Dear Parents and Carers,
The Harris Academy at Merton aims 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 Management 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 of pupils, quality of teaching, behavior 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 6th 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
Chair of Governors
We are pleased to announce that Mr. Seymour MacLeod has been successful in the recent election for the post of Parent Governor at Harris Academy Merton. Mr. MacLeod, who has a son in Year 7 at the Academy, has previously been involved in a similar role at primary school level.
The position of the Parent Governor Representative on the Governing Body is important as they assist in developing strategies for the Academy and represent the views of Parents/Carers. The term of office is for three years or until the child leaves, whichever is the shorter of the two. If you would like to contact Mr. MacLeod regarding any issue please address your correspondence to Mr. MacLeod c/o the Academy and we will forward this to him on your behalf.
I would like to welcome Mr. MacLeod to this role and thank him for his support for the Academy.