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⛷Ski Trip 2020⛷ Pizza night in Bormio!


⛷Ski Trip 2020⛷Another great day on the slopes...


⛷Ski Trip 2020⛷ Day 4 and the conditions are still perfect!


⛷Ski Trip 2020⛷ Another great day of skiing!


⛷Ski Trip 2020 ⛷ Early morning crew out on the slopes already!


⛷Ski Trip 2020 ⛷The infamous HABE ski quiz is underway!


⛷Ski Trip 2020 ⛷ great afternoon ski for the advanced group!


⛷Ski Trip 2020 ⛷ First morning of skiing done! Some great progress being made all round!


⛷Ski Trip 2020 ⛷We are ready and excited for the first day of skiing!


⛷Ski Trip 2020 ⛷Ski fitting is done and now waiting for dinner 🍕🥩🍝


⛷Ski Trip 2020 ⛷Snow is looking good for tomorrow!


⛷Ski Trip 2020 ⛷ we have arrived safe and sound! Will be posting pictures soon!


⛷Ski Trip 2020 ⛷ journey going well!


⛷Ski Trip 2020 ⛷ We have boarded the ferry and are on our way!!


Retweetd From Inspiring the Future

Yesterday, some amazing sixth-form students from were at 's “our journey to decarbonisation” conference at The Crystal. Watch this fantastic speech from the event.


Retweetd From Harris Federation Geography

Y7 students completing fieldwork in Kelsey Park. Examining the impact of human activity in their local area.


Y7 students calculating how long in earth years it would take to get to various planets using various modes of transportation, eg Usain Bolt running or riding a horse! Fun fact -Usain bolt would take 114 yrs to run to Venus versus a space craft taking 2 months#ROGSchools


Congratulations! The music department and students managed to raise almost £100 in the cake sale this week to rent a double bass for the HABE Big Band orchestra!

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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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