One of our key values is for our students to have a global view. Part of this is for them to understand their place in the world. Fantastic work on 'Globalisation and me' to aid this.


Just because it's lockdown, doesn't mean enrichment stops!


Excellent work and exemplary self-regulation in our online Chinese lessons!


Such lovely messages of support from our parents! A few extracts: 'Thank you for the hard work all the staff are doing each and every day for the students. It doesn't go unnoticed.' 'We are truly appreciative of the staff for all your hard work in keeping things running.'


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I would like to praise ( ) for their fantastic leadership & teaching as well as the outstanding home learning provision during this pandemic. Very grateful to the school for their hard work in almost impossible conditions - THANK YOU!


A huge well done to our students! Your teachers are so proud of you. Your level of engagement in your lessons and the quality of your work is simply fabulous! To our parent body - your messages of support, thanks and kindness are very much appreciated! What an academy family!


And last but by no means least, a donation of another three crates of food to the Clapham food bank. Thank you parents, students and staff!


Lots of yoga and PE too!


Then we moved onto baking, gingerbread decorating, bauble, bath bomb and comfort box making (to name but a few activities!)


What an innovation day we had yesterday! Started on a grand scale with Callum Hudson-Odoi visiting and awarding prizes to the winners of our Christmas card competition! Delighted to meet you, Callum!


Stained glass cookies today! Yum!


Great flapjack baking today!


Very proud to share our top three Christmas card design entries. So many entries! So much incredible talent!


Delighted to share our introduction to the academy ahead of our virtual open evening this evening:


Our students are loving all their enrichment opportunities! Today alone there was keyboard club, table tennis, football, debating and cookery club! Bake-off worthy apple crumbles!


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New school opens doors in Clapham


Day 3 and enrichment is up and running!


Two fabulous days of induction and work on The Clapham Commitment! Well done to staff and students alike!


Fabulous first day with our students today! So great to see them all!


Closer and closer and closer

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Our leadership and staff team

Welcome to our leadership and staff team page

We are delighted to introduce you to Team Clapham. This will be updated as and when further non-teaching staff appointments are made. All of our teaching staff were in place by Easter 2020.

We hope you find the who’s who below useful.

Mr Hainey is the Executive Principal (EP) and he also supports Harris Clapham Sixth Form (opening in September 2021).  Mr Hainey has been with the Harris Federation since January 2007 – as a Vice Principal at Harris South Norwood. He left to work with Ofsted as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors for three years between 2016 and 2019. Mr Hainey returned to the Federation to take up the EP role in April 2019.

Ms Landman has worked in several Harris academies, more recently as Head of Academy at Harris Upper Norwood. Ms Landman and Mr Hainey both led Upper Norwood to its judgement of ‘outstanding’ at its first inspection in 2014.

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Sam Hainey, Executive Principal Academy Leadership Group (ALG)



Has the pleasure of overseeing Harris Clapham, Harris Clapham 6th form and Harris Invictus


Will make sure big brother and baby brother complement each other really well.




Gizlé Landman, Principal (ALG)


Principal of Harris Clapham and part of the executive team of Harris Clapham and Harris Clapham 6th form

Oversees the academy but in our first year has:

- being DSL

- admissions

- transition

as particular areas of direct leadership.





Christopher Dillon, Assistant Principal (ALG)



- strategies for behaviour and attendance

- how we monitor, evaluate and review our work

- all things numeracy and cross-curricular IT in Year 1

- assessment, including homework

- staff training and performance management

Line manages:

- Maths, science, PE, DT, music and art

- Visits and Bromcom



Matthew Holmes, Director of Inclusion and Enrichment (ALG)



- the range and quality of the enrichment curriculum

- music provision

- all things character education, including assemblies, careers and student leadership

- support safeguarding via medical needs, looked after children, alternative provision and is DDSL 2

Line manages:

- PE

and working with art, drama and music to put on an end of year extravaganza to showcase the Clapham Talent





Francesca Arhin, SENCO



- all things SEND – in short ensuring needs are identified, assessed and met accurately and quickly

- liaison with external agencies on behalf of our SEND students, parents and carers

- ensuring staff know their students’ need and the training to support them inside and outside of the classroom

Line manages:

- HLTA and TA support

- contracts/services with external agencies/therapies




Adjoa Philips, Subject Leader DT, Teacher of Art


Oversees the curriculum development/leadership of:

- DT, and in our first year Art

Will add a particular flavour in Year 1 of ensuring:

- our art ambassadors programme takes off

- we have displays (including artefacts) of DT and Art that we can showcase around the academy

- work with drama and music to put on an end of year extravaganza to showcase the Clapham Talent




Lily McConnell, Subject Leader MFL


Oversees the curriculum development/leadership of:

- Spanish and Mandarin

Will add a particular flavour in Year 1 of ensuring:

- students who speak English as an additional language are identified accurately and effectively supported

- we have a visit to Espagné by the end of Year 1

- everyone loves learning languages which will be our particular curriculum speciality



Caiti Walter,

Subject Leader Humanities


Oversees the curriculum development/leadership of:

- Geography, History and RE

Will add a particular flavour in Year 1 of ensuring:

- the academy becomes a Rights Respecting School

- successful work with Mr Gough so our students celebrate the diversity of religion and beliefs in the UK and beyond

- students go a field trip



Rebecca Lam, Teacher of Mandarin


Ensuring that students became gurus of kanji, origami and the culture of China (to match their fabulous speaking knowledge and skills)

Will add a particular flavour in Year 1 of ensuring:

- we identify and help our students to speak and celebrate their home language

- the Global Youth Ambassador Programme happens

- we have a fantastic MFL evening with Chinese dragons and Spanish Flamenco dancers




Callum Gough, Teacher of History


Ensuring that students know their chronologies off by heart and become confident young historians

Will add a particular flavour in Year 1 of ensuring:

- RE is a thriving subject at the academy

- students know their local history and we have a display about the history of Lambeth

- plans for a history visit for our students for Year 8 to an EU country




Katie Streeter, Teacher of English/ Drama


Ensuring that students love English and develop a true penchant for Drama

Will add a particular flavour in Year 1 of ensuring:

- the library is one of the best places to be

- our library monitors hit the ground running

- our students, including the boys, all read for pleasure

- work with art and music to put on an end of year extravaganza to showcase the Clapham Talent




Luke Robinson, Subject Leader Science


Oversees the curriculum development/leadership of:

- science

Will add a particular flavour in Year 1 of ensuring:

- students benefit from access to a wide range of practical experiments during their science learning

- that one of our innovation experiences has a high-quality science focus

- that we have some visiting scientists to the academy to inspire students for the future



Leigh Hoang,

Lead Practitioner Science


Work with everyone to help make teaching and learning the best it can be

Will add a particular flavour in Year 1 of:

- being the academy’s mental health champion

- working with Mr Dillon to fully support our newly qualified teachers so that they love being a teacher

- helping Mr Robinson make our students CSI experts and to help with planning the innovation experience





Nathan Headley, Teacher of PE


Ensuring that all our students love PE and stay physically fit and healthy

Will add a particular flavour in Year 1 of ensuring:

- our Greenhouse coach is well supported and part of the team

- we have a range of sports and fixtures that meet a range of needs

- work with other organisations to help organise fixtures and competitions

- we win the Year 7 Federation sports day

- further support is offered to SEND students within the school day


Our support staff team is made up of:

  • Ellie Ward - Executive Assistant 
  • Juan de la Higuera - Premises Manager
  • Janine Thatcher - Education Welfare and Attendance Officer
  • Rose Harris - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Tom Gooch - DT/Art and Science Technician
  • Chandelle Thompson - Teaching Assistant
  • Shemmaine Henry - Receptionist and Admin Assistant