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19/01/18

Retweetd From Julia Quick

Recognise what they do well. Often. Talk about them positively to ensure they develop positive self-image.

18/01/18

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

Two music classes joined to make a band of 50 kids! Playing Living on a Prayer to brighten up our Thursday morning. They are concentrating faces (not miserable ones- we promise!) https://t.co/IgMjqHRSEJ

18/01/18

Retweetd From Middle Park Primary

Year 6 are stretching their brains around algebra this morning with Mrs Lewis from We love challenging ourselves! https://t.co/1C5Nbzdonn

16/01/18

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

Jam band auditions sounding amazing . List up tomorrow! https://t.co/3GiN7ZzTtb

13/01/18

Thanks...hope you're well!!

12/01/18

Congratulations to former pupil Ibrahim Mohamed, accepted at Oxford University to study Maths.

12/01/18

Retweetd From Greenwich Netball

Huge well done to all Year 10 and 11 teams who took part in their Greenwich Netball Tournament at Eltham Hill today. A remarkable achievement and milestone for Netball in Greenwich with no less than 8 teams taking part

11/01/18

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We have a newly installed fully floodlit 3G Pitch available at . Get in touch to view the facility or booked in! https://t.co/eY0TqSW1SO

10/01/18

Congratulations to Mohammed Begi who has just been accepted at Oxford University to read History and Politics. Seriously proud of you.

10/01/18

We are very excited about our trip to tomorrow. Pupils will be writing short stories inspired by an exhibition of Charles II’s original artwork. We are grateful to for their support.

05/01/18

The on-site nursery is privately run by an outstanding provider and took a year to set up. Only started in Sept, for community as well as staff who get a reduced rate. Happy to discuss details - email the Principal through our website.

05/01/18

Agreed - we have a nursery on site... one of the best decisions we've made. Plus we give new fathers two weeks paternity instead of the usual one - supporting dads important too :)

05/01/18

Want to join a school with fantastic staff morale, great training and a healthy life/work balance? We're looking for an MFL teacher and a Science teacher for Sept. https://t.co/9cGEWTJOPC

04/01/18

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

What a way to kick off the term with 2 music classes coming together for whole class band . Music making for the masses! https://t.co/SI3WSXU34N

25/12/17

Merry Christmas everyone!

23/12/17

Retweetd From Daryn

This, my friends, is how you start a book.... https://t.co/DO3tpbfLWN

20/12/17

Great fun on last day: songs, mince pies and some bubbles. Merry Christmas from x https://t.co/DVVERAwHuD

19/12/17

Our newsletter this term: https://t.co/CBdsoda0Hy

19/12/17

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

Amazing performance in achievement assembly from our year 9 composition to round off a fantastic term here at . Happy holidays everyone! https://t.co/Sr8N7rWfXm

18/12/17

Retweetd From Middle Park Primary

And thanks to Ms Lewis and our sixth form volunteers for everything you have done for us this term. We 💙 https://t.co/Reop51dQ4y

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.

Biographies for Governing Body

The Governing Body for Harris Academy Greenwich has been in place since September 2012 and comprises of governors appointed by the sponsor, staff governors, parent governors and ex-officio members including the CEO of the Harris Federation, and the Principal.  We meet once a term, with an additional strategy meeting in September. We are supported in our work by a professional Clerk to the Governors.

As we move into our fifth year as a Governing Body, we have seen some changes to the team, including a new Chair (Koyeli Solanki, an ex-Parent Governor), and a new Vice Chair (Lee McCormack). Governors continue to be linked to areas of the school, and meet regularly with Heads of Departments.

Governors use skills from their professional lives and their experience of governance to hold the Principal and other Senior Leaders to account, and by providing constructive challenge.  We also like to be aware of the day-to-day operations at school, so we visit when we can to see staff and students at work. Our role also includes being part of the disciplinary process, for which we are all specially trained.

Governors are encouraged to undertake training to develop their skills and expertise, and the Harris Federation provide a wide range of training opportunities to governors.

Governors continue to work on enabling the school to provide the best opportunities in life for all of our young people.  This means that we have to look ‘beyond outstanding’ to the features of the school which will help our students to realise their full potential and lead happy lives.  So far, we have been looking at school clubs, an alumni association, opportunities for work experience, help with CV writing and a number of other aspects of this concern. Our growing Sixth Form reflects our ambition, and we were happy to see so many students go on to university or other challenging career paths in the summer.

 

 

Dr TomlinsonDr Chris Tomlinson

Dr Tomlinson has been a Principal for ten years, the last four as a National Leader of Education (NLE) and an Executive Principal.  He graduated from Kent University with a degree in Mathematics and Statistics after his professional footballing career came to an end.  Following almost a decade of teaching and leading departments in several challenging schools across England, he became Principal at what is now Harris Academy Chafford Hundred at the age of 33, a school that quickly became the most improved school in England and later was awarded Outstanding Ofsted status in every category and is now one of the most successful state schools in England.  During that time he was also a consultant for Alite, delivering training across England on Maths, Leadership and School Improvement.  As an NLE he became Executive Principal of Harris Academy Greenwich in January 2011, a school which has now also been awarded most improved school in England and is also now Outstanding in every category.  Dr Tomlinson was awarded a PhD for services to education by UEL in 2011. He is the Executive Principal of Harris Academy Greenwich, Harris Academy Falconwood and Harris Academy Battersea.

 


Koyeli SolankKoyeli_Solankii : Chair of Governors

I have lived and worked in the Eltham area since I was at school, and currently run a small import business. My younger son is lucky enough to be at Harris Academy Greenwich now, as it works towards giving every single pupil the best education and opportunities possible. I was a Parent Governor for Eltham Foundation School for the last 18 months and worked on committees working towards getting the school out of Special Measures. I am now a Link Governor for the English and Humanities Departments, and am also the SEN link. I am part of the academy’s Health and Safety Committee, and am a member of the Parent Council.

 


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Edward Falzon : Sponsor Governor

Edward Falzon has a career spanning over 21 years with Morgan Stanley. He works within the Product Development team, and sets the strategic projects direction for areas of Morgan Stanley Fund Services, consults with clients, and manages a team of project and business analysts. He has worked and lived around the world, and is based in Blackheath. He looks forward in supporting the Harris Academy Greenwich  in meeting and exceeding its objectives.  

 


Lee McCormack

Lee McCormack : Sponsor Governor

Lee has worked in the Financial Services industry for over 17 years in Risk Management and more recently in Business Development roles.  He has worked at LCH.Clearnet, UBS, Morgan Stanley and Nomura and specialises post-trade market infrastructure.  Lee has has severed on the Board of Directors of two companies within the financial services industry and hopes his skills and experience will be useful whilst serving the children, parents and school as a governor.”


Hannah CoxHannah Cox : Sponsor Governor

I have worked in Financial Services for 4 years, both in my current role as a consultant in the strategy department at Macquarie, and in my previous role as a strategy consultant at Strategy&, PwC. Before this, I taught Maths and History in Moseley Park School in Bilston, where I saw the school grow from being in special measures to achieve a ‘good’ and now ‘outstanding’ school. I hope both my professional experience, and my personal experience will contribute towards supporting Harris Academy Greenwich in its goals and objectives.

 


JuliaQuick 0003Julia Quick– Teaching Staff Governor

I have worked at Harris Academy Greenwich for 5 years, to begin with as a Lead Practitioner within the Science department, and now as a Specialist Leader in Education. I joined the school during its rise to outstanding; I am proud to have been a part of that journey, and continue to be proud to work within a school with such strong vision and values. As part of my remit I am involved in training our Newly Qualified Teachers, and I am always pleasantly surprised by the high quality of staff, even within our NQTs. As a teaching school, HAGR is forward thinking, and I'm excited to be a part of its evolution on the governing body.

 

 


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Sandra McKay – Parent Governor

I am a Parent Governo living in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. I have three children who attend Harris Academy Greenwich, currently in years 10, 9 and 8.  I work from home and have a passion for ensuring children and young people receive the highest education and best outcomes.  This passion led me to complete a Foundation Degree in Learning Support and then a BA Hons in Childhood Studies.  I am confident pupils will achieve an excellent education at Harris Academy Greenwich. As a Parent Governor and a member of the Parents Council for Harris Academy Greenwich I consider myself an approachable, good communicator who can offer my experiences as a new parent to the school and voice any topics that may arise from a parents perspective.

 


KwakuKwaku Boateng– Parent Governor

As an educationist since 1997, I am very passionate about the education of our young students so that they can excel to the highest level in the near future.