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Nativity in full swing! Well done children and staff for a brilliant production.


Year 1 experiencing The Great Fire of London today.


A huge thank you to our amazing PTA, Happy Bees, for a fantastic Christmas Fayre today. Great to see so many people there


What a day! We are now officially open. Thank you to Lord Harris and all of the other attendees for coming today, also to the children for their amazing performances. It really was an amazing feeling seeing our Harris family celebrate our wonderful school.


Thank you to everyone who voted for our school choir. So very proud of our little singers who came second overall. Amazing!


How good were they! Please vote for us at .


Please vote for our fantastic school choir. Votes close at 6pm today! Poll can be found at


So proud of our choir performing at Beckenham Green this afternoon. Amazing singing everyone! Please vote for us on the twitter poll at:


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Vote NOW for your favourite choir! We thought all three schools were absolutely fantastic. Regardless which school receives the most votes in the end, they are all winners to us! Poll ends on Sunday 3rd Dec at 6pm🎄☃️✨


What’s on at our Christmas Fayre next Sunday! Please do come along and enjoy the fun. All welcome! Can not wait to hear the and choirs singing and the band playing. Festive feelings all round.


Maths mastery workshop for parents


Our Christmas Fayre is on Sunday 10th December. A fun festive afternoon organised by our PTA for all the community! From secondary school choir to children’s entertainer, tradtional santas grotto, craft stalls, mulled wine and lots more. Please pop along


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Local parents and kids telling us how dangerous crossing Village Way is to get to and is.


Amazing day for ِ we found £69.00 in round pounds, ate £94.50 worth of spotty bakes and wore £346.50 worth of spotty clothes! Small school rocking it for with £510.00 raised in total!!! Well done !!


is underway and we are fundraising by wearing spotty, having a bake sale and hunting those old round pounds! More to follow..


Our Pupil Parliament is at the heart of our decision making


It’s a hive of activity! The queen bee and her worker bees busy with the bee keeper


Bee masterclass underway in Year 2! Thank you to Bromley Bee Keepers for coming in to teach us everything Bee related 🐝


Year 1 Great Fire of London workshop

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 Head 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 Phillip Carr 18/10/2017 4 years Sponsor Governor None 0/4    
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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