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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Governing Body 2017-2018
|Name||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||Appointed as||Business and
|Meetings attended in 2016-17|
Mr Paul Jacobs
Sponsor Governor, Chair of Governors
|Trustee Fetal Medical||TBC|
|Mr Bartholomew Cannon||01/09/2015||Resigned 01/07/2017||Principal||None||
|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||
|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||
|Mr Byron Cole||06/10/2015||4 Years||Sponsor Governor||None||
|Ms Evelyn Dsane||09/03/2016||4 Years||Sponsor Governor||TBC||
|Mr Derek Hills||01/03/2016||4 Years||Sponsor Governor||Head of Data and MIS - Harris Federation||
|Ms Pamela Noble||14/01/2016||4 Years||Sponsor Governor||None||
|Ms Ishia Beckford||01/09/2016||4 Years||
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