Harold Court Primary School

  • "It was nice to come in and view all of the different years' work" Mrs Fox
  • "Open Evening is great. It's lovely to see how my daughter is improving" Mrs Rummell
  • "Very good. The classroom is great. He's working hard and enjoying it!" Mrs Allen
  • "Lots of fun for parents and children... a very interesting session" Mrs Brown
  • "A nice opportunity to see how all of the children listen/interact and behave as a class. Well done!" Mrs Foster
  • "Very eye opening- would come again" Mrs Duncan
  • "Useful to get feedback and updates on the reward system and parent questionnaire" Mrs Pottinger
  • "I have been shown some great methods that I understand" Mrs Kneller
  • "I have learned different methods that I never knew existed" Mr Muthaka
  • "It was lovely to see my daughter so happy about showing me what she does in Maths" Mrs Fair
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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 - 

1 Headteacher Governor
1 Staff Governor
2 Parent Governors
6 Co-opted Governors
1 observor

Our safeguarding governor is Mrs Lee Clegg

Local Authority Governors are agreed by the Governing Body but are appointed by the Local Authority
Parent Governors are elected by parents and this is carried out by a ballot.
Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing body
Staff Governors are elected by staff
Associate Governors are appointed by the Governing Body  - voting rights can be given to an Associate Governor on a specific Committee if agreed by the whole Governing Body; however, Associate Governors do not have a vote at a GB meeting; and are not included on the GB’s Instrument of Government.
Terms of office are 4 years for all categories; except for the Staff Governor which is one year.


Co-opted Governors:

Ms L Clegg (Chair)

Ms Z Lawrence

Parent Governors:

Mrs Sarah Philpotts

Mrs Bola Adesina



Mrs Hogan-O'Neill (Acting Head Teacher)

Mrs K Cooper(Head Teacher)

Governors' Newsletter:

Each term the Governing body compile a newsletter outlining their impact on strategic developments across the school ensuring that we are all striving for excellence!

Autumn Term 2014

Spring Term 2015

Summer Term 2015

Winter Term 2015

All about our Governors... introducing....







Parent Governor

School promotion

Y6 Link

MAPLE provision