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Our wonderful Steel Pan band performed throughout lunch and conducted a workshop for staff and students as part of our Black History Month celebrations 🎶


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A wonderful Pianist and Saxophonist performed throughout lunch today for staff and students as part of our Black History Month celebrations   🎶


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The Performing Arts notice board here at has been updated with all of the timetables and extra-curricular activities available 🎶 🎭


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Our year 7 boys ready to go.. good luck lads!


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We had a fantastic time at our first ever netball tournament this afternoon at Bromley High. It was brilliant to see the girls playing together, the progress throughout this afternoon was amazing 🏐 I’m very proud and I can’t wait to watch these superstars in more fixtures ⭐️


Some *fantastic* examples of cells made by Year 7


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ANNOUNCEMENTs Unfortunately the opponent has withdrawn this morning from the year 7 boys football match. We will still be running a small sided game after school for the students so they can play some football. We have automatically gone through to the next round ⚽️ 🚨


Only another 2000 to go!! Busy times but we love that the local community can see how amazing our students and staff really are.#HABEShiningBrightly


Every day is open day at HABE- what a unique and special community we have, come see our amazing students in action. 1000 parents and students through the door already.


Our year 7 and 8 being scientists for the day designing and modifying ther own cells! Blowing away my the creativity of our students. What a week and its only Wednesday!


Experiencing the outdoors in year 7 with primitive living experiences and being in tune with nature and the great outdoors.


What an amazing week at HABE, students going above and beyond again.#ProudtobeHABE Sixth Formers helping Living Well in Penge - helping the community with the  generosity from our students and families


We have a number of items that have been left behind. Students will be able to collect these from the canteen tomorrow from 8am.


No problem - we will wait with her 👍


🔊Travel Update 🔊 The Bushcraft trip will be arriving back to the Academy around 4:45pm! We will let you know if anything changes


We can now announce our Virtual Open Evening will be on Thursday 11th November - stay tuned for further information!


Moved by the statistic, that "Fewer than 1% of students at GCSE study a book by a writer of colour", Ms Wrighton applied for a book giveaway, run by , to win 100 books written by black authors... we are delighted to say we have been successful!

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 via

Tel: 0208 650 8694 ext 7105 (working days Tuesday, Wednesday 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 2019-20

Ms. Rebecca Hickey

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

Assistant Director


4/4 FGB

3/3 FGP

Mrs. Ciara Warnock 01/09/2020 Ex- Officio Principal 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 OBE 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 - Now in third term.

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

None 4/4 FGB

Dr. Patrick O'Donnell

10/12/2015 - Now in second term. 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



Left 31/08/2020

4 Years Parent Governor BF Aviation - Travel Agent Tour Operator (Director) 4/4 FGB
Mr. John Ord 05/07/2018 4 Years Sponsor Governor




4/4 FGB

Mr. Remiel Mitchell

Left 02/09/2020

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

3/4 FGB

3/3 FGP

Mr. Gary Chimuzinga

Chair of Finance Committee

11/12/2018 4 Years Sponsor Governor

HM Treasury - Employee

Volunteer at Kings Church London

2/4 FGB

2/3 FGP

Mrs. Gesine Schmidt

02/10/2020 4 Years Sponsor Governor None N/A

Mr. Thomas Christopher


4 Years

Staff Governor(Teaching Staff)

Partner works at another Harris Federation Academy 3/4 FGB

Ms. Zainab Awaleh


02/07/2021 4 Years Staff Governor (Support Staff) None N/A

Mrs. Julia Vanoli


02/07/2021 4 Years Parent Governor None N/A

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 and PE
Dr. Patrick O'Donnell Science & Health and Safety
Mr. John Ord Business Studies and Mental Health & Wellbeing
Mrs. Gesine Schmidt MFL
Mrs. Julia Vanoli English and Media
Mr. Gary Chimuzinga Maths and More Able


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