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22/05/18

There will be a Media Studies revision session on Saturday 2nd June from 9.30am to 12. Please encourage your child to attend. https://t.co/UngwhkQxFx

21/05/18

Bus route 372 on diversion all this week. See https://t.co/Pwfe3tqUSa https://t.co/Jje672GEg5

21/05/18

Half Term Revision Timetable. Please use updated link below https://t.co/lRR0WtSTuO https://t.co/BSedXnH8Xt

18/05/18

Our Year 11 Half Term Revision Timetable has been published. Please see our website at https://t.co/7iYXs28bA0 https://t.co/ZX4PjmWYsa

17/05/18

Congratulations to the students elected to our student council https://t.co/3oNNoSPvoL

15/05/18

Year 7s have a wonderful trip to Hampton Court https://t.co/PsVb3XArDl

11/05/18

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Lead Practitioner/ Teacher of Maths required .Apply now https://t.co/1DM7JLZZgA https://t.co/6lxxU7T0rT

11/05/18

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Another brilliant Raising Self-Esteem session today. The groups resilience was tested through our ‘Power of Positivity’ session. Fantastic engagement and behaviour throughout. A joy to work with. https://t.co/SifX5XdhIs

09/05/18

Congratulations to the students who received most reward points last week https://t.co/jxg5iP6uTs

04/05/18

Coffee Morning scheduled for 9th May has been postponed until 16th May (9.30am)

03/05/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

We are pleased to announce a vacancy for a Latin/ Classics teacher for KS2-4 to join the new-growing classics department at Harris Chafford Hundred. For more information please click on either of the two links below. https://t.co/6jxUCmHItT https://t.co/fsBQkurOtj

02/05/18

Reminder https://t.co/l5i3dVraXH

02/05/18

Congratuations to Tommy Huggett, Year 11 who is now a member of the U16 GB Ice Hockey Squad. Tommy recently took part in an U16 Tournament in Swindon. Well done. We are very proud of his achievements and look forward to seeing him go from success to success in years to come https://t.co/UDPR4shsgG

30/04/18

Mr Stananought was delighted to welcome Y 10 students to hot chocolate Friday last week. Students were invited in recognition of their hard work and contribution to school. Well done Chloe Lewis Brooke Morson Elaine Lee Peter Wilson Bo Matthews Rebekah Gulliver Tyra Douglas

30/04/18

Best of luck to all our Year 11 students taking their German Speaking Exam this week. https://t.co/XAsZrojf4u

26/04/18

Parents' Evening for Years 8 & 9 on Thurs 10th May 4.30pm to 7.30. Details on website at https://t.co/fOyiPFcGgt…/announ…/39/announcement/…and are also via MCAS our parent portal. Letters and appointment sheets will be given to students during Learning Guide time on Monday. https://t.co/FLP1kDwbkQ

26/04/18

30 of our Year 8 students are taking part in a Faraday Challenge Day today. This is the first round of a national competition and if successful students will move onto the national finals. https://t.co/3WdMmvbWox https://t.co/wTbF3NJb0b

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.

Being a Governor

Being a Governor

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education.

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing body.

The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Principal, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and are involved in the appointment of other staff. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Governors have three main roles:

• To provide strategic direction for the school

• To act as a critical friend to the Principal

• To ensure accountability

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

• Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies

Who can be a school governor?

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

http://www.inspiringgovernors.org/

http://www.nga.org.uk/News/NGA-News/May-Sept-14/Launch-of-the-Inspiring-Governors-Alliance.aspx

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