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31/03/17

The Geographical Explorers have officially launched their garden project: Operation Unearthing Horticulture! https://t.co/d13XQTWNzr

31/03/17

South Norwood’s Crystal Palace Foundation Academy players get to watch the 1st team train and meet the players and management. https://t.co/Gqbs8MU4gD

31/03/17

A respectable joint 3rd for the year 8 netball team in the Federation Netball Tournament https://t.co/rTf42XzH16

31/03/17

Teachers give their predictions on the Y9/10 V Y11 game! Today is the day! £1 Entry, 2:00PM at HAUN https://t.co/Lt0cz533zn

29/03/17

Mr Ruddock addresses the Yr10 troops. They were unlucky to lose to a well drilled Trinity team https://t.co/4aAJNw5LOk

29/03/17

Kyle-Luke and Kwadwo perform their party tricks https://t.co/4Td1AzcFbr

29/03/17

Y9 are two times Federation Rugby Champions after beating Beckenham in the final #🔥 https://t.co/iVAR4qnptD

29/03/17

The Yr9 football team having an incredible season, they've reached the Croydon Cup Final for the 2nd year with a 5-1 win over Trinity. https://t.co/b4iCO5fjgj

29/03/17

Y7s rugby was cancelled but that didn't stop us organising our own game in the sun! https://t.co/8Og5ORBnuD

27/03/17

Executive Principal Blog Update 26th March 2017 https://t.co/ghegWOoMi1 https://t.co/sSveEJe1ME

24/03/17

Amazing afternoon at Rosslyn Park 7s. Big win after some special coaching from legend . https://t.co/0fo9hkWUFg

23/03/17

Thanks to coming in to teach our TalentID students about fitness and nutrition. https://t.co/8oGGg7QfN5

23/03/17

Students attending Athletics training on Tuesday evening. Training to improve track & field. https://t.co/Zc7UgCqrCM

23/03/17

Yr 7 Girls coming 4th in a Croydon League Netball tournament out of 13 schools. Top work ladies! https://t.co/83AK7NMdl8

23/03/17

Yr 10 GCSE students began their path to becoming Sports Leaders today as they started studying for the Game Force Award. https://t.co/7Z99MYikOY

23/03/17

Girls athletics training has commenced with a record number of 40 girls attending training! Wednesdays @ HASN https://t.co/IK5lQpegTO

17/03/17

Our boys beat Oxford 2-1. A great attitude shown by all with Nathan scoring the winner! https://t.co/0y3opX18Y1

17/03/17

Great day out in Portsmouth with the Norwood Talent ID Footballers. Training, meeting the 1st Team Squad and seeing a win. https://t.co/YsGvcSl399

17/03/17

Y9 boys are in the Federation Football Finals after a 5-4 win at Beckenham https://t.co/1Lc0x00EuC

17/03/17

The boys at Burgess Park BMX track, Norwood ID Programme allowing pupils to sample a variety of different sports https://t.co/5yUU20Do0r

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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