Welcome to our Governors’ section
Please find below details of how our Local Governing Body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
|Governor name||Role||Date of appointment||Term of office||Appointed by||Business and pecuniary interests||Attendance record|
|Brian Tarran||Chair of governors||01/07/17||4 years||GB/Board||Wife employed at Milwards as nursery assistant||100% (6 of 6 meetings)|
|Peter Jones||Vice-chair of governors||01/07/17||4 years||GB/Board||100% (6 of 6 meetings)|
|Carly Brace||Safeguarding governor||01/07/17||4 years||GB/Board||100% (6 of 6 meetings)|
|Shelley Brown||SEN and Pupil Premium governor||01/07/17||4 years||GB/Board||83% (5 of 6 meetings)|
|Tom Kent||Health and safety governor||01/07/17||4 years||GB/Board||66% (4 of 6 meetings)|
|Linda Chesworth||Headteacher||01/09/18||4 years||GB/Board||N/A|
|Clare O'Sullivan||Local governor||24/01/18||4 years||GB/Board||75% (3 of 4 meetings)|
|Mary Evans||Executive headteacher||01/09/17||4 years||Academy members||100% (6 of 6 meetings)|
|Katharine Henson||Deputy head||01/07/17||4 years||GB/Board||100% (6 of 6 meetings)|
|Jane Day||Staff governor||01/07/17||4 years||GB/Board||100% (6 of 6 meetings)|
Former Governors (those who have left within the last 12 months)
|Governor name||Role||Date of appointment||Term of office||Date of departure||Appointed by||Business and pecuniary interests||Attendance record|
|Ray Padbury||Local governor||01/07/17||4 years||07/03/18||GB/Board||None||100% (3 of 3 meetings)|
|Mark Leverington||Local governor||01/07/17||4 years||04/10/18||GB/Board||None||66% (4 of 6 meetings)|
Governance within the Harlow Inspirational Learning Trust
Within the Harlow Inspirational Learning Trust (HILT), the ultimate strategic decision-making body is the Board of Trustees (sometimes referred to as the Trust Board of Directors). It is the responsibility of the Trustees to hold the executive headteacher to account, and to provide challenge and support to ensure the Trust fulfils its charitable remit, which is to deliver high-quality education to all our pupils.
Above the Board of Trustees is a committee of Members who are responsible for scrutinising the actions of the Board. Members appoint the Trustees, and can remove them if they are unhappy with their performance.
Under the Board of Directors sit three committees: the Finance, Audit and Strategy Committee – which takes a detailed look at finance, premises, health and safety and other matters on behalf of the Board – and the two Local Governing Bodies, one at Milwards and one at Henry Moore.
The job of the Local Governing Bodies is to be the eyes and ears of the Trust at the local level, and to monitor and report on whether the Trust’s strategic objectives and policies are being met. But the Local Governing Bodies also represent the views and needs of the school and its stakeholders within the Trust, so that Trust policies and decisions can take those views and needs into account.
The roles and responsibilities of these different layers of governance are set out in the Trust's Scheme of Delegation.
For further information on the Trust, its Members and Board of Trustees, click here.