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I’ve just come out of the HCL6F rewards evening and, despite being rather hungry and definitely end-of-term sleepy, I am buzzing!Great guest star in Steve Leeson of but the highlight for me was Student President Ruweida’s vote of thanks - calm, clear, assured.


This was the induction assembly for prospective students joining Year 12 in September 2024 from our Executive Principal. Wise, striking, and occasionally rhyming words.


Looking forward to our rewards evening at Harris Clapham Sixth Form - the third year is coming to an end and we have a group of amazing students to celebrate!


Happy Monday! Today at Harris Clapham Sixth Form we have an exciting Careers Day planned.To start the day off, our students had an assembly by our Vice Principal Mr Lloyd on the UCAS process


I get a badge for this one and everything!


Last week Our Year 12 Sociology, Politics and History students enjoyed a tour around the UK Parliament today. Here are some of them in the House of Lords looking as noble as any of the 92 Hereditary peers who sit in the UK's second chamber!


Last week during enrichment, walking club enjoyed the sunshine and nature in Clapham Common and had a pleasant afternoon together.


Mr Lepretre’s lexicon for this week!


An exciting House competition update. Here at Harris Clapham Sixth Form, we currently have House Morris in first place, Franklin in second and Kahlo and Mendes in joint third. With one more House competiton, there is still all to play for!


Last Friday, we had a moving Year 13 Assembly followed by a fun student led Soirée. It was a lovely way for the community to come together and celebrate Year 13’s journey with us.


It’s a two assembly week, so as well as linguistically interesting advice for year 12s, we have a timely sporting analogy for Year 13:


This afternoon’s Year 12 assembly at introduced me to a new word and has left me pondering its plural. A mumpsimus is an error determinedly continued despite correction, but is it two mumpsimi, mumpsimuses, mumpsimodes?


Exciting to see our assemblies quoted in the news (not a lot of sixth forms can claim that):


Today, our Student President Ruweida and one of our Vice Presidents Sarah went over to to deliver some words of wisdom to the Year students about how to prepare for Year 11 next year.#community


This week students from the Clapham Cultural Society organised an Eid celebration for our school community. This included a session on Eid Al-Fitr, quizzes and games, henna designing and a bake sale. More than £100 was raised for charity!


A glimpse of Enrichment at Harris Clapham Sixth Form through photos 👇.Enrichment choices range from Tennis to Photography to Gardening: We believe that these experiences will empower students to thrive in various aspects of their personal, academic and professional lives.


Here’s our word of the week from Mr Lepretre, teacher of English


A book recommendation by Bushra (Y12). She described the book as “A thriller with a good plot that makes youquestion who to trust”


Lessons that you can learn from Jake and Elwood Blues, from Aretha Franklin, from Erasure, and from Barbie (part 1).


As part of House Morris Day, students took part in a scavenger hunt and a cupcake icing competition!

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 Governors

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 perform a strategic role and carry out various key functions, including:

  • Discuss and set 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 the Academy Governor is to provide challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. be a 'critical friend'.

The Governing Body of Harris Clapham Sixth Form

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 Clapham Sixth Form are shown below.

  • The Chair of the Academy Governing Body is Emily Gill. Ms Gill can be contacted via Harris Clapham Sixth Form's address or via the Clerk to the Governing Body
  • The Safeguarding Governor is Mr Scott Bailey.
  • The Clerk to the Governing Body is Ms Holly Eldridge who can be contacted on 0204 542 4900


The Governing Body


Date of Appointment

Term of


Resignation date

Appointed as

Business and pecuniary interests

Meetings attended 2022/23

Ms Emily Gill 1 July 2021 4 years N/A

Acting Chair of Governing Body

None 4/4
Mr Scott Bailey 2 December 2021 4 years N/A

Acting Vice Chair of Governing Body

Safeguarding Governor

None 4/4
Mr James Handscombe 19 April 2022 Ex-officio N/A Executive Principal None 4/4
Ms Sarah Heuston 19 April 2022 Ex-officio N/A Head of School None 4/4
Ms Rebecca Hickey 1 April 2022 4 years N/A Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation Director of Secondary Education

Trustee of Farmington Trust

Governor responsibilities discharged via Federation scrutiny and monitoring
Ms Jacqueline Milton 24 March 2023 4 years N/A Sponsor Governor

Director and Company Secretary of Pulse Brands Ltd

Company Secretary of MovingBeyond Ltd

Luminary Ltd - Trustee


Sir Dan Moynihan

19 April 2021

4 years


Sponsor Governor

CEO of Harris Federation

Djanogly Academy Trust - Trustee

National Institute of Teaching/School Led Development Trust - Chairman of Board of Trustees

Governor responsibilities discharged via Federation scrutiny and monitoring

Mr Samad Naheem 23 November 2022 4 years N/A Staff Governor None 3/3
Mr Christopher Noon 17 June 2022 4 years N/A Sponsor Governor

Dropbox UK Online Ltd - Employee

Trustee of Lifelites 

Ms Beth Swords 23 February 2023 4 years N/A Sponsor Governor None 2/2

Resigned in last 12 months:

Ms Jane Walshe 24 March 2021 4 years 20 June 2023 Sponsor Governor None 2/4
Ms Rita Sankoh 1 March 2022 2 years 25 September 2023 Parent Governor Clapham Park Foodbank and The Weir Link Community Centre - Administrator 0/4
Mr Pablo Talbot-Garcia 2 November 2023 4 years 01 March 2024 Sponsor Governor None N/A
Ms Jamie Henderson 1 July 2021 4 years 11 June 2024 Sponsor Governor  Croydon Vision - Board Trustee 3/4

Governor Link Responsibilities:

Governor Link Responsibility
Mr Scott Bailey Safeguarding; SEND
Ms Emily Gill Careers; UCAS
Mr Christopher Noon Equality
Mrs Jacqueline Milton            Health & Safety; Medical Needs

2023/24 meetings

Courage Term 2023
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 25th September, 5pm
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 27th November, 5pm
Commitment Term 2024
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 18th March, 5pm
Confidence Term 2024
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 17th June, 5pm