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24/09/18

Fantastic day spent with Quality Mark Assessor https://t.co/uR74Ue6Vpb

24/09/18

Retweetd From Holocaust Education

Centre's Nic Wetherall was delighted to visit today to learn more about their work. Thankyou to , Mr Marshall-Hick, Mr McKenzie, students & colleagues for your warm welcome & time. Watch this space for more news soon... but a wonderful day.

24/09/18

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Open mornings this week... Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 September, 9am-10.30am. Meet our girls and teachers and see our outstanding school in action. We look forward to welcoming you. https://t.co/e7TRVyHPjd

24/09/18

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21/09/18

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We've had a busy day interviewing SE25 businesses with apprentices - we'll be doing another day soon, so get in touch if you'd like to take part (You can still share your ideas at https://t.co/aFtArdXDjE so please complete the survey if you haven't already!) https://t.co/mP3xpanJq1

21/09/18

What should your children be reading? They could do worse than discovering the brilliant https://t.co/ETKH55TA1T

21/09/18

We want all our families to help South Norwood improve ...Just came across this interesting project. https://t.co/bhqAhYx11C

21/09/18

Learning the diversity of music across the ages - Non So Se Quel Sorriso by Cappella Di Santa Maria Degli Angiolini & Gian Luca Lastraioli. https://t.co/m5V00MRvnA https://t.co/1MiHOGFfyF

20/09/18

Dont they! Our Executive Principal ate the cheesecake whole

20/09/18

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These look amazing! https://t.co/PjZv2pFl9I

20/09/18

Why study English when we all speak it? Our English Department share the purpose of their subject discipline https://t.co/GX0513vSGL

20/09/18

Isn't it great! This was their first time ever cooking! Brilliant teacher

20/09/18

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Amazing cooking skills! https://t.co/WsoFO44CYY

19/09/18

At our Open Evening Year 6 students saw our pupils showing off the chef skills with Mr Jones https://t.co/jeDY1AI0DH

19/09/18

What a marvellous Open Evening - 600 families and a bursting alive school https://t.co/Kcqv8gRtbb

13/09/18

Retweetd From South Norwood Spirit

If you live, work, study or shop in SE25, we want to hear your ideas for South Norwood. Once you've shared your thoughts, please share our online questionnaire https://t.co/aFtArdXDjE with your friends and neighbours so they can contribute too! https://t.co/jXPsnnYMWk

11/09/18

save the date for an inaugural celebration of Chinese culture and language and the growing friendship between Harris Federation academies and Chinese schools https://t.co/wdsVabktLv

10/09/18

One to challenge us all https://t.co/mZ9oT75k5p

07/09/18

Retweetd From Young Croydon

Strong messages from young people on the question What is Safe? https://t.co/y7nUPwrUir

Harris Academies
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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 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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