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 Rev. Miriam Mugan Chair of Harvey Road School Governors:

Letter from Chair of Governors


Governor Newsletter Spring 2017

Governor Newsletter Spring 2016

Head Teacher’s Report

Headteacher Report Summer 2016

Headteacher Report Autumn 2015

Governing Body Structure


Focus Group


Term of Office Ends

Pecuniary Interests

Rev.Mirium Mugan
Co-opted Governor
Breakfast Club
Standards Project
  • Chair of Governors
  • Recruitment
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Extended Schools
03.01.17 None
Richard Doughty
New Clerk
  • Sports Premium
03.01.17 None
Ruth Precey
Co-opted Governor
  •  Head Teacher’s Performance Management
  • Vice Chair of Sl Committee
  • Safeguarding Governor
03.01.17 None
Nick Rowlands
Head Teacher
  • Head Teacher
n/a None
Jan Cameron
Parent Governor
New Curriculum ProjectAcademisationGovernors Newsletter
  • Vice Chair Governing Body
  • Chair of Sl Committee
  • Exclusions Governor
  • HT Performance Management Panel
08.10.18 None
Tom Farrar
Co-opted Governor
Prevent Strategy
Governors Newsletter
School Development Plan
  • HT Performance Management
  • Government Development Co-ordinator
  • Equality & Diversity (including the Prevent Duty)
16.09.18 None
Tony Price
Associate Member
Staffing Review & Costs
  • Finance Governor
  • Health & Safety Governor
18.11.18 Wife is PTA Co-ordinator /Football Coach at HRS at Weekend
Rupinder AhluwaliaCo-opted Governor  Focus on Reading Project
  •  Pupil Premium Governor
  • Inclusion
  • Staff Support Governor
Sheena Gormley
Parent Governor
  • TBC
Nalisha Fernandes
Co-opted Governor
 Staff Performance Project
Jo Shillibeer
Staff Governor
 Focus on Reading Project

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