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Local Governing Body


Henley-in-Arden School Local Governing Body

The Governors work collaboratively with the school, each bringing their own experiences to support the school and to ensure that the pupils are getting the best possible education. The members of the Governing Body work collectively to perform a strategic role and contribute to key elements such as:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction.

  • Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent, including the expenditure of the pupil premium allocation.

  • Ensuring that all children, including those with special educational needs, have access to a broad and balanced curriculum.

  • Setting the aims and objectives for the school.

  • Setting the policies for achieving those aims and objectives.

  • Setting the targets for achieving those aims and objectives.

  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives.

Interested in becoming a Local Governing Body member?

  • Have an open and enquiring mind

  • Interested in education generally and our school in particular

  • Have a desire to play a part in improving our school

  • Show willingness to listen and make informed judgements

  • Able to work with others

  • Willing to give several hours a term to attend meetings and training

If you match this description, then we would like to hear from you, whether you have a child or children at the school or not (if you do, you are able to be a Parent Governor).

  Please click here to find out more about becoming a Parent Governor. 

To express an interest or ask for more infomation please email and we can then arrange a follow up discussion.









Mrs Sue Westmacott


Chair of Governing Body

Performance & Standards Committee

Mr Simon McDonald


Vice-Chair of Governing Body

Chair: Finance Committee

Mrs Stella Ackland


Performance and Standards Committee

Mr Rob Ford 07/07/2020 Finance Committee

Mr Kit Howe


Chair: Welfare, Safety & Premises Committee




Parent Governors



Mrs Wendy Stanton


Welfare, Safety & Premises Comittee

Staff Governors



Mme Marianne Pierre


Finance Committee

Head Teacher



Mr Steven Jefferies

Ex officio

Finance Committee

Welfare, Safety & Premises Committee


Clerk to the Governors



Mr Ian Paterson

1 Month notice

Clerk to Governing Body and Company Secretary

All Local Governing Body members are overseen by the board of the Arden Multi-Academy Trust.


Henley-in-Arden School is a member of the Arden Multi-Academy Trust family.
AMAT is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales #7375267.
Registered Office: Station Road, Knowle, Solihull, B93 0PT.