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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 O'Donnell, who can be contacted on 0203 772 4555.

Governing Body

 
Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Resignation Date Appointed as Business and
Pecuniary Interests
Meetings attended 2017-18

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall

01/05/2014

Reappointed 01/05/2018

4 Years

N/A

Chair of Governors

Dean of Westminster

Westminster School - Chair

4/4 (FGB)

Mr James Handscombe

01/05/2014 Ex-officio N/A Principal None

4/4 (FGB)

3/3 (F&GPC)

Dr Priscilla Chadwick

01/05/2014

Reappointed 01/05/2018

4 Years

N/A

Sponsor Governor, Equalities Governor

Culham St Gabriel's Trust - Chair

Bishop Gilpin Primary School - Governor

Uppingham School - Governor

Westminster School - Governor

Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust - Trustee

3/4 (FGB)

Mr Patrick Derham

01/12/2014

Reappointed 01/12/2018

4 Years N/A Sponsor Governor, Westminster School Representative

Westminster School - Head Master

IntoUniversity - Trustee

SpringBoard Bursary Foundation - Trustee

Gladstone's Library - Trustee

4/4 (FGB)

2/3 (F&GPC)

Mr Gregory East 01/06/2019 4 Years N/A Staff Governor None N/A

Mr Colin Edwards

01/11/2017

4 Years

N/A

Sponsor Governor

None 4/4 (FGB)

Ms Carolyn English

01/12/2014

Reappointed 01/12/2018

4 Years N/A Sponsor Governor, Safeguarding Governor, Health and Safety Governor

Harris Federation - Director of Secondary Education

0/4 (FGB)

1/3 (F&GPC)

The Hon Charles Harris

01/05/2014

Reappointed 01/05/2018

4 Years N/A Sponsor Governor, SEND Governor

Chris Potter CS Ltd - Owner

Tapi Carpets - Shareholder

1/4 (FGB)

2/3 (F&GPC)

Mr Paul Hugh 01/12/2017 2 Years N/A Parent Governor None 3/3 (FGB)
Mr Sonny Leong 01/11/2018 4 Years N/A Sponsor Governor

Civil Service College Ltd - CEO

Academy for Parliamentary & Policy Studies - Executive Chairman

Council for Education in the Commonwealth - Chair

Mulan Foundation Network - Trustee

N/A

Sir Dan Moynihan

01/05/2014

Reappointed 01/05/2018

4 Years N/A Sponsor Governor, Harris Federation Representative

Harris Federation - CEO

Cabinet Office Education Donors Committee - Chair

3/4 (FGB)

2/3 (F&GPC)

Dr Jan Novotny 01/09/2017 4 Years N/A Sponsor Governor None 3/4 (FGB)

Mr Chris Sadler

01/03/2016 4 Years N/A Sponsor Governor

Harris Academy Purley - Governor

RSPCA - Consultant

2/4 (FGB)

Mr Andrew Scott-Taggart

01/05/2014

Reappointed 01/05/2018

4 Years N/A

Sponsor Governor

Harris Academy St John's Wood - Governor

3/4 (FGB)
Sir Ralph Waller 01/09/2018 4 Years N/A Sponsor Governor

The Farmington Institute - Director

SPCK - Vice-President

St Benet's Trust - Chairman

N/A

Baroness Judith Wilcox

01/05/2014

Reappointed 01/05/2018

4 Years N/A

Sponsor Governor, Chair of Finance and General Purposes

None

4/4 (FGB)

2/3 (F&GPC)

Mr Tom Collins 01/06/2015 4 Years 31/05/2019 Staff Governor Mageni Trust - Trustee (Non-Executive) 4/4 (FGB)

 

2018/19 Meetings

Remembrance Term 2018
Full Governing Body Meeting                          Monday 24th September 2018: 3pm                             
Finance and General Purposes Committee Monday 5th November 2018: 1pm
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 26th November 2018: 2pm
Resilience Term 2019
Finance and General Purposes Committee Monday 4th March 2019: 1pm                              
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 18th March 2019: 2pm 
Celebration Term 2019
Finance and General Purposes Committee Monday 3rd June 2019: 1pm                                  
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 17th June 2019: 2pm