Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

The Governing Body

The Role of Governor

Within England, there are over 300,000 School/Academy Governors, who form the largest volunteer force in the country.

The roles of individual Governors, and subsequently members of a Governing Body, work collectively to perform a strategic role and carry out key functions such as:

  • Discuss and set the aims and objectives for the Academy.
  • Set the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Set the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress that the Academy is making towards it’s set aims and objectives.
  • Finally the role of role of the Academy Governor is to be a source of challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. a 'critical friend.'

 

The Governing Body of Harris Academy Purley

The Academy is a member of the Harris Federation. Ultimate responsibility for the Academy rests with the Board of Trustees of the Federation, (Federation governance details and scheme of delegation can be found here), but much of the work of the Board is delegated to the Local Governing Body (the Governors of the Academy). Some Governors are appointed by the Federation whilst others are elected by parents or guardians of students at the Academy or by staff. Governors have opportunities to undertake professional development both through programmes organised by Harris Federation and the Academy.

At Harris Academy Purley, the Governing Body are linked to Academy Departments and have involvement in whole school role and responsibilities – below is more information regarding individual Governor links.


The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Academy Purley is Mr Paul Jacobs.



The Governing Body 2015-2016

Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed as Business and
Pecuniary Interests
Meetings attended in 2015-16

Mr Paul Jacobs

01/09/2009

4 Years

Sponsor Governor, Chair of Governors

Trustee Fetal Medical

7/7

Mr Bartholomew Cannon

01/09/2015

Ex-officio

Principal

None

N/A

Sir Daniel Moynihan 01/09/2009 4 Years Sponsor Governor CEO of Harris Federation

N/A

Mr Christopher Sadler

01/09/2009 4 Years Sponsor Governor None 6/7
Ms Ruth Brereton 03/11/2015 4 Years Sponsor Govenor None

N/A

Mr Byron Cole 06/10/2015 4 Years Sponsor Governor None

N/A

Ms Evelyn Dsane 09/03/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor tbc

N/A

Mr Derek Hills 01/03/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor Head of Data and MIS - Harris Federation

N/A

Ms Pamela Noble 14/01/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor None

N/A

Ms Tamara Thomas 08/10/2015 4 Years Sponsor Governor tbc

N/A

Ms Victoria Levell 27/01/2015 4 Years Staff Governor tbc

2/4

 


The Governing Body 2016-2017

Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed as Business and
Pecuniary Interests
Meetings attended in 2016-17

Mr Paul Jacobs

01/09/2009 4 Years

Sponsor Governor, Chair of Governors

Trustee Fetal Medical  TBC
Mr Bartholomew Cannon 01/09/2015 Ex-officio Principal None

TBC

Sir Daniel Moynihan 01/09/2009 4 Years Sponsor Governor CEO of Harris Federation

TBC

Mr Christopher Sadler

01/09/2009 4 Years Sponsor Governor None TBC
Ms Ruth Brereton 03/11/2015 4 Years Sponsor Govenor None

TBC

Mr Byron Cole 06/10/2015 4 Years Sponsor Governor None

TBC

Ms Evelyn Dsane 09/03/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor tbc

TBC

Mr Derek Hills 01/03/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor Head of Data and MIS - Harris Federation

TBC

Ms Pamela Noble 14/01/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor None

TBC

Ms Ishia Beckford 01/09/2016 4 Years

Parent Governor

tbc TBC

Appointment of Parent Governor

I am pleased to announce that Ms Ishia Beckford has been appointed Parent Governor with effect from 1 September 2016.  Ms Beckford has a son in Year 8 and a daughter joining the Academy in September 2016

Ms Beckford has been an active member of Parent Voice for a number of years.  She has a special interest in Special Educational Needs.

Governors meet formally once per term but also visit the Academy more frequently as Link Governors to various Departments and to take part in Professional Development opportunities.

We wish Ms Ishia Beckford every success in this important role.

To see a letter inviting Parent Governor election click here

 

Meeting Dates 2016

Date of Meeting

Start Time

Meeting

Attendees

Wednesday 15th June 2016 6PM Finance & General Purpose Meeting
Governing Body Meeting
Derek Hills

Wednesday 21st September 2016

6PM

Full Governing Body Meeting re Results

All Governing Body

Wednesday 16th November 2016

4PM

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Sir Daniel Moynihan

Paul Jacobs

Bartholomew Cannon

Carolyn English

Alberta Edland

Morag Mitchell

Christopher Sadler

Derek Hills

6PM

Full Governing Body Meeting

All Governing Body

 

Meetings Dates 2017

Date of Meeting

Start Time

Meeting

Attendees

Wednesday 15th March 2017

4PM

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Sir Daniel Moynihan

Paul Jacobs

Bartholomew Cannon

Carolyn English

Alberta Edland

Morag Mitchell

Christopher Sadler

Derek Hills

Wednesday 15th March 2017

6PM

Full Governing Body Meeting

All Governing Body

Wednesday 14th June 2017

 

4PM

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Sir Daniel Moynihan

Paul Jacobs

Bartholomew Cannon

Carolyn English

Alberta Edland

Morag Mitchell

Christopher Sadler

Derek Hills

6PM

Full Governing Body Meeting

All Governing Body

 

Advance Notification of 2016/17 Link Visit / Training dates

Link Visit / Training

Autumn Term

Tuesday 8th November 2016

Link Visit / Training

Spring Term

Wednesday 1st March 2017

Link Visit / Training

Summer Term

Thursday 8th June 2017

 

 

All the policies below have been signed by the Chair of Governors.