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13/11/18

Retweetd From ParentInfoUK

Discover what we're all about. Parent Info: a new service for schools https://t.co/6lpmlgexDw via

12/11/18

The HCACP Year 9 Parents' evening is on Tuesday 20th November 4:45-7:30pm https://t.co/ufxUJv7i0y

12/11/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

11/11/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation

This week we look forward to welcoming Greg White, President/CEO and colleagues from to for a few days of sharing best practice.

09/11/18

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The Yr7 football team had the pleasure of meeting star at the tie of the round today. Thanks for hosting and all the best in the next round. https://t.co/qXxlXz2nld

08/11/18

Retweetd From English Schools' FA

It’s the second ! Watch everything unfold on our Instagram story - https://t.co/SMuVJHohPJ We’ll be covering match action as U12 and U15 take on U12 and U15 in the Elite ! Plus seeing and hearing from . 🔴🔵⚪️ https://t.co/aORGiPs61X

08/11/18

Retweetd From Harris Bermondsey

Our girls are reading 'We Should All Be Feminists' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Copies of this and lots more great books by black authors in our school library https://t.co/yCEU0mulGn

08/11/18

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Do you know your Sarahah from your Snapchat? Know your kid’s social media.

07/11/18

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https://t.co/INTZz47v7J

07/11/18

The HCACP war horse art display installed at Steven Mears Last night. An amazing piece. https://t.co/xCOFKv4mPe

06/11/18

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

Merci mille fois pour une journée de formation professionnelle exceptionnelle aujourd’hui ! Beaucoup de profs de KS5 très contents et plein d’idées pour les cours de littérature/cinéma dès demain :) https://t.co/5vN8JShIy3

05/11/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

02/11/18

Well done to Arbri, Ita and Ruby for representing assessment day yesterday! We are very proud of you

02/11/18

Well done to Arbri, Ita and Ruby for representing assessment day yesterday! We are very proud of you

02/11/18

Retweetd From World Class Schools

, the ambassadors 2018, assessment centre https://t.co/Xw6dwA82tq

30/10/18

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Do you want to in September 2019? Our Q&A open event in November is the perfect opportunity to have your questions answered! Get your ticket here! ⬇️ https://t.co/C05eP1k9HG

23/10/18

Back from an amazing week on the NASA Trip. A huge thank you to all of the staff and students who made the trip so incredible https://t.co/igRI6Ogg48

23/10/18

Second bus back from NASA Trip will arrive back at the Academy just before 11am

23/10/18

First bus back from NASA Trip will arrive back at the Academy at 10am - students will text parents if on first bus back

23/10/18

Landed safe at Heathrow! Collecting bags and will tweet ETA once on the bus!

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The Governing Body

The Role of Governor

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 2017-18

 

Name

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Appointed as

Business and
Pecuniary Interests

Meetings attended 2017-18

Ms Angela Kail

01/09/2014

4 Years

Chair of Governors; Chair of F&GP Committee

Employee: New Philanthropy Trust

MB
19/10/2017

F&GP 16/11/2017

MB
14/12/2017

F&GP
08/03/2018

MB
15/03/2018

 

 

  Mr Michael   Doiley

 30/11/2016 4 Years  Parent Governor None

MB 19/10/2017

MB
14/12/2017

MB
15/03/2018

Mr Peter Harris

01/09/2007

4 Years

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

None

MB 19/10/2017

MB
14/12/2017

MB
15/03/2018

 

Ms Katherine Cumberbatch

01/07/2015

Ex-officio

Principal

None

MB 19/10/2017

F&GP 16/11/2017

MB
14/12/2017

F&GP
08/03/2018

MB
15/03/2018

 

Sir Daniel Moynihan

01/09/2007

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

CEO of Harris Federation

 

Ms Margaret Peacock

15/06/2016

4 Years

Sponsor Governor, Achievement, Disciplinary Panel

None

MB 19/10/2017

MB
14/12/2017

MB
15/03/2018

 

Mr Aaron King

01/12/2013

4 Years

Sponsor Governor; SEND, Safeguarding and Arts Faculty link

None

MB
14/12/2017

MB
15/03/2018

Mr David Craig

01/11/2016 4 Years

Sponsor Governor, F & GP committee, Maths and Commerce Faculty Link

None

F&GP 16/11/2017

MB
14/12/2017

F&GP
08/03/2018

MB
15/03/2018

 

Mr Ryan Kohli

01/12/2013

4 Years

Sponsor Governor, Communications Faculty link

Attorney General's Panel Counsels

MB
14/12/2017

MB
15/03/2018

Miss Danielle Mason

 

01/11/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor, F&GP Committee; Teaching and Learning Link  

MB
14/12/2017

MB
15/03/2018

Ms Carolyn English 01/09/2017 4 Years Sponsor Governor Director of Secondary Education at Harris Federation MB 19/10/2017

 

Ms Amy Ryman

 

15/03/2018 4 Years Staff Governor  

MB
15/03/2018

 

Meeting Schedule 2017-2018

 

Date

Meeting

Thursday 19th October 2017

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 16th November 2017

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Thursday 14th December 2017

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 8th March 2018

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Thursday 15th March 2018

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 14th June 2018

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Thursday 28th June 2018                     Main Board of Governors Meeting

 

Governor Resignations 2017-18

Mr Tony Bayon – Sponsor Governor

Ms Caroline Chandy- Sponsor Governor

Mr Ziaur Rahman – Staff Governor


The Full Governing Body meets formally four times a year. The three Academy Vice Principals together with a representative from the DfE are also invited to attend the meetings. On occasions the Head Girl and Boy together with their Deputies are also invited to attend as observers and to deliver presentations and findings.

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

Angela Kail - Chair of Governors and Chair of Finance and General Purposes Committee

Katherine Cumberbatch - Principal

David Craig- Finance & General Purposes Committee

Danielle Mason - Finance & General Purposes Committee


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

Mike Antoniou - Director of Finance (Harris Federation)
Alberta Edland – Senior Business Manager for HCACP (Harris Federation)

Nanda Bahadoor - Business Manager for HCACP (Harris Federation)

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