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.

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 its 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 Governing Body of Harris Primary Academy Shortlands

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 which is comprised of Governors of the Academy. Some Governors are appointed by the Federation whilst others are elected by parents/guardians of students at the Academy or by staff. The details of the Governors at Harris Primary Academy Shortlands are shown below:

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Primary Academy Shortlands is Mrs Susan Head

The Governor responsible for Safeguarding is Mr Michael Wooderson

If you wish to contact the governing body, please contact the Academy on 020 3772 4598 or info@harrisprimaryacademyshortlands.org.uk

List of Governors:

 

Name

Date of Appointment

Date of resignation

Term of Office

Appointed as

Business and
Pecuniary Interests

Meetings attended 2015-16

Mrs Susan Head

27/09/2016

 

4 Years

Sponsor Governor/Chair of Governors

Daughter is a member of staff at Harris Federation (Melody Berthoud)

2

Dr Simon Davey

08/08/2014

July 2017

4 Years

Sponsor Governors/Deputy Chair of Governors

Director Omega Alpha Ltd; Director Aardvark Biotech Ltd; Independent person for LB Bromley; Wife is programme manager of MOPAC

6

Mr Karl Hoods

29/11/2014

 

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

None

7

Mr Michael Wooderson

15/08/2014

July 2017

4 Years

Sponsor Governor (Safeguarding, Child Protection and SEN)

Director Cobalt Sky; Governor Leesons Primary School

7

Mr Kiran Chandan

01/06/2015

March 2017

4 years

Sponsor Governor

None

7

Ms Sam French

01/09/2014

 

Ex-Officio

Ex-Officio - Principal

None

2

Sir Daniel Moynihan

01/09/2014

 

4 years

Sponsor Governor

CEO Harris Federation

0

Ms Stacey Clarke

06/11/2014

 

4 Years

Staff Governor

None

7

Mr Rai Amit         07/08/2016 March 2017   4 years     Sponsor Governor                 None            2
Mr JeyarajanRoy-Vinodhan        November 2016     4 years     

Parent Governor

                  Parent governor            1
Mrs Sabeena Hasan 01/09/2014    4 years Sponsor Governor Primary Regional Director - Harris Federation 2
Mr Jason McCullon 02/03/2017   4 years Sponsor Governor None 1
Mr Paul  Rosen 13/07/2017   4 years Sponsor Governor None  

 

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