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17/10/17

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday. Students will finish at the end of Period 6 rather than Period 7 that day. Letters sent home.

13/10/17

Harris Academy Purley tops the performance table for pupil progress in Croydon! https://t.co/aoNsgevg5R

12/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

New performance data puts as top performer in for pupil progress https://t.co/n9MWxLecOK

11/10/17

BBC News - ParentPay website unavailable for school meal payments https://t.co/L7hQ6uHUTl

06/10/17

The Iceland Trip has landed and is on it's way back to the Academy. ETA is 3.45pm.

06/10/17

The Iceland trip is all on board and ready to depart Keflavik Airport. However, we are slightly delayed & will update periodically. EZY8508.

05/10/17

Our final stop in - Gulfoss in all its glory... https://t.co/kgZFXaEDrs

05/10/17

An unforgettable experience at the Geysirs https://t.co/yc1BL4GzWq

05/10/17

Þingvellir National Park - waterfalls and tectonic plate movement https://t.co/M3owBv3pT9

05/10/17

Þingvellir National Park https://t.co/nm1pa1UEB3

05/10/17

Retweetd From Global Teacher Prize

On we're celebrating the amazing work teachers do every single day https://t.co/O6gbTASxzD

05/10/17

Geothermal Power https://t.co/VoBumyOEYt

05/10/17

First stop of day 3 in is Orka Natturunnar Geothermal Power Plant https://t.co/JpETNGFSAi

04/10/17

A glimpse of the northern lights from our hotel https://t.co/s8YxVdvT1o

04/10/17

Our final stop for the day... https://t.co/e2ickPxcy5

04/10/17

Skogafoss Waterfall https://t.co/KFvqSW8qmK

04/10/17

Visit to the Black Sand Beach with its iconic Basalt Columns https://t.co/R0wQUXPnpn

04/10/17

A great morning hiking on the glacier ólheimajökull https://t.co/4fuLUf31ZQ

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 2017-2018

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 Resigned 01/07/2017 Principal None

TBC

Mr Phillip Wheatley 01/09/2017 Ex-Officio Principal None N/A
Sir Daniel Moynihan 01/09/2009 4 Years Sponsor Governor CEO of Harris Federation

TBC

Ms Carolyn English 01/09/2009 4 Years Sponsor Governor Director of Secondary Education, 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

 

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