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.

Our Staff

At Harris Primary Academy Shortlands there are teachers, teaching assistants and support staff.

All of our staff are primary specialists and we work together to promote the core values of the Academy and make sure that our children are consistently happy and safe.

Our teaching and support staff are as follows:


Name Position
Miss Sam French Executive Principal (SLT)
Mrs Emma Tibbitts Vice Principal (SLT)
Mr. Alex Thrall Assistant Principal (SLT)/Year 1 Teacher
Miss Stacey Clarke Reception Class Teacher
Miss Emma Kent Reception Class Teacher
Miss Rachel Sherlock Year 1 Teacher
Miss Emma Redman Year 2 Teacher
Mr Lee Griffiths Year 2 Teacher
Mr Oliver Beckham Trainee Teacher
Miss Melissa Ali Trainee Teacher
Ms Maxine Hooper Teaching Assistant Year 2
Miss Danielle Andrews Teaching Assistant Year 2
Miss Helen Schofield Teaching Assistant Year 1
Miss Laura Varney Teaching Assistant Year 1
Miss Ellie Curtis Teaching Assistant Reception
Mrs Charlotte Valet Teaching Assistant Reception
Ms Sebrin Osman 1:1 Support Assistant
Miss Mae Warr 1:1 Support Assistant
Mrs Clare Clark Office Manager
Ms Lisa Lawrence Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Mrs Preeti Patel Midday Supervisor
Mrs Joanne Talakshi Midday Supervisor
Mrs Sherley D'Cruz Midday Supervisor
Mr David Harvey Caretaker