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The Governing Body

The Governing Body of Harris Westminster Sixth Form

The Governing Body of Harris Westminster Sixth Form consists of Governors appointed through Westminster School (including the Chair, the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall), Governors appointed through the Harris Federation (including the Chair of Finance and General Purposes, Baroness Judith Wilcox), a Staff Governor and a Parent Governor. The Governing Body meets formally with the Principal four times a year in order to set and maintain the aims and ethos of the Sixth Form, to hold the leadership to account and to ensure that money is spent appropriately. That last responsibility is supported by the Finance and General Purposes Committee which meets each term to go through budgets and forecasts.

Governors also act individually and often visit the school in order to observe lessons, speak to students and staff and to offer support and challenge to the Principal. These visits are extremely valuable and exemplify the role of the Governors as critical friends of the school.

Harris Westminster Sixth Form is a member of the Harris Federation and ultimate responsibility rests with the Board of Trustees of the Federation but much of the work of the Board is delegated to the Local Governing Body (Federation governance details and scheme of delegation can be found here). The details of the Governors at Harris Westminster Sixth Form are shown below and the Clerk to the Governing Body is Ms Frances O'Donnell, who can be contacted on 0203 772 4555.

Governing Body

 
Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed as Business and
Pecuniary Interests
Meetings attended 2015-16

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall

01/05/2014 4 Years

Sponsor Governor, Chair of Governors

Dean of Westminster

Westminster School - Chair

4

Mr James Handscombe

01/05/2014 Ex-officio Principal None 4
Dr Priscilla Chadwick 01/05/2014 4 Years

Sponsor Governor

Culham St Gabriel's Trust - Chair

School Chaplains and Leaders Association - Chair

Uppingham School - Vice Chair Governor

Alpha Trust (Gold Standard) - Trustee

Bishop Gilpin Primary School - Governor

Westminster School - Governor

3

Mr Tom Collins

01/06/2015 4 Years Staff Governor None 4

Mr Patrick Derham

01/12/2014 4 Years Sponsor Governor, Westminster School Representative

Westminster School - Head Master

IntoUniversity - Trustee

SpringBoard Bursary Foundation - Trustee

Gladstone's Library - Trustee

4

Mr Colin Edwards

01/11/2015 2 Years Parent Governor None 3

Ms Carolyn English

01/12/2014 4 Years Sponsor Governor, Safeguarding Governor

Harris Federation - Director of Secondary Education

3

The Hon Charles Harris

01/05/2014 4 Years Sponsor Governor Chris Potter CS Ltd - Owner 3

Sir Dan Moynihan

01/05/2014 4 Years Sponsor Governor Harris Federation - CEO 3

Mr Chris Sadler

01/03/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor

Harris Academy Purley - Governor

RSPCA - Contractor

2

Mr Andrew Scott-Taggart

01/05/2014 4 Years

Sponsor Governor

Winkworth Sherwood LLP - Trainee Solicitor 4

Baroness Judith Wilcox

01/05/2014 4 Years

Sponsor Governor, Chair of Finance and General Purposes

Community of St Mary the Virgin - Chair of Trustees 3

 

2016/17 Meetings

Remembrance Term 2016
Full Governing Body Meeting                          Monday 26th September 2016: 2pm                             
Finance and General Purposes Committee Monday 7th November 2016: 1pm
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 28th November 2016: 2pm
Resilience Term 2017
Finance and General Purposes Committee Monday 6th March 2017: 1pm                              
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 20th March 2017: 2pm 
Celebration Term 2017
Finance and General Purposes Committee Monday 5th June 2017: 1pm                                  
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 19th June 2017: 2pm 

 

2017/18 Meetings

Remembrance Term 2017
Full Governing Body Meeting                          Monday 25th September 2017: 2pm                             
Finance and General Purposes Committee Monday 6th November 2017: 1pm
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 27th November 2017: 2pm
Resilience Term 2018
Finance and General Purposes Committee Monday 5th March 2018: 1pm                              
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 19th March 2018: 2pm 
Celebration Term 2018
Finance and General Purposes Committee Monday 4th June 2018: 1pm                                  
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 18th June 2018: 2pm