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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 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.'
The Governing Body of Harris Academy Benson
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. Some Governors are appointed by the Federation whilst others are elected by parents/guardians of students at the Academy or by staff. The details of the Governors at Harris Primary Academy Benson are shown below:
The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Academy Benson is Dr Nigel Rata
Click here to access the Governors Academic Year Meetings
|Name||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||Appointed as||Business and
|Meetings attended 2015-2016|
Dr Nigel Rata
|01/09/2013||4 Years||Chair of Governors; Chair of Finance and General Purposes||Employed at Royal Holloway||6|
|Mr Ian Brownhill||01/09/2013||4 Years||
Chair of Finance and General Purposes Committee
No 5 chambers -
Member; No5 Chambers LTD Shareholder; Novate-member;Barrister: public law, criminal law, regulatory law, education law, Consultant Trainer; Lincoln College Vacation Project
|Ms Nasreeen Janohamed||01/09/2013||4 Years||Sponsor Governor||None||1|
|Mrs Nivedita Rath||20/03/2014||4 Years||Sponsor Governor||None||5|
|Mrs Stella Malekos||18/04/2016||4 years||Parent Governor||Gillespie Maintenance||1|
|Mrs Jayne Carter||20/02/2014||4 Years||Staff Governor||None||3|
|Mrs Sally Gosling||01/09/2013||4 Years||Parent Governor||None||2|
|Sir Daniel Moynihan||01/09/2013||Ex-Officio||CEO Harris Federation||CEO Harris Federation||1|
|Mrs Kate Magliocco||01/09/2013||Ex-Offico||Executive Principal||None||6|
|Mrs Samantha Lee||13/10/2014||4 years||Head of Academy||None||6|
|Ms Pia Ellis||11/11/2015||4 years||Sponsor Governor||None||1|