Governance and Policies
Teach Kent and Sussex

Governance and Policies

The Teacher Training and Development Committee was set up by the Tenax Trust Board to ensure accountability for the Trust’s Teaching School Hubs (TSH) and SCITT against its strategic objectives and to oversee the wider continuous professional development of Tenax teaching staff.

There are 5 members of the committee:

  • David Godfrey (Chair), Tenax Trustee
  • David Ralph, Tenax Trustee
  • Gillian Lloyd (Hargreaves), Tenax Trustee
  • Jon Sparke, Headteacher of Bennett Memorial and Trust Executive Lead for Professional Development

Richard Tyson, Director for professional development is in attendance at all meetings.

The clerk is Maria Campbell.

The committee meets at least 3 times a year.

The Chair, Mr David Godfrey, can be contacted in writing via the Clerk to the Committee, Mrs Maria Campbell, either by post using the Tenax Schools Trust postal address (c/o Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9SH), or by email at [email protected].

Teach Kent & Sussex is part of The Tenax Schools Trust. Please visit the trust’s website to find out more about the Trust.
You can find more information on Tenax’s governance arrangements here:

SCITT strategic board:

The board’s objectives are to consider the current effective and smooth workings of the SCITT and its future development through facilitating communication between its main constituent parts.

Chair: Teach Kent & Sussex CEO

Membership: Headteachers of Bennett Memorial Diocesan School and Claremont Primary Schools, Teach Kent & Sussex SCITT Partner School Headteacher representatives, SCITT Director(s)

Clerk: SCITT administration manager


  • Oversees strategic development and delivery of the SCITT.
  • Ensure strategic and operational integration with the Altius Teaching School Alliance and partners
  • Meets six times a year to review SCITT provision and identify enhancements to improve impact and effectiveness, against an annual self-evaluation schedule and improvement plan
  • Monitors progress with the SCITT Director against overall strategy
  • Secures resources and input needed from each partner organisation
  • Strategic management of Risk Register
  • Receives formal reports on trainees progress and systems for monitoring and evaluating ITT provision.
  • Strategic responsibility for deselection of partner schools and strategic partners such as the HEI.