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Our Governing Body

Directors/Sponsors/Members

  • Michael Sherwood (2005)
  • Haig Oundjian (2005)
  • Jonathan Green (2005)

Co-opted Governors

  • John Wilcox (2016) - Local Chair (from September 2016)
  • Cllr. Peter Curling (2006) 
  • Sanjay Gupta (2008) - Finance
  • Wendy Rice-Morley (2016) - Boarding/Personnel
  • Dr. Panagiota Nikopoulou-Smyrni (from November 2016)
  • Alexandra Smith (November 2019)

Headteacher

  • Tash Hurtado - Headteacher (April 2016)

Staff Governor

  • Paula Monaghan - Staff Governor (2010)

Parent Governor

  • Sue Lowden (2016)
  • Denise Arnolin

Clerk to Governors

  • Sue Littman

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

  • Peter Wastall

Finance Committee:

  • Sanjay Gupta - Chair
  • Haig Oundjian
  • Surinder Gill - Finance Manager
  • Tash Hurtado - Headteacher
  • John Wilcox

Terms of Reference Finance Committee

Audit Committee:

  • Sanjay Gupta - Chair
  • Haig Oundjian
  • John Wilcox

Pay Review Panel:

  • Wendy Rice-Morley
  • Sanjay Gupta
  • Haig Oundjian

Code of Conduct for Academy Local Board of Governors

What Does a Governor Do?

Our Sponsors

Our Lead Sponsor, Haig Oundjian, is a businessman who first became involved in the development of The Academy through his association with Watford Football Club. He brings to The Academy a passion for backing a high quality independent school within the state sector. He is determined to offer an 11-18 school that is accessible and open to the community.

Governing Body meetings 2019/2020

Full GB meetings 6pm GB Finance meetings 5pm GB Audit meetings 5pm
18 September 16 October  
28 November 11 December 11 December
29 January 12 February 12 February
18 March 18 March  
13 May 22 April 22 April
8 July 24 June 8 July

Governing Body meetings 2018/2019

Full GB meetings 6pm GB Finance meetings 5pm GB Audit meetings 5pm
24 September 10 October  
14 November 12 December 12 December
23 January 6 February 6 February
20 March 20 March  
22 May 1 May 1 May
3 July 26 June 3 July

Governors' attendance at FGB meetings 2018-2019

Governing Body meetings 2017/2018 (see link below to Governors' attendance)

Full GB meetings

GB Finance meetings

Meetings at 6pm

GB Audit meetings
20 September 2017 11 October 2017 6 December 2017
15 November 2017 6 December 2017 7 February 2018
17 January 2018 7 February 2018 2 May 2018
21 March 2018 21 March 2018 27 June 2018
23 May 2018 2 May 2018  
4 July 2018 27 June 2018  

Governors' attendance at FGB meetings 2017-2018

The Articles of Association

The HAT Articles of Association are linked to this page.

Registers of Interest

The Registers of Interest for the following Governors are linked here:

H. Oundjian

Cllr. P. Curling

S. Gupta

J. Wilcox

S. Lowden

W. Rice-Morley

P. Monaghan

P. Wastall (not a member of the GB)

Declaration of Pecuniary and Personal Interest

M. Sherwood

H. Oundjian

S. Lowden

J. Wilcox

Cllr. P. Curling