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We are counting down to our exciting Virtual Open Evening taking place on Tuesday 29th September! Please visit our website to register your interest!


Well done to some of our year 7s for being nominated for the Principal’s breakfast this month!


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CLASS DIVIDE At times of crisis, it is always the disadvantaged who are the most vulnerable. But pupils are so delighted to finally be back at school. Saturday School is just one of the many ways we and others like ⁦⁩ ⁦are closing the gap.


Welcome to our new cohort of P16 students! We are delighted to be welcoming back many of our Y11 students alongside students from local Academies. Embracing a new start and opportunities, our 6th form have made a fantastic flying start on the next part of their academic journey!


Don't miss this exciting opportunity! University Virtual Open Day: Imperial 360 Live. Imperial University is offering a virtual open day, across 2 weekends in September. 19-20th and 26-27th September. To book a place please visit the following link…


WELCOME! To our new Y7 students. We have been so looking forward to meeting you! We wish all our new Y7 students a fantastic first day at Harris Academy Beckenham.


Many congratulations to our A Level students. We are extraordinarily proud of our student's achievements and want to wish all our Y13 students every success with their plans for the future.


Buying new Academy uniform? Please use voucher code HARRIS30FREEDELIVERY for free delivery on any orders over £30 when ordering from our uniform supplier.


Well done to all our students who were nominated for an end of term award. Please visit the link below and login to your HABE account to view the 'Virtual Celebration Assembly' All certificates and £10 vouchers have been posted to our winners!


HARRIS ACADEMY BECKENHAM IS STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE IN CAREERS EDUCATION. Please click on the link to find out more on our careers website page.


Your chance to go down in history! You are being asked to reflect on your experiences of lockdown for a digital time capsule to be displayed on a dedicated Children of Lockdown website kept forever as part of the British Library’s UK Web Archive - visit


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This about a game of don’t let the ballon hit the floor! Great for movement, hand eye coordination and tactics. Just make sure you have space!


Welcome to our new Y6 students starting in September 2020! We are very excited about meeting you in person soon, however in the meantime please take a look at our Virtual Tour of the Academy and our Welcome Guide to Y6 via the link ...


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This half-term, Performing Arts students at HABE will be set various weekly activities to get creative juices flowing. This week: creating instruments and music from household objects and devising a piece of theatre, taking on the role of performer, director and designer.


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Day 5: Virtual Sports Day- The HABE Lockdown Pentathlon. Access the easy to follow guide on MS Teams or the HABE website. Good luck and stay hydrated 🥇🥈🥉


For those of you that didn’t make our Virtual Sports Awards yesterday evening; you can still watch it by clicking the link: Well done to our amazing PE team


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Day 3 of National School Sports Week; - Reminder that Sports Awards is tonight at 6pm. Invitations have gone out via email to our sport stars. If you have not received an email and are apart of football,rugby or netball please email b.judd for the link


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We warmly welcome staff and students from to our Virtual Symposium. We feel privileged to be featuring your students.


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Day 2 of National School Sports Week; - remember to send in your selfies 🤳 to be involved in the virtual team photo.. here are just a few of our students who have represented the school this year 🏉⚽️🏀🏐

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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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: Ms. Anna-Marie O'Donnell via
Tel: 0208 650 8694 ext 7105 (working days Tuesday and Friday)

If you wish to make a written submission, please kindly address your correspondence as follows: FAO Mr. Karl Hoods: Chair of 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 Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed as Business and
Pecuniary Interests
Meetings attended 2018-19

Ms. Rebecca Hickey

01/09/2011 - Now in third term. Ex-Officio

Executive Principal


4/4 FGB

3/3 FGP

Mr. Samuel Rispoli 01/09/2019 Ex- Officio Head of Academy None N/A

Mr. Karl Hoods

01/09/2011 - Now in third term.

4 Years Sponsor Governor; Chair of Governing Body Bournemouth University - Non Ex Director - Trustee 4/4  FGB
Sir Dan Moynihan 01/09/2011 - Now in third term. 4 Years Sponsor Governor Djanogly Learning Trust - Board Trustee 1/4 FGB
Ms. Carolyn English 01/09/2011 - Now in third term. 4 Years Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation Director of Secondary Education

Sister - Harris Federation Principal of School Improvement

Son - Chair of Governors at HASN

1/4 FGB

2/3 FGP

Ms. Angela Kail

01/09/2011 - Now in third term. 4 Years Sponsor Governor; Vice-Chair of Governing Body New Philanthropy Capital - Employee

2/4 FGB

2/3 FGP

Mr. James Taylor - Nye

01/05/2012 - Extended twice.

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

None 4/4 FGB

Dr. Patrick O'Donnell

10/12/2015 4 Years Sponsor Governor

Chair of Governors Harris Aspire and HPS6F

Family Member - Employee of Harris Academy Beckenham

4/4 FGB

2/3 FGP

Mr Matthew Flint 21/09/2017 4 Years Parent Governor BF Aviation - Travel Agent Tour Operator (Director) 4/4 FGB
Mr. John Ord 05/07/2018 4 Years Sponsor Governor None 4/4 FGB

Mr. Remiel Mitchell - Chair of FGP Committee

02/10/2018 4 Years Sponsor Governor NHS Clinical Commissioning Group - Employee

3/4 FGB

3/3 FGP

Mr. Gary Chimuzinga

11/12/2018 4 Years Sponsor Governor

HM Treasury - Employee

Volunteer at Kings Church London

2/4 FGB

2/3 FGP

Mr. Adrian Hobbs

11/12/2018 Left 31/08/2019 Staff Governor (Support Staff) None 3/4 FGB

Mr. Thomas Christopher


4 Years

Staff Governor(Teaching Staff)

Partner works at another Harris Federation Academy 3/4 FGB

Academy Governing Body areas of interest

Mr. Karl Hoods ICT, Post 16, Safeguarding and GDPR
Ms. Angela Kail Humanities and SEN
Mr. James Taylor-Nye Art, DT & Performing Arts
Dr. Patrick O'Donnell Science & Health and Safety
Mr. John Ord MFL and Mental Health & Wellbeing
Mr. Matthew Flint English and PE
Mr. Remiel Mitchell Chair of FGP and Business Studies
Mr. Gary Chimuzinga Maths and More Able

Full Governing Body dates

Friday 20th September 2019 – 08:30 AM

Friday 6th December 2019 – 08:30 AM

Friday 27th March 2020 – 08:30 AM

Friday 3rd July 2020 – 08:30 AM

Finance and General Purposes dates

Friday 15th November 2019 – 09:00 AM

Friday 13th March 2020 – 09:00 AM

Friday 19th June 2020 – 09:00 AM

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