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 Board

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about our Governors.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Junior Academy Carshalton is Mr Marvin Saverymuthapulle who can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governing Body.

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Ms Karen O'Brien who can be contacted c/o Harris Junior Academy Carshalton, Camden Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2NS

The role of the Governors is to provide support and challenge to the Principal and leadership team. This is sometimes known as 'a critical friend'. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of Academy life. The two key documents used for this are the Academy Improvement Plan (AIP) and the Summary Self-Evaluation Form (SEF). The AIP sets out our strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.

Governors also fulfill a range of legal duties including:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the budget
  • monitoring the progress and impact of the AIP
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the Principal
  • safeguarding duty
  • performance review

The full Governing Body meets once every term. At this meeting, the Principal reports to all Governors about learning, progress, staffing, financial and premises matters.

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 Junior Academy Carshalton are shown below.

 

HJAC Governance Disclosure Template 2016-17

 

Name of Governor

Date of appointment

Term of office

Appointed as

Business and Pecuniary Interests

Number of meetings attended 2015-16

 

FULL GB MEETINGS

FINANCE and GP COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Mr Marvin Saverymuthapulle

Oct 2013

4

Chair of Governors

Sponsor Governor

None

4/4

3/3

Mr Lee Robertson

Jan-2013

Ex-Officio

Principal (Staff )

None

4/4

3/3

Mr. Gaurav Bhatnagar

July-2013

4

Sponsor Governor

Chair of Finance and GP Committee

None

3/4

3/3

Ms Renee Hawkless

Jul-2013

4

Sponsor Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

None

2/4

N/A

Ms. Melissa Zanocco

Jan-2015

4

Sponsor Governor

None

4/4

3/3

Mr Musaddiq Khan

 

Dec-2013

4

Sponsor Governor

Resigned March 2016

None

1/2

NA

Mr Prashant Maharshi

Jul-2013

4

Sponsor Governor

None

4/4

NA

Mr Simon Bott

Sept 2016

4

Sponsor Governor

Parent governor Sept 14- July 16 (resigned as a parent gov July 16)

None

3/4

1/1

Ms Hannah Wilson

Jun-2016

4

Sponsor Governor

Harris  Federation employee

0/1

NA

Ms Samantha Murray

Jun-2016

4

Sponsor Governor

None

1/1

NA

Ms Kenny Du

Jan 2016

4

Parent Governor

None

1/3

2/2

Ms Kerry Smith

Feb-2016

4

Parent Governor

None

0/2

NA

Ms Verity Lambert

Oct-2013

4

Staff Governor resigned July 2016

None

4/4                       NA

Ms Julie Gartell

Sept 2014

4

Staff Governor

None

4/4

NA

Ms Amanda Handley

Sept 2016

4

Staff Governor

 

None

0/0

NA

Sir Daniel Moynihan

Jan 2013

Ex-Officio

CEO Harris Federation (Charities and Public Appointment)

CEO Harris Federation (Charities and Public Appointment)

NA

NA

Ms Sabeena Hasan

Sept 2014

Ex-Officio

Primary Regional Director

Primary Regional Director

2/4

 

Governors and Responsibilities

NB: All governors are collectively responsible for standards and achievement.

 

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