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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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Local Governance Board

Governing bodies are the strategic leaders of schools and have a vital role in ensuring that every child gets the best possible education.

In schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on 3 core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring Clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The following table shows the members of our 2021 - 2022 Local Governance Board and their role and responsibility:


Governor Name Category Term of office - start Term of office - end



Additional position of responsibility Portfolio Area

* Attendance

AY 2021 - 2022


Dympna Foran
Local Governor 18.07.2018 17.07.2022 Trust Chair




David Beard Local Governor 05.02.2020 04.02.2024 Trust Vice Chair



Richard Kearns Local Governor 25.05.2018 24.05.2022 Trust  



Anna Callaghan Local Governor 25.05.2018 24.05.2022 Trust  




*Attendance is expressed as attended over expected


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Governors’ Register of Interests 

Contacting Governors
Parents or Carers wishing to contact the Chair of Governors, or any other Governor, should email the Local Governance Co-Ordinator,
Denise Vertigen at