Won 4, lost 0. What a triumph for these sun creamed boys!


Our art exhibition was a success! Sculptures and clay work now decorate our academy. The children were extremely proud of their achievements.


Our World War Two evacuees - gas boxes at the ready.


Some WW2 Anderson Shelters have arrived at HPAPL - don’t they look real! The children used moss, flowers and shrubs to complete the look.


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We've had two new GEO-orgeous additions to our KS1 can KS2 playgrounds. Will you spot them this week? Join in our Geography playground competition - more information in this week's news letter!


Valencia's - Spring has sprung!


Another very busy term ahead for us here at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane. If you'd like to know what's coming up, check out our website diary here:


On Friday 20th April at 3pm we will be displaying the art work Years 1 - 5 did during Art Week last term. We hope you can make it and for those of you that can't, don't worry - we'll tweet some pictures of the displays!


Welcome back! We hope you all had a great Easter break. We are delighted to be back! We'd love to hear what you got up to over the break and if you have any pictures of exciting activities you got up to we'd love to see them!


We hope all our pupils enjoy a well-deserved break. We'll see you all back at the academy ready for the summer term on Monday 16th April 2018.


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Hi Carole, yes they are keeping it up and are loving it! There is a big red sport relief box in the office and any donations you would like to make can go in there. We will be sending off the donations on Thursday. Thank you all for your support!


Great question Carole, we’ll get back to you with an update ASAP!


What do you think of our song/dance? The children really enjoyed learning it. What a great way to get moving first thing in the morning!


HPAPL Choir did a wonderful job singing and spending time with residents at Protheroe House, Tottenham. ‘Groovy Grandma’ was the favourite song with the children and with the elderly audience!


Wednesday 28th March 2018, 3pm - 3.45pm: HOME LEARNING EXHIBITION Come and see some of the fantastic work the children have been doing at home. It'll blow you away!


The children really enjoyed a taste of Germany today for lunch!


Madrid class have kicked off their one mile a day challenge! The children had big smiles on their faces for their first run of the week

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

05/09/2012  (05/12/2016)

  4 Years Melody Berthoud, Harris Federation staff - family member 4/6

Ms Emma Penzer



  Ex-Officio None 6/6

Sir Daniel Moynihan

Sponsor Governor 01/05/2013(05/12/2016)   4 Years CEO, Harris Federation  -

Ms Sabeena Hasan

Sponsor Governor 01/05/2013(09/06/2017)   4 Years Director of Primary Education, Harris Federation 1/6

Matthew Battersby

Parent Governor 10/05/2017   4 Years None 2/6

Mr Andrew Spearman

Sponsor Governor (Safeguarding)  05/09/2012(05/12/2016)   4 Years A City Law Firm - Employee; Primary First Trust - Director 4/6

Mr Robert Wilne


Sponsor Governor 05/12/2016   4 Years Harris Federation Staff 3/6

Ms Kate Mieske


Sponsor Governor 11/07/2016   4 Years None 2/6

Ms Katy Peat


Staff Governor 10/05/2017   4 Years None 2/6
Mr Alexander Higgs Sponsor Governor 13/11/2017   4 Years None 0/6

Ms Anamaria Kusmodi

Sponsor Governor  31/01/2018   4 Year None 0/6
Mr Ian Hickman Sponsor Governor/Chair of Finance and General Purposes Committee 05/12/2016 11/12/2017 5 Years Northern Education Trust - Chief Operating Officer; LB Enfield - Chair of Finance, Highlands Community School 2/6

Mr Jason Lowe


Sponsor Governor 07/03/2016 05/06/2017 4 Years None 0/6
Mr James Ware Sponsor Governor 01/09/2012 27/02/2017 5 Years (following reelection) None 1/6
Ms Shazia Malik Staff Governor 01/09/2016 18/04/2017 7 months None 0/6
Mr Andrew Bliss Sponsor Governor 01/09/2016 02/03/2017 4 months None 2/6
Mr Robert Hick Parent Governor 01/09/2012 27/02/2017 5 Years (following reelection) None 3/6