Governing Body

The government expects governing bodies to have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
    (Governance Handbook – Department for Education, 2017)

The governing body focuses its time and energy on school improvement. Governors work collectively to support and strengthen the leadership of the Executive Headteacher and challenge where necessary. Governors play a strategic role; the Headteacher is responsible for the routine running of the school.

Our governing board membership is as follows (please click on the governor names for a pen portrait):

Co-opted Governor/Chair of GovernorsMrs Michelle Beyram
Co-opted GovernorMr Shivraj Bheenick
Co-opted GovernorVacancy
Co-opted GovernorMiss Janice D’Costa
Co-opted GovernorMr Robert Prosper
Parent GovernorMr Boniface Ossai
Parent GovernorVacancy
Local Authority Governor      Mr Timothy Adelani
Staff Governor (Executive Headteacher)Mr Stephen Harris
Staff GovernorMr Thomas Fletcher

You can email the Headteacher via and the Chair of Governors via

Heronsgate Governance details on GOV.UK

Register of Interests
All members of the Governing Body – and staff, where appropriate – are required to complete an annual declaration of their financial and pecuniary interests and any relationships between Governors and members of the school staff.  This declaration must also include business interests of relatives, such as parents, spouses, co-habitees or business partners, where influence could be exerted by that person over a Governor or member of staff or where the Governor or staff member could benefit directly or indirectly from a transaction with the school. Please follow the link below for the Governing Body Register of Interests:
Heronsgate Governing Body Register of Interests

Governor Attendance
In 2019-2020, there were 10 meetings of the Governing Body. Below is a list of attendance:
Governing Body Attendance 2019-2020