Welcome to our Governors’ section


Please find below details of how our Joint Local Governing Body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor. 


GovernorRoleResponsibilitiesDate of appointmentTerm Appointed byBusiness and pecuniary interests

Attendance (previous academic year)

1.9.22 - 31.8.23

Brian Tarran 



Co-Opted Governor

 8.6.20234 yearsGB/Board


100% (2 of 2 meetings)
Mary Evans

Executive Headteacher of HILT


Staff Governor

 8.6.20234 yearsAcademy members

- Director at Harlow Education Trust/Consortium

- Harlow Health Centres Trust

- Harlow Civic Society

- Gibberd Garden Trust

- Sister in Law works at Milwards

100% (6 of 6 meetings)
Michael Doughty

Headteacher at Milwards 


Staff Governor

 8.6.20234 YearsGB/BoardNONE100% (4 of 4 meetings)
Sarah Cowley

Headteacher at Henry Moore


Staff Governor

Data & Assessment8.6.20234 YearsGB/BoardNONE100% (4 of 4 meetings)
Sam Lambert

Assistant Headteacher at Milwards


Staff Associate Member


 8.6.20234 YearsGB/BoardNONE100% (4 of 4 meetings)
Christine Lee

Assistant Headteacher at Milwards


Staff Associate Member

Special Educational Needs (SEN) 


Data & Assessment

8.6.20234 YearsGB/BoardNONE100% (4 of 4 meetings)
Alexia HendersonStaff Associate Member 8.6.20234 YearsGB/BoardStortford Body Repairs0% (0 of 2 meetings)
Ross TyrellStaff Associate Member 8.6.20234 YearsGB/BoardNONE0% (0 of 2 meetings)
 Karen SpencerStaff Governor 8.6.20234 YearsGB/BoardCK Spencer Ltd100% (2 of 2 meetings)
Sue CarringtonCo-Opted GovernorPupil Admissions8.6.20234 YearsGB/BoardNONE75% (3 of 4 meetings
Suzanne CassidyCo-Opted Governor



Pupil Premium

8.6.20234 YearsGB/BoardNONE100% (4 of 4 meetings)
Laura GeggusParent Governor 8.6.20234 YearsGB/BoardNONE Teacher at Hurst Drive Primary School75% (3 of 4 meetings)
Peter JonesParent Governor


Health & Safety

8.6.20234 yearsGB/Board

Douglas Jones Phillips Ltd


100% (4 of 4 meetings)
Andreas Evangeli Co-Opted Governor 8.6.20234 YearsGB/BoardNONE100% (3 of 3 meetings)
Kristin Dockar Governor 8.6.20234 yearsGB/BoardNONE100% (1 of 1 meetings)
Tanica WitterGovernor 27.6.20234 yearsGB/BoardNONE100% (1 of 1 meetings)


Former Governors (those who have left between 1.6.23 - current date)



Governor nameRoleDate of appointmentDate of departureAppointed byBusiness and pecuniary interestsAttendance 
Lianne SherryParent Governor9.2.202222.5.2024GB/BoardNONE

0% (0 of 3 meetings)

1.9.23 - 22.5.24

Clare O'Sullivan


Co-Opted Governor


- Trustee at Parallel Histories Charity


- PTI Head of Development & School Membership

0% (0 of 4 meetings)

1.9.23 - 22.4.24

Jacqueline Yeomans




0% (0 of 3 meetings)

8.6.23 - 8.2.24

Sharon Springer




30.1.2024  GB/BoardNONE

0% (0 of 3 meetings)

8.6.23 - 30.1.24

Sue Cook




100% (5 of 6 meetings)

1.9.22 - 31.8.23




You may contact our Governors/Chair of Governors by emailing the clerk, Mike Behnke, at

or sending a letter to the school

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.