The Harris Federation

Name: Sir Daniel Moynihan
Title: Chief Executive
School Name: The Harris Federation
School Type: Multi Academy Trust (MAT)

Tell us a little bit about your schools…

The Harris Federation runs 44 schools in London, a mix of primary and secondary schools. We are growing at 4-5 schools per year. All of our schools have ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’, with the majority Outstanding Ofsted inspection results. We are proud of our strong track record of outcomes for children, and are seen by the Department for Education as a “system leader”.

What is your experience of using Governors for Schools to find governors?

We have been working with Governors for Schools since 2012 and in that time they have found us over 200 governors across London, 40 in the last 18 months. Governors for Schools provide about 50% of our new governors, which are of high quality. They bring strong professional skills, are able to support our school teams effectively, and they get up to speed quickly.

Would you recommend Governors for Schools to other MATs?

Yes, we would certainly recommend Governors for Schools since they deliver a very good service.