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Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)
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 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.
|The Chair of the Academy Governing Body: Mr Steve Ward
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 or Re-Appointment
Term of Office
Business & Pecuniary Interests
Full AGB Meetings Attended 2019/20 Academic Year
F&GP Meetings Attended 2019/20 Academic Year
|Sir Daniel Moynihan||1 September 2017||Ex-Oficio||Sponsor Governor||CEO Harris Federation||visits discharged through Federation monitoring|
|Ms Carolyn English||1 September 2020||Ex-Oficio||Ex-Officio||Director of Secondary Education Harris Federation||visits discharged through Federation monitoring|
|Ms Nicola Graham||9 December 2020||Ex-Oficio||Sponsor Governor||Assistant Director East Quadrant Harris Federation|
|Mr Tom Street||1 September 2020||Ex-Officio||Ex-Officio||Head of Academy|
|Mr Steve Ward||1 September 2020||4 years||Sponsor Governor
(Chair of Governing Body & Safeguarding Governor)
|none||4 of 4||1 of 1|
|Mr Larry Aiyedogban||23 May 2018||4 years||Sponsor Governor||none||4 of 4|
|Mr James Cowling||20 April 2021||4 years||Sponsor Governor||none|
|Mr Selva Ganesan||21 September 2021||4 years||Sponsor Governor||none|
|Mrs Barbara Haddock||6 January 2019||4 years||Sponsor Governor||Governor of Fosters Primary School||4 of 4||1 of 1|
|Ms Funmi Olomo||14 November 2017||4 years||Sponsor Governor||none||2 of 4|
|Mrs Ibukun Emmanuel-Adebayo||6 January 2019||4 years||Parent Governor||Director of Alpha Consulting Operations and Elevator Pitch Hires Ltd.||3 of 4|
|Mr Sultan Ososanya||22 September 2020||4 years||Staff Governor||none|
|Mr Luke Ryder||6 June 2020 to 31 August 2021||4 years||Sponsor Governor
(Chair of F&GP Committee)
|none||3 of 4||1 of 1|
Academy Governing Body Areas of Interest
|Mr Larry Aiyedogbon||DT, Pastoral Support|
|Mr James Bartle||Humanities, Spanish|
|Mrs Ibukun Emmanuel-Adebayo||GDPR, Disadvantaged Most Able Students, High Ability Students, Business & ICT|
|Mrs Barbara Haddock||Maths, Sixth Form, Careers|
|Mr Nick Hassey||English, Most Able Students|
|Mr Steve Ward||SEND, Safeguarding, PE|
|Ms Funmi Olomo||Art, Drama, Music, SIC|