Fixtures for next week are as follows: Thursday 4th November - Year 7 Boys Football V Thomas Tallis (Away) 2.45 KO - Year 8 Girls Netball v Harris Riverside (Home)


A massive congratulations to the boys year 8 football team who have won all 5 matches this term, finishing with a 14-0 win against Greig City 🎉🎉


A massive congratulations to the year 8 girls netball team who won their first match against Harris Chafford Hundred, 17-1! 🎉🎉


A big well done to all students who have attended our extra curricular clubs so far this term! It’s great to see such a high uptake and we hope it continues when we come back!


Boys football club is cancelled on Monday 11th October for Boys year 7 and 8. Training is still on for Year 8 Boys.


Thursday 14th October - Year 8 Girls Netball v Harris Chafford Hundred @ home - Year 8 Boys Football v Greig City @ home (National Cup) - Year 10 Boys Football @ Harris Riverside (3/3)


Wednesday 13th October - Under 13’s Girls Football @ Highsted Grammar (National Cup) - Year 9 Boys Football @ Maltings Academy (National Cup) (2/3)


Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 11th October - Year 7 Boys Football @ Harris Riverside - Year 8 Boys Football v Hall Mead @ home (Essex Cup) (1/3)


"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears" ... The wonderful cast of HAOC's 'Julius Caesar' in rehearsal this week.


Well done to our key stage 3 debaters who held their first formal debate today in debate club 👏🏻 The teams were confident & well-prepared, with the proposition securing the win by half a point. So proud of you all!


Congratulations to the Year 9 Boys Football team on their 3-1 victory against Gateway Academy for their league and cup game 🎉


Years 7-9 girls football working hard at club!


Our year 10/11 girls preparing well for their U16 netball rally!


Year 10 and 11 boys rugby trying out and working hard on some new drills!


Great turn out for our year 7, 8 and 9 boys football today!


What talented artists we have here at Harris Ockendon! Check out our corridor-gallery as part of our celebrations of Black History Month 2021.


Well done to our U14 girls playing the first round of the Essex Cup vs Drapers Academy yesterday!


Extra Curricular PE Clubs for next week are as follows:


Fixtures for next week are as follows: Thursday 7th October - U16’s Girls Netball Rally @ Hassenbrook - Year 9 Boys Football Essex Cup v Southend High School @ Home - Year 8 Boys Football @ Riverside (2/2)


Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 4th October - Year 9 Boys Football @ Gateway Tuesday 5th October - Year 8 Boys Rugby Festival @ Barking Rugby Club (12.30 start) (1/2)

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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
Davina Kemiki 17/06/2020   4 years Sponsor Governor None 1/1 2/4
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

3/3 N/A


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

Davina Kemiki




Miss Burdett, Subject Team Leader

Mr Smith, Subject Team Leader

Mrs Hadley, 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