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We're thrilled to announce that our design for – an innovative project converting a former police station into a school – is a finalist! 🤞 Fingers crossed… 🤞


Thematic Day at today


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'This has given me a second chance' - read about the amazing support for students at in today’s Times. The school, it says, is ‘proof that it is possible to take children who have failed in mainstream education and turn them around.'


The Academy is back to normal today, students are expected in by 8.30am in full uniform


Harris Aspire is OPEN until 12.30 today, Friday 2nd March


Harris Aspire is CLOSED today due to the adverse weather conditions, check website, Twitter & Facebook for updates


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Off for our Mental Health roadshow with our friends and


roll on tomorrow all students to learn CPR


British Heart Foundation - Restart a Heart Day 18 Oct whole school to learn CPR with


Students to take part in BHF Restart a Heart Day 18 Oct


- Restart a Heart Day - Tues 18th Oct students taking part in the record breaking CPR training

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 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 Aspire Academy

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 Aspire Academy are shown below.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Academy Aspire is Mr. Patrick O'Donnell. He can be contacted at, via the Academy's postal address or on 0203 370 9238.

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Ms Loretta D'Souza. She can be contacted at L.D', via the Academy's postal address or on 0203 370 9238.

Please click here for further Governance information (GIAS).

Date of Appointment
Term of Office
Appointed as
Business and
Pecuniary Interests
AGB and FGPC attended 2018-19
AGB and FGPC attended 2019-20
Subject Area
Specialist Area
Sir Daniel Moynihan 01/09/2019 4 Years Sponsor Governor CEO Harris Federation 1/3 0 N/A Chair of Exclusions
Ms Carolyn English 01/09/2019 4 Years Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation Director of Secondary Education

Sister - Harris Federation Principal of School Improvement

Son - Chair of Governors at HASN

0 0 N/A Student Disciplinary Committee
Mr Patrick O'Donnell 01/09/2018 4 Years Sponsor Governor CofG: Aspire Governor: Harris Beckenham 3/3 3/3 Health & Safety/Science, HUMS, MFL Chair of Governors
Ms Sandra Miles 01/09/2019 Ex-officio Executive Principal Harris Federation 3/3 3/3 Safeguarding Executive Principal
Mr Andrew Barr 01/09/2019 Ex-officio Principal Harris Federation 3/3 3/3 N/A Principal
Ms Catherine Dunne 14/09/2018 4 Years Staff Governor Harris Federation 3/3 3/3 N/A SEND
Mr Westley Jarvis 01/09/2019 4 Years Sponsor Governor & Chair of F&GP Harris Federation 3/3 3/3 IT Chair of Finance, Construction and Skills for Work and Life
Ms Devyani Patel 01/01/2018 4 Years Sponsor Governor Harris Federation  2/3 2/3 N/A Student Commission  
Ms Raziya Mitchell 30/09/2018 4 Years Sponsor Governor None 2/3 3/3 N/A Student Welfare, Behaviour, Health & Social Care
Ms Rachel Owusu-Agyei 19/09/2018 4 Years Sponsor Governor None 2/3 3/3 Law English, Race Equality and Equalities, Careers
Ms Ukachi Nwosu 3/10/2019 4 Years Sponsor Governor None 1/3   N/A Maths
Mr Precious Tamuno 13/11/2019 4 Years Sponsor Governor None 1/3   N/A Safer Recruitment/ Business
Ms Sarah Eastaff 26/11/2019 4 Years Sponsor Governor None 0 2/3 N/A EAL, Media and Art
Ms Loretta D'Souza 01/06/2018 4 Years Clerk to Governors None 3/3   N/A N/A


Past Governors

Date of Appointment
Stepped Down
Appointed as
Business and Pecuniary Interests
Meetings attended 2016/2017
Subject Area
Specialist Area
Ms Sharie Omoragbon 01/09/2014 Stepped down 26/03/2019 Sponsor Governor and Vice Chair Harris Federation Maths Maths Student Commission & Equalities Governor
Mr Darrien Bold 01/09/2017 Stepped down 31/11/2018 Sponsor Governor No 1 N/A Safer Recruitment/English
Ms Cassie Newman 01/02/2015 Stepped down 31/08/2017 Sponsor Governor/SEND No 1 Health and Social Care Safeguarding, SEND & Student Welfare
Mr Michael Scopes 01/02/2015 Stepped down 31/08/2017 Sponsor Governor No 1 English and Media Curriculum & Marketing

The Governing Body at Harris Aspire Academy Meet three times a year please see the current schedule below. 

Proposed Meetings 2020-21

Date of Meeting
Wednesday 18th November 2020 F&GP and Full Governing Body meeting
Wednesday 10th February 2021 F&GP and Full Governing Body meeting
Wednesday 16th June 2021 F&GP and Full Governing Body meeting


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