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High Ongar Primary School

A school to which we are proud to belong.


Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing Committee is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities, and terms of appointment for each Governor.


The Governing Committee is made up of a maximum of 11 members representing different parts of the school community. The full Governing Committee meets twice a term. Governors make regular visits to the school and have access to training to help them undertake their role. 


The overall purpose of the Governing Committee is to help the school to provide the best possible education for our pupils by working with the Headteacher and staff in setting the school's vision and strategic aims, monitoring and evaluating performance and ensuring the school is accountable to parents and the wider community.


When a vacancy occurs for a parent governor, all parents are notified and invited to put their name forward if they would like to be elected to the Governing Body. The Governing Body can be contacted through the Clerk to Governors, Mrs E Park.


Bridge Academy Trust

High Ongar Primary School joined Bridge Academy Trust on 1st September 2018.


To view our Member and Trustee information please follow this link:  Members and Trustees.


To view the Bridge Academy Trust Annual Accounts and other information please follow this link:  Bridge Academy Trust. 


To view the Bridge Academy Trust Strategic Plan please follow this link:  BAT Strategic Plan 2024 - 2029.


Our Governors


Mrs J Evans


Co-Chairs of Governors

Mrs D Howlett

Parent Governor

Term of officer:  01.09.2018 - 31.08.2026


Mrs W Pike

Non-elective Governor

Term of Officer:  01.09.2018 - 31.08.2026

To contact either Co-Chairs of Governors please contact the school or the Clerk. [email protected]


Vice Chair of Governors

Mr C Gallicchio

Parent Governor

Term of Office: 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2026


Non-Elected Governors

Mrs J Gray

Term of Office:  11.01.2022 - 10.01.2026


Rev S Gibbs

Term of Office:  08.05.2019 - 07.5.2027


Ms A Giardelli

Term of Office: 20.02.2023 - 19.02.2027 


Staff Governor

Mrs S Dawson

Term of Office:  27.09.2022 - 26.09.2026



Mrs E Park

[email protected]

Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795.

Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937

Email: [email protected]