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Literacy for Learning have a number of conferences for students and parents to enjoy, starting today at 4pm with a keynote speech from Alex Quigly entitled ‘Literacy in Secondary School – Successful Ways Forward’. Check our website for links and timetable:


If you have any concerns about a student's mental health or wellbeing, please complete this form to assist us in providing help and support for the student:


Year 7 is scheduled for that date. Please note that this will be a virtual event - all information, including a guide to booking appointments is on our Letters Home section of the website


A letter regarding Year 13's A-Level and CTEC examinations is now on our website:


Year 11 Parents' and Carers' Evening is on Thursday 7th January 2021. You need to book an online appointment. The letter regarding the evening and a guide to booking an appointment is on our website:


A letter regarding this year's GCSE examinations is now online:


A letter regarding on site provisions for students of key workers and vulnerable individuals has been emailed out and is also on our website:


Information regarding yesterday's announcement is now on our website:


Information regarding today's announcement and how it will affect each year group will be published on our website as soon as plans are finalised. We'll let you know with a tweet when that information is uploaded.


A huge thank you to for their generous donation of ready meals, delivered by volunteers this morning. A team of our amazing teachers and support staff have volunteered to deliver these to grateful families later today. Merry Christmas from everybody at Barings & Purley!

16/12/20 Our Winter Extravaganza Showcase will be streamed at 18:30. You'll see students' coursework, dance routines, musical performances and more!


Our online showcase 'Winter Extravaganza' is taking place this evening. Make sure you tune in to our stream to see music, drama, media, and technology subjects exhibit some of out student's work!


This week Y8 and Y10 students have been taking part in Hour Of Code in Computing. This is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries. Students learn coding skills in a fun, creative and easy way. Check out to take part!


Yesterday we welcomed to the academy. Mentivity are an inspirational mentoring organisation providing aspirational support for young people. They delivered assemblies to our students on some key topics affecting children in the borough.


Please support in the prevention of bullying by raising awareness of Anti-Bullying Week 2020


This term the academy is supporting the UK charity Trussell Trust. From Mon 16 to Fri 20 we will be collecting for the Croydon food bank with a donation box at the student gate. See our newsletter for information


PE clubs and activities will resume from Monday. All clubs finish by 4pm. See our website for schedules:


A reminder to all our Key Stage 3 parents, please register for a parent account on and ask your child or an English teacher for the access code! Thank you


Have a great weekend everyone!

Harris Academies
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Staff List

We are happy to direct any messages sent to to the appropriate member of staff.  Alternatively you can find all staff member's addresses lower down this page.


Senior Leadership Team

Phillip Wheatley, Principal

James Menagh, Vice Principal

Ange Levesque, Head of Sixth Form (Assistant Principal)

Emily McKee, Head of Blue Faculty (Assistant Principal)

Helen Pengelly, Head of Green House (Assistant Principal)

Nasik Ahmad, Head of Yellow Faculty (Assistant Principal)

Nathalie van der Weide, Head of Purple Faculty (Assistant Principal)

Paul Sarson, Head of Orange Faculty (Assistant Principal)

Miles Winter, Teaching and Learning (Assistant Principal)

Yvonne Dixon, Designated Safeguarding Lead (Assistant Principal)



7B1 Alice Bell 


7O1 Jo Newell

7P1 Louise Lancaster

7P2 Laura Hickin

7R1 Kawther Allaham

7Y1 Lewis Dewfall

8B1 Matthew Baker

8B2 Arron Eady

8G1 Rosemary Osode

8O1 Beatriz Burgos

8P1 Owen Longhurst

8R1 Ian Johnson

8Y1 Cleopatrie Thimpson

8B1 Andrew Kennedy

9G1 Hadda Levy

9G2 Laura Pavlou

9O1 Grace Thomson

9P1 Dwayne Beckford

9R1 Rosamund Nuglo-Mensah

9R2 Archibald McLean

9Y1 Hilly Ababio

10B1 Danielle McLean

10G1 Lois Peters

10O1 Stephanie Veeren

10P1 Daniel Poulton

10R1 Corolida FRancis

10Y1 Stacey Smeltzer

10Y2 Annesha Cooper Thomas

11B1 James Contreras

11G1 Sherika Boothe & Denise Johnson

11O1 Teddy Djuma

11P1 Chris Dauban

11R1 OWE

11Y1 Arabi Karteepan

12B1 Travis Golbey

12G1 Kimshaw Aiken

12O1 CFI

12P1 Melissa Belton

12R1 Sarah Gallacher

12Y1 Judith Roberts

13B1 James McLaughlin

13G1 Cian Mc Loughlin

13O1 Lucy Bedu-Addo

13P1 Cath Brett

13R1 Warren Thomas

13Y1 Olivia Garner


Staff Email Addresses

Aaron Newell

Aaruhn Shub

Alice Bell

Alphonsine Umugwaneza

Amanda Duffy

Andrew Kennedy

Ange Levesque

Anne Esilaba

Annesha Cooper Thomas

Arabi Karteepan

Arron Eady

Beatriz Burgos

Catherine Brett

Catherine Dunn

Catherine Reekie

Celina Grant

Charles Amoh-Wiredu

Chloe Dobb

Christopher Dauban

Cian McLoughlin

Clare Parfree

Cleopatrie Thompson

Conor Melody

Corolida Francis

Curtis Gentry

Cynthia Frimpong

Dami Joshua

Daniel Poulton

Daniel Sleeth

Danielle Blewett

Danielle McLean

Darjan Trenchfield

David Calmers

Denise Johnson

Dwayne Beckford

Elena Christodoulou

Elisabeth Lewis

Emily Drew

Emily McKee

Esther Olar

Ferne Dower

Fiona Pommells

Folasade Ayinde

Gary Melody

Gifty Lamptey

Grace Thomson

Hadda Levy

Hannah Fowkes-Morley

Helen Pengelly

Hilaire Bukasa

Hilda-Jane Ababio

Howard Battersby

Hyacinth Lowe

Ian Johnson

Ilona Weller

Isabelle Claoue De Gohr

Isabelle Williams

Jacqueline Berry

James Contreras

James McCabe

James McLaughlin

James Menagh

Janice Griffiths-Daley

Jo Newell (HAB)

Jonathan Twigg

Jordan  Glynn

Josephine Smith

Judith Roberts

Julie Peers

Julie Reynolds

Karen Brown

Katie McCann

Katy Smith

Kawther Allaham

Kelly Highman

Keneilia Wint

Kyle Jones

Lakshmi Saravanan- Aiyar

Lala Karim

Laura Hickin

Laura Pavlou

Laura Phare

Lauren Aarons

Lauren Forsdyke

Lewis Dewfall

Leya Yakalawo

Linda Grover

Linda Stickling

Lois Peters

Lok Gurung

Louise Lancaster

Louise Resuli

Lucy Bedu-Addo

Mariia Ustymenko

Mark Daniels

Mark Ward

Mark White

Melissa Belton

Merid Ergicho

Micheal Murphy

Miles Winter

Mishia Leggett

Monday Osemwengie

Nasik Ahmad

Natasha White

Nathalie Van Der Weide

Nordia Bowerbank-Johnson

Olamide Ariyo

Olivia Garner

Owen Longhurst

Paul Sarson

Phillip Wheatley

Priya Sembi-Harding

Prubhjyot Madhar

Rachel Norris

Raymond Bates

Rezan Mahmud

Richardo Mullings

Rosamond Nuglo-Mensah

Rose McSweeney

Rosemary Osode

Ruth Gale

Sally Castles

Sam Gourlay

Sam Millard

Samantha Sensesligil

Sangeetha Shanmuganathan

Sarah Edwards

Sarah Gallacher

Shahajada Musa

Shane Adams

Shauna Chambers

Sheena Kotecha

Sherika Boothe

Sophie Devine

Stacey Smeltzer

Stephanie Veeren

Tariro Msemburi

Teddy Djuma

Teresa McKee

Timse Patel

Tracy Roberts