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 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.' Governors drive and monitor the progress towards the Academy Improvement Plan, a copy of which is included in the documents list for this page.

The Governing Body of Harris Primary Academy Orpington

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 Orpington are shown below.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Primary Academy Orpington is Ms Ann Slater
The Clerk to the Governing Body, Miss Vikki Melhuish, can be contacted on 01689 830383 or via email at v.melhuish2@harrisprimaryorpington.org.uk

The Governor responsible for Safeguarding is Sabeena Hassan

Harris Primary Academy Orpington

Governors Register 2017

 

 

Name

Date of Appointment

Date of Resignation

Term of Office

Appointed As

Business and Pecuniary Interests

Meetings Attended 2015-16

(1 possible)

Mr M Britt

01/07/2016

NA

NA

Ex Officio

None

1

Mrs M Berthoud

01/07/2016

NA

NA

Ex Officio

None

1

Sir D Moynihan

01/07/2016

NA

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

None

1

Ms S Hassan

01/07/2016

NA

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

None

1

Ms A Slater

01/07/2016

NA

4 Years

Sponsor and Chair of Governors

None

1

Mr C Lesflores

01/07/2016

NA

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

None

0

Ms J Johnson

01/09/2016

NA

4 Years

Staff Governor

None

NA

Vacancy Parent

NA

NA

4 Years

Parent Governor

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

Meeting Dates:

Inaugural FGB Meeting - 20/07/2016 at 2.00 p.m.

F&GP Autumn - 11/10/2016  at 5.00 p.m.

FGB Autumn - 06/12/2016 at 5.00 p.m. 

F&GP Spring - 07/03/2017 at 5.00 p.m.

FGB Spring - 04/04/2017 at 6.00 p.m.

F&GP Summer - 13/06/2017 at 5.00 p.m.

FGB Summer - 27/06/2017 at 6.00 p.m.