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 Governor

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 Greenwich

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 Governors of the Academy. Some Governors are appointed by the Federation whilst others are elected by parents/guardians of students at the Academy or by staff. The details of the Governors at Harris Academy Greenwich are shown below:

 
The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Academy Greenwich is Mrs Koyeli Solanki
The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Linda Callaghan  who can be contacted on via the school.

Governing Body

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

Mrs Koyeli Solanki

 

25/10/2012 4 years

Sponsor Governor, Chair of Governors

Chair of Governors at Montbelle Primary School

Clerk to the Governors at:

Southbourough Priimary

St Joseph's

Highfield Junior

Newstead Wood

Kingston Community

Darrick wood Junior

 

3

Sir Dan Moynihan

01/09/2012 4 Years Sponsor Governor CEO of Harris Federation 0

Mr Chris Tomlinson

01/09/2012 Ex-officio

Executive Principal

Regional Director of Harris Federation 3

Mr George McMillan

01/09/2012 Ex-officio

Principal

Married to the Director of Jill McMillan Associated Ltd - Educational Consultants and Trainers

5

Mr Edward Falzon

01/03/2015 4 Years Sponsor Governor Magic Breakfast - Bow Road 4

Mr Lee McCormack

01/03/2015 4 Years

Sponsor Governor, Chair of Finance Committee

Eslo Consultancy

Business Analyst Services, owned by Michelle McCormack (wife)

5
Ms Lin Corbell 01/09/2015 4 Years Sponsor Governor Middle Park Community Centre, Centre Manager 3

Ms Julie Billington

 

01/10/2014 4 Years Support Staff Governor None 5

Ms Sandra McKay

01/10/2014 4 Years

Parent Governor

Harris Academy Greenwich exam invigilator; Governor at Horn Park Primary - co-opted 4

Ms Victoria Wright

01/10/2013 4 Years Parent Governor TA at Henwick Primary School 5
Mr Richard Phillips 22/09/2016

 

4 years

Teaching Staff Governor

Phillips Documents, freelance employment

Bookshare UK

N/A

Ms Sally Edwards

01/01/2016

 

4 years

 

Parent Governor

 

None

 

2

 

Mr Nick Waller 14/11/2016 4 years Sponsor Governor Global Markets Recruitment Ltd N/A
Ms Christine Meredith

07/11/2016

4 years Sponsor Governor

N/A

N/A

Ms Louise Buggy

Resigned July 2016

 

01/09/2012

 

4 years

 

Sponsor Governor

 

None

 

4

Mr Stephen Mitchell

Resigned 2016

 

01/09/2012

 

4 years

 

Sponsor Governor

 

None

 

3

Ms Karen Swanson

Resigned July 2016

 

01/10/2014

 

 

2 years

 

Teaching Staff Governor

 

None

 

3

Ms Marva Gale

Resigned November 2015

 

October 2014

 

2 years

 

Parent Governor

 

None

 

0

Ms Annette Smith

Resigned July 2016

01/09/2012

4 years

Sponsor Governor

None

5

 

 

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