Part of the Learning in Harmony Trust

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Hartley Primary School


Welcome to our Governors’ page!

We work with the school to ensure all children at Hartley believe, achieve and succeed to become lifelong successful learners.

The Governors of Hartley Primary School are committed to supporting the school to become the best provision possible both for our own students and as a community and borough resource. They are dedicated to the school and are effective in helping define the strategic direction of the school and questioning and challenging to ensure excellent practice across all areas of school development.

As in other multi-academy trusts, our Local Governing Body is accountable to Trust Directors and plays a fundamental advisory role to this higher Board. For more information about the Learning in Harmony Trust’s governance structures, please visit the dedicated Trust page on our website.

The role of the governing body is strategic; its core functions are to: 
  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 
  • Hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.  

Hartley Governors bring with them a range of different skills and experience. The present Governing Body is made up of the following people who can be contacted through the school office:



End of Term

Leilah McClay

Head Teacher


Darren Woollard

Trustees Representative (TLG link)


Yeasmin Mortuza

Co-opted Governor, Chair


Rev Susan Lucas

Co-opted Governor, Vice Chair


Lesley Cartmell

Co-opted Governor, 


China Anya

Co-opted Governor


Bissi Mustapha

Co-opted Governor


Tobi Bolanle

Co-opted Governor


Abdullah Al-Helal

Co-opted Governor


Sumna Usmani

Parent Governor


Sharmine Begum

Staff Governor


Laura Amissah

Staff Governor


Former Governors (Departures in the Last 12 Months)

There have been no resignations in the last 12 months. 

Parent Governors
 are elected by parents of pupils, Co-opted Governors
 are elected by the Governing Body

Staff Governors are elected by staff (the Headteacher is appointed by virtue of office)

Governors' Attendance Records are available for inspection

The Declaration of Pecuniary Business Interests for our Governing Body is also available for inspection

Hartley Governance Portfolio information can be found here.