The Harris Governor Training Programme

Harris Federation Governors play a key role in the life of our Academies and are fundamental to our Academies’ success. In order to support you in your role as Governor, the Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance is offering a Harris Governor Training Programme for 2015-2016.

Training and Development

Training and development is an essential element of being an effective governor. As well as providing networking opportunities with governors from other schools, training also supports governors in dealing with the many issues that can occur within our Academies.

Our trainers will cover topics such as: budgeting, curriculum, safeguarding, OFSTED, codes of practice, special educational needs (SEN) and the importance of effective data in assessment and evaluation. This will ensure that that our governors are kept up-to- date with national changes in education and are aware of what is required to support Academies in raising standards. We encourage you to sign up for as many programmes as possible during 2015 – 2016 academic year.

Book your place

Please book your place using the links provided.









Pupil Assessment – Primary

An introduction to the assessment tool used in the primary academies to track pupil progress and attainment.



Kate Magliocco, Executive Primary Principal

Harris Federation



Health and Safety for Governors

This session will include understanding the importance of Health and Safety managment planning, audit and review. Governors roles and responsabilities and the consequences of failing to manage Health and Safety .



Laura Stoneman, Group Health & Safety Manager  

Harris Federation



Clerk’s Network Meeting

A twice-yearly meeting to enable clerks to keep up to speed with the latest advice and guidance, network with colleagues and raise issues for discussion.


Clerks Only

Anna-Marie O’Donnell, Clerk to the Governing Board for Harris Beckenham

Harris Federation



Data & Progress 8

This session will provide an overview of the types of data available to governors, how targets are set and how governors can challenge school leaders to maximise student progress. Will include information about Progress 8 and Attainment 8 for Secondary Academy Governors. 


Primary / Secondary

Jacquelyn Lomas, Principal Advisor for Academy Improvement & Kate Magliocco, Executive Primary Principal

Harris Westminster



What does ‘outstanding’ behaviour in an Academy look like and how do we achieve it?


Primary / Secondary

George McMillian, Principal of Harris Greenwich & Sabeena Hasan, Regional Primary Director

Harris Westminster


National College resources and guidance for Governors' training workshops

Click here to access useful resources and guidance from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) regarding Governors' training workshops.

Contact us

If you have any questions, contact us on 0208 253 7787 or