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School Governors

Every school must have a governing body in order to operate.  The Governing Body helps to ensure that the following key areas in the school are carried out to the highest standards:

  • Educational achievement of all pupils

  • School’s finances

  • Balanced curriculum

  • Appointing staff and reviewing staff performance

  • Safeguarding and behaviour of pupils

Governors are appointed for a four year term.  The appointment of parent governors is carried out by an election when a current parent governor comes to the end of their term of office. Parents of the school decide who they want to be the next parent governor. Other governors are nominated, for example staff governors are nominated by the school. There are some instances where the governors will appoint certain governors themselves where they see that a certain skill is needed which cannot be met by existing governors, such as legal or financial skills.

Our Governors

Governor Name Governor Type Governor Position / Responsibililties Committee Initial Start Date Date From (current term) End Date Declarations of Interest
Vacancy Chair of Governors
Mrs S Bottomley Parent Acting Chair / Vice-Chair Safeguarding SIMC 21.11.2011 05.03.2016 05.03.2020 None
Mr S Walker Parent Chair of Executive Executive 16.04.2015 16.04.2015 27.03.2019 None
Mrs J Wakefield Community Chair of SIMC SIMC 25.03.2012 05.03.2016 05.03.2020 None
Mr A Hurst Community Executive 18.11.2013 18.11.2013 18.11.2017 Partner at Schofield Sweeney, school’s legal advisors
Mrs J Simpson Community Executive 17.10.2016 17.10.2016 17.10.2020 None
Mrs S Dunwell Parent SIMC 04.03.2016 04.03.2016 04.03.2020 None
Mrs K Hutchinson Headteacher Executive SIMC 01.09.2013 01.09.2013 None
Ms L Sugden Staff SIMC 07.05.2013 07.05.2013 07.05.2017 None
Mrs N Frear Staff Executive SIMC 29.06.2015 29.06.2015 29.06.2019 None
Mrs B Carney Clerk to Governors Clerk None
Governors whose term ended in the academic year 2015/16
Mrs C Powis Co-opted Chair of Governors 09.12.2015 None
Mrs M Bean Community Chair of SIMC 09.12.2015 None
Mrs M Mangham Parent 09.12.2015 None
Mr B Evans Appointed Chair of Governors 01.09.2013 15.07.2016 None

Governor Attendance at Meetings


To view a full list of Governor attendances at Full Governing Body, Executive Committee and Teaching & Learning Committee meetings please click on the links below:

2015/16 Academic year

2014/15 Academic year

Financial Accounts

For a copy of  Harden Primary School’s Financial Accounts please click on the links below:

Up to 31st August 2014

Up to 31st August 2015 

Up to 31st August 2016