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.

    Academy Pupil Council

    Our academy councillors play a very important role to support our improvement. Each class nominates one representative to attend regular meetings to share and discuss ideas. Each class is also represented by the boy and girl who finished the previous half term with the most Dojos. 

    There are three council representatives from each class. The academy council meetings take place every second week. The meetings during 2016-17 are led by Ms Penzer,  who circulates the minutes to the senior leaders and all teachers so we can respond quickly to our pupil councillors.

    Last year  the academy council supported transformation to our  playground, helping us to choose new zones and equipment. They also planned questions for  the  annual pupil survey and helped the Principal decide  some areas to improve, including our lunches and playtime safety. The council also enjoyed working alongside the Friends of Philip Lane for World Book Day 2015. They  held a successful book swap and sold cakes which to raise £88 for future events. They also worked hard to raise money for several charities including;

    • £120 for The Richards House Children’s Hospice. We completed a sponsor form for a week of good deeds
    • £200 for Comic Relief. We donated £1 to wear red for the day - we  painted everyone’s noses red!

    More recently the Academy councillors organised the Christmas Shoe Box appeal in November/December 2015. Over 200 gifts were sent to children in India and Syria. They also raised over £500 for children in need 2015 by dressing up and collecting money before and after school.