Along with the Head Teacher, the Governing body are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. This is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.

The Governing body has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

The Governing Body, listed below, consists of a range of governors from the local community and the school.

Chair of Governors:

  • Councillor Keith Wood

Vice Chair of Governors:

  • Mrs Nicola Rogerson

Ex Officio:

  • Mr Mustafaa Malik

Local Authority Governor:

  • Councillor Keith Wood

Parent Governors:

  • Mrs Nicola Rogerson
  • Mrs Helen Jarvis
  • Ms Leanne Pearce


  • Ms Helen Campbell
  • Mrs Denise Hewett
  • Councillor John McElroy
  • Mr David Scott
  • Ms Gillian Wood
  • Mr Andrew Carr

Staff Governors:

  • Mrs Suzanne Chapman
  • Mrs Clare Jennings

Clerk to the Governing Body:

  • Mrs Debra Robinson

The tables which can be downloaded below detail further information relating to the constitution of the Governing Body as well as attendance at meetings.

2022-23 – Committee Meeting Attendance – Harlow Green Community Primary School

2022-23 – Committee Membership – Harlow Green Community Primary School

2022-23 – Governing Body Meeting Attendance – Harlow Green Community Primary School

2022-23 – Membership and Vacancies – Harlow Green Community Primary School

2022-23 – Register of Pecuniary Interests – Harlow Green Community Primary School

If you wish to speak with the Chair of Governors, please contact the school office who will arrange for correspondence to be passed on.

Financial Management

The Governing Body is responsible for the financial management of the school.  To see how the school manages its finances in comparison to other schools you can visit the Government benchmarking site by clicking here.

The school are asked to publish whether any member of staff receives a salary of £100,000 or receives increments of £10,000. This is to confirm no member of staff is paid this figure.