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19/02/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

17/02/18

Retweetd From Charlie Comerford

Amazing week teaching and learning in with - such incredible students and staff https://t.co/lqnIs9kXwN

15/02/18

Barcelona 2018 - flight is on time and should be landing in approximately 1hour45mins.

15/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP Geography

Absolutely fantastic day in Ugrachandi Boarding School looking at world hunger and how we can work collaboratively to resolve this. Kids have been brilliant today in evaluating strategies https://t.co/S1PMTa86Re

15/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP Geography

Great session today learning about democracy and thinking critically! https://t.co/rFEgURFTPE

14/02/18

Barcelona https://t.co/MAjmpWQntY

14/02/18

Barcelona 2018 students at La Sagrada Familia https://t.co/5jbersyFB6

14/02/18

Barcelona 2018 Students in front of the Museu Nacional d'art de Catalunya https://t.co/bIWrqiWqte

14/02/18

Barcelona 2018 students in front of the Museu Nacional d'art de Catalunya https://t.co/ATIGeDleao

13/02/18

Barcelona 2018 - The view from Castell de Montjuic after a hike to the top and the sun is shining! https://t.co/wDrUJrPcfe

13/02/18

Barcelona 2018 - year 9's at the Olympic stadium https://t.co/sPCmaseSHs

12/02/18

Flight was on time and students have arrived in Barcelona safely.

12/02/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Great work by the Yr9/10 Sports leaders today at the KS1 multi skills festival. https://t.co/YPfixNlYWm

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to the U14 boys rugby team who finished as joint winners in the project tournament today despite being 1/2 years younger than the Rest of the teams. https://t.co/6ecqQOUwXD

08/02/18

The February edition of our newsletter is now available on our site at https://t.co/sDlLuRmOvE https://t.co/LlDVbOdtoQ

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Superb performance by the ever improving Yr10 handball team tonight against a strong side. https://t.co/VqSofoijPC

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Nice move by Zealinjo in today’s Yr10 handball game. https://t.co/nJHq2zUKJB

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

So close from the U16 girls football team tonight in their league fixture against coloma. https://t.co/CREe4XPHeu

06/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to the karting team on winning their local heat and qualifying for the SE England final in April! https://t.co/NmtnC4VRh9

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.'

The Governors are committed to ensuring that children at the Academy achieve their potential and are well-equipped for life after school. We believe that every child can do well, and as staff work hard to make sure this happens, we expect our students to do the same.

The Governors’ primary role is to support the Principal and staff; to work with the Executive team to agree the short and long term strategy for the Academy; to assist in ensuring they have the necessary resources and review the progress of the Academy towards achieving its aim.

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 City Academy Crystal Palace are shown below.

Academy Governors 2017-18

 

Name

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Appointed as

Business and
Pecuniary Interests

Meetings attended 2017-18

Ms Angela Kail

01/09/2014

4 Years

Chair of Governors; Chair of F&GP Committee

Employee: New Philanthropy Trust

MB
19/10/17

F&GP 16/11/17

MB
14/12/17

 

 

  Mr Michael   Doiley

 30/11/2016 4 Years  Parent Governor None

MB 19/10/17

MB
14/12/17

Mr Peter Harris

01/09/2007

4 Years

Sponsor Governor; Chair of Student Behaviour and Discipline Panel, Behaviour link, Equalities link

None

MB 19/10/17

MB
14/12/17

 

Ms Katherine Cumberbatch

01/07/2015

Ex-officio

Principal

None

MB 19/10/17

F&GP 16/11/17

MB
14/12/17

 

Sir Daniel Moynihan

01/09/2007

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

CEO of Harris Federation

 

Ms Margaret Peacock

15/06/2016

4 Years

Sponsor Governor, Achievement, Disciplinary Panel

None

MB 19/10/17

MB
14/12/17

 

Mr Aaron King

01/12/2013

4 Years

Sponsor Governor; SEND, Safeguarding and Arts Faculty link

None

MB
14/12/17

Mr David Craig

01/11/2016 4 Years

Sponsor Governor, F & GP committee, Maths and Commerce Faculty Link

None

F&GP 16/11/17

MB
14/12/17

 

Mr Ryan Kohli

01/12/2013

4 Years

Sponsor Governor, Communications Faculty link

Attorney General's Panel Counsels

MB
14/12/17

Miss Danielle Mason

 

01/11/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor, F&GP Committee; Teaching and Learning Link  

MB
14/12/17

Ms Carolyn English 01/09/2017 4 Years Sponsor Governor Director of Secondary Education at Harris Federation MB 19/10/17

 

Meeting Schedule 2017-2018

 

Date

Meeting

Thursday 19th October 2017

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 16th November 2017

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Thursday 14th December 2017

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 8th March 2018

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Thursday 15th March 2018

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 14th June 2018

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Thursday 28th June 2018                     Main Board of Governors Meeting

 

Governor Resignations 2017-18

Mr Tony Bayon – Sponsor Governor

Ms Caroline Chandy- Sponsor Governor

Mr Ziaur Rahman – Staff Governor


The Full Governing Body meets formally four times a year. The three Academy Vice Principals together with a representative from the DfE are also invited to attend the meetings. On occasions the Head Girl and Boy together with their Deputies are also invited to attend as observers and to deliver presentations and findings.

The Finance & General Purposes Committee meets five times a year and comprises:

Angela Kail - Chair of Governors and Chair of Finance and General Purposes Committee

Katherine Cumberbatch - Principal

David Craig- Finance & General Purposes Committee

Danielle Mason - Finance & General Purposes Committee


Attending from the Federation Finance Team the reports are presented by:

Mike Antoniou - Director of Finance (Harris Federation)
Alberta Edland – Senior Business Manager for HCACP (Harris Federation)

Nanda Bahadoor - Business Manager for HCACP (Harris Federation)

All Governors regularly visit the Academy to meet with their attached Faculties and staff and students, attend events, assemblies and lessons and report back at Governing Body meetings. They also attend relevant training and update sessions during the course of the year.

The Chair of the Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governors, Tammy Kiernan, KiernanT@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk