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18/01/19

Our proud Simmonds cup winners with their new silverware. https://t.co/jJB1hpbavk

18/01/19

HCACP students trip to the South Bank and the BFI yesterday. https://t.co/cnee2n4fPT

17/01/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

!!!NEWS FLASH!!! win Simmonds cup for the third year in a row! Also claiming the Overall Yr7,8 and 9 trophies. 🏆 🏆🏆#dreamteam https://t.co/L7NSjtXRn9

17/01/19

Y11 complete successfully their two day Art Mock exam yesterday. Here are some exciting final pieces. These combined with their preparation work achieves 60% of their overall grade. https://t.co/ceVGOavnyC

15/01/19

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

14/01/19

Nice kit!

14/01/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The U15 basketball team start the year with an empathic win in the Surrey league this afternoon. https://t.co/zmaRKl2NUs

14/01/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done . Keep up the good work! https://t.co/oL8Cmqlf5D

12/01/19

Congratulations to the wonderful Maya in year 7! 1st out of 65 gymnasts at the Atlantis Crown Invitational 2018 Gymnastics Competition in the Bahamas. ⁦ https://t.co/MuxAnZDHxU

12/01/19

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12/01/19

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IS AIRBORNE!!! - A Week of Events to Celebrate Our Art - Across UK with a London Weekend - With the World's Best Speakers - Inspiring Venues - For Parents, Teachers, Families - Parliamentary Launch 2019: How High WIll You Fly? https://t.co/7Ov045kJOh Pls RT? https://t.co/GIZU9FpfTX

10/01/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Miss Cleall is in the national press! https://t.co/jGj6NE0TYR

10/01/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The U13 sportshall athletics team start 2019 in style by winning the championships. They will now join our Yr7s at the next month. https://t.co/0DGxxrqb08

08/01/19

HCACP is proud to have been re-accredited with the Quality in Careers Standard. Well done to all of the staff involved in maintaining fantastic Careers education at HCACP https://t.co/Rcq3EtuOOG https://t.co/8LAR96sxWN

08/01/19

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

06/01/19

Happy New Year to all. reopens to students on Tuesday 8th January - usual times.

20/12/18

Great Carol Concert last night at the stunning . Thanks to all involved. https://t.co/luqGdeG1i0

20/12/18

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Congratulations on your well deserved accreditation https://t.co/X0Ffzubyb9

19/12/18

⁩ Carol Concert tonight ⁦https://t.co/v1OeKRWcGF

18/12/18

The amazing HCACP Carol service is tomorrow. 6-7pm at St. John the Evangelist Church, Auckland Road, Upper Norwood SE19 2RX. We look forward to seeing you there. https://t.co/y2oJm8Fdrm

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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

 

Miss Danielle Mason

 

01/11/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor,  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

Mrs Sharna-Kay Prehay-Harvey

 

13/12/2018 4 Years Staff Governor  

 

 

Meeting Schedule 2018-2019

 

Date

Meeting

Thursday 18th October 2018

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 15th November 2018

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Thursday 13th December 2018

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 7th March 2019

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Thursday 14th March 2019

Main Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday 13th June 2019

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting

Thursday 27th June 2019                     Main Board of Governors Meeting

 

Governor Resignations 2018-19

Mr Ryan Kholi– Sponsor Governor

Ms Amy Ryman – 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

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