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We had great fun today dressing as sports stars or sporting heroes and getting active fundraising for and trying to walk 200 miles collectively between us!


Children dressed up as their sporting heroes for sports relief and we even had a visit from one!


Year 1 are launching their rockets!


Thank you so much Happy Bees! We love our piano- hope you enjoy our singing!


Great to see so many of you at our Parent Workshop on writing in the Early Years. Let's get writing!


Forest School session this week and our little hibernating pair of newts were ready to come out for a visit. The children are in awe seeing the local wildlife up close and personal


Meeting some amazing animals at HABE. Thank you and


Fantastic science session with Mr Maybury


Our Academy Prime Minister was excited to receive a letter from the Prime Minister today


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So proud of the fantastic books written as part of our World Book Day celebrations. Well done to everyone who took part




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What an amazing Dragon Dance display at


Gardening club getting ready for Spring!


Happy International Women's Day!


Visiting author Karen Owen sharing ideas for a new book character


A few or our book doubles


They were all out doing science when we took the first round of photos!

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
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 Head of Academy 0/4  
Ms Sabeena Hasan 01/09/2014 4 years Sponsor Governor Director of Primary Education, 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 Phillip Carr 18/10/2017 4 years Sponsor Governor None 0/4  
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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