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19/04/18

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It's been fab welcoming pupils from to King's today as they kick off their Scholars journey. Good luck everyone! https://t.co/SGNXhpurXB

19/04/18

Congrats to our boys and girls who did so well in the . Great work everyone! Find out about our 'Numeracy Across the Curriculum Initiative' - making links between other subjects including and . https://t.co/qpOrnfFYH2 https://t.co/SsEDwdcMmj

16/04/18

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Stuck for ideas on what to read? Wondering what to read after 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'? Check out our recommended reading lists including top 10 for and loads more at https://t.co/M73fZYHs9t https://t.co/cr0AlWcrNv

12/04/18

All the best leaders still teach! Senior Exec Mrs Magliocco taking her Primary Phase Easter Booster group at Harris Garrard Academy. A big shout out to Mrs Chandhoke, Ms Allen and Ms Kaur for coming in during their holidays! https://t.co/JdZLGF3WwY

12/04/18

Focus all-round at our Harris Garrard Academy Easter Boosters for primary students... https://t.co/Vi4QjE3NYQ

10/04/18

When it's your birthday and you have Easter Holiday School at Harris Garrard Academy too... https://t.co/leSHLW6Mn9

29/03/18

Our choir and musicians are getting ready for tonight's Festival of Music . A real privilege to be working alongside so many other Bexley schools. https://t.co/z8TW1ThWzU

29/03/18

Wishing ALL students, parents and staff across the Harris Federation a great holiday. Here are some of the fabulous designs Harris Garrard primary students made for our recent Easter Bonnet Parade. See you next term! https://t.co/7qZd5upKkm

29/03/18

Huge congratulations to Omotola, and everyone who took part! A great event.

28/03/18

A quick reminder that term ends 12.30pm tomorrow for all students. Thanks to everyone for a great second term! Download our end of term letter to parents and latest newsletter here https://t.co/4xe44NdUzp. Happy holidays everyone! https://t.co/BRI6kSFapL

27/03/18

Davian arrived for his morning booster today at 8am. What a star... https://t.co/WEMoPgeLDQ

26/03/18

Year 6 match all prepped for at Harris Garrard Academy... Come on team - let's have a great match! https://t.co/gr9w5yyMRN

26/03/18

Year 9 students enjoy artist-led workshops - creating screen prints and poems on the theme of 'identity'. Huge thanks to everyone who made them possible, including the artists from https://t.co/khJpGxioGG

22/03/18

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'I researched the danger of using my phone... on my phone ' very funny speech by Isaac from

21/03/18

Year 10 arriving at the Natural History Museum to learn how evolution links to Jekyll and Hyde. &H https://t.co/DrUdklmGR1

21/03/18

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Wishing a fab morning to all the children and staff who will be welcoming this morning! Don’t throw anyone around too much Szandra 😂

20/03/18

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

Aged 11-16? Got 10-15 mins? Take part in the and YOUTH SURVEY 2018 and help shape the 's and Police priorities and youth engagement strategies. Have your say now at https://t.co/0Q70xPIMx6

20/03/18

Six Harris Garrard Academy students are published poets in the new Poetry Games: Truth or Dare anthology! https://t.co/5f2cEhnop8

19/03/18

Year 7 waiting for Much Ado About Nothing to begin 📚 ⭕️ 🎭 https://t.co/9x3GMzOKAW https://t.co/Lv1fZNt0Ol

18/03/18

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Considering a move for the new school year? is looking for , and teachers to join its team on its journey towards : https://t.co/pwrWKLDHJ1 https://t.co/QQv8FKwZyh

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

Harris Garrard Academy is a member of the Harris Federation. Ultimate responsibility for the academy rests with the Board of Trustees of the Federation (see the Federation's governance details and scheme of delegation).

However, much of the work of the Board is delegated to the Local Governing Body (the governors of Harris Garrard 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 Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Garrard Academy is Mrs Beverley Johnston. The details of all the governors at Harris Garrard Academy are:

Name

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Appointed as

Appointed by

Business & Pecuniary Interest

Meetings Attended 2017-18

Mrs Beverley Johnston

31/01/2018

4 Years

Chair of Governors, Safeguarding

Harris Federation

None

1

Sir Dan Moynihan

01/09/2017

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation

CEO of Harris Federation

Visits discharged through Federation monitoring

Ms Carolyn English

01/09/2017

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation

Director of Education at Harris Federation; sister & nephew work at Harris Federation & the Harris Academy Tottenham

1

Mr Dave Wellard

01/09/2017 (stepped down 30/01/2018)

4 Years

Chair of Governors

Harris Federation

None

 

Mr Chris Everitt

01/09/2017

Ex-Officio

Executive Principal

Harris Federation

None

3

Ms Sharie Omoragbon

01/09/2017

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation

Teaching School Director, Harris Federation

2

Mr Graham Green

01/09/2017

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation

None

3

Ms Tina Staples

01/09/2017

4 Years

Governor, Health and Safety

Harris Federation

Lord Harris

2

Ms Dawn Turner

01/09/2017

4 Years

Governor

Harris Federation

None

1

Ms Trudie Roiz de Sa

01/01/2018

4 years

Governor

Harris Federation

None

2

Ms Hawani Kitel

05/12/2017

4 Years

Governor

Harris Federation

None

1

Ms Valarie Williams-Foy

05/02/2018

4 years

Governor

Harris Federation

None

1


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:

  • Discussing and setting the aims and objectives for the academy
  • Setting the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Setting the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress that the academy is making towards its set aims and objectives.

Finally, the role of the academy governor is to be a source of challenge and support (a 'critical friend') to the Principal.

Governors and trustees 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.

To contact our Chair of Governors, please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body, Linda Hayden. E-mail: L.Hayden@harrisgarrard.org.uk. Telephone: 020 8320 4800.

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