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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.

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

Academy Governing Body


Date of Appointment & Term of Office

Appointed as

Business & Pecuniary Interests

Meetings attended 2016-17

Dr Chris Tomlinson 1st September 2015
Haris Federation Governor Trustee of University of East London
Regional Director, Harris Federation
4 of 4
Ms Terrie Askew 1st September 2014
Principal Principal, Harris Academy Falconwood 4 of 4
Mr Steve Ward 1st January 2015
4 years
Sponsor Governor,
Chair of Governing Body
Safeguarding Governor
None 4 of 4
Mr Nick Edwards 20th October 2016
4 years
Sponsor Governor None 2 of 4
Mr Nick Hassey 1st March 2014
4 years
Sponsor Governor
Vice Chair of Governing Body
Employee of Teach First 3 of 4
Mr Luke Ryder 20th October 2016
4 years
Sponsor Governor
Chair of Finance & General Purposes Committee
None 4 of 4
Ms Nicole Dolman 15th November 2016
4 years
Staff Governor None 3 fo 3
Mr Daniel Maher 15th November 2016
4 years
Staff Governor None 3 of 3
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
Mrs Barbara Haddock Design & Technology and Pastoral Support
Mr Nick Hassey English
Mr Luke Ryder Humanities and Science
Mr Steve Ward SEND, Child Protection and Health & Safety

Finance & General Purposes Committee Meetings Attended

Dr Chris Tomlinson 3 of 3
Ms Terrie Askew 3 of 3
Mr Nick Hassey 3 of 3
Mr Luke Ryder 3 of 3
Mr Steve Ward 3 of 3
Mrs Ibuken Adebayo 3 of 3

Lapsed Governors


Dates of Appointment

Appointed as

Business & Pecuniary Interests

Dr Colin Boswell 1st October 2012
- 1st October 2016
Sponsor Governor Trustee of The Wiener Library
Mr Prashant Jajodia 1st October 2014
- 13th November 2015
Sponsor Governor None
Mr William Johnson 1st September 2015
- 1st June 2016
Sponsor Governor None
Mr Dominic Evans 1st September 2014
- 20th July 2016
Staff Governor None
Mr Andrew Watkins 1st September 2012
- September 2016
Staff Governor Trustee of 3rd Orpington Scout Group
Mr Jacob Copeland 1st October 2014
- 27th September 2017
Sponsor Governor None

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