Today, we send peace and love to our Jewish families, as they light the shamash and first candle for the Festival of Lights...🕯💙


Today, we send warm wishes to our Christian families, as they mark the first Sunday of Advent. On this day, Christians light the candle of Hope to represent the hope that was felt for the coming of Christ 🙏🏼💙


Apologies however the year 7 Boys football match v Harris Wimbledon is cancelled tomorrow.


Our year 7’s working really hard last night at our cricket development club!


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Did you know that our 1:1 and group coaching sessions are fully funded for colleagues? Find out more about the different programmes and sign up at and we'll do the rest!


As Sikhs across the world celebrate the birth of Guru Nanak Dev ji, we would like to send warm wishes to those in our Sikh community as we reflect on his teachings of truth, love, and equality.


Our sixth form open event was a huge success this week, with a range of families visiting us from across Essex and Kent. Special thanks goes to staff & students who stayed on-site to showcase the ethos of our school, and speak so eloquently about our key stage 5 provision.


Congratulations to the Year 8 Girls Netball team on their 8-6 victory against Gateway Academy 🎉


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Thank you ⁦⁩ and everyone who donated towards their fantastic 355.1kg Harvest collection for the ⁦⁩ . Your generosity is greatly appreciated ❤️thank you ❤️


"This House believes that police officers in the UK should carry fire-arms". Key stage 3 debate club absolutely smashed this afternoon's debate, with the Opposition team taking the win. Special mention to our summary speakers who offered stunning rebuttals to close the debate.


After school extra curricular PE clubs are as follows: This timetable will be followed from next Monday (22nd November). The basketball season has started and football/rugby has been paused! Everyone is welcome! Any questions, please see your PE teacher!


A big well done to everyone who took part in cross country today, showing off the talent we have in Harris Ockendon! A massive well done to the Inter Boys who won their section and were awarded this trophy! What an achievement! 🎉🎉


Unfortunately parents are not allowed to watch in the year 8 netball match at Gateway Academy tomorrow after school (17th November). We still wish them luck in their third match of the season!


Huge congratulations to Jack in Year 10 who has (again) smashed his Feis (dancing competition) with: 🏆1st place Open Reel 🏆10th place Open Championship 🏆10th place Modern Set We are incredibly proud! 🎉🥇🥳


We look forward to welcoming prospective students to our sixth-form open event this Thursday (18th November) from 5-7pm. Our wonderful staff and students will be on-hand to give you a taste of life as a HAOC sixth-former, and the range of courses available.


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What a performance by our Y7 boys this afternoon. Winning 2-1 AET in the 3rd round of the U12 PlayStation cup. Thank you to for hosting us and being involved in such a thrilling match.


"What time does chess club start?" "You're going to have to check, mate!" 😆 Our very skilled chess contingent, practising for their next chance at beating a teacher or two!


Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 15th November - Year 7 Boys Football v Fortismere school @ home (National cup) 2.30 KO Wednesday 17th November - Year 7-11 District Cross country @ Blackshots Park Thursday 18th November - Year 8A Girls Netball v Gateway (away)


Congratulations to the Year 8B Girls Netball team on their 6-6 draw against Gable Hall B team 🎉 Year 8 girls from both teams remain undefeated! Keep it up!!! 🎉🎉


Key Stage 3 Book Club getting stuck into some dystopian fiction!

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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 targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Set the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress that the Academy is making towards its set aims and objectives.
  • Finally the role of the Academy Governor is to be a source of challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. a 'critical friend.'

Governors and trustees are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.

Strategic Leadership:

School governors  provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools and academies. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Principal to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

The Academy Governing Body includes representation from Staff and Parents, as well as our Sponsor Governors. We are very fortunate to have an active Governing body who take a strategic role in ensuring the Academy provides the best possible provision for our learners.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Harris Academy Ockendon is Mrs Elaine Forrest.

To contact our Chair of Governors, please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body: Mrs Helen Smith via:
Tel: 01708 851661

If you wish to make a written submission, please kindly address your correspondence as follows: FAO Mrs Elaine Forrest: Chair of Governors, Harris Academy Ockendon, Erriff Drive, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 5AY.

The Governing Body of Harris Academy Ockendon:

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 Academy Ockendon are shown below. 

Date of appointment or reappointment
Resignation Date
Term of Office
Appointed As
Business Interest
Number of Full AGB meetings attended during 2019/2020
Number of Full AGB meetings attended during 2020/2021
Jo Rainey 01/09/2019   Ex-Officio Ex-Officio Employee 3/3 4/4

Elaine Forrest

(Chair AGB)

19/07/2019   4 years Sponsor Governor

Employee of PWC

Governor at Harris Primary Chafford Hundred & Harris Mayflower

3/3 4/4

Carolyn English


19/07/2019   4 Years Sponsor Governor



Son - Governor

3/3 1/4
Sir Dan Moynihan 19/07/2019   Ex-Officio Sponsor Governor


Board Trustee of Djanogly Learning Trust

Nicola Graham 01/09/2019   Ex-Officio Sponsor Governor Employee 3/3 1/4
George McMillan 01/09/2019   Ex-Officio Ex-Officio


Wife - Director at Jill McMillan Associates

3/3 4/4
Cami Joerin 17/06/2020   4 years Sponsor Governor None 1/1 4/4
Natalie Moore 08/07/2020   4 years Sponsor Governor None 1/1 3/4
Sarah Kahn 07/7/2021   4 years Sponsor Governor None N/A 1/2
Steve Munday 24/05/2021   4 years Staff Governor Employee at HAOC N/A 1/1
Darren Trigg 11/06/2021   4 years Parent Governor TBC N/A N/A
Sarah Adesuyan 18/06/2021   4 years Sponsor Governor TBC N/A N/A
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Koyeli Solanki



12/03/2021 4 years Sponsor Governor


Governor at HAGR

Son a TA at HAGR

Davika Kemiki 17/06/2020 02/11/2021 4 years Sponsor Governor None    


Harris Academy Ockendon Governor Link Responsibilities

Name Responsibility Academy Staff Link
Elaine Forrest


Modern Foreign Languages

Sixth Form

Miss Dodge, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Whitehouse, Subject Team Leader

Miss Dean, Head of Sixth Form

Cami Joerin

Social Sciences




Mrs Giles, Subject Team Leader

Ms Nutman, Assistant Principal

Mrs Braggins, Subject Team Leader

Mr Crawford, Subject Team Leader

Natalie Moore

Citizenship and Religious Studies (CRE)

Personal Development

Equality and Diversity


}Miss Thompson, Assistant Principal



Mr Davis, Subject Team Leader

Sarah Kahn

Business, Finance and Economics

Health and Safety

Design and Technology

Mrs Walker, Subject Team Leader

Mr Cripps, Business Manager

Miss Bowyer, Subject Team Leader

Sarah Adesuyan



Safeguarding (Deputy Safeguarding Governor)

Miss Carman, Subject Team Leader

Mr Munday, Head of Humanities

Miss Dodge, Designated Safegaurding Lead

Full Governing Body Meeting Dates:

  • Wednesday 15th September 2021, 10.00am

  • Wednesday 8th December 2021, 10.00am

  • Wednesday 30th March 2022, 10.00am

  • Monday 4th July 2022, 1.00pm