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 https://www.nga.org.uk/Be-a-Governor.aspx, they provide a handbook also https://www.nga.org.uk/Publications/Welcome-to-Governance-Resources.aspx.
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 -
Our safeguarding governor is Mrs Lee CleggLocal Authority Governors are agreed by the Governing Body but are appointed by the Local Authority
Ms Z Lawrence (Chair)
Ms L Clegg
Mrs Sarah Philpotts
Mrs Bola Adesina
Ms Denise Whalley
Local Authority Governors:
Mr Paul Haylor
Mrs Amy Mc Carthy
Mrs D Somers (EYFS Teacher)
All Governors may be contacted via the school office
My name is Lee Clegg I work for the London borough of Havering as the Alternative Provision Commissioner for pupils who are at risk of exclusion. I work within the Education, Inclusions and Support Service Team supporting the strategic and operational work that is carried out to support vulnerable children in Havering. I have also been married to my supportive husband for 31 years and have two wonderful daughters and three grandchildren who keep me very busy in my spare time.
My career has been driven by my passion to support those children, who, for whatever reason are unable to support themselves. Within my 20 years working within this field I have taught in, managed and supported a range of educational establishments in achieving the best outcomes for children. I am qualified and experienced in working within Education and Children Social Care and hope to bring to Harold Court a raft of support that assists them in achieving their goals along with moving them closer to an Outstanding Grade from Ofsted
My name is Bola Adesina. I am a married mother-of-2 and have been a parent governor since 2013. I am an IT professional with over 15 years experience in both public and financial services sectors, and currently working as a Business Analyst for an Investment Manager in the City of London.