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 01.10.2018 01.10.2020 None Mrs J Wakefield Community Vice Chair Local 22.02.2012 01.10.2018 01.10.2020 None Mr A Hurst Community Local 18.11.2013 01.10.2018 01.10.2020 Partner at Schofield Sweeney, school’s legal advisors Mrs S Dunwell Parent Local 04.03.2016 01.10.2018 01.10.2020 None Mr D Jacques C.E.O. Trust 01.10.2018 01.10.2018 None Mrs K Hutchinson Headteacher Local 01.09.2014 01.10.2018 None Mrs L Ruddock Staff Local 29.06.2015 01.10.2018 01.10.2020 None Mrs N Frear Staff Local 29.06.2015 201.10.2018 01.10.2020 None Mr P Taylor Clerk Local 01.10.2018 01.10.2018 None Governors whose term ended in the academic year 2017/18 (HPS) 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 27.03.2014 01.10.2018 11.10.2018 None Mrs J Simpson Community Local 22.01.2017 01.10.2018 23.11.2018 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 Harden Primary School Financial Accounts For a copy of Harden Primary School’s Financial Accounts (up to 31st August 2018) please click on the links below: Up to 31st August 2015 Up to 31st August 2016 Up to 31st August 2017 Up to 31st August 2018 Academy Finance and Governance Harden Primary School proudly joined Exceed Academies Trust on the 1st October 2018. Documentation relating to Exceed Academies Trust can be found on their website. Alternatively, please click on the links below to view copies of documentation. Annual Report & Financial Statement 2017 Articles of Association Schemes of Delegation Terms of Reference – LGB Terms of Reference – Risk & Audit Committee Terms of Business Trustees – Register of Interests 2018-2019 Please click on the link here to be directed to Exceed Academies Trust.