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Thomas Harding Junior School

Achievement Through Aspiration

Governance at Thomas Harding

The governing body of Thomas Harding Junior School are a group of parents, staff and members of the community. The governing body of Thomas Harding promote the highest standards of educational achievement for our children. They are committed to our ASPIRE values and to ensuring that every single child who enters our school, meets with the right conditions to ensure they are able to achieve their potential. 

Our governors:

  • Agree the School’s ethos and aims.
  • Define the strategic direction of the School.
  • Plan for the future improvement of the School.
  • Set targets, objectives and monitor progress of the School.
  • Approve the annual budget.
  • Ensure the School’s resources are used as intended.

There are different categories of Governors; Skills Governors, Parent Governors & Staff Governors.  Further information about individual governors can be found in our 'meet the governors' section.


If you think you might be interested in becoming a Governor, please contact David Hood, Chair of Governors via the school office who will be able to give you more information.  As a new Governor you will undergo a period of training to help you understand your role on the Governing Body and there are regular development opportunities available from throughout the term of your Governance.


 Please feel free to contact any of the Governors by emailing or telephoning the school office.


 The Clerk to the Local Governing Body is Mr. Trevor Gibbons who can be contacted by email: 

 A copy of the LGB meeting minutes can be made available by request from the clerk via email.


ODBST Trust Board 

We are members of the Oxford Diocesan Bucks Schools Trust (ODBST) and the governance of the Trust belongs to the main ODBST Board of Trustees. Below is a link to our Scheme of Delegation. This also includes our Constitution and Terms of Reference. Paper copies can be obtained through the school office or by using the ‘contact us’ option on this website. You can also find details of the Trust Board and details of our Trust Governance by clicking this link. 


ODBST Scheme of Delegation 

A link to the scheme of delegation document can be found here