Our Year 4 Pupils had a fantastic time at the Horniman Museum on Wednesday! Thank you for having us


Year two enjoyed applying their knowledge of microhabitats to create minibeast hotels this afternoon. They thought carefully about how to ensure their hotels provided food, water and shelter.


Thank you to our PTA, PATHS, for our new goals! Here they are in action!


Our Year 1 pupils have been making clay pinch pots today- inspired by Kathy Jeffers!


Year two have been learning about microhabitats this afternoon. We enjoyed investigating the living things found in microhabitats within our school grounds.


Today year 1 were learning to identify equal groups and then add equal groups together in Maths. We used counters to help us with our learning.


Wishing our families and community a very happy Eid Al-Fitr! Our Year 1 pupils enjoyed some special treats on Friday in celebration of Eid- thank you Siwar!


This afternoon we said a fond farewell to Ms Schofield who has been with us since the school opened in 2014. We wish her the very best of luck in her exciting new role as a secondary school librarian!


A group of KS2 pupils visited Shortlands Library this morning to take part in a workshop with author and illustrator Their abstract portraits will be displayed in The Glades shopping centre in June and July as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations!


Year two have been working hard in the statistics unit of maths. Today, they were able to independently complete their own bar charts!


Sisters Marta and Daria have been so inspired by their Latin lessons that they have each made their own English-Latin Dictionary! What great home learning. A useful tool for their classrooms!


Our KS1 pupils are enjoying making their own games in coding club!


Well Done to Laila who has completed her entire reading record! Some super reading at home. We’re really proud! What a fantastic achievement.


Congratulations to our governors Phil, Sarah and Roger who received an award for their three years of service as a governor at the Governor conference this weekend. Thank you for everything you do for our school!


Thank you to PATHs for organising a fantastic magic show for our pupils. The children loved it!


Thank you to Councillor Aisha Cuthbert for speaking to year 4 pupils about her role in Shortlands. Our pupils left the digital surgery feeling inspired to go into politics. Thank you to the politics project for organising!


Our Reception Children have had a visit from a family of rabbits and a new born baby to launch their topic on growth!


Year 2 and 6 teachers from HPAS, HPABG and HPABe met today for writing moderation. Fantastic opportunity for professional dialogue.


Our Year 4 pupils enjoyed their first Latin lesson of the Summer Term. They were learning the Latin terms for people and things in a Roman Market


Our Year 6 pupils are hard at work recapping some key learning from KS2 during our Easter School

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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 pursue the vision of the Academy and make sure that our children are consistently happy and safe.

Our HF Curriculum Lead is Miss Samantha French (Executive Principal).

Our teaching and support staff are as follows:


Name Position
Ms Hannah Tryl Principal (SLT)
Mrs Samantha Howell Vice Principal (SLT)
Mrs Nathalie Snelgrove SENDCO (SLT)
Ms Kiara Chalk Reception Class Teacher
Mrs Elkie Oliver Reception Class Teacher
Miss Georgia Compass-Whyte Reception Class Teacher
Mrs Lucinda Himeur Year 1 Teacher/EYFS lead
Miss Lauren Blackstone Year 1 Teacher
Mrs Hasim-Hayes Year 2 Teacher/Assistant Principal (SLT)
Miss Mickalea Wizard Year 2 Teacher
Miss Helene Lavenir Year 3 Teacher
Ms Maxine Hooper Year 3 Support Teacher 
Miss Georgia Kirby Year 3 Teacher
Mrs Mandi Gabler Year 4 Teacher
Miss Tiana Rowe Year 4 Teacher
Mrs Danielle England Year 5 Teacher
Miss Zenani Johnson Year 5 Teacher
Mr Christopher Law Year 6 Teacher
Miss Charley Coles Year 6 Teacher
Mrs Amanda Mahmut Cross-year group teacher
Ms Rochelle Evans Cross-year group teacher
Miss Eve Abbott HLTA
Mrs Lisa Foan HLTA
Miss Zena Kassow Teaching Assistant
Mrs Kiara Chalk Teaching Assistant 
Miss Peggy Reapy Teaching Assistant
Mrs Preeti Patel Teaching Assistant 
Mrs Tracey Perks Teaching Assistant 
Ms Helen Schofield Teaching Assistant 
Ms Sara Jones EYFS Teaching Assistant
Miss Sebrin Osman Teaching Assistant
Mr Samuel Billington Sports Specialist Teacher 
Miss Charlotte Martin Teaching Assistant SEND
Miss Sue Hill Office Manager
Mr Samuel Raphael Administration Assistant
Mr Ian Kaye Premises Manager
Mrs Jessica Francis Midday Supervisor
Mrs Kerry Cheeseman Midday Supervisor
Mrs Sherley D'Cruz Midday Supervisor
Miss Frances Cloud Midday Supervisor
Ms Amanda Cloud Midday Supervisor