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Our Governing Body

Co-opted Governors

  • David McVean (Dec 2021) Chair of Governors
  • Paul Shipley (July 2021)


  • Niall McManus - Interim Headteacher (April 2022)

Staff Governor

  • Helen Howley - Staff Governor (2020)

Parent Governor

  • Claire Brooks (Sept 2021)
  • Sue Lowden (2016)

Clerk to Governors

  • Sue Littman

The Harefield Academy Trust - Company Secretary (not a member of the GB)

  • TBC

Finance, HR, Audit and Risk Committee:

  • Niall McManus - Interim Headteacher
  • Paul Shipley
  • Greg Tanner (July 2022)

Curriculum Committee:

  • Claire Brooks
  • Helen Howley
  • Sue Lowden

For all governance related enquiries, or to contact the Chair of Governors, please email

Code of Conduct for Academy Local Board of Governors

What Does a Governor Do?

Details of the annual reports and accounts and executive pay can be found on the QED Academy Trust website, address below:

QED Academy Trust Registered Office:
QED Academy Trust
Northwood School
Pinner Road

QED Academy Trust Scheme of Delegation

Governing Body Meetings - 2021-2022

Governing Body Meetings – 2020/2021

Governors' Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2021-2022

Governors' Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2020-2021

Governors’ Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2019-2020

The Articles of Association

The HAT Articles of Association are linked to this page.

HAT Scheme of Delegation May 2021

Register of Interests (Business and Pecuniary)