Our Christian Community

All our sponsors are deeply committed to improving the life chances of the young people in our community, and work together with The John Wallis Academy and other local schools and business partners to help realise these aspirations and develop opportunities for all. Our sponsors include:

Diocese of Canterbury

As our lead sponsor, the Diocese is committed to the education and care of young people and has a long history of involvement in schools and a track record of high standards.


Benenden is a high achieving local independent school for girls with a long tradition of academic success. Through partnerships with the staff at The John Wallis Academy, Benenden helps to strengthen teaching, learning and attainment.

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU)

CCCU is a modern, friendly university, with a reputation for academic excellence, in particular in teacher training, a welcoming atmosphere and strong community spirit.

Kent County Council (KCC)

KCC continues to guide The John Wallis Academy as the maintaining education authority. KCC is rated nationally as an excellent authority, and is regarded as innovative and forward thinking.

All governors are appointed by the sponsor they represent under the articles of association.

The John Wallis Church of England 0-19 Academy Governing Body

The governing body has a range of duties and powers, and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. This includes:

  • setting targets for pupil achievement
  • managing the school's finances
  • making sure the curriculum is balanced
  • appointing senior staff
  • reviewing staff performance and pay
  • deciding how, in strategic terms, the school should be run

Chair of the Governing Body: Mr Charles Covell

Clerk to the Governing Body: Mrs D Waller

All correspondence for the Chair of Governors should be emailed to the Clerk ,
Mrs D Waller at

Please click on the relevant link below for details of Governing Body Membership, Committee Membership, attendance to meetings and Declaration of  Business Interests.

The names of the Academy's Trustees are listed in the Annual Accounts.


Page Downloads Date  
Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20 22nd Mar 2021 Download
Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19 30th Mar 2021 Download
Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18 30th Mar 2021 Download
Governance Handbook October 2020 19th Feb 2021 Download
Attendance and Membership 2019-20 31st Mar 2021 Download
Attendance and Membership 2020-21 22nd Jul 2021 Download
Attendance and Membership 2021 22 06th Oct 2021 Download
Governing Body Training 2021 22 06th Oct 2021 Download