Harlands Primary School


The Articles of Association for Harlands Educational Trust state that the Academy Trust shall have the following Governors:

* up to 12 Governors, appointed under Article 50 (these are general governors, and will include persons who are able to bring expertise in areas such as legal, finance or premises matters)
* a minimum of 2 parent govenors
* the headteacher
ie a maximum of 15 in total.

Governors are normally appointed for a four-year term, though Associate Governors may be appointed for one year at a time.

In addition, the governors can appoint Associate Governors, usually to fulfill a specific remit, who do not count within the maximum 15 governors as designated above.  

Should you need to contact any of the Governors, please contact Mrs K Michael, who is available in the School Office (01444 450782) or by contacting clerktogovernors@harlandsedtrust.org.uk

Members of the Governing Body - Academic Year 20/21

Name Type of Governor Term of Office Who appointed
Mr Michael Swiggs Chair of Governors 21.09.2017 to 20.09.2021 Governors
Mrs Sandie Sansom                                Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources 21.09.2017 to 20.09.2021 Governors
Ms Rocky Datoo Parent Governor 22.10.18 to 21.10.22 Parents
Mrs Ruth de Mierre Governor Re-appointed 09.04.2020 to 06.07.2024 Governors
Mr Frank Gainsbury Governor Re-appointed 20.10.2016 to 19.10.2020 Governors
Mrs Vicki Gilsenan  Parent Governor Re-appointed 25.09.2017 to 24.09.2021 Parents
Mr David Nisbet Governor 28.03.2019 to 27.03.2023 Governors
Mrs Carolyn Spencer Governor 14.07.2020 to 13.07.2024 Governors
Mr Jim Thorne Governor Re-appointed 12.02.2018 to 11.02.2022
Mr David McKeown-Webster

Ex Officio, Headteacher - from 30 September 2020

Mr Derek Gwynne Associate Governor (Finance) 14.07.2020 to 13.07.2020 Governors
Mrs Megan Glew Staff Voice Formerly staff governor until 25.03.21, then became non-voting staff voice Staff
Mrs Karen Michael Clerk to Governors

 Updated as at June 2021