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 Professional Skills Sixth Form
The Academy is a member of the Harris Federation. Ultimate responsibility for the Academy rests with the Board of Trustees of the Federation 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 Professional Skills Sixth Form are shown below.
The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Academy Aspire is Mr. Patrick O'Donnell
The Clerk to the Governing Body is Ms Loretta D'Souza. She can be contacted on 0203 370 9238.
Please click here for further Governance information (GIAS)
|Name||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||Appointed as||Business and
|Meetings attended 2017-18||Specialist Area|
|Sir Daniel Moynihan||01/09/2017||4 Years||CEO of Harris Federation||Harris Federation||0|
|Mr Patrick O’Donnell||01/09/2017||4 Years||Chair of Governors||CofG: Aspire Governor: Beckenham||2||Health& Safety/Science|
|Ms Carolyn English||01/09/2017||4 Years||Director of Secondary Education||Harris Federation||0|
|Ms Sandra Miles||01/05/2015||4 Years||Principal||Harris Federation||2||Safeguarding/Maths|
|Mr Andrew Barr||01/09/2016||4 Years||Principal||Harris Federation||3|
|Ms Catherine Dunne||14/09/2015||4 Years||Staff Governor||No||1||Student Welfare|
|Ms Devyani Patel||01/02/2015||4 Years||Sponsor Governor; SEND Governor||No||0||SEND & ICT|
|Mr Wesley Jarvis||01/09/2016||4 Years||Sponsor Governor||Harris Federation||3||Chair of F&GP Vocational Subjects|
|Ms Mary Alade||14/11/2018||4 Years||Sponsor Governor||Harris Federation||1||Maths, Business and Safer Recruitment|
|Ms Raziya Mitchell||27/02/2019||4 Years||Sponsor Governor||Harris Federation||1||EAL, HUMS, MFL|
|Ms Rachel Owusu-Agyei||27/02/2019||4 Years||Sponsor Governor||Harris Federation||1||English, Race Equality, Careers|
|Ms Loretta D'Souza||01/06/2018||4 Years||Clerk to Governors||No||3||N/A|
The Governing Body at Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form meet three times a year please see the current schedule below.
Proposed Meetings 2018-19
|Date of Meeting 2018-19||Meeting|
|Wednesday 14th November 2018||F&GP and Full Governing Body meeting|
|Wednesday 27th February 2019||F&GP and Full Governing Body meeting|
|Wednesday 19th June 2019||F&GP and Full Governing Body meeting|