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Our talented students have been demonstrating impressive skills and substantial developments with their beautiful sculptures.


All the staff at HABE wish our Year 11 students the very best of luck sitting their exams over the next few weeks.


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Superb weather to host the year 7 girls federation football tournament. Congratulations to everyone who participated this afternoon ⚽️ HABE teams finishing 2nd and 3rd place in a tense penalty shoot out!


Excited HABE music students attended the Royal Albert Hall to enjoy a concert where the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed well known rock songs such as Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody', making these iconic tunes enjoyable and exciting for all age groups.


Our Year 11s working hard over the weekend at PGL Windmill Hill, focusing on English and Maths ahead of their upcoming exams.


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DofE Update: Congratulations to our students who completed their Bronze Practice Expedition today. Great resilience shown especially in challenging weather conditions


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If you're looking for a teaching position for September, check out the latest opportunity at the


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Good luck to the year 9 and 10 girls who are representing the academy in today’s netball finals 🏐


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Such a pleasure to celebrate mentees from who have worked incredibly hard over the past year. Welcome to Ambassador Programme!


Teaching and Learning briefing for staff this week focused on using homework as a tool to propel student progress and inform teacher planning whilst building supportive links with parents and students .


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If you're looking for a teaching position for September, check out the latest opportunity at the


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New Job: Teacher of Design Technology required .Apply now


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Until next year!


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🌚🛏💤 An hour in... 😂


During the Easter Holidays, student in years 11, 12 & 13 will be able to access intervention classes in a range of subjects to support their own revision at home. Follow the link below to find out more...


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Our students smashed it on the slopes today. From beginner to intermediate to advanced... the progress has been fantastische 🇦🇹🇧🇪


Look at them go. The ending is superb! 😂


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UPDATE: 🙌🏼 We are heeeeeeeeere 🙌🏼


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UPDATE: Safely on French soil and on to the next leg of our exciting journey.... 🇫🇷🌧🥐⛷🇦🇹🚢🗺🚌


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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.

The Governing Body

The Role of Governor:

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:

  • Discuss and set the aims and objectives for the Academy.
  • Set the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Set the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate 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

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, (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. The 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 2016-17

Ms Rebecca Hickey

01/09/2011 Ex-Officio

Executive Principal

None 4

Mr Karl Hoods

01/09/2011 - Extended for a further 4 years.

4 Years Sponsor Governor; Chair of Governing Body None 4

Ms Angela Kail

01/09/2011 - Extended for a further 4 years. 4 Years Sponsor Governor; Vice-Chair of Governing Body None 4

Mr James Taylor - Nye

01/05/2012 - Extended for a further 4 years.

4 Years

Parent Governor

None 3

Sir Dan Moynihan

01/09/2011 - Extended for a further 4 years.

4 Years Sponsor Governor CEO of Harris Federation 1

Ms Carolyn English

01/09/2011 - Extended for a further 4 years.

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

Director of Secondary Education at Harris Federation 2

Dr Patrick O'Donnell

01/12/2016 4 Years Sponsor Governor Family Member - Employee of Harris Academy Beckenham 3

Mr Tony Bayon MBE

01/09/2011 - Extended for a  further 4 years.

End of service - 31/08/17

4 Years Sponsor Governor Governor at Harris Merton, Morden, Crystal Palace & Merton Primary 3

Mrs Laura Sharpe

01/09/2011 - Extended for a further 4 years.

End of Service - 28/04/18

4 Years Sponsor Governor None 3

Mr Kare Sivertsen


End of service - 31/08/18

4 Years

Sponsor Governor

Norweigan National Day Committee, Family Member - Governor at Harris Aspire 3

Mrs Gabi Barham

01/01/2017 4 Years Staff Governor (Support Staff)    

Mrs Susy Feitor


End of service - 31/08/18

4 Years

Staff Governor(Teaching Staff)

Mr Matthew Flint 01/09/18



Parent Governor    

Academy Governing Body Areas of Interest

Mr Karl Hoods ICT, Post 16 and Safeguarding
Ms Angela Kail Humanities
Ms Carolyn English Maths
Mr James Taylor-Nye Art, DT & PE
Dr Patrick O'Donnell Science & Health and Safety
Mr Tony Bayon SEN
Kåre Sivertsen Performing Arts
Mr Matthew Flint English, More Able

FGB Governing Body Meetings:

  • Thursday 5th October 2017 – 08:30 AM
  • Thursday 7th December 2017 – 08:30 AM
  • Thursday 15th March 2018 – 08:30 AM
  • Thursday 5th July 2018 – 08:30 AM


FGP Governing Body Meetings:

  • Thursday 23rd November 2017 – 08:30 AM
  • Thursday 1st March 2018 – 08:30 AM
  • Thursday 21st June 2018 – 08:30 AM

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