Please join us at 4pm today we have a 'Talk for parents on Mental Health' on the 24th March from 4-5pm by Celina Grant – Mental Health Nurse and Wellbeing Consultant.


After a successful testing programme at school students should now be completing their lateral flow tests at home. Please see link for guidance.


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Talk for parents on Mental Health on the 24th March from 4-5pm by Celina Grant – Mental Health Nurse and Wellbeing Consultant


We are delighted to have been loaned these masks from the Handling Collection , including Sowei mask, Gelede helmet mask & Walu mask. Year 8 students will be so excited to see the masks they have been learning about during online learning.


Our final day! After our talk in Pharmaceuticals yesterday by Ms Pang and Wednesday's Aeronautics session by Mr Tinago, today's speaker Ms Mckenzie, a Nurse working in mental health! Invictus students & staff can access the session from 4 pm via Teams!


Talk for parents on Mental Health on the 24th March from 4-5pm by Celina Grant – Mental Health Nurse and Wellbeing Consultant


Today's second speaker is Steven Markham and he will be taking the virtual stage at 4 pm! He will be discussing his work and career as an automotive engineer! Invictus students & staff can access the session from 4 pm via their Teams! Join us for today's Q&A!


Today is the first of our sessions with Navaratnam Partheeban, a British Farm Vetenarian and co-founder of the British Veterinary Ethnicity & Diversity Society! Invictus students & staff can access the session from 4 pm via their Teams! Join us for a Q&A!


It was great to see our students back to the Academy for their first COVID test - 85% of Year 11 students tested. Keeping our community safe.


Happy Science Week! British Science Week officially starts today! We look forward to celebrating it on Monday and all of next week! Exciting activities in store including our virtual Speaker in STEM series!


We are looking forward to the return of our students to the Academy next week. Please watch for texts/emails, we will keep you up to date with any information you will need. Please remember consent forms! Thank you for all your support.


45 of our more able Key Stage 3 students are currently in a Teams meeting with Dr Matt Williams from Oxford University discussing what university is and why it might be the right choice for them when they are older.


Today, the Science Department are celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Students are also sharing their thoughts on why celebrating Women in Science is important!


Introducing Mr Harris and Mr Invictus, two fantastic snowmen created by Asia in Year 7. Brilliant!


Please click on picture for Young Croydon Half term Programme.


Lekshmi in Year 9 has produced an amazing presentation titled 'The History of Space Flight' after one of her feedback lessons in Science. Such detail and effort went into producing this fantastic piece of work! Ms Cullen and the Science team say, "Well Done Lekshmi!"


Bedrock Learning - The programme is a broad and rich curriculum which immerses students in academic vocabulary, whilst ensuring learners read interesting fiction and non-fiction texts’ Please encourage your son/daughter to use at home. See link :


Parents/Carers/students - don't forget to check out the Bedrock learning resources! Introduction link Guide for Parents


Here at Invictus we are passionate about supporting the mental health of our students. We have been utilizing online platforms such as Microsoft Teams to offer students a range of techniques to support their mental wellbeing.


Thank you for this beautiful art work by Emilia. Work from Ms Derby's Year 7 art class - creating art work by reading a description of a mythical being and using written clues to create a visual representation. Well done!

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Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)

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 policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the required targets 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 role of the Academy governor is to be a source of challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. a 'critical friend.'

For access to information about our trustees, articles/memorandum of association, annual reports and accounts, please access the following link. Click here

The governing body of Harris Invictus Academy Croydon

Harris Invictus Academy Croydon is accountable to the Academy governing body and is independent from the local authority. The governing body is responsible for the setting, and subsequent monitoring of targets to be achieved over time.

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 which comprises the governors of the Academy. Some governors are appointed by the Federation whilst others are elected by parents/guardians of students at the Academy or by staff.

Our chair of governors, Alan Palmer can be contacted through our clerk to the governing body at Alternatively you can write to the Chair of Governors at the following address; Alan Palmer, Chair of Governors, Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, 88 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB




Date of appointment Term of Office


Business and Pecuniary Interests Meetings attended 2020-21  

Mr Alan Palmer

01/01/2019 4 Years

Chair of Governors

None 3  

Ms Dola Akanmu

01/01/2018 4 Years

Sponsor Governor

None 3  

Sir Dan Moynihan

01/01/2018 4 Years Sponsor Governor CEO of Harris Federation 3  

Ms Lisa Kattenhorn

15/04/2021 Ex-Officio


None 3  

Ms Beverley Ballie

01/01/2020 4 Years

Sponsor Governor

None 3  

Ms Limarah Lewin

01/09/2020 2 Years

Sponsor Governor

None 3  

Ms Maureen Boston

01/01/2020 4 Years

Sponsor Governor

None 3  

Ms Carolyn English

01/01/2020 3 Years

Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation Director of Secondary Education

Sister - Principal of School Improvement

Son - Chair of Governors at HASN


Mr Lee Mallin


3 Years

Sponsor Governor

Director Harris Federation (South)


Mr Anish Patel

01/01/2019 4 Years

Sponsor Governor

None 3  

Mr Ron St Louis

30/06/2019 4 Years

Sponsor Governor 

Trustees and Supportive Fostering Service 3  

Mr Clifton Walters

01/09/2019 4 Years

Sponsor Governor

None 3  

Ms Dimpal Bhanu

24/02/2017 4 Years

Parent Governor

None 3  


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