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19/07/19

Our students celebrating sports today with a tour of Wembley Stadium! ⚽️ https://t.co/AA2V3JnXUm

17/07/19

Retweetd From Marilyn Okoro OLY

Very excited to join you all today to celebrate your Success' this year!! See you soon! https://t.co/PMw4D8BG0e

17/07/19

Thank you so much for visiting! It was an amazing experience for our students.

17/07/19

Retweetd From Marilyn Okoro OLY

Great day celebrating the plethora of sporting success' achieved this year by the students of ... it was truly an honour and I hope you are all inspired to Be your Greatest You!! Have a fab summer 🌟🌟 https://t.co/nZoGc4bF7G

17/07/19

Learning Support Summer Party at Harris Merton. Students have worked very hard to grow some delicious fruit and vegtables. Along with cooking some amazing party food! https://t.co/awr1redKbR

15/07/19

Students at Harris Merton starting their week with a virtual tour of space!! https://t.co/WBRcUHiWnt

13/07/19

Clement Takyi from Harris Academy Merton ready to support as Ball Boy at the Women’s Final in Wimbledon! https://t.co/131mfdVe4G

12/07/19

This week our Year 12 students went to visit CERN. Students created cloud chambers to observe particles tracks and got to visit the accelerator control room then go down to visit one of the detectors! https://t.co/vWbKopTvw5

11/07/19

Kiyah Robertson, Year 8 winning BRONZE for Harris Merton in short putt at Harris Federation Sports Day https://t.co/eM1hpmLGBW

11/07/19

Elisha Mason, Year 8 winning BRONZE for Harris Merton in discus at Harris Federation Sports Day https://t.co/yXiZkultp8

11/07/19

Our staff winning GOLD for Harris Merton in the staff relay at Harris Federation Sports Day https://t.co/m1lt84He5a

11/07/19

Matthew Campbell, Year 10 winning GOLD for Harris Merton in the 100m at Harris Federation Sports Day https://t.co/8tnRshK2eh

11/07/19

Hussain Zadran, Year 10 winning GOLD for Harris Merton in javelin at Harris Federation Sports Day https://t.co/i8FU6dG66l

27/06/19

Our wonderful year 8 students, who won their round of the , participated in the finals today at the IET in Central London. Congratulations to our stars! https://t.co/vAsyUGOO17

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

Retweetd From Wimbledon

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

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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 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 Safeguarding Governor is Mr Alain Hendrich, 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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