Our 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.

Local Advisory Board Governors

Governor Name Governor Type Governor Position / Responsibililties Board Initial Start Date Date From (current term) End Date Declarations of Interest
Mrs S Bottomley Community Chair of Governors Local 21.11.2011 05.03.2016 05.03.2020 None
Mrs J Wakefield Community Vice Chair  Local 25.03.2012 05.03.2016 05.03.2020 None
Mr A Hurst Community   Local 18.11.2013 18.11.2017 18.11.2020 Partner at Schofield Sweeney, school’s legal advisors
Mrs J Simpson Community   Local 23.01.2017 23.01.2017 23.01.2021 None
Mrs S Dunwell Parent   Local 04.03.2016 04.03.2016 04.03.2020 None
Mr D Jacques C.E.O.   Trust 01.10.2018 01.10.2018   None
Mrs K Hutchinson Headteacher   Local 01.09.2014 01.09.2014   None
Mrs L Ruddock Staff   Local 07.05.2013 29.06.2015 29.06.2019 None
Mrs N Frear Staff   Local 29.06.2015 29.06.2015 29.06.2019 None
Mr P Taylor Clerk     01.10.2018 01.10.2018   None
Governors whose term ended in the academic year 2017/18              
Mr J Wright Co-Opted Chair of Finance Finance & Buildings 01.02.2017 31.08.2018 31.08.2018 None
Governors whose term ended in the academic year 2018/19              
Mr S Walker Parent   Local 16.04.2015 16.04.2015 11.10.2018 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:

2017/18 Academic Year

2016/17 Academic Year

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 2015

Up to 31st August 2016

Up to 31st August 2017


Academy Legal Documentation

Please click on the links below to view copies of documentation.

Academy Funding Agreement – click here

Memorandum of Association – click here

Articles of Association – click here