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Welcome to our nursery and reception classes who started today! Have an out of this world time at HPAPL...


A sneak peek of rehearsal for our performance on 9th October! 10 from our choir will be joining 350 pupils from other Harris Academy choirs.


We have a number of nursery places still available at the academy. To apply/find out more see our admissions page:


We have a very limited number of reception places still available. To apply/find out more see our admissions page:


Yesterday was at HPAPL and Mia from Barcelona class dressed up as Ms Penzer! Ms Penzer was really impressed with her efforts.


We hope to have times when the library is open for parents to visit, dates and times will be published shortly.


We have bought hundreds of new books and a barcode system to enable us to track the books being borrowed.


Over the summer, staff have refurbished our library so that it is a calming, inspirational space for your child to read.


2/2 All classes will be met by their teacher in the junior playground. Remember, gates open at 8.45am and school starts at 8.55am


The new school year is upon us and we're looking forward to welcoming children in years 1 to 6 back on Wednesday 6th September. 1/2


2016 - 2017 A recap of just SOME of the things we got up to last year at HPAPL.


The academy re-opens for staff INSET days on 4th & 5th September 2017. Children return on Wednesday 6th September 2017.


Our amazing AR readers have arrived at the Olympic Park


Summer BBQ is now open for business


Tug of war champs!! What happened to the teachers and parents 😬


Jump jump - HPAPL will make you, jump jump uh uh

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.

The Governing Body

The main role for governors is to support the Principal and staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. Governors help the school to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of academy life. The two key documents used for this are the Academy Improvement Plan (AIP) and the Summary Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The AIP sets out our strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements. Our Chair of Governors is Ms Susan Head and our link governor for safeguarding is Mr Andrew Spearman. They can be contacted via

Governors also fulfil a range of legal duties including:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the budget
  • monitoring the progress and impact of the AIP
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the Principal
  • safeguarding duty
  • performance review

The full Governing Body meets once every term. At this meeting, the Principal reports to all governors about learning, progress, staffing, financial and premises matters. There is a small group responsible for financial management who with the Business Manager, keep an eye on school finances between our termly governor meetings. All governors are informed about what happens at these monthly finance meetings. 

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school including from the community, parents and staff. All governors have equal status, however they are appointed.

The Governing Body of Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane

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). The details of the Governors at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane are shown below.

Governing Body

Name Appointed as  Date of Appointment                    Date of Resignation Term of Office                  Business and
Pecuniary Interests
Meetings Attended 2016/17              

Ms Susan Head

Sponsor Governor/Chair of Governors


  4 Years Daughter is Melody Berthoud, Harris Federation staff 5

Ms Emma Penzer

Ex-Officio/Principal 01/04/2014   4 Years None 6

Sir Daniel Moynihan

Sponsor Governor 01/09/2012   4 Years CEO, Harris Federation  -

Ms Sabeena Hasan

Sponsor Governor 09/06/2017   4 Years Primary Regional Director, Harris Federation 1

Matthew Battersby

Parent Governor 10/05/2017   4 Years None 2

Mr Ian Hickman

Sponsor Governor/Chair of Finance and General Purposes Committee



  4 Years Northern Education Trust - Chief Operating Officer; LB Enfield - Chair of Finance, Highlands Community School 2

Mr Andrew Spearman

Sponsor Governor (Safeguarding)  05/12/2016   4 Years A City Law Firm - Employee; Primary First Trust - Director 4

Mr Robert Wilne


Sponsor Governor 05/12/2016   4 Years Harris Federation Staff 3

Ms Kate Mieske


Sponsor Governor 11/07/2016   4 Years None 2

Ms Katy Peat


Staff Governor 10/05/2017   4 Years None 2

Mr Jason Lowe


Sponsor Governor 07/03/2016 05/06/2017 4 Years None 0
Ms Ellie Maguire Staff Governor 01/02/2012 01/07/2016 4 Years Staff 3
Mr Stuart Holmes Staff Governor 01/02/2012 01/07/2016 4 Years Staff 2
Mr James Ware Sponsor Governor 01/09/2012 27/02/2017 5 Years (following reelection) None 1
Ms Shazia Malik Staff Governor 01/09/2016 18/04/2017 7 months None 0
Mr Andrew Bliss Sponsor Governor 01/09/2016 02/03/2017 4 months None 2
Mr Robert Hick Parent Governor 01/09/2012 27/02/2017 5 Years (following reelection None 3