Governing Body

Governing Body

The governing body plays a key role in helping oversee the strategic direction of the school and works in partnership with the Head teacher and Senior Leadership Team.  The main aim of the governing body is to ensure the delivery of a high standard of education for all pupils in its care.

Harvey Road School governing body has three main roles:

Strategic The governing body sets the general direction of the school, looking at how it should best develop and improve.  This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, setting targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives.  Strategic thinking is not always linked with the curriculum and it does not mean just responding to weakness.

Critical Friend The governing body works with the Headteacher and creates a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing the school. The governing body is able to question and challenge. A good working relationship is essential as a real critical friendship is only achieved where there is trust and mutual respect.

Accountability The school is a business and its stakeholders are the learners. The governing body has a professional attitude and uses its collective skills to benefit the learners. It gathers views, ask questions and decides what is best for the school and the children. The governing body is answerable to the parents and the wider community, listening to their view points while considering the wider context of school improvement.

At Harvey Road School we have 2 committees:-

The School Improvements Committee – Looking at attainment. progress, developing action plans, reviewing its impact and striving towards better outcomes for our pupils.

Resources Committee – Included here are: school finance, personnel and premises and Governor projects. Governors have the responsibility of taking on a project that links with their personal area of expertise or particular interest. The projects are wide ranging and do change according to the particular priorities at the time. Governors work along side staff and support the projects and developments in whatever way is possible and then feedback to the rest of the Governing body.

Below is a letter from Sheena Gormley Chair of Harvey Road School Governors:

Letter from Chair of Governors


Governor Newsletter Autumn 2017

Governor Newsletter Summer 2018

Governing Body Structure


Focus and Governor Projects



Term of Office Ends

Pecuniary Interests

Sheena Gormley
Parent Governor
Chair of Full Governing Body
Governors Newsletter
School Improvement Resources
  • Chair of Governing Body
  • Health and Safety
  • Recruitment
23/11/16-22/11/20 None
Jan Cameron
Parent Governor
New School Vision
Governors Newsletter
Chair of School Improvement
  • Vice Chair Full Governing Body
  • Chair of School Improvement Committee
  • Exclusions Governor/Panel
  • HT Performance Management Committee
09/10/14-08/10/18 Co-opted member of Herts County Council Sitting on Scrutiny and Oversight Committee
Emma Campbell
Parent Governor
School Improvement
  • SIC Committee Member
  • Resources Committee Member
  • Data Governor
  • Equalities & Diversity Governor
Richard Doughty
Governors Newsletter
School Council/ Eco Battlers: Courtyard Project
Sports Premium/Keep Fit Project
  • Information Technology
  • Sports Premium
  • Exclusion Governor/Panel
  • Staff Support Governor
03/01/17-02/01/21 None
Ruth Precey
Co-opted Governor
Governors Newsletter School Improvement
  •  Safeguarding Governor
03/01/17-02/01/21 None
Nick Rowlands
Head Teacher
Academisation (ongoing)  School Improvement


  • Head Teacher
n/a None
Tom Farrar
Co-opted Governor
Governors Newsletter (Autumn Term)
Governor Training/Matrix Skills
Library Provision Strategy
School Improvement Resources
  • HT Performance Management
  • Government Development & Training Co-ordinator
  • Curriculum (including Literacy and Phonics)
  • Chair Pay Committee
18/09/14-17/09/18 None
Rupinder Ahluwalia
Co-opted Governor
Governors Newsletter (Autumn Term)  School Improvement
  • Pupil Premium Governor
  • SEN/Inclusion Governor
  • Staff Support Governor
  • Exclusion Governor/Panel
  • HT Performance Management Committee
 14/09/16-13/09/20 None
Nalisha Fernandes
Co-opted Governor
Governors Newsletter Chair Resources Committee
  •  Resources Committee
  • Pay Committee (Vice Chair)
14/09/16-13/09/20  None
Clair Tustin
Staff Governor
 School Improvement 01/09/16-30/08/21  None

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