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.

Meet our Leaders

The Principal of our Academy is David Astin and the Chair of Governors is Ros Wilton. 

You can read more about their professional backgrounds below.  We will be adding to this page with the biographies of our other senior leaders and governors, so please watch this space!


David profileMr David Astin
Principal

Mr Astin has been teaching for 20 years, and with the Harris Federation since 2008.  He began his career at a large school in Milton Keynes in 1995 and then taught at a very successful girl’s school in Carshalton.

In 2008, Mr Astin was appointed Assistant Principal of our sister school, Harris City Academy Crystal Palace.  After that, he was a leader of the Harris Sixth Form, of which Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley is a part.  

During this time, he helped to lay the educational foundations of the Harris Westminster Sixth Form, a collaboration with Westminster School which aims to prepare London’s brightest state school pupils for entry to the world’s best universities. 

Mr Astin, who lives in Beckenham with his young family, was appointed Principal of Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley in September 2014.

 


 

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Mrs Rosalyn Wilton
Chair of Governors

Ros has been Chair of Governors ay Harris Girls' Academy Bromley since it opened in 2011. She is also Vice Chair of the Harris Federation Board.

In a career spanning four decades, Ros has held a number of high profile positions in the City, particularly within the finance and technology sectors.

As a Director of the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE), she was the first woman to serve on the board of any Exchange in the UK or Europe. She was also the first woman to be appointed to the Reuters Executive Committee, making her the most senior woman in the Reuters Group at that time.

Ros read Mathematics at the University of London. In 2016, she was appointed to the University of London’s Board of Trustees.

She is a familiar figure to our students and staff, regularly giving talks and also overseeing Mathematics at the academy as part of the governing body’s commitment to each support a different subject department. 


 

Mrs Bianca Collett
Vice Principal - Teaching and Learning

Bianca Collett is our Vice Principal in charge of teaching and learning.

Prior to joining Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley, she was an Assistant Head of an outstanding school in Lambeth. She began her career as a teacher of modern foreign languages more than twenty years ago and has a joint honours degree in German and English.


Mr Steve Wheatley
Vice Principal - Curriculum and Standards

Steve Wheatley is our Vice Principal in charge of curriculum and standards.

Prior to joining Harris Girls' Academy Bromley, he was a teacher for a secondary school in Woolwich.