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The Governing Body

The Governing Body

The governing body at Haverstock school includes four parent and nine co-opted governors, a local authority governor, one staff governor and the headteacher (total 16 governors). Together the role of the governing body is to help shape the overall direction and character of the school, monitor progress and standards, review and approve the budget, appoint and support the headteacher and senior staff, review policies and procedures and ensure the school fulfils its statutory duties.

The key priorities for the governing body this year are: raising attainment and achievement for all students; improving behaviour to learn, steering the school through its financial challenges, and developing the school culture and ethos.

The governing body meets regularly, and non-staff governors also visit the school, making contact with the different departments and attending events and performances. The governing body welcomes contact with all those involved in the school and will be happy to hear your views on any matters of concern – please email us.

Parent Governor Election

Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the governing body is aware of the views of parents and the local community. We are pleased that there are parents prepared to take on this important role and give their time and commitment to helping us to continue to improve the school's performance. In our school we have provision for 4 parent governors and there are currently 4 vacancies.

Please do not be put off applying because you feel that governors may need particular skills.  You do not need any special qualifications or previous experience of governance as we offer support and training for new governors.  It does involve spending some time in the school and at a few meetings each term.  If you are thinking of applying but would like a conversation with an existing governor first, please feel free to contact Alison Lowton, Chair of Governors at alison.lowton@haverstock.camden.sch.uk

The sheet below summarises the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a governor.  These include parents/carers who have paid employment in the school for 500 or more hours per academic year or who are elected members of the Local Authority.  Nominations must be from parents/carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close.  Also below is the Parent Governor Election Procedure. 

If you would like to stand for election, please complete the nomination form and return it to our Main Reception no later than 4pm on Wednesday 03 October 2018.  You may also include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words.  Self-nominations will be accepted and, if you are nominating another parent/carer, please seek their prior consent.

Parent Governor Nomination Form
Parent Governor Election Procedure
Parent Governor Qualifications & Disqualifications

Governor Details

See the full list of govenors here

Governor Interests

Register of governors' Interests 2017-18

Governor Attendance

Governors' meetings attendance

List of Governors

Clerk to Governing Body
Pete McGuigan

Co-opted Governors (9)
Paul Bowers Isaacson
Andrew Heffernan
Alison Lowton (Chair of the Governing Body)
Sarah McMorrine
Helen Roberts
Benjamin Seifert
Lynne Warnock
Elizabeth Wilson

Parent Governors (4)
Wasim Ahmed
Amanda Graham
Elshaymaa Molokhia (Vice Chair of the Governing Body)

Local Authority Governor (1)

Headteacher (1)
James Hadley

Staff Governor (1)
Lisa Smith

Full Governing Body Meeting Dates

28 September 2017
9 November 2017
11 January 2018
1 March 2018
21 June 2018


Michael Kenward, Deputy Headteacher
Lisa Mills, Deputy Headteacher
Sarah Hide, Deputy Headteacher
Martin Hesketh, Director of Finance & Operations