The Governing Board is committed to working in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff, parents and students in developing a successful and caring school at the heart of the local community. We are fortunate to have a Board of experienced governors who bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the school.

The Governing Body has the following core strategic functions:
Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • Setting the vision, values and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties
Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Appointing the Headteacher
  • Monitoring progress towards targets
  • Performance managing the Headteacher
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Contributing to school self- evaluation
Ensuring financial probity, by:

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed


The Governing Board consists of:
1 LA Governor
1 Staff Governor
The Headteacher (ex – officio)
2 Parent Governors
4 Partnership Governors (currently 1 vacancy)
7 Co-Opted Governors (currently 1 vacancy)
Total: 16 Governors (currently 2 vacancies)
Votes at Governing Board Meetings are determined by a majority of the votes of the Governors present and voting. Where there is an equal division of votes, the Chair, will have a second or casting vote.
There are three sub committees:
Education & Safeguarding Subcommittee
  • To consider and agree the curriculum ethos and entitlement, and ensure that it provides a broad and balanced education for all students
  • To have oversight of the quality of teaching and learning
  • To review the progress, attainment and destinations of all students
  • To review the behaviour and attendance of all students
  • To review, and report to the FGB on all matters of safeguarding.
The Finance & Premises Subcommittee
  • To manage efficiently the school budget in line with the requirements set by the Department for Education (DfE) and relevant benchmarking data
  • Consider and approve budget priorities, ensuring value for money and school priorities are met
  • Regularly monitor expenditure. If the approval of a contract, with a total value of less than £49,995 is urgent, it can be approved by email by all Members of the Committee, or by the Chair of Governors and Chair of the Finance & Premises Subcommittee and ratified at the next full Meeting of the Committee.
The Personnel Subcommittee
  • Establish and maintain the School’s performance management policy, monitor the operation and outcomes of performance management arrangements and review the policy and its operation on an annual basis.
  • Regularly review the staffing requirements for the school
  • Review the Headteacher’s performance on an annual basis.
  • When required, deal with personnel and HR matters requiring governor input.

There is also a New Build Working Group, that convenes as and when necessary.

If you would like to contact the Governing Board then please write to them at the school address c/o Clerk to Governors or email:


Being a Governor is an exciting opportunity to become more involved in school life, play an important part in developing the school, and representing parents and carers at a strategic level.

If you are interested in joining the Governing Board or would like to contact the Governors please contact Clerk to Governors on


Executive Pay

All Harlington staff employed directly by the school are paid in accordance with the School Teachers Pay & Conditions Document (STPD) or National Joint Council (NJC) Terms & Conditions (support staff).  All salary levels are determined and reviewed annually by the Pay Committee of the Board of Governors in the Autumn Term.

Full details of the numbers of employees earning over £100,000 per annum are shown below.

Band 2020 2021 2022
£100,000 – £110,000 0 0 0
£110,000 – £120,000 1 1 1
£120,000 – £130,000 0 0 0

Financial Benchmarking

Please click below to view Harlington School’s financials on the government’s bench-marking service.

Harlington School Financials