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26/07/21

The Department for Education is supporting catch-up programmes and fun activities for all children and young people in England. Find out more at https://t.co/JsMuvGETvg

23/07/21

Pedro, Year 9, recommends Club. "Join Mr Hodgson and co and help take care of plants from the Sizeable Squash to the Minuscule Microgreens." Mr Ingham is very impressed, and even used the spare sweet peas in his own garden! https://t.co/M7hrVPhDiR https://t.co/rKbUE1NIhO

19/07/21

Journalism Club boys and their families at the premiere of their very own film about mental health at The Ritzy Cinema in Brixton this afternoon. Well done year 8! https://t.co/s31l7VwtYQ

17/07/21

Year 10 boys enjoy a practical day last week. They had the chance to show off the knowledge they have learned throughout the year and recall practical skills from Year 9 too. Mr Ingham was thrilled to see so many 'Einsteins in the making!' https://t.co/Rj2Z441v4p

13/07/21

50 of our top students have won £10 Amazon vouchers! Well done and keep working on your development. is for life! https://t.co/0hd00tFDxa

08/07/21

Carla Price is presented with her Lockdown Hero Teaching Award - one of several awards received by our staff in the latest Pearson National Teaching Awards. Very proud of our whole staff team :-) https://t.co/9y2CQllLAT https://t.co/WttakFEkS7

02/07/21

Teacher Robin Sedgwick is presented with his Pearson National Teaching Award 'Certificate of Excellence' by some of our boys. We are proud to this year have four of our teachers recognised in the awards https://t.co/9y2CQllLAT https://t.co/gINnIOGSoi

30/06/21

Our Year 9 team won the apprenticeship challenge yesterday. Very proud of our boys! They left school cheering and buzzing having raised £509 for their chosen charity, Football Beyond Borders . Full story https://t.co/pKuKJkgwlO

30/06/21

Our boys enjoy an workshop with - using storytelling, physical theatre, poetry writing and visual art. London has lost its connecton. The local superhero ‘Empathy’, who would normally fix this, has burned out. Can our boys fix it?! https://t.co/xNud2Dwsil

30/06/21

Retweetd From Open Palm®

We delivered our WYZ Money (financial literacy) workshop to a great group of Y8 students at last week. Read our article to see what the students said: https://t.co/Y9n0arUmxe

30/06/21

Massive congratulations to Joshua - the first boy in the academy to reach 550 Harris Points which means he has received his Gold Lapel Badge. Joshua always works so hard and makes excellent contributions in every lesson. A real role model for his year group. Outstanding! https://t.co/INnbkG7MF8

29/06/21

The boys in our club are preparing for their final showcase in July. Harris Boys - full of talent! https://t.co/RjUDtReaf4

29/06/21

Students in Year 8 are learning about the importance of good financial literacy with . The workshop helped our boys' improve their understanding of personal finances and develop a positive and responsible mindset to finances. The boys thoroughly enjoyed it! https://t.co/YeBwTXkO2X

23/06/21

We are very proud to have four of our teachers recognised in the Pearson National Teaching Awards this year. The awards tie in with National , which is for ALL staff working in UK schools and colleges. https://t.co/9y2CQllLAT https://t.co/CtqiNIxKDQ

23/06/21

Today is national , and you can send a card to a teacher or school of your choice using this link. We'd love to hear from you!🙂https://t.co/d34kzTvTuZ

16/06/21

Retweetd From Southwark Youth Parliament

Aged 14 – 19 and live in Southwark? Passionate about the issues that matter to you? Stand as a Youth Parliament candidate for your school, youth club or local area. Find out more and apply before 25 June https://t.co/n7ZJsDInNw https://t.co/3xXBODp9aR

16/06/21

This was a great session for our boys. Thank you 😃 https://t.co/zyFLjWI78l

16/06/21

This was a great session! Thank you .

14/06/21

Some of our Most Able students attended Christies’ Virtual Art Seminar recently, where they had to design an art gallery and decide which works of art to present in it, and explain their choices to students from other Harris academies. Full story https://t.co/AABjILEtyc https://t.co/550VMnkWYv

11/06/21

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Session 9 of our 10-week programme at the amazing today. Fantastic engagement as always from the boys! Mature, focused, and a genuine desire to learn! Always nice to receive such brilliant feedback! Great work boys 👏👍 https://t.co/HZjCVUFiDR

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.

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Teaching and Learning

As part of the Academy’s offer to give Sixth Form students, regardless of background, a rich and deep learning experience, all subjects will adhere to the following standards.

  • The needs of all students are met in all lessons.
  • Teachers must demonstrate expert knowledge of their subject and have strong pedagogical content knowledge.
  • Subject teaching must demonstrate a coherently-planned and sequenced curriculum which embeds subject knowledge and skills for future learning. As such, students are able to articulate how their current learning relates to the wider sequence and are aware of end points.
  • Assessment will effectively monitor the progress of all and provide direct feedback as well as checking students’ understanding systematically and identify misconceptions and content for development.
  • Teachers will create environments that allow students to focus on learning and in which students are challenged and encouraged to apply wider subject conceptual knowledge and understanding.
  • Classrooms demonstrate high levels of literacy and vocabulary and are opportunities for critical discussion, debate and exploration.
  • Student work demonstrates progress, opportunities for extended writing and a depth of independent study beyond the classroom content. Marking is seen as an opportunity for further recommended reading/development.
  • Where possible, homework is preparatory in nature, allowing teachers and students to engage with content on a critical and conceptual level in the classroom. To this end, materials are given well in advance to help students prepare for lessons.
  • Students are encouraged to read widely around their subjects and have a good understanding of the work/industry/higher education opportunities for their subjects.
  • Subjects provide students with regular extra-curricular events and trips.

Assessment

Assessment is an integral part of the subject delivery and students will be assessed through a mixture of formal academy examinations, subject-based assessments and tasks, and regular student teacher dialogue.

In order to support the transition to the sixth form, Year 12 students will begin their Sixth Form study with a five-week induction period in the first half of the summer term, followed by an induction test for each subject studied. The expectation is that students meet the criteria set for a successful induction.


Student scholarship

Sixth Form students will be encouraged to show resilience, composure, curiosity, meticulousness and ambition in all that they do, as all are necessary for academic excellence.

Students’ attitudes and conduct must demonstrate an understanding of appropriate workplace/professional behaviour, at all times, and they should remember that they are ambassadors for our core values and must, therefore, act as role models to the lower school students.

It is a requirement that Sixth Form students have high levels of attendance and punctuality in order to benefit fully from the educational opportunities available.

The expectations of scholarship should not be restricted to the classroom and the academy has created a timetable which allows students the space and time needed to deepen their knowledge.

Alongside the subject timetable, Year 12 students have an additional 160 hours a year of timetabled study periods in a dedicated study area and Year 13 have exclusive quiet study areas.


Homework and wider reading

Each subject studied will provide five hours a week of homework. The work will be relevant and appropriate to the current content studied and there is a firm requirement that students adhere to all deadlines. As part of that commitment, teachers will provide meaningful and timely feedback on work submitted. It is a student’s responsibility to ensure that their work folders and books are organised and structured to suitably aid study and revision. All materials should be available for inspection and review whenever necessary.

Submitted work must demonstrate the standard needed for Sixth Form study and students must take full advantage of the times allocated for learning and preparation in order that they are able to participate fully and effectively in the classroom.

Students will be taught how to effectively and independently research and read beyond classroom and this wider reading and study ought to inform discussion of the standard subject content, with teachers facilitating that application through extensive questioning in the classroom.