Wow 🤩 What a fantastic last week of term. We enjoyed an amazing year 6 production and an emotional farewell to our first year 6 cohort at their leavers’ assembly. We wish them all the very best in the future! We ❤️you year 6 class of 2022 🥰


Thanks so much for coming! We loved seeing you 😩


Leavers’ Fest 2022 ❤️ Such a fabulous day saying goodbye to these amazing young people 🤩 Much fun in the sunshine ☀️


Yesterday was our Leavers’ Fest 2022 🥰A fantastic event for our wonderful year 6 cohort. So much fun and a lovely chance for children, staff and parents to celebrate together. We’ll miss you year 6!


What a fantastic visit to Westminster Abbey today. Thank you Lord Harris for inviting us and showing us around. We learnt so much and had a fabulous day! ⁦


The moment that our team found out they had won first prize in the Chinese Bridge competition for the second year running! Up against tough competition but they did it! So very proud ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦


A successful sunny sports day at HPABe. Well done to all of our children for their hard work on such a hot day. It was lovely to be able to celebrate this event with our families this year and a highlight watching the parent races ☀️


We are looking forward to our Y6 production ‘Academy of Rock’ and were blown away by this beautiful artwork drawn by Harriet in Kestrel class for our invitation.


Our choir, once again, blew us away joining vocal forces with to sing at the SLT conference last Saturday. It’s been quite a ride for our choir this year and we cannot wait to see where our journey takes us next.


Year 4 Wild Wood sessions this morning saw children using tools to create these nail boards which they then used to weave. They also showed great team work during den building. So much wonderful outdoor learning 😊


Year 6 are leaping in to PGL full of confidence! The beautiful weather and stunning surroundings on the Isle of Wight have helped make our first day a memorable one


Our competition ‘A Warm Welcome’ has had some beautiful designs submitted. Sponsored by local Estate Agent, Sinclair Hammelton, the winning entries will be made into weatherproof boards to line our walkway into school. It’s not too late get your entries in.


We were delighted with a surprise visit from Lord Harris who came to congratulate our Jubilee choir today. The children always love talking to him and were so excited by his visit. Thank you Lord Harris!


Wow! What a day! So very proud of our Jubilee choir representing our academy with pride on stage at Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant. Catch us on Sky News and YouTube ⁦


Only 1 more sleep until our Queens Jubilee Choir perform on stage at Buckingham Palace for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant. Tune in to watch live at 2pm on BBC 1


Retweetd From Harris Federation

Wishing everyone a happy, festivity-filled Jubilee weekend. Do look out for the choir who will be sharing the stage with Ed Sheeran in the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on Sunday!


Retweetd From Georgina Reynolds

It was delightful to deliver primary education training to the wonderful secondary trainees today. They were even treated to a sneak preview of the choir’s jubilee performance! 👑 🎵


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Today I had such a wonderful day at celebrating the jubilee. Playground “street party”, parades and performances were all fabulous! The staff really do go above and beyond for the pupils, parents and wider community. The Queen even made an appearance! 😉🙊🇬🇧 👑


Thanks for being such a fantastic part of the team 🥰


Platinum Jubilee Celebrations are in full swing today! Our street party was a huge success and we have loved the Queen’s gallery and crown/flag parade. What a fabulous day!!

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Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)

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 Mr Phillip Carr
To contact the Clerk to the Governing body, please send an email FAO Clerk to the Governing Body, or if you would like to send a letter please address it to Haris Primary Academy Beckenham, FAO Clerk to the Governing Body, Manor Way, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3SJ.

The Governing Body  

(For ease of reading this table has been split into 2 parts)

Part 1

Name Date of Appointment Term of Office





Ms Samantha French


renewed 25/03/2021

4 years Ex-Officio Ex-officio by virtue of office as executive headteacher/principal
Mrs Beth Rigby Drake


renewed 25/03/2021

4 years Ex-Officio Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal
Ms Sabeena Hasan




4 years Sponsor Governor The foundation body
Sir Daniel Moynihan




4 years Sponsor Governor The foundation body
Mr Paul Rosen


renewed 07/06/2021

4 years

Sponsor Governor

(Behaviour, SEN and Pupil Premium)


The foundation body
Mrs Sarah Shapcott


renewed 05/09/2021

4 years

Sponsor Governor

(Safeguarding and Curriculum foundation subjects)

The foundation body
Mr Phillip Carr


renewed 16/10/2021

4 years

Chair of Governors as of 01/03/2019

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

The foundation body
Mr Roger Marshall 29/10/2018 4 years

Sponsor Governor

(GDPR and H&S)

The foundation body
Ms Lydia Lewinson 03/05/2022 4 years Sponsor Governor The foundation body
Claire Sanderson 01/03/2020 4 years Parent Governor Elected by Parents
Clare Charles 17/12/2021 4 years Staff Governor Elected by Staff
Mr Chisomo Kaferawanthu 27/02/2018 4 years

Sponsor Governor


The foundation body
Mr Alistair Brown 04/09/2018 4 years Sponsor Governor (Curriculum core subjects) The foundation body
Mr Jermaine Fregiste 01/04/2019 4 years Sponsor Governor The foundation body
Sarah Pearce 01/09/2017 4 years Staff Governor Elected by Staff


Part 2

Governor name Business and Pecuniary Interests  Number of FGB meetings attended 2020-21 Number of finance meetings attended 2020-21 Number of Governor meetings attended 2021-2022 Resigned
Ms Samantha French Executive Principal of Academy 3/3 3/3 3/3  
Mrs Beth Rigby Drake Principal of Academy 3/3 3/3 3/3  
Ms Sabeena Hasan Director of Primary Education, Harris Federation 0/3 0/3 0/3  
Sir Daniel Moynihan CEO Harris Federation 0/3 0/3 0/3  
Mr Paul Rosen none 3/3 3/3 2/3  
Mrs Sarah Shapcott none 2/3 0/3 2/3  
Mr Phillip Carr none 3/3 3/3 3/3  
Mr Roger Marshall none 3/3 3/3 3/3  
Ms Lydia Lewinson none 0/3 0/3 1/1  
Claire Sanderson none 3/3 0/3 3/3  
Clare Charles none 0/3 0/3 1/3  
Mr Chisomo Kaferawanthu none 3/3 2/3 1/2 26/02/2022
Mr Alistair Brown none 2/3 0/3 0/3 02/09/2021
Mr Jermaine Fregiste none 1/3 0/3 0/3 30/09/2021
Sarah Pearce none 1/3 0/3 1/1 31/08/2021


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