Welcome to our Governors’ page!

We work with the school to ensure all children at Hartley believe, achieve and succeed to become lifelong successful learners.

The Governors of Hartley Primary School are committed to supporting the school to become the best provision possible both for our own students and as a community and borough resource. They are dedicated to the school and are effective in helping define the strategic direction of the school and questioning and challenging to ensure excellent practice across all areas of school development.

As in other multi-academy trusts, our Local Governing Body is accountable to Trust Directors and plays a fundamental advisory role to this higher Board. For more information about the Learning in Harmony Trust’s governance structures, please visit the dedicated Trust page on our website.

The role of the governing body is strategic; its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend)
  • oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

We have full Governing Body meetings twice a term and in addition to this we have sub-committees, which also meet twice a term. We currently have two sub-committees;

  • Finance and Premises
  • Curriculum

Hartley Governors bring with them a range of different skills and experience. The present Governing Body is made up of the following people who can be contacted through the school office:


Name Type of Governor Committee Term of Office ends Link Governor Role
Gary Wilkie Trust CEO Director and Accounting Officer n/a  
Leilah McClay Headteacher   n/a  
Bilan Yusuf (Chair) Parent Governor Curriculum (Chair), Finance & Premises 18.04.17 Safeguarding
Cllr Julianne Marriott (Vice Chair) Co-opted Governor Curriculum 03.10.17 EYFS
Lesley Cartmell Co-opted Governor Curriculum, Finance & Premises 09.02.19 Inclusion
Nassima Khonat Co-opted Governor   09.02.19 Upper KS2
Chanda Mutati Co-opted Governor Finance & Premises 08.07.19 KS1
Suhel Ahmed Staff Governor Curriculum 23.02.19 Link Governor Co-ordinator
Shakila Saleh Co-opted Governor Finance & Premises 08.07.19  
Greg Robbins Clerk      
Mohammed Rafique Parent Governor      
Tabassum Alam Baloch Parent Governor      

Co-opted Governors are elected by the Governing Body

Parent Governors are elected by parents of pupils

Staff Governors are elected by staff (the Headteacher is appointed by virtue of office)

Governors' Attendance Records are available for inspection

The Declaration of Pecuniary Business Interests for our Governing Body is also available for inspection

The governance structure of The Learning in Harmony Trust can be viewed HERE

Governors must publish a Register of Interests - click on the name of each Governor to read their individual Register of Interest.

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