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The boys last story with Miss Melvin- home tomorrow.

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


The Role of Governor

Within England, there are over 300,000 School/Academy Governors, who form the largest volunteer force in the country.

The roles of individual Governors, and subsequently 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 it’s 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, i.e. a 'critical friend.'

The Governing Body of Harris Primary 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 Primary Academy Merton are shown below.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body is Mr Chris Wales

The Governor responsible for Safeguarding is Mr Chris Wales

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Charlotte Porter

To contact the Chair of Governors/Safeguarding Governor or clerk to the governors, please write to Harris Primary Academy Merton, Abbotts Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1JW, or telephone 0208 679 3707, or send an email via

Name Date of Appointment

Date of resignation

Term of office Appointed as Business and pecuniary interests

Full Governors Meetings Attended


Full Governors Meetings Attended


Sir Dan Moynihan September 2014   4 years Sponsor Governor None 2 0
Mr Keith Morley September 2014   4 years Sponsor Governor None 3 1
Mrs Victoria Forbes September 2014   Ex-Officio Ex-Officio None 3 1
Mr Tony Bayon September 2014   4 years Sponsor Governor None 3 1
Mr Barry Elliott September 2014   4 years Sponsor Governor None 3 1
Mr Chris Wales January 2015   4 years Sponsor Governor None 3 1
Mr Edward Meinert September 2014   4 years Sponsor Governor None 3 0
Mr Aaron King February 2016   4 years Sponsor Governor None 1 0
Ms Sabeena Hasan September 2014   4 years Sponsor Governor None 3 1
Mr Seymour Mcleod September 2014   4 years Sponsor Governor None 1 1
Mrs Janette Clarke December 2016   4 years Parent Governor None n/a 1

Should you wish to contact the Governing Body regarding a complaint please use the above email address.