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10/06/21

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

There's always a huge range of jobs to do on the farm! https://t.co/BQ0Czb2M7Q

10/06/21

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An epic hike to the top of Skirrid - fantastic achievement team! https://t.co/gEtLvWsU47

09/06/21

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Planting flowers for a wedding in September! We hope the bride and groom have a lovely day and enjoy seeing the flowers in bloom. https://t.co/jQUXUh5UQv

08/06/21

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Made it to the top! Aiming high and with determination and courage achieving success. Looking forward to our first full day at Jamie's Farm! https://t.co/1KdyJOKsL9

07/06/21

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Arrived at Jamie's Farm and having our welcome meeting. Preparing to be farmers for the week! https://t.co/CVgdXbZe78

05/06/21

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Great to see so many students hard at work today at the table tennis half term camp. 🏓 https://t.co/xWwS3SJwiy

28/05/21

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Ecstatic to complete our incredible DofE Bronze Practice expedition. Great effort from the three teams! 👊💪 https://t.co/lUkUIGWPTY

28/05/21

The HCACP newsletter for May 2021 is now available https://t.co/Kt7Wm74upw https://t.co/ppz8n2Ldug

28/05/21

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All smiles for another successful day on our DofE Bronze Practice Expedition https://t.co/3akRODrdvk

28/05/21

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Delighted to have the first athletics meet in nearly 2 years today. Nice to see that the sprinters have not lost it. A clean sweep in the 100m today. Well done Kacey, Ava and Gift. https://t.co/W0cVcrl0NJ

28/05/21

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Great to see our fantastic and courageous year 9 students on their DofE expedition! We are really proud of your commitment! - Ms Owusu & Ms Feilden https://t.co/ypbOhr4Ltp

27/05/21

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Made it to our campsite at Frylands Wood! https://t.co/yQVNkDuSMu

27/05/21

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All this week Croydon University Hospital are running a walk in vaccine clinic Come along for your first dose of -19 vaccine if you are: - Over 30 - A frontline health/social care worker - AND haven’t had your first vaccine dose yet 24- 31st May, 8am-7pm, Shirley House https://t.co/hfTQTBIiXW

27/05/21

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We're running a walk-in clinic at the Phoenix Community Centre on Friday 28th May from 4.00pm -7.00pm. If you're over 40, a frontline health & care worker, or in an 'at-risk' groups & haven't been vaccinated, you're welcome to attend. No appointment needed. https://t.co/VISuB6vm9v

27/05/21

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Another hard fought win on the road for the basketball academy against our good friends from The Norwood school. https://t.co/cOUOUacZNc

25/05/21

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Today it was the turn of the Yr8 boys football and girls rugby teams to get back to business. Thank you and for the fixtures. https://t.co/10zLLkD9Rw

25/05/21

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The year 7 girls and 8 boys basketball teams were in action tonight. 2 fantastic team performances. Thank you and for the fixtures. https://t.co/DVsqIV0qj0

25/05/21

Year 10 Updates from HCACP. Work experience and Mock exam timetable. https://t.co/MdvsT983x2

22/05/21

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Our campsite in Frylands Wood. Time to get packing away soon! https://t.co/qqZ8pUlrq2

22/05/21

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Cooking pancakes for breakfast on the trangia stoves! Getting ready for another successful (and hopefully sunny) day on our Bronze practice expedition. https://t.co/yLlWBk88kc

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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 Executive 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 2020-21

Name

 

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Appointed as

Business and
Pecuniary Interests

Meetings attended 2019-20

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 Now in second term

4 Years  Parent Governor None

MB
4 out of 4

Mr Peter Harris

 

01/09/2008
Now in fourth term

4 Years

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

None

MB
1 out of 4

 

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
4 out of 4

 

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 Now in second term 4 Years

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

None

MB
3 out of 4

F&GP
2 out of 3

 

         

 

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
2 out of 4

Mr Nihaar Udathu​

  17/10/2019 4 Years Sponsor Governor None

 MB
3 out of 4

F&GP
3 out of 3

Miss Adrienn Pasics

 

  12/12/2019 4 Years Sponsor Governor None MB
3 out of 4
Mrs Jenya Brown   12/03/2020 4 Years Sponsor Governor None

MB
2 out of 4

 

Ms Donna Herdsman   12/03/2020 4 Years Sponsor Governor None

MB
1 out of 4

 

Ms Rebecca Hickey   10/12/2020 4 Years Sponsor Governor None n/a

Governor Resignations 2019-20

Miss Danielle Mason

 

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

MB
0 out of 4

Meeting Schedule 2020-2021

Date

Meeting

Thursday 15th October 2020

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 12th November 2020

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Thursday 10th December 2020

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 4th March 2021

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Thursday 11th March 2021

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 10th June 2021

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Thursday 24th June 2021                     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 - Executive 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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