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.

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. 

Email: D.Robinson@harrisprimarypeckhampark.org.uk

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 Business and
Pecuniary Interests
Meetings attended 2015-16 Meetings attended 2016-17

Ms Claire Lemer 

01/05/2016 4 Years

Chair of Governors

None N/A 2
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)

TBC 1 1

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


Vacancy     Staff Governor  



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.