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The Governing Body
The Role of Governors
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 Rainham
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 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 Rainham are shown below.
|The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Academy Rainham is Mr Dave Wellard
The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Martha Lopez who can be contacted on 01375 484580 or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Name||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||Appointed as||Business and
|Meetings attended 2015-16|
Mr Dave Wellard
Chair of Governors
|Mrs Nicola Graham||01/09/2016||N/A||Executive Principal||None||N/A|
Mr Gareth Stananought
Bentley St Pauls Primary School (Governor)
|Ms Carolyn English||01/09/2016||N/A||
Director of Secondary Education
Sir Daniel Moynihan
CEO of Harris Federation
Mr Ben Miller
|01/09/2016||4 Years||Vice Chairman of Governor, Chairman of F&GP Committee||TBC||N/A|
|Ms Tina Staple||01/09/2016||4 Years||Sponsor Governor||
Mr Gavin Fletcher
|01/06/2017||4 Years||Sponsor Governor||TBC||N/A|
|Ms Victoria Thompson||01/09/2016||
|Ms Julie Seagroatt||01/09/2016||4 Years||Parent Governor||TBC||