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21/09/20

We are counting down to our exciting Virtual Open Evening taking place on Tuesday 29th September! Please visit our website to register your interest! https://t.co/O222p2WgcM https://t.co/OSgwTEYU2P

18/09/20

Well done to some of our year 7s for being nominated for the Principal’s breakfast this month! https://t.co/B6GpYGYHsk

17/09/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

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. https://t.co/kOOMJiRULS

16/09/20

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! https://t.co/1dAEZw4sPv

11/09/20

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… https://t.co/I3Kzzjr22s https://t.co/NJATu76cln

04/09/20

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. https://t.co/WjDRxf9cLT

14/08/20

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. https://t.co/71KHLYppfh https://t.co/66tX1S74h7

17/07/20

Buying new Academy uniform? Please use voucher code HARRIS30FREEDELIVERY for free delivery on any orders over £30 when ordering from our uniform supplier. https://t.co/9f08JzivyK

12/07/20

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' https://t.co/FfGd1csFcd All certificates and £10 vouchers have been posted to our winners! https://t.co/ziPpWUnoPe

07/07/20

HARRIS ACADEMY BECKENHAM IS STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE IN CAREERS EDUCATION. Please click on the link to find out more on our careers website page. https://t.co/WXGxGZ27vP https://t.co/5X4NO02QuZ

03/07/20

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 https://t.co/fMKpnBuuhN https://t.co/yTUexMyWlg

30/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

This week...how 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! https://t.co/3BXKP4HwDK

29/06/20

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 ... https://t.co/UJtm1Og7AC

29/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

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. https://t.co/x6TA2UzsK3

26/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

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 🥇🥈🥉 https://t.co/GJ73qEQqVD

25/06/20

For those of you that didn’t make our Virtual Sports Awards yesterday evening; you can still watch it by clicking the link: https://t.co/g0zRiJvYwv Well done to our amazing PE team

24/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

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 https://t.co/Fu1VRgvdwt

24/06/20

Retweetd From World Class Schools

We warmly welcome staff and students from to our Virtual Symposium. We feel privileged to be featuring your students. https://t.co/rw6oPls5Ta

24/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

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 🏉⚽️🏀🏐 https://t.co/TPS5FBoOhz

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Equalities & Additional Intervention

The Harris Federation is pleased to publish its annual single equality plan. In developing this plan we have been able to identify and record the progress we have made towards achieving equality and tackling discrimination in order to come to a better understanding of the challenges still to be addressed.  

We will ensure that this single equality plan is effectively implemented and scrutinised so that we meet the obligations placed upon us by the equality duty.  Promoting the priorities identified within our single equity plan will be a continuous process. It will be taken in partnership with the Federation community. The three aims of the general equality duty are:

To eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, by tackling prejudice and promoting understanding.

To advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not by:

  • Removing or minimising disadvantage suffered by people due to their protected characteristic
  • Taking steps to meet the needs of people with certain protected characteristics where these are different to the needs of other people, including taking steps to take account of disabled people’s disabilities
  • Encouraging people with certain protected characteristics to participate in public life or in other activities where their proportion is disproportionately low.

To foster good relationships between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.


Compliance with the general equality duty may involve treating some people more favourably than others. The nine protected characteristics are as follows: age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  

The Governors and Staff of the Harris Federation understand that compliance with the general equality duty is a legal obligation that will better inform decision making and policy development. They further recognise that achieving the three aims stated will ensure the Harris Federation is able to successfully meet the needs of our diverse population of students, draw on the talents of a diverse local community to ensure our staff and governors better represent the wider community that we serve.

The Harris Federation has considered how well we currently achieve the aims of this duty with regard to the protected equality groups. Using information that we have gathered we have decided upon our equality objectives. Our plans to meet these objectives will be monitored annually.

In compiling equality information we have:

  • reviewed the Academy’s equality data, policies and practice and identified any gaps.
  • examined how our Academy engages with the protected groups, identifying where practice can be improved.

The outcomes are published within our Single Equality Plan, which has been agreed by our Governing Body. In line with legislative requirements we will review progress against our plan annually and review the entire plan and accompanying action plan on a four year cycle.


Roles and responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities related to the plan are outlined below.

A named Governor will take the lead. The Governors as a whole are responsible for making sure the school complies with the relevant equality legislation and for monitoring progress towards the equality objectives and reporting annually.

The Principal will:

  • Implement the Academy’s stated equality objectives and ensure that access plans are written, and that they are readily available to governors, staff, pupils and parents
  • Ensure all staff know their responsibilities and receive training and support in carrying these out
  • Take appropriate action in cases of harassment and discrimination, including prejudice related incidents
  • Enable reasonable adjustments to be made in relation to disability in regard to students, staff, parents/carers and visitors to the academy.

All staff within the Academy will:

  • Advance equality in their work
  • Foster good relationships between groups and tackle any prejudice related incidents
  • Be able to recognise and tackle bias and stereotyping
  • Take up training and learning opportunities.

All students in the Academy will:

  • Follow the relevant policies and procedures
  • Engage with the PHSEE curriculum in relation to improving equality
  • Report any incidents of bullying, harassment or prejudice related incidents (visitors and contractors are also responsible for following relevant Academy policies).

Free School Meals

The Academy writes to all parent/carers whose children are entitled to free school meals. We also assure parents that all matters regarding use of this fund are treated with discretion and in confidence. Parents/Carers can check their eligibility and apply online without having to discuss the details of their circumstances with anyone at the Academy via the My Free School Meals web site at https://www.myfreeschoolmeals.com/

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