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05/04/19

Our year 10 triple scientists got to hang out with some real life skeletons at Museum of Life Sciences on Thursday. https://t.co/liW1rMLPol

21/12/18

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How can girls get more involved in sport and physical activity? The joined , and on a visit to local school to find out... https://t.co/Vec0EQD7Rr

21/12/18

This afternoon students from donated over 150kg of food to help those less fortunate over the holidays. Have a restful break all! https://t.co/aJ1yh4ktHv

05/12/18

Amazing visit from today at Harris Merton. Truly Inspirational for the next generation of female tennis players! https://t.co/CW562a1Wuz

09/11/18

We're continuing to make physics fun at HAM by studying the 'Science of Rollercoasters' at ! https://t.co/VYreO2nJnp

08/11/18

Sixth Form Open Evening at Harris Academy Merton https://t.co/Y87aUHnuUa

19/10/18

Our Year 9 & 10 students developing team and problem solving skills while learning about careers in the Army! https://t.co/HeJ2ywOm1B

23/08/18

Following a great results day for students the buzz continues with enrolment to https://t.co/weKawRg7Mk

23/08/18

Congratulations to all our successful students. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 5th September at 9am! https://t.co/fzKzW2zEuR

23/08/18

Good luck to all students receiving GCSE results today. Results are available from 10am in the main hall.

25/06/18

Fantastic experiences being had by students who are reliving moment for WW1 https://t.co/LQZDw2tzWU

11/06/18

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Part Time Receptionist required .Apply now https://t.co/Cfp90MmtY4 https://t.co/xxIQokIJlA

24/05/18

All information for Yr11 students and exams can be found in our letters to parents section of the website. https://t.co/nsvuGAvzaZ

24/05/18

A reminder for all Yr11 parents, carers and students - your booster schedule and exam timetable are all via the link https://t.co/2lT2U8bkd2

24/05/18

Our annual Yr8 trips to Boulogne are going out this week. Half the year group had an amazing day Tuesday trying some French treats 🐌 and enjoying the beach. https://t.co/7nE8Q56MKP

18/05/18

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Harris Academy Merton is looking for a Teacher of Computer Science & IT. Apply now https://t.co/Q0unuEEo5h https://t.co/i1B1HDg6xw

11/05/18

Calling all Year 11’s Saturday School gets under way this weekend with RE and Science session. Check out the details here https://t.co/8CIwQgjHSn

30/04/18

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Teaching Assistant required .Apply now https://t.co/QFOkoiAP91 https://t.co/plNEDgpIHW

30/04/18

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Are you looking for a Teacher of Mathematics role? Apply now https://t.co/0reLfCkwg7 https://t.co/eAxvGbn14B

30/04/18

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Teacher of English required .Apply now https://t.co/gbZKBqsWIy https://t.co/APsthawsPL

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Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)

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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