Governing Body

The Governors of Howard School are responsible in law for the strategic direction, financial oversight and curriculum of the school. 

The governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. This general responsibility gives rise to a wide range of specific responsibilities which in turn require the governing body to establish a range of procedures. The main aim of the governing body is to maintain and improve the school’s standards of education. Its work can be divided into three key areas:

  • Setting the school's vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making creative use of resources;
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance, acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher to support and challenge them in managing the school;
  • Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.

Governors come from a variety of backgrounds such as local businesses and the community. There is a wide range of knowledge and experience in members, who are keen to help with the running of the school. Each Governor’s term of office is 4 years.

Parent Governors play an important role as part of the Governing Body. If you wish to be considered for such a position, please let the Headteacher know, and you will be informed when a vacancy is likely to arise.

Howard Primary School's Governing Board

A full list of members can be found below.

The full Governing Body meets at least once each term.

There are 4 sub-committees: Finance, Premises and Health & Safety, Staff and Student Welfare and Teaching and Learning.

Co Chair/Co Opted Governor: Paul Smith
Co Chair/Co Opted Governor: John Robinson

Headteacher: Jackie De Saulles

Co Opted Governors

Claire Slade
Joy Prince
Donna Fraser
Jean Gooding
Charlene Charles
Andy Marlow
Tammy Butcher

Staff Governor

Jayshree Pillay

Parent Governors (2 vacancies)


Local Authority Governor


Clerk to Governors

Anna Jaye

Should you wish to contact a member of the Governing Body, this can be done in complete confidence via a sealed letter handed in to school office staff or the Clerk to the Governors, Anna Jaye.

Howard Governing Body Business Interests 2023/24