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 it’s set aims and objectives. A separate Finance and General Purposes committee meets termly, reporting to the Full Governing body, their role is to ensure financial compliance and good value for money as well as keep an oversight of buildings and human resources. 
  • 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.

We're incredibly lucky to have an active Governing body, who take a strategic role in ensuring the Academy provides the best possible provision for our learners.

The Governing Body of Chobham Academy

Chobham Academy is operated by the Harris Federation, a charity with a long and outstanding track record in education, on behalf of the Chobahm Academy trust (see below).  You can click here to read more about the Harris Federation.Click here to view the Harris Federation Governance and Scheme of Delegation.

Chobham 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 Governing Body includes representation from Staff and Parents, as well as our Sponsor Governors.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Chobham Academy is Mr. Alan Bates
The Clerk to the Governing Body is Ms Orli Collins who can be contacted on 0203 747 6060

The Link Governor for Safeguarding is Rev Jeremy Fraser.

 Lord Harris of Peckham (Lead Sponsor for Harris Federation):

"I believe that a good education is the most important start in life we can give young people and our intention is that when all students leave, they will be well prepared to succeed in the world – in whatever walk of life they choose."

 

 

Name of Governor

Date of appointment

Term of office

Appointed as

Business and Pecuniary Interests

Number of meetings attended 2015-16

Resignation Date

Ms Rebecca Hickey

April 2015

Ex-Officio

Executive Principal

N/A

5

N/A

Mr Alan Bates

September 2012

4 Years

Sponsor Governor, Chair of Full Governing Body

N/A

5

N/A

Ms Carolyn English

September 2012

4 Years

Sponsor Governor; Acting Chair of Finance & General Purposes Committee

N/A

4

N/A

Mr Duncan Cowan Gray

January 2013

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

1

St John at Hackney Church of England - Church Secretary

 

 

3

N/A

Ms Natalie Cramp

October 2012

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

N/A

1

July 2016

Rev Jeremy Fraser

April 2013

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

1

East village trust – nominee of Chobham Academy

2

N/A

Sir Daniel Moynihan

September 2012

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

N/A

2

N/A

Mr Phil Saunders

September 2012

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

1

Charities and Public Organisations - Bromley Trust (help the aged)

Bacon's College - Trustee

2

N/A

Ms Karen Asker

December 2013

4 Years

Parent Governor

N/A

3

N/A

Mr John Osibote

September 2013

4 Years

Parent Governor

N/A

0

July 2016

Ms Rosie Hardie

November 2013

4 Years

Teaching Staff Governor

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr Omar Elshouly

October 2013

4 Years

Support Staff Governor

N/A

3

N/A

Mr Nigel Hughill

September 2013

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

N/A

0

N/A

Ms Angela Forbes

October 2015

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

1

East Thames – Non Executive Director

3

N/A

Mr Jason Vincent

October 2015

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

N/A

2

N/A

Mr Osas Obasohan

October 2015

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

N/A

1

N/A

Mr Jeremy Lemer

September 2016

N/A

Sponsor Governor

Business - VFT Ltd – Small financial investment co.

N/A

N/A

Mr Thomas Twitchett

November 2016 N/A Sponsor Governor Charities and Public Organisations - Age UK Bolton N/A March 2016

 

 

Parent Governors are the main point of contact for parents and can be reached at ClerkToGovernors@chobhamacademy.org.uk, with subject “FAO Parent Governors”.

To contact Alan Bates, the Chair of Governors, please email the Academy at ClerkToGovernors@chobhamacademy.org.uk, with subject “FAO Mr Alan Bates”.


Choham Academy sits outside the Harris Federation in terms of ultimate ownership and control and has its own Academy Trust (known as Chobham Academy Trust) registered at Companies House. The Governing Body act as the Directors of the Academy Trust, and the Academy Trust also has members whose role is to meet annually to adopt the accounts and receive an annual report before filing reports to Companies House. They also have the role of appointing Directors/Governors to the Governing Body and agreeing and adopting the business plan and budget of the Academy. The members of the Trust are set out below:

 

Name

Position

Date Appointed

Length of term       

Business and Pecuniary Interests 15/16

Attendance 14/15

Lord Harris of Peckham Member 01/09/12 4 Years None 1
Mr William Hugill Member 01/09/12 4 Years None 1
Mr Gordon Edington Member 01/09/12 4 Years None 1
Ms Victoria Quinlan Member 01/09/12 4 Years None 1
Mr Ian Crockford Member 01/09/12 4 Years None 1

 

If you are unhappy or have concerns about the Academy or a person associated with the Academy, then you may wish to make a complaint, in the first instance complaints should be addressed to the Principal, Ms. R Hickey at the Academy

The complaints policy can be found here.

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