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07/12/21

HCACP Academic Tutoring day is on Mon 13/12/21. 8:30-4:00pm, Years 7-10 and 12-13. Parent/guardians can choose either virtual or in person. Appointments can be made from Tuesday 7th December 2021 at 4:00 pm. Please visit https://t.co/HtkWKmfeuZ to book your appointments.

07/12/21

HCACP working with our local partners to support students with safe holiday activities’. https://t.co/FgybN3ri9O

06/12/21

Year 13 Virtual Parents Consultation Evening The Virtual Parents Evening will take place on the 9th December 2021 from 16:00 - 19:00. Please ensure that you have made your appointments before this date.

06/12/21

Just a reminder that we have Parents’ Forum tonight at 5.45pm, followed by an Online Safety Session. Please check your emails for the link which was sent on Friday.

04/12/21

This Year 7 superstar made his own circuit to explain the discovery of filament bulb https://t.co/33rzsB8Ko5

04/12/21

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Massive thank you to for inspiring our sixth form students at today. Claude shared his journey of entrepreneurship, pursuing professional sport and future opportunities ahead with 🙌👏 https://t.co/vy3c1N6IRF

03/12/21

Proudly presenting! Another superstar scientist. https://t.co/aUa9XFvrNK

03/12/21

One of our Year 7 superstar scientists showing off their work today https://t.co/R70QOvY7UI

03/12/21

We are so proud of the exceptional talent and knowledge shown in the Science fair by our scientists https://t.co/Zi9BWjVy3Z

03/12/21

The deadline for our Diverse Leaders programme is MONDAY 🚨❗️⏲️ , get your applications in NOW 👉https://t.co/l0PFMZYJH3 https://t.co/ntVtIRftPr

03/12/21

Thank you to for attending our Y8 thematic day assembly . https://t.co/sKxK4ZlYoZ

01/12/21

There are just ❗️5 PLACES LEFT❗️ with 5 days until the deadline on our Diverse Leaders programme (starting January 2022). Sign up NOW to secure your place on this amazing programme for and 👉https://t.co/l0PFMZYJH3 https://t.co/mJt2CTudw2

01/12/21

Its Well-being Wednesday at HCACP. The theme for today is 'Gratitude' https://t.co/EiEqX7dJln

30/11/21

Fantastic to welcome Mr Thomas Famous, Member of Parliament for Devonshire East in Bermuda to . Mr Famous took time to tour the Academy and take part in a Q&A with Sixth Form students. https://t.co/ocvc0LsyVw

30/11/21

Year 6 Testing Day - The Academy will be closed for all student in Years 7-10 and Sixth form students on Friday 10th December.

29/11/21

🚨 The application DEADLINE for our Diverse Leaders programme is only one week away! 🚨 Be sure to get your application in ASAP to avoid losing out on this amazing opportunity designed especially for 🖱️👉 https://t.co/l0PFN0gkyB https://t.co/KM1v5JqPR9

26/11/21

HCACP students ready to give back to the community https://t.co/xWJCBK9mhI

26/11/21

Congratulations to our Year 7 team- 1st Place at the Harris Federation Spelling Bee! 🏆 https://t.co/CSjrreB7s3

26/11/21

Year 10s investigating specific heat capacity for different metal blocks. They recorded the current, temperature and voltage. . https://t.co/30osrk3rHn

26/11/21

Congratulations ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️to ⁦⁩ Spelling Bee Winners!!!! https://t.co/ZV1jIUjvG0

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.

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Westminster

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
Now in second term

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

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 2019-2020

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

Governor Resignations 2021-2022

Miss
Adrienn
Pasics

 

  12/12/2019 4 Years Sponsor Governor None MB
3 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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