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06/12/18

This week we welcomed back the team from to teach our students more about the engineering cycle. This is part of a programme to promote STEAM subjects in schools! https://t.co/5drcbi9uiH

06/12/18

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Really looking forward to my second placement induction today. I’ve heard good things about the school!

06/12/18

Last night saw victory for our Year 10 football team. We beat Trinity 4-2 in the Croydon County Cup, with all four goals coming from Kallum and an outstanding performance in goal from Francisco! Well done!

04/12/18

The next Parent Voice meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 11th December 2018 from 18:30. All parents/carers are welcome: https://t.co/U9biUFdJqy

03/12/18

Reminder: The Academy will be closed on 14th December 2018 for the Year 6 Testing Day. The only students onsite that day will be those sitting Year 13 mocks, intervention or Year 6 students. https://t.co/hn8LvCjhSk

30/11/18

It may be almost a month away, but our Food Technology students have been busy creating some fantastic edible decorations to go on our Christmas tree next week! https://t.co/0YF8TMjfv6

30/11/18

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We are looking for a Director of Learning Business .Apply now https://t.co/U5o0FkZ8rS https://t.co/piJoT5PPQi

28/11/18

Today, students have been taking part in a STEAM challenge (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths), in partnership with UCL! https://t.co/CgdMjUhA7f

26/11/18

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Monday Motivation Director of Learning Geography required .Apply now https://t.co/4UDSYXbkAZ 🌎 https://t.co/8AuCac0tbH

10/11/18

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Here's the PEPs Leaderboard up to and including October... Congratulations to Yellow House! https://t.co/ZkAx0cBOtR

06/11/18

There have been some changes to the local afternoon bus timetable. If you travel home by bus, please take a moment to see the changes: https://t.co/8d6jRlF9tt

30/10/18

Read about Day 3 of our on our website: https://t.co/YUlRobEDsZ

29/10/18

Having spent time training and playing some beach volleyball, our students are keen to play in their first football fixture in Athens this morning! https://t.co/vinCqfDHmh

29/10/18

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ICT Technician required .Apply now https://t.co/zPnR9m4jxf https://t.co/1ByFuQHZqh

19/10/18

Students have been brushing up on their African Drumming skills this morning! https://t.co/gTuF4zEwNs

17/10/18

Today, Year 8 students learned about careers within our National Health Service, led by three professionals from the NHS! https://t.co/NRBiwIcZvW

16/10/18

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ICT Technician required .Apply now https://t.co/ioyHXrzUv3 https://t.co/VXPsh4RjEe

15/10/18

Retweetd From HAPU Pastoral Hub

Here's the PEPs Leaderboard for September. Which House will take the top spot for October? https://t.co/hSu2NxdRwb

15/10/18

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is this Thursday from 5pm! https://t.co/ZqhD8wyOv4

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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 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

Mr Derek Hills 01/03/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor Governor at East Wittering Community Primary School

1

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 Madeleine Ackermann 03/11/2017 4 Years Sponsor Governor TBC 2
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.