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26/10/21

Wow! Amazing.

23/10/21

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace Kinetic won 4-0 against John Fisher in the Surrey County Cup Round 1 🏆 https://t.co/7BDAHgMHoc https://t.co/YbUsGho51r

18/10/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

We are extremely grateful to for taking the time to meet students and staff for his documentary He is also generously supporting students at the academy to study robotics https://t.co/ljwv9uGBD2

16/10/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Celebrations have been underway at this week as the school celebrated its 30th anniversary 🗣 “Students have enjoyed hearing about the history of the school and about the difference it has made to the lives of generations of local children” https://t.co/9rj2qt2rUu

15/10/21

The HCACP October Newsletter is now available. Special 30th Anniversary edition. https://t.co/hJSAJk2OC9 https://t.co/UMMAlvzOE8

15/10/21

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Congratulations to a truly school. https://t.co/cmSBPDgXSx

14/10/21

PGL day 2 - what a day! https://t.co/Zg8KjPMJ8Y

14/10/21

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Terrific team performance from the Yr11 football team to win through to the next round of the National cup today. https://t.co/yNlQ8ceK72

14/10/21

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace Kinetic made it 2 wins from 2 games in the ESFA Super League Group Stage with a 3-1 away win against Esher College 💪 https://t.co/3EljZSRgPc https://t.co/mQHTbbac3p

14/10/21

Tune in tonight, 'THE BLACKPRINT' .... we are looking forward to this! https://t.co/bKOy5x5uyy

14/10/21

Find lots more 30th Anniversary pictures and news in this half term's newsletter .... https://t.co/i9xGLPoX67

14/10/21

Happy 30th Anniversary to ! What a wonderful day we've had! https://t.co/g5tAnWQbhc

12/10/21

Retweetd From Croydon SSP

Our U16 Boys and Girls Table Tennis 🏓 Competition is underway ! Good Luck 🍀 to all the schools taking part. Thank you to for hosting our event. https://t.co/ZcIXYjtaua

11/10/21

7.15am this morning ⁦⁩ , the year 7 football team in training https://t.co/2gjaPDyWPo

11/10/21

Auditions for our concert this Thursday lunchtime and after school. https://t.co/hDb2XLtk9C

11/10/21

Sixth Form Open Afternoon 12.10.21 This event is for Internal Students and will take place on Tuesday 12th October from 3.30pm for students. Parents are invited to attend a Sixth Form presentation at 5.00pm. https://t.co/in4jmWdXhJ

10/10/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Don’t underestimate the impact your kindness can have on someone. From sending a text to a friend to let them know how you appreciate them, to saying ‘have a nice day’ to a shop assistant, you could give someone the little boost they need.

07/10/21

We investigate a hypothesis and draw conclusions. https://t.co/O5PcE2czmQ

07/10/21

The HCACP Sixth Form Virtual Opening Evening will start today at 6pm. View the livestream at the following link https://t.co/46Jd6AjSVw https://t.co/te0axadovq

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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 2021-22

Name

 

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Appointed as

Business and
Pecuniary Interests

Meetings attended 2020-21

Ms Angela Kail

 

01/09/2014
Now in second term

4 Years

Chair of Governors

Employee: New Philanthropy Trust

MB
3 out of 4

  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
3 out of 4

 

Ms Katherine Cumberbatch

 

01/01/2016
Now in second term

Ex-officio

Principal

None

MB
4 out of 4

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
2 out of 4

 

Mr Aaron King

 

01/12/2013
Now in third 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, 
Maths and Commerce Faculty Link

None

MB
4 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
2 out of 4

Mr Nihaar Udathu​

  17/10/2019 4 Years Sponsor Governor None

 MB
2 out of 4

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
4 out of 4

 

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

MB
4 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 2021-2022

Date

Meeting

Thursday 7th October 2021

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 9th December 2021

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 10th March 2022

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 23rd June 2022

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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