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The Golden Thread Alliance

The Golden Thread Alliance is a Multi-Academy Trust with nine academies, all of which are judged “Good” by Ofsted, who serve the children and their families in Kent.



Our schools are on separate sites but share our Trust vision which underpins their individual school values.  We have the common thread throughout our schools of the high expectation that all staff and children strive to do their very best every day in terms of respect, responsibility and equality.  However, as every child, family and their community has differing needs our schools are led by our Headteachers and staff to provide individual support and nurture in order to meet those specific needs.


Strategically, our Board of Trustees manages the overall business of our Trust and is ultimately accountable to the Department of Education for the educational and financial performance of our Trust and our academies.  The Board must carry out the three core governance functions:


  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding Executive Leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.


You can meet and read more about our individual Trustees using the following link:


The Articles of Association, Scheme of Delegation and our governance arrangements which detail the operation of our Trust can be viewed using the following link:


We have a Local Governing Body for each of our academies and you can meet and read more about our Governors at Oakfield using the following link:


Why not help us to provide each and every one of our children with a “Golden” class experience?

If you would like to volunteer and support our schools then please do contact the Clerk to the Governing Body via e-mail:




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