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 23/06/2024

Chair of Local Governing Body

Teaching & Learning Committee; Pupil Premium Governor

Mr Simon McDonald 21/09/2022

Vice-Chair of Local Governing Body

Chair Teaching & Learning Committee

Mrs Stella Ackland 01/12/2020 Behaviour, Safety, Intervention & Inclusion Committee;  SEND Governor
Mr Rob Ford 23/06/2024 Teaching & Learning Committee
Mr Kit Howe 06/12/2022 Chair of Behaviour, Safety, Intervention & Inclusion Committee;  Safeguarding Governor
Parent Governor
Mrs Wendy Stanton 07/12/2021 Behaviour, Safety, Intervention & Inclusion Committee
Mrs Patricia Wright 16/07/2023 Teaching & Learning Committee
Staff Governor    
Mrs Sheila Abrahams 16/07/2023 Teaching & Learning Committee
Interim Head Teacher
Mr Mark Wilson Ex officio Behaviour, Safety, Intervention & Inclusion Committee
Arden MAT Trustee
Mrs Andrea Gardner Appointed by Trust Former Governor of Henley in Arden School
Clerk to the Governors
Mr Ian Paterson 1 month’s notice Clerk to Governing Body and Company Secretary


All Governors are Members and Trustees of Henley in Arden School                                                           December 2018

company registration number 07660995 (England and Wales)