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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

27/04/18

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Harris Academy Merton is looking for a Teacher of Science. Apply now https://t.co/2hKLK2gt2X https://t.co/dOYPEKIl6j

27/04/18

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Are We learning about headland and bays or having a tea break? Exploring demos of erosion https://t.co/bAuL086b9R

19/04/18

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Really nice to visit the girls from who took part in last years Self-Esteem prog Great to see them doing so well! Also a brilliant meeting with to discuss the progs for the year ahead & UL thank you for making this possible! https://t.co/duUEDs0Wpr

15/04/18

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Final two signs complete with regen logo are up. Thank you so much Now just the final touches to the 3 rooms and work can start. https://t.co/xap89uTesj

29/03/18

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are looking for a Teacher/Lead Practitioner Designate of Science. Apply now https://t.co/8F6ibr9Xoh https://t.co/V1RFVbeJKY

28/03/18

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Nine Harris Academies took part in the 2 hour challenge, but the victors were..... Well done to everyone that took part and thank you to the Science Team for arranging today's activities https://t.co/aEni42jQf6

22/03/18

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A very good attempt at drawing on climatic hazards by Rachel in year 9! https://t.co/rxxBiRjCU7

19/03/18

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Revision skill - back to back for the structure of the Earth. Thanks https://t.co/A2tMTOnzLm

16/03/18

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Hey - check out the work of our students at for . We’re all making the and promoting your toothbrushes too! https://t.co/sm7bvccIVo

16/03/18

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We are looking for a Teacher of Computer Science & IT .Apply now https://t.co/Jn38DWJ3iZ https://t.co/ZelXEqK126

15/03/18

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Assistant Principal (Behaviour & Pastoral Provision) required https://t.co/y3e0XkicwR https://t.co/5xCRprOtNT

01/03/18

Severe Weather Update: the Academy will close today at 11:40 and will remain closed tomorrow, Friday 2nd March. Please see the letter from the Principal https://t.co/aYwMOPDCWW

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

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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