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23/04/19

Transition Evening is from 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday 24th April 2019) and will end around 8pm. Please let us know in advance if you would like to drop younger children off in the crèche while the talks are going on: info.org.uk

04/04/19

Year 7 students have been taking part in a STEM challenge with Mr Dauban in Design & Technology today! https://t.co/p9V9FO4WT7

01/04/19

Letters for our End of Term and Start of Term arrangements are now on the website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

29/03/19

Purley, South Norwood, Palace and Beckenham Y11 Media students are attending a special workshop at to prepare them for their upcoming exams! https://t.co/xnsoyooEOJ

28/03/19

A group of our students were invited to Accenture's 'Decoded' workshop to improve their teamwork and communication skills. Accenture work with some well-known companies including Google and New Look, fixing their technical issues. The students had a great time! https://t.co/YS1SepBRa7

25/03/19

The issues with our Virgin line have now been resolved. Email and telephones are working once again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!

25/03/19

Unfortunately our network issue are continuing this morning. Staff emails are currently affected. Reception have a temporary telephone installed for urgent calls using the main academy number. This line may be busy!

22/03/19

Eco Club, led by Miss Buckley, continues to do great work in recycling the plastic bottles our students get through each week. All of this would have ended up in landfill if these students didn't do such a great job! https://t.co/GX6nBgEHqZ

22/03/19

We are currently suffering from a network outage, which is affecting our telephone system and email. You can still use our info.org.uk address for urgent messages. We hope to have this issue resolved soon.

21/03/19

Our Jack Petchey Speak Out finalists delivered six amazing speeches to their peers this afternoon. Topics ranged from hidden disabilities to battling depression. After careful deliberation, Freya was crowned the winner and will go on to the next stage of the competition! https://t.co/Hi1OXeWsEi

14/03/19

Thank you to all the students, parents and carers who attended our very busy Year 8 into Year 9 Options Evening! https://t.co/tyOPYvBWC1

14/03/19

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14/03/19

A reminder that it is our Year 8 into 9 Options Evening this evening for students and parents/carers. We look forward to seeing you from 17:30! https://t.co/kPDsGpeYSJ

11/03/19

conducted an impromptu search of all of our students using metal detecting ‘knife arches’ this morning. The search was in response to recent headlines concerning knife crime, but was not prompted by anything specific to our Academy. No illicit items were discovered! https://t.co/74RQDmqEvv

07/03/19

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Harris Academy Purley are looking for a Lead Practitioner/Aspiring Lead Practitioner: MFL. Apply now https://t.co/cMFIz4gxxF https://t.co/XKBgDwMhTl

07/03/19

Never happened 😉

04/03/19

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Brilliant day Met ys 7,8,9 & 10 with Secrets of the Henna Girl. Bright confident pupils eager to learn and ready to question about Thank you for inviting me 🙂 https://t.co/9o6A9hHR6t

04/03/19

Our next Parent Voice meeting will take place tomorrow (5th March) from 18:30 until 19:30. All parents and carers of our students are welcome to attend the meetings. They are an ideal opportunity to provide feedback to our Leadership Team and Principal https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

01/03/19

A huge thank you to distinguished author Sufiya Ahmed for coming in and talking to our students today! https://t.co/TyOQJtFk71

15/02/19

Wishing Harris Academy Purley and South Norwood students a safe and pleasant trip to Austria today! If you'd like to keep up with the action on and off the slopes, follow: https://t.co/INKhXfwL40 (also on Instagram)

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Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)

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 Chair of the Academy can be contacted via the Clerk to Governors, Ms Tracy Roberts who can be contacted at t.roberts@harrispurley.org.uk    



The Governing Body

Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed as Business and
Pecuniary Interests
Meetings attended last year

Mr Paul Jacobs

01/09/2009 4 Years

Sponsor Governor, Chair of Governors

Trustee Fetal Medical  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

N/A

Ms Carolyn English 01/09/2009 4 Years Sponsor Governor Sister is a Principal within the Federation 1

Mr Christopher Sadler

01/09/2009 4 Years Sponsor Governor Governor of Harris Westminster + Family member sponsor 4
Ms Ruth Brereton 03/11/2015 4 Years Sponsor Govenor None

4

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

3

Ms Evelyn Dsane 09/03/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor None

4

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

4

Ms Ishia Beckford 01/09/2016 4 Years

Parent Governor

None 3
Ms Christina Worrell 11/01/18 4 Years Sponsor Governor Employee of Westminster City Council 2
Mr Dominic Sterling 19/09/17 4 Years Sponsor None 4

 

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.

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