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.

Academy Governing Body

Within England, there are over 300,000 School/Academy Governors, who form one of the largest volunteer forces in the country.

The roles of individual Governors, and subsequently members of a Governing Body, is to 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 Academy Governing Body of Harris Academy Falconwood

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 Academy Falconwood are shown below.  Copies of the minutes from the Governing Body meetings can be requested from the Clerk to the Academy Governing Body at the address below.

The Clerk to the Academy Governing Body: Ms Linda Callaghan
Address: Harris Academy Falconwood, The Green, Welling, Kent  DA16 2PE
Telephone: 020 8304 4916
Email: info@harrisfalconwood.org.uk

Academy Governing Body

Name Date of Appointment & Term of Office Appointed as Business & Pecuniary Interests Meetings attended 2015-16
Sir Daniel Moynihan 1st September 2012
4 years
Sponsor Governor CEO Harris Federation 0 of 4
Dr Chris Tomlinson 1st September 2015
Ex-officio
Sponsor Governor Trustee of University of East London
Regional Director, Harris Federation
4 of 4
Ms Terrie Askew 1st September 2014
Ex-officio
Principal Principal of Harris Academy Falconwood 4 of 4
Mr Steve Ward 1st January 2015
4 years
Sponsor Governor,
Chair of Governing Body
None 4 of 4
Dr Colin Boswell 1st October 2012
lapsed October 2016
Sponsor Governor Trustee of The Wiener Library 3 of 4
Mr Jacob Copeland 1st October 2014
4 years
Sponsor Governor,
Chair of Finance & General Purposes Committee
None 4 of 4
Mr Nick Edwards 20th October 2016
4 years
Sponsor Governor None 1 of 1
Mr Nick Hassey 1st March 2014
4 years
Sponsor Governor
Vice Chair of Governing Body
Employee of Teach First 3 of 4
Mr Prashant Jajodia 1st October 2014
resigned 13th November 2015
Sponsor Governor None 1 of 2
Mr William Johnson 1st September 2015
resigned 1st June 2016
Sponsor Governor None 1 of 3
Mr Luke Ryder 20th October 2016
4 years
Sponsor Governor None 1 of 1
Ms Nicole Dolman 15th November 2016
4 years
Staff Governor None n/a
Mr Dominic Evans 1st September 2014
resigned 20th July 2016
Staff Governor None 3 of 4
Mr Daniel Maher 15th November 2016
4 years
Staff Governor None n/a
Mr Andrew Watkins 1st September 2012
lapsed September 2016
Staff Governor Trustee of 3rd Orpington Scout Group 2 of 4
Mrs Ibukun Adebayo 1st January 2015
4 years
Parent Governor Director of Alpha Consulting Operations and Elevator Pitch Hires Ltd. 3 of 4
Mrs Barbara Haddock 1st January 2015
4 years
Parent Governor Governor of Fosters Primary School 4 of 4

Academy Governing Body Areas of Interest

Mrs Ibuken Adebayo Most Able Students and Disadvantaged Most Able Students
  Expressions, SEND, Child Protection and Health & Safety
Mr Jacob Copeland Mathematics
Mr Nick Edwards Careers and Sixth Form
Mrs Barbara Haddock Design Technology and Pastoral Support
Mr Nick Hassey English
Mr Luke Ryder Humanities and Science
Mr Steve Ward Physical Education and Business, ICT & Media

 

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