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07/02/18

Year 12 students for a multidimensional learning experience https://t.co/ZwCipOUzpk

07/02/18

Students in the polishing their skills watching French films https://t.co/ZwKHsfoV4g

07/02/18

Fantastic session with James Howarth for Year 11. Determination, perseverance and hard work. Essential factors to https://t.co/eZTAUM17tB

07/02/18

Prefects 2018-19 inducted today with a formal lunch with the Principal and ties presented with their badges. Congrats all. https://t.co/gLNxWn5cfv

06/02/18

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Harris Academy Merton is looking for a Head of Media. Apply now https://t.co/6HwpSfJAlq https://t.co/XurezHyx4j

29/01/18

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First session of the new year with our Step-Up delegates !Today’s session is on & others. How would you get others to buy into your ideas for improvement? https://t.co/ZBHEbn02Oh

11/01/18

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Well done to our FABULOUS Indoor Athletes on their 🥈 Silver Medal at the Y7 Boroughs today! Congrats on Gold! 🥇 https://t.co/muU3Iyurms

18/12/17

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A fantastic final session with & this morning, great to hear such positive feedback on the programme from parents & the difference it had made with the young people’s behaviour ^CQ https://t.co/Gj16ejW75z

12/12/17

A Level Media Studies students are crowned campaign winners today. Their advertising campaign to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health beat stiff competition from 60 other schools! https://t.co/J785MDo7V1

08/12/17

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Great to see the girls confidently sharing their dreams and ambitions as part of the prog. They have come such a long way over the past 9 weeks. Looking forward to our celebration session next week and meeting parents. https://t.co/Qwl2Cknbgw

07/12/17

It’s not everyday you get to actually play tennis . Incredible tour and now a coaching session. https://t.co/XjKo8umRbH

07/12/17

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Teacher of Mathematics required .Apply now https://t.co/37Pq8ad652 https://t.co/pWI33YJlDc

04/12/17

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Grounds and Premises Assistant required .Apply https://t.co/PAnGg998sX https://t.co/ARk8ls3gdy

04/12/17

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Harris Academy Merton is looking for a Cover Supervisor and Form Tutor. Apply now https://t.co/7QvZIPB9YX https://t.co/X45w5gf4pq

21/11/17

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Harris Academy Merton is looking for a Cover Supervisor and Form Tutor. Apply now https://t.co/YtGbfYL2et https://t.co/b9vOTrgqJd

21/11/17

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Revising capital cities with Sporcle! https://t.co/NUbHbrNGr8

21/11/17

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Teacher of Geography required .Apply now https://t.co/QVeHctlvw7

16/11/17

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Session 6 of the Raising Self-Esteem Prog The girls are making incredible progress and we still have 4 weeks to go. A big thank you to for making this possible. Helping-Young-People-Grow. https://t.co/4G9kNplPZU

09/11/17

open evening is in full flow tonight and goes on until 7:30pm. Come and say hi and see where can take your future! https://t.co/4Naold3vt3

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

Academy Governors

Dear Parents and Carers,

At Harris Academy Merton we aim to provide a high quality education for each one of our students, within an environment that promotes learning and enjoyment, and develops responsible adults able to maximise their opportunities in whatever walk of life they choose after leaving school.

The Governing Body is responsible, with the Principal and Senior Leadership Team, for setting the educational direction for the Academy and the targets to be achieved over time, and then monitoring progress towards those objectives and targets.

In September 2012 OFSTED rated the Academy as ‘outstanding’ in all four categories – achievement, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils, and leadership and management. OFSTED praised the ‘tremendously positive culture of learning and very strong sense of community’ which is evident at the Academy.

We also have a thriving Sixth Form, developed in conjunction with other Academies within the Harris Federation of schools, and which OFSTED also judged to be ‘outstanding’.

The Academy has the highest expectations of its students in behaviour, discipline and hard work.

Students are offered an education which is innovative, effective and enjoyable, built around a focus on Sport and Enterprise. Our aim is to prepare them to succeed in their chosen careers, and as citizens of the society in which they will live and work.

As Governors we expect the Academy to be at the heart of the community in Merton, and that its resources and facilities are shared by as many people as possible.

We look forward with you to a bright future at Harris Academy Merton.

Tony Bayon

Chair of Governors


The Role of Governor

Within England, there are over 300,000 School/Academy Governors, who form the largest volunteer force in the country.

The 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 policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Set the required targets 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 as a 'critical friend.'


The Governing Body of Harris Academy Merton

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 Merton are shown below:

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Academy Merton is Mr Tony Bayon, who can be contacted c/o the Academy.

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Ms Caroline Ford who can be contacted on 020 8623 1000 or fordc@harrismerton.org.uk.

Parent Governor

Mrs Isabella Kpobie Mensah is the Parent Governor at Harris Academy Merton. Mrs Kpobie Mensah, has a daughter at the Academy, and experience as a primary school governor.

The position of the Parent Governor on the Governing Body is important in representing the views of parents/carers and assisting in developing the Academy strategically. The term of office is three years or until the child leaves, whichever occurs sooner. If you would like to contact Mrs Kpobie Mensah regarding any issue, please address your correspondence to Mrs Kpobie Mensah c/o Clerk to the Governors at the Academy and we will forward this to him on your behalf.

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