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17/03/23

Inspiring conversation with the : completely in line with our aims to ensure that all students can succeed, irrespective of their academic backgrounds

10/02/23

Mr Handscombe visited some of our alumni at yesterday. Lovely to see them enjoying themselves and embracing their love of learning. @ Cambridge, UK https://t.co/gH3H5k17t2

27/01/23

Just posted a photo https://t.co/WjHzZRxQc3

12/01/23

We're for an Assistant Principal - please visit the Harris Careers page for more information.https://t.co/4pSn6mhTTP

09/12/22

Just posted a photo @ St Margaret's, Westminster https://t.co/6XhyK1BYKj

08/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/3HRpblx46i

06/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/IP40OvruvK

06/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/VjhIN4Y0NF

06/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/PSX6wsO31z

01/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/H3uxm1XjNX

23/11/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/G6o1u1IqMY

23/11/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/4xTkfbpjXF

19/11/22

stARTing the weekend right https://t.co/ZVSLLKINVe

19/11/22

CPD for Art History teachers led by our very own Rosa Goodman https://t.co/CbDXMWLgN8

19/11/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/RKUpTRqmgm

19/11/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/66Fa2bC5LP

15/11/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster Abbey https://t.co/tJp2YKrNRa

07/11/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/RKUpTRqmgm

03/11/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/hwEJAfBNcc

02/07/21

What has been happening this week: https://t.co/09DaL2DhkQFeaturing workshops on sustainability, a reflection on the privilege of education and the Judgement of Paris

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.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Clapham

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Stratford

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

Willesden

Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)

The Role of Governors

In England there are over 300,000 School/Academy Governors, who form the largest volunteer force in the country.

Members of Academy Governing Bodies work collectively to perform a strategic role and carry out various key functions, including:

  • Discuss and set aims and objectives for the Academy;
  • Ratify the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives;
  • Approve/Agree 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.

The role of the Academy Governor is to provide challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. be a 'critical friend'.

The Governing Body of Harris Westminster Sixth Form

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 Academy Governing Body which is comprised of the Governors of the Academy. Some Governors are appointed by the Federation whilst others are elected by parents or carers of students at the Academy, or by staff. The details of the Governors at Harris Westminster Sixth Form are shown below.

  • The Chair of the Academy Governing Body is Mr John Colenutt. Mr Colenutt can be contacted at Harris Westminster Sixth Form's address or via the Clerk to the Governing Body
  • The Safeguarding Governor is Ms Rebecca Hickey
  • The Clerk to the Governing Body is Ms Frances O'Donnell who can be contacted on 0203 772 4555
Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Resignation Date Appointed as Business and
Pecuniary Interests
Meetings attended 2022-23

Mr John Colenutt

16/03/2020

4 Years

N/A

Chair of Governors

Westminster School - Governor

4/4 (FGB)

2/3 (F&GPC)

Mr James Handscombe

01/05/2014 Ex-officio N/A

Ex-Officio

(Executive Principal)

None

4/4 (FGB)

3/3 (F&GPC)

Ms Claire Scott 19/04/2022 Ex-officio N/A

Ex-Officio

(Head of School)

None

4/4 (FGB)

3/3 (F&GPC)

Ms Jamie Clifford 25/01/2023 2 Years N/A Alumni Governor None 2/2 (FGB)
Professor Margaret Dallman 29/03/2022 4 Years N/A Sponsor Governor None

 

1/1 (FGB)

 

Ms Francesca David 17/11/2023 2 Years N/A Parent Governor None N/A
Ms Rebecca Hickey 01/04/2022 4 Years N/A Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation - Directory of Secondary Education

Farmington Trust - Trustee

3/4 (FGB)

2/3 (F&GPC)

Sir Dan Moynihan

01/05/2014

(reappointed 01/05/2018)

(reappointed 01/05/2022)

4 Years N/A Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation - CEO

Djanogly Learning Trust - Board Trustee

Governor responsibilities discharged via Federation scrutiny and monitoring

Dr Jan Novotny

01/09/2017

(reappointed 01/09/2021)

4 Years N/A

Sponsor Governor, Chair of F&GPC

None

3/4 (FGB)

3/3 (F&GPC)

Mr Yogesh Patel 21/02/2022 4 Years N/A Sponsor Governor

Coutts & Company - Managing Director

London Marathon Charitable Trust - Trustee

3/4 (FGB)

3/3 (F&GPC)

Dr Gary Savage 01/09/2020 4 Years N/A Sponsor Governor

Westminster School - Head Master

Arnold House Prep School - Governor

3/4 (FGB)

Mr Andrew Scott-Taggart

01/05/2014

(reappointed 01/05/2018)

(reappointed 01/09/2022)

4 Years N/A

Sponsor Governor

None

4/4 (FGB)

Dr Michael Sulu 16/03/2020 4 Years N/A Sponsor Governor University College London - Lecturer 1/4 (FGB)
Ms Ella Taylor 05/06/2023 4 Years N/A Sponsor Governor None N/A
Ms Katherine Wade 17/11/2023 2 Years N/A Parent Governor None N/A
Sir Ralph Waller

01/09/2018

(reappointed 01/09/2022)

4 Years N/A

Sponsor Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Westminster College Oxford Trust - Chair

Thrombosis Research Institute Trust - Trustee

Ely Cathedral Trust - Trustee

MGC Futures Trust - Trustee

SPCK - Vice President

Ramsbury Manor Trust - Advisor

The Farmington Institute - Director

4/4 (FGB)
Resigned in last 12 months:  
Mr Greg East 01/06/2019 4 Years 31/05/2023 Staff Governor None

2021-22

3/4 (FGB)

Ms Allaine Cerwonka 17/11/2022 1 Year 16/11/2023 Parent Governor None

N/A


Governor Link Responsibilities

Governor Link Responsibility
Mr Andrew Scott-Taggart SEND, Equality Diversity and Inclusion, UCAS
Ms Rebecca Hickey Safeguarding; Health & Safety
Dr Mike Sulu Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Dr Gary Savage Westminster School Representative
My Yogesh Patel Medical Needs

2023/24 Meetings

Remembrance Term 2023
Full Governing Body Meeting                          Monday 25th September 2023: 2pm                             
Finance and General Purposes Committee Monday 6th November 2023: 1pm
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 27th November 2023: 2pm
Resilience Term 2024
Finance and General Purposes Committee Monday 26th February 2024: 1pm                              
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 11th March 2024: 2pm 
Celebration Term 2024
Finance and General Purposes Committee Monday 3rd June 2024: 1pm                                  
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 17th June 2024: 2pm