Governing Body


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to join our outstanding governance team who is either an experienced governor or new to governance; training will be provided.  We would be particularly interested in representation from local business to further enhance our governing body. Please contact the Clerk for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit:

Ms Diane Pierson

A letter of expression of interest should be sent to the Chair:

Miss Maggie Smith
Chair of Governors
C/O Herringham Primary Academy
St Marys Road
Chadwell St Mary
Essex RM16 4JX


Recently voted Governing Body of the Year by the Thurrock Education Awards 2015

HPA Governing Body of the Year

Thurrock Education Awards recently presented the ‘Governing Body of the Year’ Award to Herringham Primary Academy for 'a team of volunteer governors that has helped to drive up education standards at their school.'

Miss Maggie Smith, Chair of Governors, said “I am thrilled and delighted that the governing body has been recognised for all their hard work that they do in and out of the school. The volunteer governors work tirelessly for the good of the school and are very grateful for the recognition that this award signifies.”

The Governing Body is the responsible body for Herringham Primary Academy. Members are listed below:

Miss M Smith
Chair of Governors
Representing Chadwell Community
Smith, Maggie Miss Governor
Mr D Millard (Parent)
Vice Chair
Ms D Pierson
Clerk to the Governors
Pierson, Diane Mrs PA
Mrs V Reid
Deputy CEO (GLC)
Viki Reid
Mrs S Otto
Head of School
Otto, Sam Mrs Head of School
Mr D Austin
Representing Chadwell Community
Austin, Derek Governor
Mr T Fish (Community) Tony Fish

Mrs C Futcher-Brown (Parent)

Futcher-Brown, Charlotte (Miss)
Miss K Gallaher (Staff) Gallaher, Kathryn Miss TEACHER
Mrs N Stephenson (Parent) Mrs N Stephenson
Mrs M Wright (Community) Wright, Maggie Governor

You can contact our Governing Body by emailing: anytime!

Register of Business Interests for School Governors

The register should set out the relevant business interests of governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern. The register should also set out any relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives. 

HPA Register of Interests

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