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15/02/20

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

A wet and wild day in the North Downs to begin the 2020 expedition season with a DofE Gold practice day walk. Testing our navigational skills ready for the Welsh mountains in April with https://t.co/6BY9pnoKQg

14/02/20

HCACP Year 9 and 10 Music and Drama students visit the Royal Albert Hall for an Events Management Workshop, looking at jobs in the arts and events industry. https://t.co/4yGIU00JLD

13/02/20

The HCACP Newsletter for this half term is available now https://t.co/qMPZRTQp0h https://t.co/foOldHDecj

11/02/20

Select students a HCACP attend the launch of the Schools Career Pathway Programme 2020 this morning. Designed to help students set goals and find a pathway to success. https://t.co/Q0p1DTUX7T

11/02/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The sports academy students working hard at Crystal Palace Sports centre tonight. Great to welcome some external applicants for next year too. https://t.co/WENq7eBe4a

10/02/20

Our Parents' Forum is this Tuesday 11th. To see more events our full calendar is available here https://t.co/leSOrxrq1t https://t.co/j7OlenL6dG

08/02/20

Retweetd From Palace for Life Fdn.

🗒 and joined pupils for a debate on social issues affecting the local area 👊 More 👉 https://t.co/3O22qwE7Om | | | | https://t.co/kmAa7qcwWN

07/02/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Congratulations to the U18 football team on a fine 3-1 victory in the Superleague fixture against . The win puts them into the last 16 in the country! https://t.co/h7g6HaSF3x

07/02/20

There will be no Saturday Intervention for Year 11 tomorrow.

07/02/20

Year 12 students spent the afternoon at the Hello Fresh office in Shorditch working in partnership with Hello Fresh employees. The students spent the afternoon learning to network and have learned about coaching as an essential leadership skill. https://t.co/JJVq7gX95s

06/02/20

Premiership legend Wilfried Zaha visits HCACP as part of the Crystal Palace FC Positive Futures initiative. https://t.co/NMPihDubN8

06/02/20

HCACP students today learn about the LGBT topic in a special assembly with https://t.co/PRwOBQkn6c

03/02/20

Its Diversity Month at HCACP and the A Level Art Trip is this Thurs 6th. To see more events our full calendar is available here https://t.co/leSOrxrq1t https://t.co/vitepuMTBU

31/01/20

The Hello Fresh Immersion Programme 2020 Launches at HCACP today https://t.co/YxC9DH1tVT

31/01/20

Some photos from this weeks HCACP Geography trip to Swanage https://t.co/ZTYlSue5bf

30/01/20

Our deepest thanks to Hannah Lewis for taking the time to visit HCACP and relate her personal experience of the Holocaust and WWII. https://t.co/WXcAQ4wc10

30/01/20

Huge thank you to returning ⁦⁦⁩ student ⁦⁩ and winner of the BBC’s apprentice for her inspirational talk on business / leadership ’t give up ’t think you can’t https://t.co/wMubASXYpc

30/01/20

Athletics and dance are also part of our amazing thematic day. https://t.co/jbU264nOAp

30/01/20

HCACP Students trying a little origami as part of our amazing thematic day. https://t.co/xbAtsXZqO5

30/01/20

The Crystal Palace FC Foundation talk to our Year 11 about the NCS summer camp https://t.co/ubbkST657x

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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

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

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

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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