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09/04/20

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

ENTRY CLOSES TOMORROW! Get creative & Design a National Book Token for us & you could win hundreds of pounds worth of books! If you’re unable to post your entry to us, please email a scan or photo to competitions.co.uk with ‘WBD Design a Book Token Competition’ .. https://t.co/4hTrcoyC4E

08/04/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

It's easy to get caught up in all the updates. But not everything you read online about Covid-19 is necessarily true - take this quiz from to separate the facts from fakes around the coronavirus 💯👇 https://t.co/Mo4R8b2Ai2 https://t.co/nFyFOMC9Et

07/04/20

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Today is - a day to show our gratitude to the nurses, midwives, doctors and all those who are supporting our health and wellbeing at this difficult time💙👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ https://t.co/SFA9wNcnjc

06/04/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Our Parents Helpline is now open. If you're worried about a child or young person, please do give us a call or send us an email. https://t.co/lIdjgaWeHJ

03/04/20

The HCACP April Newsletter is now online at https://t.co/DAVvxn9Ru3

02/04/20

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

Pen and papers at the ready, it's Quiz Time! Can you tell your wizards from your Wormwoods? Pit your wits in our booky bonanza quiz for older bookworms. Head to the World Book Day website and download it today. Good luck! https://t.co/oJnhZXMKUl https://t.co/RkH2ovK183

02/04/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

All of our coronavirus content for young people struggling with their mental health is now together in one place. Here you can find tips, advice and where to get support during this outbreak. https://t.co/zlckTiKCyN

02/04/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

THANK YOU to everyone for your ideas. We've decided to provide supermarket vouchers, giving parents a choice of where to shop and what to buy. The first £8,000 will be emailed tomorrow to 400 Harris families. 60 laptops + dongles will be given out next week, with more to follow. https://t.co/WDNzFKh23N

02/04/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Our Parents Helpline is now open until 4pm. If you are worried about a child or young person, please do get in touch. https://t.co/lIdjgbdPzh

02/04/20

Retweetd From Physics World

With so many of us under lock-down, why not sit back with the latest issue of Physics World magazine, now out via the Physics World apps for iOS, Android and Web. The cover feature examines how physicists are understanding the virus behind COVID-19 https://t.co/YcF6JBy4Du

02/04/20

Parents & carers please check your emails for Easter update. Newsletter will be emailed out tomorrow

01/04/20

Retweetd From GOV UK

Coronavirus. Anyone can get it. Anyone can spread it. Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

31/03/20

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

Looking for new books to read over the coming weeks? Don't miss our list of the nation’s TOP 100 STORIES TO SHARE as voted for by you. This is the ultimate list of stories to share for all ages, to give children & teens ideas of what to discover next. https://t.co/2obqQVfnSU https://t.co/2jFYF9QpE7

31/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

. has published new advice for parents and carers focused on looking after the and wellbeing of children and young people. Read the full guidance: https://t.co/Ch2epHy0i2 https://t.co/mqP438tQyc

28/03/20

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If you're working from home now and having trouble switching off at the end of the work day, this might help. https://t.co/9uxniaDfKk

26/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisEnglish

Very excited about this from . Free productions inc: The Merchant of Venice, R&J, Macbeth, Hamlet & Othello. Great for teachers to set for year 11s going into 12 & year 9s going into 10? Looking forward to seeing the resources the education team produce also. https://t.co/H3sg8wC122

26/03/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If your child finds it difficult to talk about their feelings, here are some conversation starters that you can use. https://t.co/5gDtyrzlKC

26/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents and carers with children on Free School Meals - please take note of the scam email being circulated asking you for your bank details. Please do not respond to it if you receive it. https://t.co/QgPR0UqpLA

24/03/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Here is a thread on things you can do if the current health news is making you anxious and affecting your mental health. Find out more in our blog: https://t.co/eOwLQB69rw

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

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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Bexley

Bromley

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

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 effectively monitors the progress of all and provides direct feedback as well as checking students’ understanding systematically and identifies misconceptions and content for development.
  • Teachers 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.


HCPPOST024Student 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.


Harris Experience Advanced

Harris Experience Advanced is a Russell Group application programme providing expert guidance and individually-tailored academic opportunities for our most able sixth formers. The programme is aimed at our most academic students who have achieved outstanding grades at GCSE or who prove themselves to be making outstanding academic progress early in Year 12 and maintain this throughout their sixth form life. The programme delivers a range of opportunities such as the following:

  • Trips, university visits and masterclasses
  • Subject-specific societies to support academic stretch with subject specialist guides
  • Specialist programmes for Oxbridge, medical and dentistry entrants
  • Weekly bulletins and follow-up on a wealth of academic opportunities outside of school
  • Guidance on writing competitive applications to Russell Group universities, as well as interview practice and advice.