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Our School Governing Body

 

Our school governing body is a group of elected volunteers from within our school and the local community, who freely give up their own time to monitor the school's effectiveness.  All the members, with the exception of the Head Teacher, are elected to serve a fixed term in office. When a member's term expires, the school will advertise the vacancy and invite candidates to stand for election. Our school staff and parents are then asked to vote for their preferred staff / parent candidate; local community governors are appointed by the local authority.

 

The role of the governing body is to provide oversight and scrutinise the running of the school. It is an invaluable forum for representatives of all our stakeholders, to decide how to continually improve the quality of our school. 

 

They are responsible for managing and approving courses of action in the following areas: teaching and learning, the curriculum, staff recruitment, staff training and professional development, policies and practices within school, finance and procurement, school buildings and grounds, health and safety, pupil attendance and welfare and safeguarding/child protection.

 

Our governors receive specialist advice and support from the Department for Education and the London Borough of Havering Education Authority, to help them in their roles. 

 

If you wish to contact our Chair of Governors, Mr G Brome, his email is: gbrome.311@lgflmail.org

GOVERNING BODY AT HAROLD WOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

NAME OF GOVERNOR 

TYPE OF GOVERNOR 

COMMITTEE/FOCUS 

TERM OF OFFICE ENDS

Mrs Kathryn Armand

Local Authority Governor
 

 

 

 09.12.2024

Mr Greg Brome

Co-Opted Governor (Chair)

Finance Sub-Committee

Focus: Safeguarding
 

05.12.2025

Mr Bob West

Co-Opted Governor (Vice Chair)

Finance Sub-Committee (Chair)

Pupil Premium Sub-Committee

Focus: Finance, Wellbeing
 

05.12.2025

Mr David Waters

Co-Opted Governor

Finance Sub-Committee

Focus: Numeracy

 

05.03.2024

Mrs Michelle Gubbings

Co-Opted Governor

Focus: PSHE/ RSE/ SMSC

 

05.12.2025

Mr Paul Westcott

Co-Opted Governor

Finance Sub- Committee        Pupil-Premium Sub-Committee (Chair)

Focus: Pupil Premium

 

15.07.2023

Mr Jonathan Goodwin

Parent Governor

 

Focus: Digital

23.02.2024

Mr Darren Cox

Co-opted Governor

 

Focus: History/ Geography/ Science

12.07.2024

Mrs Anne Ling

Co-opted Governor

Finance Sub-Committee        Pupil Premium Sub-Committee

Focus: EYFS/ SEND

 

03.07.2025

Ms Sarah Jennings

Parent Governor

Focus: Literacy

09.05.2025

 

GOVERNING BODY PECUNIARY INTERESTS

 

Mr Greg Brome (Chair)

Spouse employed by London Borough of Havering

 

Mr Jonathan Goodwin

Spouse employed by another school in the London Borough of Havering

 

Mr Darren Cox

Employed as Project Manager for the London Borough of Havering

 

 

 

INVOLVEMENT WITH THE GOVERNING BODY OF ANOTHER SCHOOL OTHER THAN HWPS

 

Mr Greg Brome (Chair)

Chair of Governors at Dame Tipping C of E Primary School

 

Mr Bob West (Vice Chair)

Vice Chair of Local Governance Committee at

Redden Court School (Secondary Academy)

(Part of Success For All Educational Trust – MAT)

 

Mrs Anne Ling

Member at Hornchurch Academy Trust (MAT)

 

 

ATTENDANCE AT GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS 2020/21

 

Full Governing Body Meetings (including Head Teachers Report Meetings)

 

92% Attendance

  

 

 

GOVERNING BODY ISSUES FACED AND ADDRESSED BY GOVERNING BODY 2020/21

 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governors were unable to visit the School during the Academic Year 2020-2021 and all 6 Full Governing Body Meetings were conducted through the Zoom facility arranged by Havering Governor Services. For the same reason, no face-to-face meetings were possible for the Finance & Pupil Premium Sub Committees and issues which arose which would normally have been discussed by these Sub Committees were integrated with the Full Governing Body Meetings, as evidenced by the Minutes of those Meetings.

 

As a result, much of the work carried out during the academic year 2020-2021 was centred around the monitoring functions of our duties with particular emphasis on Risk Assessments, Online Learning and its’ impact, and Wellbeing for both Staff & Pupils; as is generally known it was a particularly stressful time for the School Community as a whole and consequently our role was scaled back and requests for information were kept to a minimum to allow the School’s SLT to concentrate on day-to-day issues – of which there were many!

 

 

 

 

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