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07/07/22

Fantastic visit to yesterday for Year 12 to learn more about what university has to offer https://t.co/FejiDbHonv

04/07/22

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I spy two of our students at the back of the line looking super smart ready for another day at Wimbledon 📸🎾 https://t.co/LHwK8WCJlA

30/06/22

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Some amazing pictures of our students working hard at today! 🎾 https://t.co/ZSdM6OPjUg

30/06/22

3/3 trips complete! Over 120 geographers visited Whitstable to investigate the effectiveness of coastal management as part of their physical fieldwork studies 🌍🏝🐚 https://t.co/3loWS1vjMa

28/06/22

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The Summer Reading Challenge starts on 9 July. We're looking for volunteers aged 14+ to get involved. For more info and to apply https://t.co/qVP2Az356f https://t.co/KZZ1pHD6Fo

27/06/22

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Gold secured for Year 8 girls high jump, gold for Year 8 boys discus, bronze for the Year 8 boys shot put and bronze in Year 8 boys long jump! 🥇 🥉 https://t.co/NahD6kMLNs

27/06/22

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Another gold for Year 9 boys 800m and silver for Year 10 boys 800m! 🥇 🥈 https://t.co/ZMiN62fv2q

27/06/22

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Gold for Year 9 boys javelin and bronze for Year 9 girls javelin! 🥇 🥉 https://t.co/rTBSSZclP1

27/06/22

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Our Year 8 boy in action winning gold for the 800m 🥇 https://t.co/TtwPVXzMty

27/06/22

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The relay races have started with Merton winning bronze in the Year 7 girls event! 🥉 https://t.co/AYXAoz85j0

27/06/22

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A successful race for the Year 7 boys winning silver! 🥈 https://t.co/ZA3bpNpkBY

27/06/22

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Another bronze for the Year 8 girls relay 🥉 https://t.co/vDLcb6EmMA

27/06/22

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Second place for our Year 8 boy relay runners! 🥈 https://t.co/vei95p5h7C

27/06/22

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Well done to our Year 9 boy for winning silver in high jump, Year 8 boy 800m runner for securing gold along with our Year 9 boy winning gold in discus and our Year 9 boy winning bronze in shot put 🥇🥈🥉 https://t.co/pEo4J4Sv3r

27/06/22

Congratulations all!

27/06/22

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🏆 Overall results from Harris Federation 2022 🏆 Year 7 boys - 2nd 🥈 Year 7 girls - 3rd 🥉 Year 8 boys - 2nd 🥈 Year 8 girls - 3rd 🥉 Year 9 boys - 1st 🥇 Year 10 boys - 3rd 🥉 Overall Merton boys - 2nd 🥈 Overall Merton girls - 3rd 🥉 A big well done to all competitors. https://t.co/dftYZxxDZP

27/06/22

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Our Year 8 student in action with his winning jump! 🥇 https://t.co/4e8oqR8XDt

27/06/22

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Our fantastic Year 9 student winning the 800m. A very close one! 🥇 https://t.co/THijlULnm6

27/06/22

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Some more action shots of our amazing athletes! https://t.co/jvqllNnu4h

27/06/22

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Our gold medal winner for Year 9 boys javelin in action! 🥇 https://t.co/UNtj2RZXYy

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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.

Christopher Ashton Holt

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 Christopher Ashton Holt, who can be contacted c/o the Academy.

The Safeguarding Governor is Joseph Keller, 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.

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