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.

Student Welfare

The Academy has a range of policies and procedures in place that ensure the welfare of all of our students. Several of these policies set out expectations about good behaviour.  This means everyone feels safe and can learn, this includes good learning behaviour around the Academy and in lessons and also rules about how you communicate and behave appropriately towards other students and staff.

The safety and welfare of our girls is of paramount importance at HAB.

All staff members receive extensive training in this and the girls’ curriculum covers a variety of safety and wellbeing topics.

The Academy will work hard to reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. If you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child please do not hesitate to contact us.

For more information, it may be useful to refer to the following documents which inform all policies and processes for safeguarding at HAB: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

Key People

Position Name Contact
Vice Principal for Student Wellbeing & Designated Child Protection Officer Rebecca Iles-Smith Rebecca.iles-smith@harrisbermondsey.org.uk
Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer, Assistant Principal Noel Kennedy Noel.kennedy@harrisbermondsey.org.uk
Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer & Medical Needs Coordinator, Student Support Manager Elizabeth Magee Elizabeth.magee@harrisbermondsey.org.uk

Contact Details:

If you wish to raise any concerns about a student, you should contact one of the above people or contact the Academy on 020 7237 9316 or email reception@harrisbermondsey.org.uk


Pupil Premium

HAB received a total of £390,830 Pupil Premium for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Allocation of Pupil Premium

We allocate this funding according to three priorities:

Excellent Achievement

On the basis that Pupil Premium students are at risk of achieving less well than their wealthier peers, HAB:

  • Employs additional graduate staff in English, Mathematics and Sciences who provide one-to-one and small group tuition.
  • Provides an ambitious programme of reading support with the aim of every girl reading and comprehending at her chronological age.

Excellent Social Mobility

On the basis that Pupil Premium students are less likely to have the same support networks as their wealthier peers, HAB:

  • Employs a Business Mentoring Coordinator to manage an extensive programme of one-to-one coaching by a successful professional or university student.
  • Provides at least two visits to universities.

Excellent Opportunities

On the basis that Pupil Premium students are often not given the same access to activities and resources as their wealthier peers, HAB:

  • Employs a team of peripatetic instrumental and singing teachers to provide free private tuition for any girl who wants it, with instruments provided for practice at home.
  • Provides funding towards trips or visits for which we normally charge, as well as an iPad for every student for use to support learning at school and at home (starting with Year 7 in September 2014).

Detailed Plan and Impact of Pupil Premium

Each year in September the Pupil Premium report is reviewed, evaluated and a detailed plan for the coming year is written. The detailed plan, impact and evaluation of HAB's Pupil Premium spending can be seen in the 'Pupil Premium Report', linked below. Review date 30th September 2017.


Catch Up Premium

HAB received a total of £10500 Catch Up Premium for the period to April 2016.

Allocation of Catch Up Premium

On the basis that Catch Up Premium students with low reading ages are at risk of achieving less well as they cannot access the curriculum, HAB:

  • Provides an ambitious programme of support, with the aim of every girl reading and comprehending at an age appropriate level.
  • Has trained key staff on the use of phonics  and other programmes to teach reading and invested in the materials to implement this teaching.

Impact of Catch Up Premium

All girls have shown significant improvements in their reading and comprehension ages.

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