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20/10/17

All the teachers at Harris Academy South Norwood wish you all a very safe half term.

19/10/17

Yesterday saw over 200 students come to Harris South Norwood to explore their dream: be the first https://t.co/uwxYU3vNYB

18/10/17

Retweetd From Schools Week

A 'healthy school' rating system that Ofsted would use should be compulsory, says Jamie Oliver https://t.co/wnPfGD0P4q

18/10/17

Lots of young people considering how to learn mandarin tonight https://t.co/DMvuCcdS1G

18/10/17

5 new planters designed & built by Mr Blake - will green our site even more https://t.co/n79YK7bqzM

18/10/17

Lovely to see so many visitors at our Sixth Form Open Evening https://t.co/0DaoYLfR9r https://t.co/gWkF0nb9ct

18/10/17

Retweetd From Sophie Keeble

Harris Sixth Form students working with to create innovative advertising campaigns https://t.co/EGCcStloHt

17/10/17

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Netball season has got off to a great start. Y8 team beat Shirley 5-2 on Monday and the Y9 team beat Harris Crystal Palace 13-5 earlier. https://t.co/UmLWlPMeSb

17/10/17

Netball season has got off to a great start. Y8 team beat Shirley 5-2 on Monday and the Y9 team beat Harris Crystal Palace 13-5 earlier. https://t.co/UmLWlPMeSb

17/10/17

Retweetd From Jonathan Limb

Inspiring whole staff email on the trials of challenge for all

17/10/17

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Our students taking part in the Harris in Harmony performance today at the ExCel centre. Well done. https://t.co/0fGqgmmCdJ

17/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Teacher/Lead Practitioner of English required .Apply now https://t.co/mhA3ONoJaR https://t.co/3GimL3gMup

17/10/17

Retweetd From Palace for Life Fdn.

🏃 Players from the team at preparing for an away trip to Norwich tomorrow. Good luck! ⚽️ https://t.co/bxCryvZ0IG

17/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Sixth Form

Harris South Norwood invite you to their Sixth Form Open Evening: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 5.00 - 7.30 pm, at the Upper Campus SE19 3UG

17/10/17

Year 8 girls’ Netball team won 5-2 against Shirley High school last night

17/10/17

Mr Limb continues to share his teaching content in science https://t.co/MiX5jduMlj

17/10/17

Focusing on language and vocabulary. What we say can hurt or can inspire https://t.co/Vj9bW9nQcg

16/10/17

Y10s lost out to an excellent team. Couple of wonder tries by John-Kymani not enough in a 34-31 loss. Thanks for hosting us. https://t.co/DVUE9tYbBm

15/10/17

Need help with university access and admissions? UCAS are there for you https://t.co/h0yqA4uaCu

15/10/17

How do you get into 1 of UK's best universities? Have the right spirit. Foster right study habits. Do right things https://t.co/azeGe7RI46

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 targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Set the required policies 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.'

Governors and trustees are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.

Strategic Leadership:

School governors  provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools and academies. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Principal to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

The Academy Governing Body includes representation from Staff and Parents, as well as our Sponsor Governors. We are very fortunate to have an active Governing body who take a strategic role in ensuring the Academy provides the best possible provision for our learners.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Academy South Norwood is Mr. Phil Saunders. To contact our Chair of Governors, please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body via oconnells@harrissouthnorwood.org.uk or 0208 405 5162.

The Governing Body of Harris Academy South Norwood

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 Academy South Norwood are shown below.

Name

Date of
Appointment

Term of
Appointment 

Position

Business and
Pecuniary Interest

No. meetings attended 2015-16 

Mr Gabriel Alamu

27/11/2014 4 Years Staff Governor None 2/4

Ms Merrill April

30/11/2016 4 Years Sponsor and Child Protection Governor Partner in firm of Memery Crystal LLP, Solicitors to the Harris Federation; Trustee of New Park Road Baptist Church 3/4

Mr Bob Arndtz

30/11/2016 4 Years Stanley Trust Representative Trustee & Secretary of William F Stanley Foundation; NHS Employee 5/7
Ms Nicola Bashall 30/11/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor None NA

Ms Sue Bennett

30/11/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor None 3/4

Mr David Campbell

15/01/2015 4 Years Sponsor Governor Full-time member of UK Civil Service 3/4

Miss Sarah Conneally

15/01/2015 4 Years Sponsor Governor Director of Group Finance 7/7

Ms Carolyn English

30/11/2016 Ex-officio Executive Principal Member of ACSL 1/4
Ms Jennyfer Henderson 27/11/2014 4 Years Parent Governor Employee High Trees Development Trust 0/4
Sir Dan Moynihan 30/11/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor CEO Harris Federation 1/4

Mr Faruk Patel

15/01/2015

4 Years

Sponsor Governor / Chair F&GP Member of MCA and the Labour Party 3/7

Ms Claudine Reid

30/11/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor Member of UKHCA 1/4
Mr Phil Saunders  30/11/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor; Chairman of the Full Governing Body Director of Harris Federation of Schools 7/7
Mr Nicholas Soar 01.09.2016 Ex-officio Executive Principal

Member od ASCL

Trustee of Charity #Techmums

Board member and advisor to ReachOUT charity

 

Mr John Spence

27/01/2015 4 Years Sponsor Governor Partner Calfordseaden; Health and Safety Director Calfordseaden 3/4

 

Academy Governing Body Areas of Interest

Mr Gabriel Alamu SMSC
Ms Merrill April SEN and Safeguarding
Mr Bob Arndtz Science and Pupil Premium
Ms Sue Bennett Performing Arts and Community
Mr David Campbell History and Geography
Miss Sarah Conneally Business Studies including Economics and Accounting / ICT
Ms Jennyfer Henderson Social Sciences including RE
Mr Faruk Patel Mathematics
 Ms Claudine Reid  Enrichment
Mr Phil Saunders Most Able and Specialism
 Mr John Spence  DT

Full Governing Body Meeting Dates 2016/17:

  •   Thursday 14th September 2016
  •   Wednesday 30th November 2016
  •   Thursday 16th March 2017
  •   Thursday 15th June 2017

Finance and General Purposes Committee Meeting Dates 2016/17:

  •   Wednesday 9th November 2016
  •   Thursday 17th November 2016
  •   Thursday 26th January 2017
  •   Thursday 9th March 2017
  •   Thursday 8th June 2017

 

 

 

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