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29/05/24

🎉CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’VE WON OUR MONTHLY PRIZE DRAW!🎉Bold promises such as this are run-of-the-mill for pop-ups 💬 This , find out how to safeguard children against risks linked with this widely used marketing technique. Download here https://t.co/jD0Jr84HL9 pic.twitter.com/rlE7W0DsUn

24/05/24

Our Year 3s had a fabulous time finishing off their Egyptian learning by applying what they knew about mummification! Natron Salt? ✓ Bandages? ✓ A tomato?! pic.twitter.com/6itfgb7sjr

23/05/24

A brilliant training session in the sunshine this afternoon! ⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/nEy7rgwgS3

22/05/24

Flourishing friendships can be an important aspect of a happy life - but what does a healthy relationship look like?🤝 This , we’re offering expert advice on encouraging healthy friendships among children and young people 🫶Download here https://t.co/FwpxVKSgxu pic.twitter.com/EWlw6ApKGE

22/05/24

Our Year 4s had a brilliant time at Mote Farm; making flour, working with the animals, and learning all about farm life! pic.twitter.com/trT8EVWE3r

17/05/24

We're so proud of our school community for raising an amazing £200 for on Wear it Green Day! pic.twitter.com/1HL0CGYAso

14/05/24

This week in Art, Y1 enjoyed creating wild monsters inspired by the story 'Where the Wild Things Are' using their pinch pot technique. We were also thrilled to be supported by a parent, who is an art designer! pic.twitter.com/qStVeS7d2Z

10/05/24

It's currently 1-1 in a nail-biting match between Kent House and Crystal Palace! pic.twitter.com/oGjhBwxkyr

10/05/24

At HPAKH we love music and nurturing personal development. KS1 had a fun-filled samba workshop yesterday, and even performed to a packed-out hall of parents! pic.twitter.com/30dEyUGu5M

03/05/24

We are so proud of our Year 6 football team's win against last week, a tight 2-1! We're looking forward to the away rematch next Friday! pic.twitter.com/tAnSS6rukZ

03/05/24

We are really excited about out KS1 French club led by our very own Mrs Francois! Every Thursday after school - this week we were learning greetings; bonjour! pic.twitter.com/SJMWhDLROp

24/04/24

🎼🎵 are teaching our year 6 children the Clarinet! We had a fantastic first lesson and all managed to make a sound! 🎵🎼 pic.twitter.com/WcYttpAx6A

24/04/24

There are still some in-school spaces left for weekly music lessons, you can sign up here: https://t.co/ZBMLPY1PYc

19/04/24

We were very proud of our Year 6 football team yesterday afternoon - a hard-fought game against enjoyed by all! pic.twitter.com/0fig7EPkD3

17/04/24

A huge welcome to all of our new parents who have chosen Kent House for your Reception aged children! We're really looking forward to meeting you! pic.twitter.com/EEp4i9IpaA

16/04/24

Year 6 had a great time this afternoon learning about the composition of blood; plasma, white and red blood cells and platelets! pic.twitter.com/MVDee8MrbD

28/03/24

We've just dropped off Easter and Eid cards for those at pic.twitter.com/OzpftbJKPc

28/03/24

Our amazing Miss Sayers is running seven marathons this year to raise money to further improve our SEN provision! https://t.co/JicddfyrOL

22/03/24

Look at our brilliant Year 3 printing display, inspired by Paul Klee! pic.twitter.com/ml7ufR7i9O

21/03/24

On Saturday five of our children played in a BYMT Orchestra at Langley Park - Can you spot them? pic.twitter.com/uZca6lxWpq

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.

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Willesden

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 targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Set the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress that the Academy is making towards its 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.'

Governors and trustees are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.

Strategic Leadership:

School governors  provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools and academies. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Principal to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

The Academy Governing Body includes representation from Staff and Parents, as well as our Sponsor Governors. We are very fortunate to have an active Governing body who take a strategic role in ensuring the Academy provides the best possible provision for our learners.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Primary Academy Kent House is Mr Karl Hoods.

The Governor Responsible For Safeguarding at Harris Primary Academy Kent House is Mr Karl Hoods

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mr Andy Friend

To contact our Chair of Governors, please contact the Academy via info@harrisprimarykenthouse.org.uk

If you wish to make a written submission, please kindly address your correspondence as follows: FAO Mr. Karl Hoods: Chair of Governors, Harris Primary Academy Kent House, High Street, London, SE20 7QR.

The Governing Body of Harris Primary Academy Kent House:

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 Kent House are shown below.

Name

Date of Appointment & Reappointment

 

Term of Office

Appointed As

Business & Pecuniary Interests

AGB

2022-2023

Ms Rachel Bowern

 

01/09/2019

Re-appointed

1/9/2023

 

4 Years

Ex-officio

Executive Principal

4 of 4

Mr Matt Britt

01/09/2020

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

 

Assistant Director

Harris Federation

 

4 of 4

 

Ms Sabeena Hasan

 

 

01/09/2013

Re-appointed

01/09/2021

 

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

Primary Director Harris Federation

2 of 4

Mr Karl Hoods

 

01/09/2011

Re-appointed 30/08/2021

 

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

Chair of Governors

(Safeguarding)

Nil

Governor in other Harris Academies

4 of 4

Mr Phil Jones

01/01/2023

4 Years

Ex-officio

Head of Academy

3 of 4

Sir Daniel Moynihan

 

01/09/2013

Re-appointed

01/09/2021

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

CEO of Harris Federation

 

0 of 4

 

Mr Geoff Payne

 

01/09/2012

Re-appointed

01/09/2021

 

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

Nil

3 of 4

Mr David Shanks

28/02/2023

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

Nil

2 of 2

Mr Ayo Thomas

21/11/2022

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

Nil

0 of 2

Mr Milo Turner

02/12/2022

4 Years

Staff Governor

Nil

 

 

Governors who have resigned in the last twelve months

Name

Date of Appointment & Reappointment

 

Term of Office

Appointed As

Resignation Date

Business & Pecuniary Interests

AGB

2022-2023

Mr Tom Asher

 

25/01/2017

Re-appointed

01/04/2021

 

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

31/07/2023

Nil

0 of 4

Mr Tom Graham

01/09/2018

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

25/02/2023

Nil

0 of 2

Mrs Sophie Lazar

22/01/2019

Reappointed 22/1/2023

4 Years

Parent Governor

31/7/2023

Nil

2 of 4