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20/09/17

Retweetd From HAMGeography

Open evening going well! https://t.co/EqzRYxiYE8

20/09/17

We love greeting prospective parents “wow isn’t your science department just an exciting place to learn”

20/09/17

Tonight’s student speaker Hani Yr8 “Last year was the best and fastest year of my life here at HAM - it was outstanding just like us” https://t.co/cOHHhpiLcW

20/09/17

First address from our Principal “we are an Academy that is outstanding and maintains that accolade every day” https://t.co/ZZEeWl4WZC

20/09/17

Retweetd From Mumsnet Merton

Local secondary schools' open days are underway. Visit tonight for their Open Evening: https://t.co/0Ph1CJMk90 https://t.co/S9HP5kfaMN

20/09/17

An hour to go before we throw open our doors and welcome Year6 parents to see what we do and how we do it! Join us tonight’s from 5pm

18/09/17

Want to see what is all about? Come and join us at our Open Evening on Wednesday 20th September

17/09/17

Students this week working with using new software to help design new courtyards in https://t.co/wTxHjGgWDP

16/09/17

Yr11 are you ready? Booster schedule and list of preferred revision guides coming your way next! All info on our website

09/09/17

Missed our presentation to Yr11 parents and carers this week? No problem, take a look here https://t.co/s1zndpXsFg

07/09/17

Thank you to all the Yr11 parents and carers who attended tonight's information evening. Links and info to follow

07/09/17

Yr 11 Parent Meeting this evening, preparing for the year ahead and engaging parents and carers with GCSE's. 6PM

07/09/17

WELCOME BACK TO ALL OUR AMAZING STUDENTS. A new year comes with new priorities, what will you do to be EMPOWERED & ENGAGED this year?

24/08/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Well done - we are so proud of all our students today ِ https://t.co/Bej3gziQt1

24/08/17

Beverly and Caleb truly outstanding performances, together achieving 11A*\A grades, 3... yes 3... 9 grades an 8 and a 7! https://t.co/ru4TaqaZyZ

24/08/17

Could not be more of our amazing students today. Achievement is success - well done everyone ِ https://t.co/cvKJiGpDoO

24/08/17

So pleased for all our students today! Incredible results today we can't wait to share them with you

24/08/17

It's here and we are so excited to see all our Year 11 students. Results available from 11am! See you soon

18/08/17

Retweetd From Harris Sixth Form

Congratulations to all Harris Sixth Form students on their successful examination results. You are amazing. Good luck for the future.

17/08/17

More news coming through. Congrats to Leia A*AA going to read Eng Lit and Ibadur AAAA off to to read Biomedical Sci

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

Mr Seymour McLeod is the Parent Governor at Harris Academy Merton. Mr McLeod, who has a son at the Academy, has previously been involved in a similar role at primary school level.

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 Mr McLeod regarding any issue, please address your correspondence to Mr McLeod c/o Clerk to the Governors at the Academy and we will forward this to him on your behalf.

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