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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 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 which is comprised of Governors of the Academy. Some Governors are appointed by the Federation whilst others are elected by parents/guardians of students at the Academy or by staff. The details of the Governors at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham are shown below:
The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham is Ms Susan Head
The Governing Body
|Name||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||Appointed As||Appointed By||Business and Pecuniary Interests||Number of meetings attended 2016 - 2017||Resignation Date|
|Mrs Susan Head||27/09/2016||4 years||
Chair of Governors
(Chair, Full Governing Body, temporary chair Finance and General Purposes)
|The foundation body||Daughter is a member of staff at Harris Federation (Melody Berthoud)||3/4|
|Ms Samantha French||17/04/2017||4 years||Ex-Officio||Ex-officio by virtue of office as executive headteacher/principal||Executive Principal of Academy||1/4|
|Mrs Beth Rigby Drake||17/04/2017||4 years||Ex-Officio||Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal||Head of Academy||0/4|
|Ms Sabeena Hasan||01/09/2014||4 years||Sponsor Governor||The foundation body||Director of Primary Education, Harris Federation||3/4|
|Sir Daniel Moynihan||01/09/2015||4 years||Sponsor Governor||The foundation body||CEO Harris Federation||0/4|
|Mr Karl Hoods||29/11/2014||4 years||Sponsor Governor||The foundation body||None||3/4|
|Mrs Eve Dixon||26/02/2016||4 years||Parent Governor||Elected by parents||None||2/4|
|Mr Paul Rosen||13/07/2017||4 years||Sponsor Governor||The foundation body||None||1/4|
|Mrs Sarah Shapcott||22/09/2017||4 years||
|The foundation body||None||0/4|
|Mr Phillip Carr||18/10/2017||4 years||Sponsor Governor||The foundation body||None||0/4|
|Mr Chisomo Kaferawanthu||14/06/2018||4 years||Sponsor Governor||the foundation body||None||0/4|
|Mr Jason McCallion||04/01/2017||4 years||Sponsor Governor||The foundation body||Head of Business Integration Royal Bank Scotland||2/4||01/09/2017|
|Ms Fiona Kelly||01/09/2014||4 years||Ex-Officio||Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal||Principal of Academy||2/4||31/08/2017|
|Mr Michael Wooderson||07/07/2014||4 years||Sponsor Governor||The foundation body||None||3/4||21/07/2017|
|Mr Simon Davey||07/07/2014||4 years||Sponsor Governor||The foundation body||None||4/4||21/07/2017|
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