The Governing Body
Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about our Governors and read the minutes from Governors’ meetings. Our Chairperson, Ms Claire Lemer can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governors Ms Denise Robinson.
Telephone: 020 7639 6091
The role of Governors is to provide support and challenge to the Executive Principal and leadership team. This is sometimes known as ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of Academy life. The two key documents used for this are the Academy Improvement Plan and the Summary Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The AIP sets out our strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.
Governors also fulfil a range of legal duties including:
- setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
- approving the budget
- monitoring the progress and impact of the AIP
- appointing, challenging and supporting the Executive Principal
- safeguarding duty
- performance review
The full Governing Body meets once every term. At this meeting, the Executive Principal reports to all Governors about learning, progress, staffing, financial and premises matters.
There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. All Governors have equal status, however they are appointed.
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 (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 Primary Academy Peckham Park are shown below.
Governors and Responsibilities
|Name||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||Appointed as||
|Meetings attended 2015-16||Meetings attended 2016-17|
Ms Claire Lemer
Chair of Governors
|Sir Daniel Moynihan||01/09/2011||Ex-officio||CEO of Harris Federation||Harris Federation||
|Ms Sabeena Hasan||01/09/2015||4 Years||Regional Primary Director||Harris Federation||-||0|
Mrs Kate Magliocco
|01/09/2015||4 Years||Senior Executive Principal||None||6||2|
Mr Simon Adler
|01/09/2014||4 Years||Chair of Finance Committee; (Year 4)||Fund Manager at Schroders and analyst; owns <15% of Renkokil||7||2|
Mr Zaki Moosa
|01/09/2014||4 Years||Vice Chair of Governors; (SEN and Safeguarding Lead)||None||4||2|
Mr Gareth Sykes
|01/01/2014||4 Years||Sponsor Governor; Nursey and Reception||Lawyer||5||2|
|Mr Matthew Short||06/01/2016||4 Years||Sponsor Governor||TBC||N/A||1|
|Mr Kenny Imafidon||01/09/2015||4 Years||
Sponsor Governor; (Year 2)
Mrs Rania Marandos
|01/09/2015||4 Years||Sponsor Governor; (Year 1)||TBC||3||0|
|Ms Gail Symington||30/01/2016||4 Years||Parent Governor; Parent Links / Communication||TBC||
The dates of Governing Body Meetings can be found on the calendar section of the Academy website.
Any matters to be raised at the Governing body meeting should be sent to the Chair of Governors 24 hours prior to the meeting via D.Robinson@harrisprimarypeckhampark.org.uk or via the Academy Office.