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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 Governors

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 Governing Body of Harris 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 which is comprised of 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 Academy Orpington are shown below.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Academy Orpington is Ms Beverley Johnston
The Clerk to the Governing Body is Ms Linda Callaghan

 

Governing Body

Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed as Business and
Pecuniary Interests
Meetings attended 2015-16

Mrs Beverley Johnston

01/09/2016 4 Years

Sponsor Governor, Chair of Governors

Director of BMJ Education Consulting Ltd. N/A

Mr Steve Jenner

01/10/2016 Ex-officio Principal None N/A

Dr Chris Tomlinson

01/10/2016 Ex-officio Executive Principal None N/A
Ms Carolyn English 01/09/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation, Director of Secondary Education

N/A

Sir Daniel Moynihan

01/09/2016 4 Years

Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation, CEO N/A

Mr Phil Saunders

01/09/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor, Chairman of the F&GP committee Trustee - Bromley Trust help the aged N/A
Mr David Barclay 01/09/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor

None

N/A
Mr Jeremy Garrish 01/09/2016

4 Years

Sponsor Governor None N/A
Mr Peter Harris 01/09/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor Son of Lord Harris

N/A

 
Mr Richard Knighton 01/09/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor None

N/A

Rev Cathy Knight-Scott 01/09/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor Trustee All Saints Church Orpington

N/A

Mr Ben White 01/12/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor None N/A
Ms Dana Nelson 01/01/2017 4 Years Sponsor Governor None N/A