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.

Governing Body

The Governing Body is responsible, with the Principal and Senior Leadership Team, for setting and then monitoring the academy’s objectives and targets.

Our Governors are closely involved with the school, and include parents of pupils.

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.' Governors drive and monitor the progress towards the Academy Improvement Plan, a copy of which is included in the documents list for this page.

The Governing Body of Harris Primary Academy Orpington

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 Primary Academy Orpington are shown below.

 

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Primary Academy Orpington  is Ms Ann Slater
The Clerk to the Governing Body, Miss Vikki Melhuish, can be contacted on 01689 830383 or via email at v.melhuish2@harrisprimaryorpington.org.uk

 

 

Harris Primary Academy Orpington

Governors Register 2016-2017

 

 

Name (governing body meetings attended in 2015-16)

Governor Type

Date form of business interests signed

Date form of business interests due for renewal

Declared Interest

Start of Office

Term = 4 years

   Sir Dan Moynihan

CEO - Harris Federation

     September 2016

September 2017

None

Ex Officio

 Ms Sabeena  Hassan

Primary Regional Director - Harris Federation

September 2016

September 2017

None

Ex Officio

Mr M Britt (1)

Executive Principal

September 2016

September 2017

None

Ex Officio

Mrs Melody Berthoud (1)

Vice Principal HPAO

September 2016

September 2017

None

Ex Officio

Mrs A Slater (1)

Chair of Governors

September 2016

September 2017

None

July 2016

Mr Chris Lesflores

Sponsor Governor

September 2016

September 2017

None

July 2016