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Our PTA hosted a fabulous Monsters Ball for our Reception classes today! Yr 1 and 2s turn tomorrow.


Generous donations from our wonderful HPABe families for our Harvest Festival celebrations


Final week for bats 🦇 class at Forest School. It's been a fun 6 weeks.


Our new pupil parliament are in place and ready start their parliamentary duties. First on the agenda. Electing the Prime Minister for 2017


Forest School Rock Band week!


Introducing our school App, now available to download. Simply search for Harris Primary Academy Beckenham in the App Store to get started


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What a lovely start to Mandarin this morning!


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The Bug Man is here!


Wriggle and crawl in Y2- the Bug Man is here!


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Please help me teach the children at my school about social media safety and protecting themselves online by RT this image far and wide.


Art session at Forest School in full flow!


It's that time of the week again! We are having an Art session today. Rain never stops play at forest school


Forest School live videos now up on our Facebook page. Come and see what today's sessions unearthed 🐸🐜🕷🐛🐌☘️🌿🍃🍂


Our amazing new Reception children enjoying the outside area


3 cheers for our wonderful staff and for the start of the summer holidays! Hope you all have a great break. See you in September!


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Wordfest highlights - Storytelling plus create cupcakes & bookmarks too with Harris Beckenham Primary Academy


We are ready... so excited for the Free family festival that is Wordfest! Find us tomorrow on Beckenham Green!

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 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 here), but much of the work of the Board is delegated to the Local Governing Body which is comprised of Governors of the Academy. Some Governors are appointed by the Federation whilst others are elected by parents/guardians of students at the Academy or by staff. The details of the Governors at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham are shown below:

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham is Ms Susan Head
To contact the Clerk to the Governing body, please send an email FAO Clerk to the Governing Body.

The Governing Body

Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed As Business and Pecuniary Interests Number of meetings attended 2016 - 2017 Resignation Date

Number of meetings attended 2017-2018


Mrs Susan Head 27/09/2016 4 years

Chair of Governors

(Chair, Full Governing Body, temporary chair Finance and General Purposes)

Daughter is a member of staff at Harris Federation (Melody Berthoud) 3/4    
Ms Sam French 17/04/2017 4 years Ex-Officio Executive Principal of Academy 1/4    
Mrs Beth Rigby Drake 17/04/2017 4 years Ex-Officio Acting Principal of Academy 0/4    
Ms Sabeena Hasan 01/09/2014 4 years Sponsor Governor Primary Regional Director - Harris Federation 3/4    
Sir Daniel Moynihan 01/09/2015 4 years Sponsor Governor CEO Harris Federation 0/4    
Mr Karl Hoods 29/11/2014 4 years Sponsor Governor None 3/4    
Mrs Eve Dixon 26/02/2016 4 years Parent Governor None 2/4    
Mr Paul Rosen 13/07/2017 4 years Sponsor Governor None 1/4    
Mrs Sarah Shapcott 22/09/2017 4 years

Sponsor Governor


Mr Nigel Turner 07/07/2014 4 years Sponsor Governor None 0/4 25/09/2016  
Ms Ann Berger 01/09/2015 4 years Sponsor Governor Director of Primary Education 1/4 19/12/2016  
Mr Kiran Chandan 01/06/2015 4 years Sponsor Governor None 2/4 31/03/2017  
Mr Amit Rai 07/08/2016 4 years Sponsor Governor None 2/4 31/03/2017  
Mr Simon Davey 08/08/2014 4 years Sponsor Governor

Director Omega Alpha Ltd; Director Aardvark Biotech Ltd; Independent person for LB Bromley; Wife is programme manager of MOPAC

4/4 31/07/2017  
Mr Michael Wooderson 15/08/2014 4 years Sponsor Governor Director Cobalt Sky; Governor Leesons Primary School 3/4 31/07/2017  
Mr Jason McCallion 04/01/2017 4 years Sponsor Governor Head of Business Integration Royal Bank Scotland 2/4 01/09/2017  
Ms Fiona Kelly 01/09/2014 4 years Ex-Officio Principal of Academy 2/4 01/09/2017  


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Meeting Dates

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