Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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 its 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 Primary Academy Purley Way

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. The details of the Governors at Harris Primary Academy Merton are shown below.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body is Mr Geoff Payne

The Governor responsible for Safeguarding is Mr Geoff Payne

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Miss Rebecca Irwin

 

Governors and  Responsibilities

Name Surname Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed as Business and Pecuniary Interests Resignation Date Meetings attended 2016-2017
Sabeena  Hasan  21.7.16 4 Years Sponsor Governor  None   1
Dan  Moynihan 21.7.16 4 Years Sponsor Governor None   1
Geoff Payne 21.7.16 4 Years Sponsor Governor  None   2
Saylesh  Rana 21.7.16 4 Years Sponsor Governor None   2
Jane  Robinson  21.7.16 Ex-Officio Ex-Officio  None   2
Paul Robinson 01.2.17 Ex-Officio Ex-Officio None   1
Kate Magliocco 21.7.16 Ex-Officio Ex-Officio None January 2017 2
Sophia Grewal 15.12.16 4 years Sponsor Governor None   1
Elizabeth Olayiwola 15 12 16 4 Years Parent Governor None   1

 

The dates of Governing Body Meetings can be found below:

Governing Body meetings 2016/2017

ACADEMY

Term

Full GBM

Venue

Time

Finance GBM

Venue

Time

HPAPW

Autumn

15.12.16

HPAPW

12PM

28.11.16

HPAPW

4PM

 

Spring

 05.04.17

HPAPW

6PM

06.03.17

 HPAPW

4PM

 

Summer

03.07.17

HPAPW

6PM

19.06.17

HPAPW

4PM

               

 

Our Chairperson, Geoff Payne can be contacted via the clerk to the Governors Rebecca Irwin PAPrimaryDirector@harrisfederation.org.uk Telephone: 020 8253 7777

 

 

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