedly brings great benefits to the children. One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a parent governor. 

The LGB's main tasks are to hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and to ensure that suitable provision is made for the safeguarding and wellbeing of the academy's pupils and staff.

Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the LGB is aware of the views of parents and the local community.

Most of the LGB’s work takes place during its meetings, which occur termly. LGB Governors are also required to conduct monitoring visits to the school from time to time, to see how learning is delivered or to monitor areas that need improvement. 

We are part of the Inspire Partnership Academy Trust, which is committed to Continued Professional Development and this extends to our LGB and all Governors, who have access to training to help them carry out their role effectively. For those willing to commit their time, this can be a rewarding development opportunity. Any parent with a child or children currently at Delce Academy can be nominated or nominate themselves for election, we just ask candidates are:


Devoting the required time and energy to the role and aiming to achieve the best possible outcomes for pupils.  Prepared to give time, skills and knowledge to developing themselves and others in order to create highly effective governance.  The LGB meets between three and six times a year and Governors are expected to conduct monitoring visits at least three times a year.  The term of office for a LGB Governor is 3 years, but they can be re-elected as long as they still have a child at the school.


Of an independent mind, able to lead and contribute to courageous conversations, to express their opinion and to play an active role on the LGB.


Possessing an enquiring mind and an analytical approach and understanding the value of meaningful questioning.


Providing appropriate challenge to the status quo, not taking information or data at face value and always driving for improvement.



Prepared to listen to and work in partnership with others and understanding the importance of building strong working relationships within the board and with executive leaders, staff, parents and carers, pupils/students, the local community and employers.


Understanding the value of critical friendship, which enables both challenge and support, and self-reflective, pursuing learning and development opportunities to improve their own and whole board effectiveness.


Able to challenge conventional wisdom and be open-minded about new approaches to problem-solving; recognising the value of innovation and creative thinking to organisational development and success.