Church Road, Romford, Essex, RM3 0SH


Governance at Harold Court

All governing bodies of maintained schools are required to be constituted under the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 or the School Governance (Federations) (England) Regulations 2012, as appropriate, by 1 September 2015. At Harold Court this took place in the Summer term 2015. Information about Statutory guidance for governing bodies of maintained schools and local authorities in England can be found here.

The Governing Body exists to support and contribute to the strategic development plan of our school. Whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day management and leadership of the school, the Governing Body are involved with overseeing the curriculum, pupil welfare, premises, personnel and school finances at a strategic level. We are fortunate to have a dedicated team of governors who are actively involved in the life of the school.

The Governing Body is composed of the Headteacher, parents, staff and members of the local community. When the term of office of a parent governor comes to an end, elections take place to replace them.

The National Governance association provides all information that you may need if you would like to become a governor, they provide a handbook also

If you wish to bring any matters to the attention of the Governing Body, you should address your correspondence to: Chair of Governors,C/O Harold Court Primary School, Church Road, Harold Wood, Essex, RM3 0SH

In our school we have the following information about Governance and our Governing body.

We have - 

1 Headteacher Governor
1 Staff Governor
1 Local Authority Governor
2 Parent Governors
6 Co-opted Governors
1 observor

Our safeguarding governor is Mrs Lee Clegg

Local Authority Governors are agreed by the Governing Body but are appointed by the Local Authority
Parent Governors are elected by parents and this is carried out by a ballot.
Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing body
Staff Governors are elected by staff
Associate Governors are appointed by the Governing Body  - voting rights can be given to an Associate Governor on a specific Committee if agreed by the whole Governing Body; however, Associate Governors do not have a vote at a GB meeting; and are not included on the GB’s Instrument of Government.
Terms of office are 4 years for all categories; except for the Staff Governor which is one year.


Co-opted Governors:

Ms Z Lawrence (Chair)

Ms L Clegg 

Mrs Sarah Philpotts

Mrs Bola Adesina

Ms Denise Whalley

Local Authority Governors:

Lesley Mabey

Parent Governors:

Mr Paul Haylor

Mrs Amy Mc Carthy


 Staff Governors:

        Mrs D Somers (EYFS Teacher)

All Governors may be contacted via the school office