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12/12/19

The String Ensemble now take the stage for Vivaldi’s Spring https://t.co/z5UrNQJ0Qh

12/12/19

3rd up is a beautifully sensitive rendition of our Abbey Road heroes - The Beatles’ 1968 ‘Blackbird’ by the Guitar Ensemble | https://t.co/WhZMw8AHYz

12/12/19

Winter Showcase begins in dramatic form with The Drumming Club https://t.co/hsLxO9YptZ

12/12/19

Thanks to Miss Gibson and team for ensuring nearly 600 students and staff took part in today’s mock election. Will our votes reflect the views of the country? https://t.co/cRtWAaOenu

11/12/19

Retweetd From Soarpoints

Too big for your boots? ... uplifting & inspired in these dark days to see return to his first school in to extol the virtues | hard work - reading - scholarship | https://t.co/SFP19DCv68

11/12/19

excellence in sport is brought about through determination and discipline. Another victory for basketball team in https://t.co/GOC0ZuMfUo

11/12/19

Retweetd From HASJW Bball Academy

Congrats to Sixth Form Team winning today 71-47 against West Thames College which brings our record to 7 wins 3 losses. Next week Wednesday we are away to Three Rivers Academy https://t.co/hBoA2lpULz

10/12/19

Sporting Success in for Year 7 school students at as they win for first time against UCL https://t.co/2BLVM6yDss

10/12/19

Retweetd From HASJW Bball Academy

Congrats to Year 7 boys basketball team playing in their 1st game against UCL Academy. It was a great team performance winning 29-22. MVP award goes to Max scoring 16points which is impressive for a year 7 game. https://t.co/tKiTQ0TEDP

10/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy St John’s Wood

Year 11 students completing a Philosphy workshop as part of at HASJW today! Deep discussions including “how big is a thought”, and “what’s the meaning of life?” https://t.co/IsXxtQGHya

10/12/19

Retweetd From Penguin Books UK

Yesterday went to Harris Academy to host the latest about finding your voice, featuring , , Derek Owusu, and a special appearance from himself. Stay tuned for the full video next week... https://t.co/2MxPwE1SHb

10/12/19

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Really good to meet student voice representatives at . Lots to share and reflect on with all staff. Fantastic students expressing themselves with maturity and collegiality. https://t.co/6ni24VCCeC

09/12/19

Year 11 students completing a Philosphy workshop as part of at HASJW today! Deep discussions including “how big is a thought”, and “what’s the meaning of life?” https://t.co/IsXxtQGHya

07/12/19

What career will you son or daughter enjoy and be respected in? https://t.co/Cp1dSsRprs

04/12/19

Thank you so much Deborah. and so much thanks also for for liason. Our children learned so much and had such a buzz as a result.

04/12/19

Retweetd From rayaan🧸🧚🏾‍♀️

Thank you for coming!! It was a lot of fun!!

04/12/19

Retweetd From Deborah Bull

Really enjoyed visiting for - and being interviewed by the brilliant Rayan and Ryan. https://t.co/s5Yh1zhbXf

03/12/19

Retweetd From OECD Education

HRH Princess Laurentien is discussing a different education for a better world with youth at the • What do they want to learn? • How do those desires relate to their employment and life goals? Watch live: https://t.co/mo5gxk5fyJ https://t.co/XH5p1rs0Tx

03/12/19

Year 11 student Kisha at school speaking with Princess Laurentien of how “luck” or lack of it is the cause of so much inequality in education - where we are born affects how much opportunity we have: her job is to challenge this. https://t.co/dnZCYC9soa

03/12/19

Who did you want to be? How do children know what job they want to do or what career to have? What role model inspires them? https://t.co/oTpGbsZj5E https://t.co/3sGkZAPfww

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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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Overarching Curriculum Aims of Harris

Curriculum and Purpose: the core of our collaborative intent

The overarching aim of the Harris Federation is to end the cycle of poverty and disadvantage: to improve the life chances for all students, and concomitantly the local community within which they live. All we do, we do for social mobility. We begin with the principle that all children are equal and there is, therefore, equity of entitlement to knowledge for each of our students and their families.

Therefore, the central place of knowledge within the curriculum is explicit within our academies. The inventive design of our curriculum and the high quality implementation of that curriculum are integral to what Harris do.

The purpose of all our academies is revealed by the curriculum we provide and the quality of the teaching that delivers that curriculum. The very nature of our Federation makes us collaborative and this collaboration of subject specialists and researchers means our students benefit from the very highest quality in teaching and the most powerful knowledge.

Our curriculum, then, becomes a deliberate and explicit guarantor of equality as we work to close the limits to opportunity that exist in society. We ensure all our students have access to a broad and balanced body of knowledge regardless of demographics and starting points. To this end we have worked as a collaborative Multi Academy Trust. We harness the expertise from within our academies across primary and secondary phases to develop a challenging and rich curriculum model.

The high expectations we have of each academy, principal and each teacher drive forward this mission to open up opportunities for all young people in areas of deep disadvantage. The collaborative aims of our federation mean individual academies draw on their understanding of their individual contexts to create challenging and stimulating lessons and activities as part of their individual academy curriculum.

Each subject discipline has its own curriculum document which has been developed by the academic research communities we have built. The subject specialist consultants at Harris work in tandem with subject leaders in each academy for each phase. There are high expectations of subject knowledge from teachers so alongside these documents there is a commitment to providing regular high quality subject specific training for all teachers during the year.

All Harris teachers are encouraged to be living readers and researchers into their own subject discipline. Indeed, within the context at Harris Academy St John’s Wood, each subject discipline spent 12 months with children devising their own curriculum intent and vision statements.

“What is the purpose of your subject?” was the taproot strand of a democratic shaping of the curriculum by children and subject teachers and one that works to liberate powerful knowledge for all.