Year 4 have been studying the work of Louise Bourgeois. They used her art as inspiration for their own creations - bugs with an innovative twist!


A huge thank you to and their for providing us with flowers, bulbs and soil to brighten up the school grounds. The children prepared the beds, planted them and we are now waiting for everything to grow!


Tomorrow is the first day of the Summer Term at HPAHP. We are looking forward to welcoming all our children and families back. Same staggered start and finish times as last term - see you tomorrow!


Update - Breakfast club allocations have been sent out via email this morning. After school club allocation letters to follow this afternoon.


We have reached the end of the spring term. We hope all our families have a restful and relaxing break. We look forward to seeing you all on MONDAY 19TH APRIL 2021!


This week our Reception and Year 1 children made Spring cakes to celebrate the end of term. A huge thank you to our local store who provided us with the ingredients as part of their scheme. 🧁


Today is the last day of term at HPAHP. Please note the collection times this afternoon!


This morning we have had a special visitor at HPAHP. The spring bunny has joined Mr Hyneman to hand out star of the week awards! 🐰🌟


Tomorrow is our last day of term. Please note the collection times ⬇️ There is no after school club provision tomorrow. All children need to be collected at the times stated below.


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The Audiobook brought together nearly a hundred readers from across the community, and the local area, to perform Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic collection, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Read more about it here:


Good morning! We’ve set up a temporary email address, if you need to contact us. We will come back to you as quickly as we can but are still experiencing significant IT issues!


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Last week issued an alert about a spike in ransomware attacks on schools. We have suffered an attack since then. Although measures were in place to protect our systems, our servers have been impacted. See for further info and a statement below.


A very exciting delivery has arrived for our Reception classes this week. We will be watching closely as the frog spawn develops in the next few weeks!


Huge thank you to and our local for donating ingredients for some Spring themed baking. We will share the creations from Year 1 next week!


On their first day back Morpurgo class completed some excellent arithmetic today. They presented their work beautifully and calculated accurately. Miss Appadoo is so proud!


It was a busy first day back at HPAHP today, with some of our pupils settling in to reading some great books in our brand new Reading Hub!


It has been a busy week at HPAHP. Lots has been going on and we are very excited about welcoming all our families back on Monday morning!


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We had to dress as adjectives for Alec is “sparkly”


Lottie was super creative yesterday by making her own Supertato! Great work Lottie!


We have really enjoyed World Book Day here at Haling Park today! Our theme was "adjectives" and everyone looked amazing!

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Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)

The Role of a Governor

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

Members of Academy Governing bodies work collectively to prerform a strategic role and carry out various key functions, including:

  • Discuss and set the aims and objectives for the Academy.
  • Ratify the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Approve/Agree the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress that the Academy is making towards its set aims and objectives.

The role of role of the Academy Governor is to provide challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. a 'critical friend.'

The Governing Body of Harris Primary Academy Haling Park

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 Academy Governing Body which is comprised of the Governors of the Academy. Some Governors are appointed by the Federation whilst others are elected by parents or carers of students at the Academy or by staff. The details of the Governors at Harris Primary Academy Hailing Park are shown below.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body is Dr Nigel Rata, Harris Primary Academy Haling Park, 50-58 Haling Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6HS

The Safeguarding Governor is Afia Asha

The clerk to the Governing Body is Sherry Wood who can be contacted on

Harris Primary Academy Haling Park Governing Body

Name Date of Appointment Resignation Date Term of Office Appointed as Business and
Pecuniary Interests
Meetings Attended 2017-18 Meetings Attended 2018-19 Meetings Attended 2019-20

Dr Nigel Rata

30/06/2018   4 Years

Chair of Governors and Equalities and Needs.

Sponsor Governor

LMN - Director 6/6 6/6 3/6

Sir Daniel Moynihan

01/09/2018   4 Years Sponsor Governor CEO of Harris Federation 0 0 0
Mrs Sabeena Hasan 01/02/2018   4 Years Sponsor Governor None 1 1 1
Mrs Tracey Jarrett 02/01/2017 31/08/2019 Ex-officio Principal None 6/6 6/6 -
Miss Kate Wood 01/09/2019 24/11/2019 Ex-officio Head of Academy None - - 2
Mrs Dawn Venn 25/11/2019   Ex-officio
Interim Principal None - - 1/6
Ms Afia Asha 18/07/2018   4 Years

Vice-Chair/ Safeguarding Governor

Sponsor Governor

None 1/6 3/6 3/6
Mr Pran Patel 06/11/2018   4 Years

Chair of Finance and General Purposes Committee

Sponsor Governor

None 6/6 6/6 3/6
Ms Elmaz Korimbocus 09/05/2016 09/05/2020 4 Years Sponsor Governor None


3/3 1/3
Miss Anju Patel 01/09/2016 01/09/2020 4 Years Sponsor Governor None 1 0 0
Ms Hannah Guerin 21/10/2016   4 Years Sponsor Governor None


3/3 2/3

Mr Dharmesh Chheda

20/02/2017   4 Years Sponsor Governor None



Mr Tendai Dhliwayo 01/02/2019   4 Years Parent Governor None - 3  
Mr Olugbenga Adenubi 01/09/2019   4 Years Sponsor Governor None - - -


Jasmin Ali

30/11/2018   4 Years Staff Governor None - 3/3 2/3
Mrs Victoria Forbes 01/09/2019   4 Years Sponsor Governor None - - 1
Ms Alicia Crux
03/02/2020   4 Years Sponsor Governor None      

All Governors can be contacted at or via land line 0203 772 4560.