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.

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 Academy Chafford Hundred

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 by clicking here) but much of the work of the Board is delegated to the Local Governing Body (the Governors of the Academy). Some Governors are appointed by the Federation whilst others are elected by parents or guardians of students at the Academy or by staff. The details of the Governors at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred are shown below.

The Chair of the Academy Governing body at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is Mr Tim Moore.

The Clerk  to the Governors is Mrs Martha Lopez who can be contacted on 01375 484580 or emailed at  m.lopez@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk

A full list of governors is reproduced below.


Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed as Business and
Pecuniary Interests
Meetings attended 2015-16

Mr Tim Moore

Sept 2015 4 years

Chair of Governors; Responsible for Humanities /Maths/Science

Freely Creative Ltd & Kahoot Edu Ltd.

 09/15, 11/15, 01/16,03/16, 06/16 x2

Sir Daniel Moynihan

Sept 2015 4 years Sponsor Governor CEO of Harris Federation N/A
Mrs Nicola Graham Sept 2015 ex-officio Principal None 09/15, 11/15, 01/16, 03/16, 06/16 x2
Mrs Cheryl Sidaway Sept 2015 4 years Parent Governor; Responsible for Behaviour & Attendance / English & Media / Pastoral Support / Safeguarding None 09/15, 11/15, 01/16, 03/16, 06/16

Mrs Temi Fawehinmi

Oct 2014 4 years

Parent Governor; Responsible for International & Cultural Diversity / Community Curriculum / Sixth Form

Public appointments 09/15, 11/15, 01/16, 03/16, 06/16

Mrs Mo James

Oct 2014 4 years Parent Governor; Responsible for  Gifted & Talented / Modern Foreign Languages / S&L Resource Base / SEND  Charitable appointments 09/15, 11/15, 03/16, 06/16,

Mr Robert Freeman

May 2015 4 years Sponsor Governor; Responsible for  Design Technology / ICT (Curriculum & Non-Curriculum) Physical Education & Leisure Studies None 09/15, 11/15, 01/16, 03/16, 06/16

Mrs Carol White

Oct 2015 4 years

Staff Governor, Responsible for Character Education

None 11/16, 03/16, 06/16

Miss Stephanie Stronach

Oct 2013 4 years Staff Governor None 11/16, 03/16, 06/16

Ms Louise Thalemann

Mar 2015 4 years

Sponsor Governor; responsible for Business Studies/ Expressive Arts

None 11/16, 03/16, 06/16
Ms Sheena Johnson Mar 2016 4 years Sponsor Governor None 06/16


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