The Academy Governing Body is responsible to government for the strategic direction and oversight of the school. Governors are the strategic leaders of our school, and have a vital role to play in ensuring every child at Hardenhuish gets the best possible education. Specifically, the focus of governors is:

1) To provide a strategic overview;

2) To monitor and evaluate the work of the school;

3) To be a critical friend (to challenge and support).

Much of the work of a Governing Body is done in smaller committees, and governors will gravitate to those where they have an aptitude, natural interest, or a particular skill or experience to contribute. At Hardenhuish our committees include Admissions, Curriculum, Policy & Resources, and Pupils and Parents, and Staffing. Each committee meets once in each school term, typically mid to late afternoon, and governors are strongly encouraged to participate in a committee. In addition, all governors meet as a full board (the Academy Governing Body or AGB) six times a year after a round of committee meetings. You can be as busy as you want; and we recognize that some governors have more time to give than others. As a governor, you will also find yourself to be a Director of the company that is Hardenhuish Academy Ltd, since we are set up as an Academy.

Lisa Percy

Authority Governor
Isabel Blackburn: Link Governor for English, SEN and Year 10

Community Governors
Trevor Eddolls:  Link governor for English
Rob Head: Chair of Staffing, link Governor for Year 10
Kirsty Martin:  (Vice Chair), Chair of Policy and Resources Committee, link governor for History and Year 7
Naomi Tomlin: Chair of Curriculum Committee,
Phil Townsend: Link governor for AGAT, Science, School Syndicate and Year 13
Viv Vines:  Link governor for Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Physical Education
Geoff Wells (Chair of governors):  Link governor for Year 11

Parent Governors
Kirsty Clark:  Link governor for Business Studies, Child Protection, Support Staff and Year 7
Sheila Copeman: Link governor for MFL
Sally Dellar: Link Governor for Year 9
David Rousell: Link Governor for Year 13
Spencer Shaw: Chair of Pupil and Parents Committee, link governor for PSRE and Year 12
Lisa Titcomb: Link governor for Maths, ICT and Year 12
Scott Weekes: Link governor for Geography

Staff Governors
Debbie Bennett
Jackie Todd
Paul Fox

Company Secretary

Phil Townsend

Tina Deedigan
To contact a governor, please email

Governor Website Information
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Who can be a parent governor