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Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)

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 the Academy Governor is to be a source of challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. a 'critical friend.'

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The Governing Body

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Academy Morden is Mr Aaron King
The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Mandy Francis who can be contacted via m.francis@harrismorden.org.uk

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 Governors of the Academy.  Governors are appointed by the Federation and Chair Of Governors; the Parent Governor is elected by parents and the Staff Governor is elected by staff. The details of the Governors at Harris Academy Morden are shown below.


   Chair of Governors - Aaron King                               

Dear Parents and Carers,

Harris Academy Morden strives to offer a safe and inclusive environment where every young person can achieve. Our dedicated and highly experienced team continue to deliver outstanding education which is innovative, supportive and challenging so that your child can learn the skills they need to excel.

The academy has high standards and expects exemplary behaviour from all of our students and will work together with parents and carers to ensure we can foster a community where young people can flourish. Community is a key part of the academy and students are encouraged to play an active part in supporting others through respectful behaviour and courteous actions. We aim to offer an educational experience that our students can be proud to be part of and where our staff are valued for their dedication and professionalism.  

The governing body works with the senior leadership team to set the strategy for the academy; ensuring that support and direction is given to achieve excellence. In working to support the academy, we are responsible for setting ambitious targets and monitoring the progress towards reaching these so that we can continue to offer opportunities for all to succeed here at Harris Academy Morden. 

We look forward to helping your child achieve their goals and to working with you to make this possible.

 

Staff Governor - Lynn Edwards

L_Edwards_SHARPLynn Edwards was nominated by Harris Academy Morden personnel in a ballot to be a Staff Governor in May 2013. 

Lynn has worked at our predecessor school from 2005.  As SEND Manager Lynn’s role is vital in supporting students with special educational needs. She also has the responsibility of being Child Protection Designated Officer (CPDO). 

Lynn is passionate about the welfare of our pupils and believes that all children are entitled to a safe and fair education regardless of their background. She fully supports the Academy’s ethos in transforming the life chances of our young people by giving them opportunities to develop, improve and aspire.

Lynn models that you should treat people as you would want to be treated yourself. She strongly believes in team work and clear communication, her motto is “It’s good to talk”. 

Clerk to Governors

Name of Governor

Date of appointment

Date stepped down

Term of office

Appointed as

Business and Pecuniary Interests

Special Responsibilities

Meetings Attended 2020/21

Sir Dan Moynihan

21/3/2018

 

4 years

Sponsor

Board Trustee – Djanogly Learning Trust Chairman – Honours Committee

 

FGB: 0/4

F&GP:  0/3

Ms Carolyn English

21/3/2018

 

4 years

Sponsor

None

 

FGB 0/4

F&GP: 0/3

Mr Lee Mallin

02/10/2020

 

4 years

Principal

None

 

FGB: 3/4

F&GP 3/3

Mr Aaron King

20/01/2020

 

4 Years

Sponsor

None

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding

SEN

Maths

PE

Food

Teaching & Learning

Quality of Education

 

FGB: 4/4

F&GP: 3/3

Mrs Linda Edwards

01/03/2017

Renewed

25/02/2021

 

4 years

Staff

None

Personal Development

FGB: 4/4

Mr Robert Webb

22/02/2017

Renewed

22/02/2021

 

4 Years

Sponsor

None

Humanities

Art

Drama

Music

FGB: 2/4

 

 

Mr Christopher Clark

01/09/2017

Renewed

31/08/2021

 

4 years

Sponsor

None

Science

Computing

Psychology

Business

FGB: 4/4

F&GP: 3/3

Mrs Elaine Hill

07/07/2020

 

4 Years

Sponsor

None

Chair of F&GP (2020/21)

Science

Computing

Psychology

Business

FGB: 3/4

F&GP: 3/3

Ms Fathema Miah

10/09/2020

 

4 Years

Sponsor

None

Behaviour & Attitudes

Leadership & Management

FGB: 2/4

Mr Ryan Kohli

02/10/2020

 

4 Years

Sponsor

None

Vice Chair

English

Spanish

EAL

Literacy

Behaviour & Attitudes

FGB: ¾

Ms Sandra Miles

27/05/2021

 

4 years

Sponsor

None

 

FGB: 1/1

Please correspond via the Clerk to Governors, Mrs M Francis - m.francis@harrismorden.org.uk. Alternatively write to Clerk to the Governors c/o Harris Academy Morden, 131 Lilleshall Road, Morden, Surrey, SM46DU.

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