Part of Passmores Cooperative Learning Community


Who are we?

We are volunteers, who together make up the local governing body of our school.  Our purpose is to help provide the best possible education for pupils at Potter Street, and our main task is to raise standards by monitoring progress against targets.

Headteacher Emma Bloomfield Govs
Staff Governor Nicola Beesley
Staff Governor Carolyn Pope
Community (Vice-Chair) Trish Evans
Community Rev. James Rodley
Community Pat Kissane
Parent Governor Vacancy
Parent Governor Vacancy
Parent Governor Vacancy
Trust Governor (Chair) Chris Kirk
Trust Governor Lucy Goddard

What do we do?

We meet regularly and work with the Headteacher and the staff to agree the school's strategic aims and policies and to oversee the efficient running of the school.

The governors work in partnership with the school, the Passmores Co-operative Learning Community (our sponsor), and other agencies.  We have particular responsibility for:

  • Setting the strategic aims and planning for the future of the school
  • Ensuring that safeguarding and child protection procedures are in place, are fully compliant, and continously monitored
  • Agreeing targets to raise standards of achievement
  • Ensuring the curriculum for the school promotes balanced development of the pupils
  • Monitoring the budget allocated to the School Development Plan and helping the head teacher to set priorities
  • Staffing issues including appointing the head teacher and other staff, in line with safer recruitment procedures
  • Agreeing the school's policies on issues including admission and the length of the school day
  • Making sure all pupils have equal opportunities within the school and providing for pupils with special educational needs
  • Ensuring there is a high standard of maintenance of the school's premises
  • Dealing with complaints about the school
  • Celebrating achievements of the school with staff and pupils

Members of the governing body are elected volunteers; if you are interested in serving the school please contact Chris Kirk via the main office.


Meeting minutes of the PCLC Trust Board and its committees are available on request. Please contact the PCLC Governance Officer, either by emailing or by writing to Deb Bartram, Passmores Academy, Tracyes Road, Harlow, CM18 6JH