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The Harris Federation is a company limited by guarantee and a charitable trust. Responsibility for the academies that make up the trust and for the funds granted by Parliament for providing education in those academies is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.

These Trustees are also the Directors of the company. Much of the work of the Board is delegated to committees; in particular there is a separate committee for each of the academies which works as a Local Governing Body.

The Trust greatly values and supports the work of local Governing Bodies and recognises the significant contribution that excellent local governance can make towards raising standards. In order to assist this, the Trust provides support to local governing bodies with governor recruitment, selection and training. It ensures that local Governing Bodies are well trained and supported by the central Federation team who also report on Key performance indicators and areas of compliance to local academies on a termly basis.  This will include an annual report on the performance of key groups of students.

Local Governing Bodies recommend their budgets for approval to the Trust. As well as providing a range of high quality back-up services including school improvement, ICT, HR, project management, PR and legal advice, the Trust also provides strategic oversight of financial control and strategy through the Main Trust Board Finance and Audit Sub Committees.

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Federation Committees

Name     

Chair

Finance

Dorothy Deakin Elliott 

Audit

Paul Rosen


Local Governing Bodies

Academy

Chair

Principal

Harris Aspire

Patrick O'Donnell

Andrew Barr

Harris Academy Battersea

Dorothy Deakin-Elliott

Peter Groves

Harris Academy Beckenham

Karl Hoods

Ciara Warnock

Harris Academy Bermondsey

Dawn Wright

Gizle Landman

Harris Academy Beulah Hill Sandra Miles Billy Goldsmith

Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley

Jan Tomlinson

Sam Rigby

Harris Academy Chafford Hundred

Philippe Udrzal

Nicola Graham

Harris Academy Chobham Edward Falzon Francesca Perry
Harris Academy Clapham

Oliver Barnes

Deborah Gostling
Harris Clapham Sixth Form Emily Gill James Handscombe

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

Angela Kail

Katherine Cumberbatch

Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich

Katharine Wootton

Peter Groves

Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich

Katharine Wootton

Jo Young

Harris Academy Falconwood

Vacancy

George McMillan

Harris Garrard Academy Beverley Johnston Wayne Barnett

Harris Academy Greenwich

Koyeli Solanki

George McMillan

Harris Academy Invictus Croydon

Alan Palmer

Lisa Kattenhorn

Harris Academy Merton

Aaron King

Aisha Samad

Harris Academy Morden

Aaron King

Lee Mallin

Harris Academy Ockendon Elaine Forrest Jo Rainey

Harris Academy Orpington

Jan Tomlinson

David Astin

Harris Academy Peckham

Rosie Wakeling

Claudette Bergin

Harris Academy Purley

Imran Ahmed

Tim Allman

Harris Academy Rainham

Tina Staples

Gareth Stananought

Harris Academy Riverside Tim Moore Andrew Betts

Harris Academy South Norwood

Gavin English

Alex Williamson

Harris Academy St John's Wood James Clare Samantha Green
Harris Academy Sutton Lord Christopher Terrington James Fisher
Harris Academy Wimbledon Dorothy Deakin Elliott Joanne Larizadeh

Harris Academy Tottenham

Amanda Dewinter

Nick Soar

Harris Lowe Academy Willesden Geoffrey Davies Josh Deery

Harris Primary Academy Beckenham

Phil Carr

Beth Nixon

Harris Primary Academy Beckenham Green Anna-Marie O'Donnell Max Ellington

Harris Primary Academy Benson

Matthew Long

Victoria Forbes

Harris Junior Academy Carshalton

Stephanie Jacques

Victoria Forbes

Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred

Ann Slater

Katie Hanley

Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park

Laura Berman

Marie Corbett

Harris Primary Academy Croydon Ron St Louis Verity Lambert-Dale

Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace

Karl Hoods

Rachel Bowern

Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich

Claire Lemer

Marie Corbett

Harris Primary Academy Haling Park

Dr Nigel Rata

Victoria Forbes

Harris Primary Academy Kenley

Dr Nigel Rata

Victoria Forbes

Harris Primary Academy Kent House

Karl Hoods

Rachel Bowern

Harris Primary Academy Mayflower

Ann Slater

Katie Hanley

Harris Primary Academy Merton

Alan Palmer

Victoria Forbes

Harris Primary Academy Orpington

Claire Searle

Lee Robertson

Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park

Claire Lemer

Marie Corbett

Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane

Laura Berman

Marie Corbett

Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Geoff Payne

Verity Lambert-Dale

Harris Primary Academy Shortlands

Phil Carr

Sam French

Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form Patrick O'Donnell Andrew Barr
Harris Rainham Sixth Form Tina Staples Gareth Stananought
Harris Science Academy East London Anish Patel Daniel MacPherson

Harris Westminster Sixth Form

John Colenutt

James Handscombe


Members of the Trust

Name        

Date of Appointment

Business and Pecuniary Interests

Lord Philip Harris of Peckham

26th April 2007

Trustee Bacon’s College and Royal Academy of Arts

Lady Pauline Harris 12th February 2021 None

Peter Harris

12th February 2021

None


The Trustees (including those who served in 2022-23 but are no longer in office) are:

Name

Date of appointment 

Term of office

Appointed as

Business and Pecuniary Interests

Meetings attended 2022/23

Lord Philip Harris of Peckham

02/04/2007

N/A

Sponsor (Chair)

Arsenal Football Club
Tapi Carpets & Floors Ltd

3 of 3

Karl Hoods

01/09/2021

4 years

Academy

Department for Energy Security & Net Zero; Bournemouth University Trustee;  Industry Advisory Board King’s College London;                       Centre for Doctoral Training - King’s College / UCL

1 of 3

Angela Kail

01/09/2023

4 years

Academy

New Philanthropy Capital employee

1 of 3

Timothy Moore

01/09/2023

4 years

Academy

Moore Ventures Ltd Director; We are Human Ventures Ltd Director

2 of 3

Paul Jacobs

Resigned 31/08/2023

4 years

Academy

Director of the following companies: Harris Ventures Ltd, HVL Properties Ltd, HVL Edinburgh Ltd, HVL Worthing Ltd, HVL 1 Ltd, HVL 2 Ltd, HVL 3 Ltd, HVL 4 Ltd, Wick Property Investments Ltd, Clacton Property Investments Ltd, Windsor Walk, Hull Retail Ltd, George & Page Ltd, The Fetal Medicine Foundation (also Trustee), Tapi Carpets & Floors Ltd, Antigoni Ltd, Kings Fertility Ltd, Richminster Properties Ltd, Heathcroft Service charges Ltd, The Fetal Medicine Foundation Cyprus Ltd. 

1 of 3

Sir Dan Moynihan

02/04/2007

N/A

Sponsor

Board Trustee - Djanogly Learning Trust
Trustee - 
National Institute of Teaching

3 of 3

Dr Nigel Rata

01/03/2023

4 years

Academy

None

2 of 3

Phil Saunders

Resigned 31/08/2023

4 years

Academy

Trustee Bromley Trust

1 of 3

Dorothy Deakin-Elliot 10/01/2021 4 years Academy None 3 of 3
Phil Carr

01/04/2020

4 years Academy Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets employee 2 of 3
Lord Christopher Terrington

01/04/2020

4 years Academy Chairman Medical Committee - St Peter's Committee of Royal Free Charity 3 of 3
Dawn Wright

01/04/2020

4 years Academy

Brigantia Partners Ltd - shareholder; Corporation of London common councillor; Bart's Guild;    Bridewell Hospital Trust

2 of 3

Sir Will Adderley

08/12/2021

4 years

Trustee

(Vice Chair)

Dunelm Group plc (Majority Shareholder); W A Capital Ltd (Founder/Director); Marlborough Property Co. Ltd (Founder/Director);  The Stoneygate Trust (Founder/Trustee)

2 of 3

Claire Lemer

08/12/2021

4 years

Academy

United Synagogue Trustee; Kisharon Trustee; JCAT (MAT) Member & Trustee

2 of 3

Ron St Louis 27/04/2023 4 years Academy Southwark Inclusive Learning Service (SILS) - Vice Chairperson of the Management Committee;
Arco Academy Independent School (Camberwell, London) - Chairperson of the Advisory Board
1 of 1
Geoffrey Davies 01/09/2023 4 years Academy Geoffrey Davies Ltd - director shareholder; Falcon Education Academies Trust - trustee; Retail Shops 2020 Ltd; Retail Holdings 2020 Ltd; Forestry Business sole proprietor; Keystone Law Ltd - partner; 40 Earlham St Management Ltd - director; 40 Earlham St Property Ltd - director; Kirwin Davies Foundation - trustee and member N/A