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

Attendance 2018-19


Governor Newsletter Summer 2018

Governor Newsletter Autumn 2018

Governing Body Structure


Focus and Governor Projects



Term of Office Ends

Pecuniary Interests

Tom Farrar
Co-opted Governor
Chair of Full Governing Body
Governors Visibility
Complaints Review
  • Assessment Governor
  • HT Performance Management Committee
  • Exclusions/Disciplinary Panel
    Safer Recruitment Trained Governor
10/9/19-9/9/23 None
Emma Campbell
Parent Governor
 Explore Vice Chair of School Improvement
  • Equality & Diversity Governor
  • Behaviour Governor
  • Governor Development & Training Co-ordinator
Richard Doughty
Complaints Review Resources
  • Sports Premium Governor
03/01/17-02/01/21 None
Ruth Precey
Co-opted Governor
Mental Health/Wellbeing Improvement Committee
  • Safeguarding Governor
  • Exclusions/Disciplinary Panel
03/01/17-02/01/21 None
Joanna Kennedy
Parent Governor
Chair Of Resources Committee
  • Data Protection Governor
  • Health & Safety Governor
  • Finance Governor
  • Exclusions/Disciplinary Panel
13/09/18-12/09/22 None
Nick Rowlands
Head Teacher
School Improvement


  • Head Teacher
n/a None
Rupinder Ahluwalia
Co-opted Governor
School Improvement
  • Pupil Premium Governor
  • SEN/Inclusion Governor
  • Staff Support Governor
  • Exclusion Governor/Panel
  • HT Performance Management Committee
  • Safer Recruitment Trained Governor
 14/09/16-13/09/20 None
Nalisha Fernandes
Co-opted Governor
On Maternity Leave
  • Exclusions/ Disciplinary Panel
  • Finance Governor
14/09/16-13/09/20  None
Jan Cameron
Parent Governor
Complaints Review


Chair of School Improvement Committee
  • Exclusion Governor/Panel
  • HT Performance Panel
Clair Tustin
Staff Governor
Vice Chair of Resources Committee 01/09/17-30/08/21  None

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