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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 roles and responsibilities – below is more information regarding individual Governor links.
Chair of Finance and General Purpose Committee is Mr Paul Jacobs
The Chair of the Academy can be contacted via the Clerk to Governors, Ms Tracy Roberts via her email: email@example.com or by writing to the Academy directly:
FAO: Clerk to Governors
Harris Academy Purley
Kendra Hall Road
Chair of Governing Body
|Paul Jacobs||Sponsor Governor||Trustee Fetal Medical||4/4||3/3||01/09/2009||01/09/2021|
All governors have a 4 year term with the exception of the Principal and other Harris Federation staff.
|Name||Role||Interest||AGB (2019-2020)||FGP (2019-2020)||From||To|
|Christopher Sadler||Sponsor Governor||Governor of Harris Westminster + Family member sponsor||4/4||3/3||01/09/2009||01/09/2021|
|Daniel Moynihan||Sponsor Governor||CEO of Harris Federation||N/A||N/A||01/09/2009||01/09/2021|
|Evelyn Dsane||Sponsor Governor||None||09/03/2016||09/03/2024|
|Phillip Wheatley||Principal||Principal of Academy||N/A||N/A||01/09/2017||Not Recorded|
|Dominic Sterling||Sponsor Governor||None||2/4||N/A||08/11/2017||31/08/2022|
|Christina Worrell||Sponsor Governor||Employee of Westminster City Council||3/4||N/A||14/03/2018||31/08/2022|
|Shawn King||Sponsor Governor||None||NEW||NEW||18/09/2019||17/09/2023|
|Byron Cole||Sponsor Governor||None||0/4||N/A||06/10/2015||01/10/2023|
|Ishia Beckford||Parent Governor||None||01/09/2016||01/09/2024|
AGB = Academy Governing Body meetings attended last year / FGP = Finance and General Purpose meetings attended last year
Federation Financial Information
Information regarding what the Harris Federation spend and how they spend it can be found on the Federation website.