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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. 

GovernorRoleResponsibilitiesDate of AppointmentTermAppointed byBusiness and pecuniary interestsAttendance (previous academic year)
Julie LaneChair of Governors



Complaints/Attendance (Pupils & Staff)

16/06/20184 yearsGB/BoardNONE100% (3 of 3 meetings)
Sue CookVice Chair



Health and Safety


Mentoring Assessments


Pupil Admissions and Pupil Admissions Appeals


Headteacher's Performance Management Review


Pay Review Group

June 2014




4 yearsGB/Board

- Create Room


- Loft Consultancy

33% (1 of 3 meetings)
Mary EvansExecutive Headteacher 

September 2001





4 yearsAcademy Members

- Director at Harlow Education Trust


- Harlow Health Centre's Trust


- Harlow Civic Society


- Gibberd Garden Trust


- Lifetime Financial Consulting Ltd


- Sister in Law works at Milwards

100% (3 of 3 meetings)
Sue CarringtonLocal GovernorPupil Admissions17/07/20184 yearsGB/BoardNONE100% (3 of 3 meetings)
Sarah CowleyHeadteacher

Data & Assessment


January 2011




4 yearsGB/BoardNONE67% (2 of 3 meetings)
Christine LeeStaff Governor

Special Educational Needs (SEN)


Data & Assessment

January 2011




4 yearsGB/BoardNONE100% (3 of 3 meetings)
Sharon SpringerParent Governor





SMSC/Parental Engagement






4 yearsGB/BoardNONE67% (2 of 3 meetings)
Suzanne CassidyParent GovernorInclusion and Pupil Premium08/02/20204 yearsGB/BoardNONE33% (1 of 3 meetings)
Laura GeggusParent Governor 16/02/20224 yearsGB/BoardNONE100% (1 of 1 meetings)


Former Governors (those who have left within the last 12 months)

GovernorRoleDate of AppointmentTerm of OfficeDate of DepartureAppointed byBusiness and pecuniary interests Attendance (previous academic year)
Jenna ReddingParent Governor08/02/20204 yearsFebruary 2022GB/BoardNONE 50% (1 out of 2 meetings)
Gina KleinhansParent Governor01/09/20214 yearsApril 2022GB/BoardNONE 100% (1 out of 1 meetings)
Carole TomsStaff Governor17/06/20184 years16/06/2022GB/Board

CT Plumbing


Aynsley Estates


100% (3 out of 3 meetings)


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

or sending a letter to the school



Governance within the Harlow Inspirational Learning Trust



Trust Members

Sue Cook

Ann Bard

William Cairns

Richard Attew


Board of Directors

William Cairns (Chair)

Julie Lane

Mary Evans (Executive Headteacher/CEO)

David Ives

Simon Plumb

Clare O'Sullivan



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, visit the HILT website.