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21/09/17

We kindly invite and remind all Y11 students, and their parent/carers, to attend our crucial Raising Achievement evening tonight, 6-7pm.

18/09/17

Retweetd From A

Fantastic school! Well deserved! https://t.co/BomVKHHFuK

18/09/17

Retweetd From Marian Vian Pri Sch

Thank you to all the reps from who came to our Y6 meeting tonight.

18/09/17

Retweetd From Stagecoach Beckenham

First day back! And a brand new school here at WELCOME BACK ALL! https://t.co/T6IQVFxs3E

11/09/17

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Wonderful to visit our & in their beautiful new building! . https://t.co/BrNLJzM0cr

11/09/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Amazing use of light and space in new facilities https://t.co/GoYfQNeHz5

07/09/17

A very warm welcome to all our new Y7 students starting at Harris Academy Beckenham today.

04/09/17

Please note the revised dates and times for students starting and returning to Harris Academy Beckenham. https://t.co/7w0aylNFRU

17/08/17

Many congratulations to our sixth form students who have achieved outstanding results in 2017. We are proud to confirm 100% pass rate!

20/07/17

The HABE French Trip is due back to the Academy today at 5pm.

19/07/17

Our students having a fabulous culinary experience making croissants on their French trip - we are sure all the evidence has been eaten! https://t.co/O3wAMERhjF

18/07/17

ROME! HABE students on tour and having an amazing time. https://t.co/41CHRESjZe

18/07/17

The trip to Rome has arrived safely and students are enjoying their stay!

18/07/17

The Trip to France has arrived safely and students are enjoying their stay!

16/07/17

Retweetd From A

Just keeps getting better! Thank you to everyone involved we had a blast! https://t.co/HLzJnjOLcD

16/07/17

Retweetd From Cllr Peter Fortune

I picked this up yesterday at An enjoyable and informative read. Well done all! https://t.co/G7OjJcgW6H

16/07/17

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Lots of fun in the big top https://t.co/yOh6pj5ced

16/07/17

Retweetd From Melody Berthoud

You were amazing choir! https://t.co/y9bDq2JxIU

16/07/17

Retweetd From Melody Berthoud

Fun with dressing up in the story corner https://t.co/s0b91WoqID

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.

Equalities & Additional Intervention

The Harris Federation is pleased to publish its annual single equality plan.  In developing this plan we have been able to identify and record the progress we have made towards achieving equality and tackling discrimination in order to come to a better understanding of the challenges still to be addressed.  We will ensure that this single equality plan is effectively implemented and scrutinised so that we meet the obligations placed upon us by the equality duty.  Promoting the priorities identified within our single equity plan will be a continuous process.  It will be taken in partnership with the Federation community.  The three aims of the general equality duty are as follows:

  1. To eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, by tackling prejudice and promoting understanding.
  2. To advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not by:

          • Removing or minimising disadvantage suffered by people due to their protected characteristic.
          • Take steps to meet the needs of people with certain protected characteristics where these are different to the needs of
             other people, including taking steps to take account of disabled people’s disabilities.
          • Encourage people with certain protected characteristics to participate in public life or in other activities where their
             proportion is disproportionately low.

  1. Foster good relationships between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

Compliance with the general equality duty may involve treating some people more favourably than others.  The 9 protected characteristics are as follows: age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  

The Governors and Staff of the Harris Federation understand that compliance with the general equality duty is a legal obligation that will better inform decision making and policy development. They further recognise that achieving the three aims stated will ensure the Harris Federation is able to successfully meet the needs of our diverse population of students, draw on the talents of a diverse local community to ensure our staff and governors better represent the wider community that we serve.

The Harris Federation has considered how well we currently achieve the aims of this duty with regard to the protected equality groups.  Using information that we have gathered we have decided upon our equality objectives.  Our plans to meet these objectives will be monitored annually.

In compiling equality information we have:

  • Reviewed the Academy’s equality data, policies and practice and identified any gaps.
  • Examined how our Academy engages with the protected groups, identifying where practice can be improved.

The outcomes are published within our Single Equality Plan, which has been agreed by our Governing Body.  In line with legislative requirements we will review progress against our plan annually and review the entire plan and accompanying action plan on a four year cycle.

The roles and responsibilities related to the plan are outlined below:

Governors

  • A named Governor will take the lead.
  • The Governors as a whole are responsible for:
  • Making sure the school complies with the relevant equality legislation.
  • Monitoring progress towards the equality objectives and reporting annually.

The Principal will:

  • Implement the Academy’s stated equality objectives and ensure that access plans are written, and that they are readily available to governors, staff, pupils and parents.
  • Ensure all staff know their responsibilities and receive training and support in carrying these out.
  • Take appropriate action in cases of harassment and discrimination, including prejudice related incidents.
  • Enable reasonable adjustments to be made in relation to disability in regard to students, staff, parents/carers and visitors to the academy.

All staff within the Academy will:

  • Advance equality in their work.
  • Foster good relationships between groups and tackle any prejudice related incidents.
  • Be able to recognise and tackle bias and stereotyping.
  • Take up training and learning opportunities.

All Students in the Academy will:

  • Follow the relevant policies and procedures.
  • Engage with the PHSEE curriculum in relation to improving equality.
  • Report any incidents of bullying, harassment or prejudice related incidents (visitors and contractors are also responsible for following relevant Academy policies).

Free School Meals

The Academy writes to all parent/carers whose children are entitled to free school meals. We also assure parents that all matters regarding use of this fund are treated with discretion and in confidence. Parents/Carers can check their eligibility and apply online without having to discuss the details of their circumstances with anyone at the Academy via the My Free School Meals web site at https://www.myfreeschoolmeals.com/

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