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.

Our Governors

Governor Name Governor Type Governor Position / Responsibililties Committee Initial Start Date Date From (current term) End Date Declarations of Interest
Mrs S Bottomley Community Chair of Governors SIMC 21.11.2011 05.03.2016 05.03.2020 None
Mrs J Wakefield Community Vice Chair Chair of SIMC SIMC 25.03.2012 05.03.2016 05.03.2020 None
Mr A Hurst Community   Finance & Buildings 18.11.2013 18.11.2013 18.11.2017 Partner at Schofield Sweeney, school’s legal advisors
Mr S Walker Parent Chair of Finance Finance & Buildings SIMC 16.04.2015 16.04.2015 27.03.2019 None
Mrs S Dunwell Parent   SIMC 04.03.2016 04.03.2016 04.03.2020 None
Mrs K Hutchinson Headteacher   Finance & Buildings SIMC 01.09.2013 01.09.2013   None
Mrs L Ruddock Staff   SIMC 07.05.2013 29.06.2015 29.06.2019 None
Mrs N Frear Staff   Finance & Buildings SIMC 29.06.2015 29.06.2015 29.06.2019 None
Mrs J Simpson Community   Finance & Buildings 23.01.2017 23.01.2017 23.01.2021 None
Mr J Wright Co-Opted   Finance & Buildings 01.02.2017 01.02.2017 01.02.2021 None
Mrs B Carney Clerk to Governors Clerk         None
Governors whose term ended in the academic year 2016/17              
Mrs K Campbell Community Chair of Executive   07.07.2014 07.07.2014 05.09.2016 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:

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