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18/11/20

Help your community by making a donation to Rainham Foodbank. We are collecting until December 4th. https://t.co/m78mBm5bPc

18/11/20

Retweetd From Harris Rainham PE

Extra Curricular clubs back up and running this week!! Hope to see you all there🏃‍♂️⚽️🤸🏼‍♀️

18/11/20

Christmas has come early to the Art Department at Harris Academy Rainham and year 7 and 8 have been busy creating the design for our school Christmas card. Thank you to everyone who entered the competition and well done to the winner, Eugen Jurjiu from 7F! https://t.co/BWgQwm7Cp0

13/11/20

Happy World Kindness Day! Our Year 7 Captains Nell, Alicia and Sophie are sending emails to check in with a Year7 student currently shielding. Well done, this is such a kind act. https://t.co/xBIQ40MLmB

05/11/20

Please support our Foodbank Drive 2020 https://t.co/412VaD7yHl

15/10/20

Rainham Experience Newsletter for Year 10 and 11 students now available on our website https://t.co/BAqaAbskeU https://t.co/YSTvXfvDug

14/10/20

Year 11 October Half Term Intervention Timetable. See our website for details https://t.co/ATvfhmBm3M

12/10/20

Upcoming Careers Events at HAR https://t.co/CmeQxKjNeF

12/10/20

Year 11 Mock Examinations will take place from 2nd November 2020. For more information and the full timetable see our website at https://t.co/Z3rQZ7ceI3

12/10/20

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award for Y9 and Y10 https://t.co/q52e5BhVf0

06/10/20

Welcome To Our Virtual Visit From The Principal https://t.co/JWRZPOcNNV

29/09/20

Library Help Desk and Book Collection Service The library is offering a help desk and book reservation/click and collection service via the library door, located in the quad area. Please see below poster for opening times, weather permitting. https://t.co/SAaXz28cyY

29/09/20

Year 11 Virtual Academy Arrangements for self isolating students https://t.co/PFhjbjbDGS

29/09/20

Y7 student council applications will open Monday 28th September. Applications can be downloaded, collected from learning guides or from the library. Completed applications should be posted in the box in the library by Wednesday 7th October. https://t.co/wfl7I30mfP

23/09/20

Please see our website for a letter from London Borough of Havering regarding Covid 19 https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

21/09/20

Due to Government Covid-19 restrictions, the Open Evening scheduled for late September will no longer take place. A virtual tour and a range of other information and resources will be placed on the Academy website by 5th October and will be available until 31st October.

17/09/20

Retweetd From HPA Kent House

6-Martin Luther King Class have been writing lovely messages to put inside their kind jar. If someone is feeling upset or a bit down, they can take a message out and read it to put a smile on their face😊🌈 https://t.co/dbTv2iqyek

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Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)

Within England, there are over 300,000 school/academy governors. Together they form the largest volunteer force in the country. Ofsted has often noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management, including by the governing body.


The role of governor

Governors work collectively to perform a strategic role and carry out key functions such as:

  • Discussing and setting the aims and objectives for the academy
  • Setting the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Setting the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress that the academy is making towards its set aims and objectives.

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe

Finally the role of role of the governor is to be a source of challenge and support to the Principal. In other words, to be a 'critical friend'.


The Governing body of Harris Academy Rainham

Harris Academy Rainham is a member of the Harris Federation. Ultimate responsibility for the academy rests with the Board of Trustees of the Harris Federation (see the Federation's governance and scheme of delegation). However, much of the work of the Board is delegated to the Local Governing Body, comprised of the governors of the Harris Adademy Rainham. 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 Rainham are shown below.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Academy Rainham is Ms Tina Staples who can be contacted via the Academy's address - Harris Academy Rainham, Lambs Lane South, Rainham, Essex  RM13 9XD.

The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Jane Thompson who can be contacted on 01708 552811or emailed at j.thompson@harrisrainham.org.uk

Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed as Business and
Pecuniary Interests
Meetings attended 2018 - 2019
           

Ms T Staples

01/02/2018 4 Years

Chair of Governors

Lord Harris

FGB 4/4

FGP 2/3

Mrs Nicola Graham

01/09/2016

Second Term

N/A Executive Principal None

FGB 2/4

FGP 3/3

Mr Gareth Stananought

01/09/2016

Second Term

N/A Principal

None

FGB 4/4

FGP 3/3

Ms Carolyn English

01/09/2016

Second Term

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation Director of Secondary Education

Sister - Harris Federation Principal of School Improvement

Son - Chair of Governors at HASN

FGB 0/4

FGP 3/3

Sir Daniel Moynihan

01/09/2016

Second Term

4 Years

CEO of Harris Federation

Harris Federation Visits discharged through Federation monitoring

Mr Ben Miller

01/09/2016

Term Ended 31/8/2020

4 Years Vice Chairman of Governor, Chairman of F&GP Committee

Owner,

Jill Active Birth, Trustee, Langdon Foundation

Trustee, Langdon College

Trustee, Ray Burns Trust

FGB 4/4

FGP 3/3

Ms Judy Willett 27/06/2018 4 Years Sponsor Governor

None

FGB 4/4

FGP N/A

Ms Victoria Thompson

01/09/2016

Term Ended 31/8/2020

4 Years

Sponsor Governor None

FGB 3/4

FGP 1/3

Ms Julie Seagroatt

01/09/2016

Term Ended

31/8/2020

4 Years Sponsor Governor Spouse Chair of Governors at Feeder Primary School

FGB 3/4

FGP 2/3

Ms Tina Wright 17/10/2018 4 Years  Staff Governor None

FGB 3/4

FGP N/A

Mr Carl Papworth

17/10/2018

Stepped Down 31/8/2020

4 Years Staff Governor None

FGB 3/4

FGP N/A

Mr Mark Boisson 06/03/2019 4 Years Sponsor Governor

Governor, Park Primary School

Director of Finance & Resources, Hackney Council For Voluntary Service

FGB 1/4

FGP 0/3

Ms Bukola Olofanjana

17/10/2018

Stepped down 19/03/2019

4 Years Sponsor Governor TBC

FGB 1/4

FGP N/A

         

 


Becoming a governor

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education. The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community.

You don't have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18 and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school. No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations. What's really important is that you have energy, enthusiasm, time and a real desire to help provide children with the best possible education.

Governors come from all sections of the community and all walks of life. They can be parents, staff at the school, residents in the locality or representatives of local churches or businesses. It is important that you can work as part of a team and can give commitment to the school.

Further information can be found at:

If you are interested in being a governor, please contact the school on headspa@harrisrainham.org.uk or telephone 01708 527851 for an informal chat or further information.

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