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Pupil Parliament, including past Prime Ministers, are visiting the Houses of Parliament today and taking part in a debating workshop. Watch this space for our Future MPs!


Our beautiful inspiration gallery is ready to showcase for spring term. Inspirational role models were chosen by the children at the end of last term. They know who inspires them and encourages them to aim high.


Proud of our Christmas Choir today who performed beautifully at The Glades despite the backing tracks not working. Well done!


Beautiful Harris Happiness Hampers with items donated from our families for those in our community that need a little extra happiness at this time of year.


Well done to all of the children who performed so beautifully in our piano and violin recitals this afternoon. You made us all very proud!


We all enjoyed an end of term twilight choir concert for our families this week. Well done choir, you sang beautifully!


Inspired by the amazing , Reception are writing their own versions of Stick Man. Look at this fantastic independent writing!


Wild Wood posing the question, what was life like living in Tudor England? On the rich side we listened to music, made orange pomanders and a potent tooth salve for our rotten teeth and on the poor side we worked hard on the laborious job of building wattle and daub walls.


Remember it’s own clothes day today in exchange for a donation for the Christmas fair. Thank you in advance for your contributions


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The, ever popular, Harris Primary Academy Christmas Fair with fun for all the family. Christmas games, Santa’s Grotto, Elf activity room, Fairground rides, Bouncy castle (weather permitting), Market Stalls, Homemade cakes and bakes, BBQ, Bar and much more.


Fantastic outfits raising money for So far we have raised over £280 with more donations coming in after school. Well done everyone!


Looking forward to seeing everyone in their pyjamas or onesies tomorrow! Remember to bring in a £1 donation for We’ll be shaking those donation buckets on the gate tomorrow morning!


Today we celebrated with . In assembly we talked about celebrating our individuality and diversity. Well done everyone, you rocked in odd socks!


Poppy sales have started this week with Pupil Parliament carrying out fundraising duties by selling at drop off and collection. We also have various displays located in the school grounds and windows. Please do stop and take a look.


What a wonderful start to this half term; beautiful pieces of art work inspired by Autumn for our Principal’s challenge. We look forward to seeing what else is handed in this week!


WOW. Year 3 had an amazing, immersive workshop with today. The Stone Age was brought to life in a incredibly fun and engaging way. Huge thank you to Outback2basics.


We really hope that the generous and kind donations from our families help those in need that visit food bank. Thank you all for supporting us in our harvest festival and in turn helping those at Living Well Bromley. 🥫🥫


WOW! Year 2 had a great trip to the on Thursday. Such a fun way to celebrate all the hardwork achieved over this last half term helping to .


WOW! Year 4 had a great workshop with yesterday. They enjoyed learning the process involved in making a bubble comfort bar and being able to take home the finished product. Thank you


WOW! Year 1 celebrated their learning by dressing as superheroes for the day and making super salads with . Thank you for a brilliant healthy workshop.

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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.

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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.

The Governing Body

Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed As Appointed By Business and Pecuniary Interests Number of FGB meetings attended 2018-19 Number of finance meetings attended 2018-19 Resignation Date
Ms Samantha French 17/04/2017 4 years Ex-Officio Ex-officio by virtue of office as executive headteacher/principal Executive Principal of Academy 2/3 3/3  
Mrs Beth Rigby Drake 17/04/2017 4 years Ex-Officio Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal Head of Academy 3/3 3/3  
Ms Sabeena Hasan 01/01/2017 4 years Sponsor Governor The foundation body Director of Primary Education, Harris Federation 0/3 0/3  
Sir Daniel Moynihan 01/01/2017 4 years Sponsor Governor The foundation body CEO Harris Federation 0/3 0/3  
Mr Paul Rosen 13/07/2017 4 years Sponsor Governor The foundation body None 3/3 2/3  
Mrs Sarah Shapcott 22/09/2017 4 years

Sponsor Governor


The foundation body None 2/3 0/3  
Mr Phillip Carr 18/10/2017 4 years

Chair of Governors as of 01/03/2019

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

The foundation body None 3/3 3/3  
Mr Chisomo Kaferawanthu 14/06/2018 4 years Sponsor Governor The foundation body None 3/3 2/3  
Mr Alistair Brown 04/09/2018 4 years Sponsor Governor The foundation body None 3/3 0/3  
Mr Roger Marshall 29/10/2018 4 years Sponsor Governor The foundation body None 2/3 1/3  
Mr Jermaine Fregiste 01/03/2019 4 years Sponsor Governor The foundation body None 0/3 1/3  
Eve Dixon 26/02/20169 4 years Parent Governor Elected by Parents None 1/3 0/3  
Sarah Pearce 01/09/2018 4 years Staff Governor Elected by Staff None 3/3 0/3  
Mrs Susan Head 27/09/2016 4 years

Chair of Governors

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

The foundation body Daughter is a member of staff at Harris Federation (Melody Berthoud) 1/3 0/3 28/02/2019
Mr Karl Hoods 29/11/2014 4 years Sponsor Governor The foundation body None 3/3 2/3 28/02/2019


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Meeting Dates

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