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28/03/24

Thank you Pastor Deji and his team from who came in to do a lovely assembly about Easter this week. The children loved it! pic.twitter.com/B1EkBpeUgi

19/03/24

Year 3 & 4 enjoyed an interactive kindness workshop this morning and then completed acts of kindness. They then wrote letters of appreciation, poems, thank you cards and more to share with a friend or family member. pic.twitter.com/8nqW0fzwkC

14/03/24

HPAM’s newest members 🐥 pic.twitter.com/ONP5ZG9gsV

12/03/24

4 little ducks went swimming one day… Our eggs have hatched! How cute are our little ducklings? 🐥🥹 pic.twitter.com/djWCz1gKmy

12/03/24

Year 3 & 4 enjoyed an interactive kindness workshop this morning and then completed acts of kindness. They then wrote letters of appreciation, poems, thank you cards and more to share with a friend or family member. pic.twitter.com/y9c5KsQHHx

12/03/24

Last week was extremely busy at HPAM with lots of events, one of them being Year 1’s trip to London Zoo! It was a lovely trip that enriched the children’s learning of animals and their habitats in science. pic.twitter.com/0qkkdfd5No

07/03/24

We just can’t stop sharing! What a fantastic and eventful World Book Day! Here are some more highlights from todays events. Reading webinar with THE author of Investigators series £1 book tokensDesigned book covers and book marks and so much more! pic.twitter.com/iIPeiubj0c

07/03/24

is a celebration of reading for pleasure.Our mission is to change lives through a love of books and reading.We want to know how you're encouraging children to - show us with the hashtag! pic.twitter.com/mhEl4k3I00

07/03/24

Look at this amazing book cover designed by one of HPAM’s very own! pic.twitter.com/NuJ54IGWvM

07/03/24

The children shared stories with other children across the year groups. Check out all the lovely reading! Now World Book Day may have come to an end but here at HPAM our love for reading will never end. pic.twitter.com/3qiEErzqos

07/03/24

The children thoroughly enjoyed their book parade 📚 pic.twitter.com/TKuPCLbb9V

07/03/24

What an incredible day! HPAM students and staff brought story books to life and were immersed in an incredible day of reading and fun and interactive story book activities. pic.twitter.com/gRgGjhMvaT

06/03/24

is a celebration of reading for pleasure.Our mission is to change lives through a love of books and reading.We want to know how you're encouraging children to - show us with the hashtag! pic.twitter.com/mhEl4k3I00

23/02/24

In our happy place 🌞 🧘‍♂️ KS2 at HPAM are feeling very zen today thanks to our mindfulness workshop. pic.twitter.com/2fChePKnmf

23/02/24

We had a great turn out yesterday for our Yr6 SATs meeting! Thank you so much for coming!If you didn’t get a chance to attend the meeting and would like more information please email info.org.uk pic.twitter.com/SslOzeM8RM

22/02/24

Need a belt for your tools? Then look no further… HPAM’s year 6 have been working on their sewing and have built strong, reliable tool belts. DisclaimerThis isn’t a real AD pic.twitter.com/hv3G5woaaJ

22/02/24

A reminder that if you missed this mornings SATs meeting, there’s another one at 3.45pm. We look forward to welcoming you.

20/02/24

Reception today independently wrote a healthy shopping list 🛒 pic.twitter.com/lPrEAJbdYC

05/02/24

HPAM were so lucky last week to have a Chinese dragon dance workshop for the whole school. The children loved learning a new style of dance as well as being able to hold the magnificent dragon 🐉 pic.twitter.com/AHSkhUkV9G

05/02/24

An amazing piece of home learning by Leo in Percival class of a model jetty house, linked to his learning on the Great Fire of London. pic.twitter.com/YtbD8WDGye

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.

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Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)

 

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 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 Alan Palmer

The Governor responsible for Safeguarding is Mr Alan Palmer

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Karen Rowland

Name

Date of appointment   

Term of office

Appointed as

Business and pecuniary interests

Total Attended

2022-23

Total Attended

2023-24

Sir Dan Moynihan

01/09/2014

reappointed 30/08/2022

4 years

Sponsor Governor

None

0

0

Sabeena Hasan

01/09/2014

reappointed 30/08/2022

4 years

Sponsor Governor

None

0

0

Victoria Forbes

01/09/2019

 

4 years

Sponsor Governor

None

1

1

Alan Palmer 1 September 2022 4 years Chair of Governors None 4 2
Emma Catley  1 September 2023 4 years Ex-officio None 0 2
Sajini Sajufirst 1 September 2022 4 years Staff Governor None 4 2

Sara Osman

1 January 2021

4 years

Parent Governor

None

4

0

Henry Swash

3 June 2020

4 years

Sponsor Governor

None

4

1

Bob Doye

9 March 2023

4 years Sponsor Governor None 1 2
Sharah Mufti   20 November 2023 4 years Parent Governor None 0 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors who have resigned in the last twelve months

Name Date of appointment  Date of resignation Term of office Appointed as Business and pecuniary interests

Total Attended

2021-22

Total Attended

2022-23

Nicole Liddicoat   01/09/2019 21/07/2023 4 years Ex-officio None 2 4
Cadella Patterson   01/01/2021  18/09/2023 4 years Parent Governor None 2 3

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 info@harrisprimarymerton.org.uk

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

 

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