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 Selva Ganesan |
The Clerk to the Academy Governing Body: Mrs Julie Jones
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
AGB Meetings Attended 2022/23 Academic Year
|Sir Daniel Moynihan||1 September 2017||Ex-Officio||Foundation Governor||CEO Harris Federation |
Harris Federation Trustee
Djanogly Academy Trust Trustee
National Institute of Teaching/School Led Development Trust - Chairman of Board of Trustees
|Ms Nicola Graham||9 December 2020||Ex-Officio||Foundation Governor||Assistant Director East Quadrant Harris Federation||n/a|
|Mr George McMillan||1 September 2022||Ex-Officio||Executive Principal||Executive Principal of Harris Academy Greenwich and Harris Academy Ockenden||3/4|
|Mr Tom Street||1 September 2020||Ex-Officio||Headteacher||Head of Academy|| |
|Mr Selva Ganesan||21 September 2021||4 years|| |
Chair of Governing Body
|none||4/4||Business, Sixth Form & Careers|
|Mr James Cowling||20 April 2021||4 years||Sponsor Governor||none||1/4||Medical Needs|
|Mrs Barbara Haddock||2 April 2023||4 years||Sponsor Governor||John Payne Trust||4/4||Pupil Wellbeing, Maths & English|
|Ms Rebecca Hickey||1 April 2022||4 years||Sponsor Governor||Director of Secondary Education Harris Federation |
Trustee Farmington Trust
|Mr Oliver Main||27 March 2023||4 years||Sponsor Governor||none||1/1|
|Mr Sultan Ososanya||22 September 2020||4 years||Elected by Staff||Governor of Harris Science Academy East London||3/4|
|Mrs Angela Eldridge||19 May 2022||4 years||Elected by Parents||Chief Finance Officer Ignis Academy Trust||3/4||SEND|
|Mrs Cheryl Hardy||29 June 2022||4 years||Elected by Parents||none||2/4|
|Mr Lee McCormack||1 September 2022 to |
31 August 2023
|4 years|| |
Chair of Governing Body & Safeguarding Governor
|Governor of Harris Academy Greenwich |
Director Eslo Consultancy Ltd
|4/4||Safeguarding & Equalities|
|Mrs Sandra Miles||1 September 2021 to |
31 August 2023
|4 years||Sponsor Governor||Compliance and Safeguarding Consultant||n/a|
|Mr Larry Aiyedogban||13 June 2022 to |
15 September 2023
|4 years||Sponsor Governor||none||0/4||Spanish|
Ms Funmi Olomo
|13 November 2021 to |
25 February 2023
|4 years||Sponsor Governor||none||2/4|| |
Pastoral Support, History & Geography