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

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.'

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 Battersea are shown below.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Academy Battersea is Ms Dorothy Deakin Elliott

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Ms Linda Callaghan who can be contacted via email on  Linda.callaghan1@btinternet.com

Governing Body

TITLE

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

POSITION/TITLE

Date of Appointment

Term of Appointment

Any pecuniary interest disclosed under the declaration of interest protocol

Any interest in any other educational establishments

The number of full governors meetings that they attended in 2015-16 (not committee meetings)

Mr

Graham

Alexander

Sponsor Governor

Jun-14

4 Years

None

None

6

Ms

Kelli

Blake

Parent Governor

Sep-14

Resigned July 2016

None

None

2

Mr

Jeremy

Boote

Sponsor Governor

Jun-14

4 Years

None

None

5

Ms

Dorothy

Deakin Elliott

Sponsor Goveror; Chair of Governors

May-14

4 Years

None

None

6

Mr

Youssef

Essaegh

Sponsor governor

Jul-14

4 Years

None

St John's RC Primary School (Canada Water)

4

Mr

Jeremy

Mavor

Sponsor Governor

Jun-14

4 Years

None

None

6

Dr

David

Moody

Principal

Sep-14

Ex Officio

None

None

6

Sir

Dan

Moynihan

Sponsor Governor

Sep-14

4 Years

None

CEO Harris Federation 

1

Mr

Chris

Sawyer

Sponsor Governor

Jul-14

4 Years

None

Tennis Foundation - Fundraising Manager

4

Dr

Chris

Tomlinson

Executive Principal

Sep-14

Ex Officio

None

None

6

Mr

Thomas

Harriott

Teacher Governor

Sep-15

4 Years

None

None

4

Miss Hannah Casey Sponsor Governor Dec-16 4 Years None None 0
 

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