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30/05/20

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Parents and carers, check out some home learning resources which are available from - including tips for creating your at home STEAM learning space 👇 https://t.co/dGKllRfcfL https://t.co/xVttdUT8Zy

23/05/20

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Harris Academy Crystal Palace are looking for a Teacher of Mandarin... apply below https://t.co/EBZzrMGwSE

23/05/20

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Well done to all students who took part in this fantastic event. Good practice for the virtual sports day after half term. Special thanks to and for organising. https://t.co/VLEE08JxYU

22/05/20

The HCACP Academy Newsletter for May is available here https://t.co/x72w3QsMsV https://t.co/atmyHqUQIm

20/05/20

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Syzmon, Muntaz, Abdullahi and Michael. You are . https://t.co/7IvQ8tmTxd

20/05/20

Some excellent geography work from Syzmon, Muntaz, Abdullahi and Michael in year 7 https://t.co/WKe3W21dcc

19/05/20

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How exciting for all new Year 7 students going to . It's the best place to be. https://t.co/q8cF1AwiuL

19/05/20

Hello! Do we have any of our new Year 7 students following yet? Welcome!

19/05/20

Learn all about the African Savanna with this great piece of work from Phoebe Yr 8. https://t.co/gwjh0GFVm3

19/05/20

HCACP student Simon cooking up a storm in the kitchen this week. https://t.co/72MDU6f8Il

19/05/20

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We have created a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home📚 These resources have been identified by leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages 👇 https://t.co/8mUwBGkmQO https://t.co/D51XWnCUZf

19/05/20

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This is , and indeed legendary. https://t.co/NwLLEye5ff

18/05/20

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Looking forward to as many students getting involved in this as possible this week. All information has been sent to you on . https://t.co/ZucJUOtN4A

18/05/20

A truly amazing homework from the legendary Mr Appleton. Incredible artwork. https://t.co/PWKnPCM1up

18/05/20

A volcano made by Rafiq for Geography. Some great work being sent in despite the difficult circumstances. Keep it up. https://t.co/Xlb1ViGez5

17/05/20

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is taking place 18 to 24 May 2020. Kindness is the new theme, in response to the outbreak💜💚 Find out more about ways to get involved👇 https://t.co/dSAee30HVG https://t.co/S179Df04k2

15/05/20

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Emmanuella, you know how to do homework! You are . https://t.co/SJ4XGgtHI5

15/05/20

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Favor, you are https://t.co/VfxzgoDCjP

15/05/20

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Aryenne, Pheobe, and Kaela, you are maths heroes. https://t.co/2XYvJutkAO

14/05/20

Some amazing entries to our VE day bake-off competition https://t.co/1yeGrHVLfZ

Harris Academies
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Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)

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 2019-20

Name

 

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Appointed as

Business and
Pecuniary Interests

Meetings attended 2018-19

Ms Angela Kail

 

01/09/2014
Now in second term

4 Years

Chair of Governors

Employee: New Philanthropy Trust

MB
3 out of 4

F&GP
3 out of 3

  Mr Michael   Doiley

   30/11/2016 4 Years  Parent Governor None

MB
4 out of 4

Mr Peter Harris

 

01/09/2008
Now in third term

4 Years

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

None

MB
4 out of 4

F&GP
2 out of 3

Ms Katherine Cumberbatch

 

01/01/2016
Now in second term

Ex-officio

Principal

None

MB
4 out of 4

F&GP
3 out of 3

Sir Daniel Moynihan

 

01/09/2007
Now in fourth term

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

CEO of Harris Federation

Visits discharged through Federation monitoring

Ms Margaret Peacock

 

26/05/2016
Now in second term

4 Years

Sponsor Governor, Achievement, Disciplinary Panel

None

MB
3 out of 4

F&GP
2 out of 3

Mr Aaron King

 

01/12/2013
Now in second term

4 Years

Sponsor Governor; SEND, Safeguarding and Arts Faculty link

None

MB
3 out of 4

Mr David Craig

  01/11/2016 4 Years

Sponsor Governor, 
Chair of F&GP Committee,
Maths and Commerce Faculty Link

None

MB
3 out of 4

F&GP
1 out of 3

Miss Danielle Mason

 

  01/11/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor,  Teaching and Learning Link Employee: Research Director with links to RSA Academies

MB
3 out of 4

Ms Carolyn English   01/09/2017 4 Years Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation Director of Secondary Education 

Sister - Harris Federation Principal of School Improvement

Son - Chair of Governors at HASN

Visits discharged through Federation monitoring

Mrs Sharna-Kay Prehay-Harvey

 

  13/12/2018 4 Years Staff Governor None

MB
3 out of 4

Mr Nihaar Udathu​

  17/10/2019 4 Years Sponsor Governor None  n/a

Miss Adrienn Pasics

 

  12/12/2019 4 Years Sponsor Governor None n/a
Mrs Jenya Brown   12/03/2020 4 Years Sponsor Governor None n/a
Ms Donna Herdsman   12/03/2020 4 Year Sponsor Governor None n/a

Governor Resignation 2018-19
Ms Amy Ryman - Staff Governor
Appointed 5th March 2018 until 31st December 2018
Interests - None
Appointed by - Academy members
Meetings attended 2018-19 - 0/2

Meeting Schedule 2019-2020

Date

Meeting

Thursday 17th October 2019

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 14th November 2019

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Thursday 12th December 2019

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 5th March 2020

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Thursday 12th March 2020

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 11th June 2020

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Thursday 25th June 2020                     Main Board of Governors Meeting

The Full Governing Body meets formally four times a year.  The Head of School is also invited to attend the meeting. On occasions the Head Students together with their Deputies are also invited to attend as observers and to deliver presentations and findings.

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

David Craig - Chair of Finance & General Purposes Committee

Katherine Cumberbatch - Principal

Angela Kail - Chair of Governors

Nihaar Udathu - Governor

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

Nanda Bahadoor - Business Manager for HCACP (Harris Federation)

Robin Turner – Finance Business Partner

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, or via the Academy's postal address.

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