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31/01/24

Our first cohort to talk future aspirations with our guests are Year 9. pic.twitter.com/0evKYXQWej

31/01/24

Getting ready for our Careers Fair this morning with some amazing visitors ready to speak to our students pic.twitter.com/u6vvMl8849

19/01/24

Not for the faint hearted! Year 13 Psychology students got all practical today as they dissected sheep's brains. Why? This was to support their revision of the parts of the brain for the Biopsychology. pic.twitter.com/1AW8mvTfkI

12/01/24

Crochet enrichment - just some of the amazing work being created by our students. pic.twitter.com/qvko8lgXFl

08/01/24

We are consulting on our Admissions Policy for 2025-2026. For further information, please see the enclosed link.https://t.co/bYSmRL9rgc pic.twitter.com/pgWd7bOW8j

19/12/23

Exploring the wonders of biology during a sixth form taster day yesterday – students fully engaged in the fascinating world of kidney dissection! 🧪🔬 " pic.twitter.com/uQ58IJrJrh

19/12/23

We are consulting on our Admissions Policy for 2025-2026. For further information, please see the enclosed link.https://t.co/bYSmRL9Z5K pic.twitter.com/iWcja3QhM5

12/12/23

Thank you to all the parents and students who braved the not so great weather to attend our apprenticeship information evening for Years 10-13. Thank you to our guest speakers from team. pic.twitter.com/5TM7f2UeAS

12/12/23

The motion argued was 'This house would ban advertising aimed at children'.The afternoon was well spent and students from both schools did well and enjoyed themselves. pic.twitter.com/DDo0a6vjBp

12/12/23

Last Friday, 15 students from came to HAO for the 2nd leg of debate training and competition. The students from HAO represented themselves well against the experienced and eloquent speakers of Bromley High School. pic.twitter.com/9kdl6XZJ7f

08/12/23

Final game of our ESFA group saw another rivalry, with HAO taking on in a tight, tense, up and down game. Claiming the top spot with a well fought 3-2 victory is…HAO. Onward to the knockout stages! pic.twitter.com/ySDC8ELw4s

04/12/23

Congratulations to Mr Stuchfield for growing what can only be described as a resplendent moustache for charity as part of “Movember”. pic.twitter.com/fHIhG3YIw9

24/11/23

1st round of the London Cup, saw Harris Orpington take on Harris Beckenham in a local rivalry. A good game with Harris Orpington claiming a 4-0 victory. pic.twitter.com/fa6koPG0l5

17/11/23

For more information on this cause, follow the link: https://t.co/g2lRaHkUHh

17/11/23

Mr Stuchfield is raising awareness for - 'I am bravely sporting a truly egregious moustache in front of 800 children every day'.This is the before picture - Lets check back in at the end of the month for a progress check.To donate: https://t.co/5Ys2Lc5DzD pic.twitter.com/XY03cCzZP7

17/11/23

And taking the time to explore the trenches…Mr Koubaa joined in too! pic.twitter.com/LdGndWzesy

17/11/23

Paying our respects at the Canadian memorial at Sanctuary wood pic.twitter.com/15mHUptGMQ

17/11/23

Yesterday was an early start for our avid historians! But they made it to Folkestone for the crossing over to Calais… pic.twitter.com/ovLLlMOzSG

14/11/23

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14/11/23

Thanks to those that attended this evening. It was great to see some alumni. pic.twitter.com/EkoEQw0bcd

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.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Clapham

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Stratford

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

Willesden

Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)

Within England there are over 300,000 school/academy governors, who together form the largest volunteer force in the country. Governors perform a strategic role and carry out key functions such as:

  • Discussing and setting the aims and objectives for the academy
  • Setting the required policies and targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress that the academy is making towards its set aims and objectives.

Governors are also ‘critical friends’ to the Principal, providing challenge and support.


Our Governors

The academy is a member of the Harris Federation. Ultimate responsibility for the academy rests with the Board of Trustees of the Federation (see the Federation's governance details and scheme of delegation), but much of the work of the Board is delegated to the local Governing Body which comprises of 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 Chair of Governors is Ms Janice Tomlinson, who can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governing Body or via the Academy's address - Harris Academy Orpington, Tintagel Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4LG.  The Clerk to the Governing Body at Harris Academy Orpington can be contacted via email at ClerktoGovernors@harrisorpington.org.uk

Name

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Appointed as

Business and
Pecuniary Interests

Links/Areas of Interest

Meetings attended 2022-2023

Mrs Lauren Allen

14/06/2022

13/06/2026

Sponsor Governor

None

Admissions

Safeguarding and medical

4/4

Mr David Astin

01/09/2018

Ex-Officio

Executive Principal

None

N/A

4/4

Mr Richard Carey

23/04/2019

Ex-Officio

Head of Academy

None

N/A

4/4

Miss Laura Compton

11/06/2021

10/06/2025

Sponsor Governor

Cognus Ltd
Education support services wholly owned by LB Sutton
Director of Services, May 2022.

SEND

Pupil Premium

Admissions

2/4

Mr Christopher Everitt

10/12/2020

09/12/2024

Sponsor Governor

Assistant Director, Harris Federation Secondary Education

 

Visits discharged through the Federation monitoring

Mr Andrew Griffin

14/12/2018

re-appointed 01/12/2022

30/11/2026

Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation, Employee

Governor at another Harris Site, June 2023.

Science, Humanities,

Curriculum

Admissions

4/4

Ms Rebecca Hickey

01/04/2022

31/03/2026

Sponsor Governor

Trustees Farmington Trust

Harris Federation, Director of Secondary Education

 

Visits discharged through the Federation monitoring

Mr Tobias Martin Hughes

18/07/2022

17/07/2026

Sponsor Governor

None

Career

4/4

Mr Kenneth Michie

23/03/2021

22/03/2025

Sponsor Governor

None

Sixth Form

Admissions

4/4

Sir Daniel Moynihan

01/09/2016

re-appointed

01/09/2020

31/08/2024

Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation, CEO

National Institute of Teaching/School Led Development Trust, Chairman of Board of Trustees, January 2022

Djanolgy Learning Trust, Board Trustee

 

Visits discharged through the Federation monitoring

Mr Erdal Niyazoglu

01/09/2021

31/08/2025

Sponsor Governor

Governor at another Harris Site, June 2023.

PE / Sport, Art & Technology / Engineering

Curriculum

Equalities and Diversity

4/4

Mr Nick Soar

10/12/2020

09/12/2024

Sponsor Governor

Executive Principal, Harris Federation

On Governing Board at South Hampstead School for Girls

 

Visits discharged through the Federation monitoring

Ms Jan Tomlinson

01/01/2021

31/12/2024

Chair of Governors

Chair of Governors at another Harris site, February 2018.

Company Secretary - 59 Canadian Avenue (Management) Ltd, February 2005.

Company Secretary - 27 Mount Pleasant Road (RTM) Ltd, February 2012.

Company Secretary Brockley Hill Park Trustee - March 2021.

MFL

Curriculum

Medical (interim)

Pupil Premium

4//4

Past Governors

Mrs Sandra Miles

10/12/2020

31/08/2023

Stepped down

Sponsor Governor

Compliance and Safeguarding Consultant, Harris Federation

Family relation of a Governor at another Harris site

 

Visits discharged through the Federation monitoring

Mr Ben White

01/12/2016

re-appointed

01/12/2020

28/02/2023

Stepped down

Sponsor Governor

PWC, Employer

Enable Ethiopia, Trustee

Maths

Curriculum

3/4

Ms Naku Seushi Kitambi

28/09/2018

27/09/2022

Stepped down

Sponsor Governor

None

English

Data Protection

1/3