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16/04/24

Some of our year 8 and 9 students involved in a Choreography workshop with 6th form students from the Brit School, one of which was a previous student here at HABE, around the theme of "versions of reality - healthy and unhealthy relationships". pic.twitter.com/0DsVUHgiQ0

21/03/24

Shout out to our Year 12 students"I wanted to email to say how impressed we were with the Year 12 biology students from HABE who attended the recent trip to Juniper Hall FSC. They were exceptional."

13/03/24

Here is some of our students preparations for the 2024 festival of STEM. https://t.co/smFOpXRQzp

08/03/24

Anyone interested in learning more about the Health Care profession? pic.twitter.com/poJWBwoUST

08/03/24

Harry Potter fanatics! pic.twitter.com/hCZKSWzYen

08/03/24

We are blessed to have such amazing staff. Happy World Book Day. pic.twitter.com/fDMpSUP5o6

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07/03/24

'All the worlds a stage. pic.twitter.com/oHFDv1NcAA

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27/02/24

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27/02/24

Our student leaders having a working breakfast as they plan next terms society projects. pic.twitter.com/ji7NgB3E5t

21/02/24

🚨 SPORTS TOUR 🚨 ⚽️🏀GIBRALTAR - APRIL 2025🏈🏐Year 7 and 8 sports teams invited! Please see Ms Jaymes for more information. pic.twitter.com/aS5hioOZiM

21/02/24

🚨 SPORTS TOUR 🚨 ⚽️🏀GIBRALTAR - APRIL 2025🏈🏐Year 7 and 8 sports teams invited! Please see Ms Jaymes for more information. pic.twitter.com/aS5hioOZiM

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.

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Westminster

Willesden

Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)

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:

  • Discussing and setting the aims and objectives for the Academy
  • Setting the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Setting the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress that the Academy is making towards its 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.'

Governors and trustees are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.


Strategic leadership

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools and academies. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Principal to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

The Academy Governing Body includes representation from staff and parents, as well as our sponsor governors. We are very fortunate to have an active Governing body who take a strategic role in ensuring the Academy provides the best possible provision for our learners.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Academy Beckenham is Mr Karl Hoods.

To contact our Chair of Governors, please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body via clerktogovernors@harrisbeckenham.org.uk. Telephone 0208 650 8694 ext 7105 (working days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday).

If you wish to make a written submission, please kindly address your correspondence as follows: FAO Mr. Karl Hoods: Chair of Governors, C/O Clerk to Governors, Harris Academy Beckenham, Manor Way, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3SJ.


The Governing Body of Harris Academy Beckenham

The Academy is a member of the Harris Federation. Ultimate responsibility for the Academy rests with the Board of Trustees of the Federation. The 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 (the Governors of the Academy). Some Governors are appointed by the Federation whilst others are elected by parents or guardians of students at the Academy or by staff. Details of the Governors at Harris Academy Beckenham are shown below.

Name:

Current Term Dates:

Term of Office:

Appointed as:

Business and Pecuniary Interests:

Meetings Attended 2022 – 2023:

Mrs. Ciara Warnock

01/09/2020 

Four Years

Ex-Officio (Principal)

None

4/4

Mr. Karl Hoods

01/07/2023 

Four Years

Sponsor Governor (Chair)

NED Bournemouth University, King’s College London Industry Advisory Board Member, King’s College / UCL AI Center for Doctoral Training Board Member

4/4

Ms. Emily Clarke 24/02/2023 Four Years Sponsor Governor   2/4

Ms. Angela Kail

01/01/2023 

Four Years

Sponsor Governor (Vice Chair)

New Philanthropy Capital - Employed

3/4

Dr. Patrick O’Donnell

01/07/2023 

Four Years

Sponsor Governor

Family member works at Harris Beckenham.

Chair of Governors at HP6F and HAA

4/4

Mr. John Ord

01/06/2022 

Four Years

Sponsor Governor

None

4/4

Ms. Youlanda Roper

04/07/2022 

Four Years

Staff Governor (Teaching)

Student of Coventry University pursing a Senior Leadership apprenticeship to advance to a Masters Degree. 

4/4

Ms. Sinem Gurdere

21/06/2022-31/03/2023 

Resigned

Staff Governor (Support Staff)

None

2/4

Sir Dan Moynihan

01/09/2023 

Four Years

Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation Trustee; Djanogly Academy Trust  Trustee;
National Institute of Teaching/School Led Development Trust = Chairman of Board of Trustees

Visits discharged through the Federation monitoring

Ms. Rebecca Hickey

09/12/2020

Four Years

Sponsor Governor

Trustee of Farmington Trust

Visits discharged through the Federation monitoring

Ms. Katherine Cumberbatch

01/04/2022 

Four Years

Sponsor Governor

IntoUniversity - Charity

1/4

Mr. Gary Chimuzinga

11/12/2018 – 10/12/2022

Resigned

Sponsor Governor

HM Treasury - Employee

Volunteer at Kings Church London

3/4

Mrs Julia Vanoli 02/07/2021 - 12/10/2023   Parent Governor   0/4

 

Academy Governing Body areas of interest

Current Governor Links 

Karl Hoods  

Safeguarding 

Angela Kail 

SEN 

Patrick O’Donnell 

Medical Needs

Emily Clarke

Equalities

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