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

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 Invictus Academy Croydon

Harris Invictus Academy is accountable to the Academy Governing Body and is independent from the Local Authority. The Governing Body is responsible for the setting, and subsequent monitoring of targets to be achieved over time.

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 comprises the 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 for Harris Invictus are shown below:

Our Chair of Governors can be contacted through our Clerk to the Governing Body at KCardoo@harrisinvictus.org.uk

 

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Invictus Academy is Alan Palmer.
The Clerk to the Governing Body is Kelly Cardoo

Governing Body

Name 

Date of appointment Term of Office

Position/Title

Business and Pecuniary Interests Meetings attended 2014-15  

Mr Alan Palmer

01/09/2015 3 Years

Chair of Governors

None 4  

Ms Dola Akanmu

30/06/2014 3 Years

Invictus Sponsor Governor

None 4  

Sir Dan Moynihan

30/06/2014 Ex-officio CEO of Harris Federation None 3  

Ms Claudette Bergin

15/04/2017 Ex-Officio

Principal

None N/A  

Ms Beverley Ballie

01/09/2015 3 Years

Sponsor Governor

None N/A  

Mr Louis Blair

30/06/2014 3 Years

Invictus Sponsor Governor

None 2  

Ms Maureen Boston

01/09/2015 3 Years

Sponsor Governor

None N/A  

Ms Carolyn English

30/06/2014 3 Years

Director of Secondary Education

None 3  

Mr Colin Naulty

30/06/2014 3 Years

Parent Governor

None 2  

Mr Anish Patel

30/06/2014 3 Years

Sponsor Governor

None 2  

Mr Ron St Louis

30/06/2014 3 Years

Sponsor Governor 

Trustees and Supportive Fostering Service 4  

Mr Clifton Walters

01/09/2015 3 Years

Sponsor Governor

None N/A  

Mrs Karen Fitzgerald

18/03/2015 3 Years

Staff Governor

None 2  
Ms Dimpal Bhanu 24/02/2017 3 Years Parent Governor None N/A  

 

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