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20/01/20

Retweetd From HASJW Bball Academy

Great win for U14 girls basketball team, who went up against Paddington Academy in a Westminster league game today. We are still undefeated winning 5 out 5 games. https://t.co/mt8E073OWn

20/01/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

If you want to our team will be at on Tuesday 28th January 5pm - 7pm! We can answer your questions about our course, funding, eligibility, placements anything else you need to know! Book tickets here: https://t.co/UU3tMXmSZh

17/01/20

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Thrilled that three of our "outstanding" sixth form students have had offers from Universities this week. https://t.co/AOgScria7t

16/01/20

Retweetd From James Handscombe

19 Harris Westminster students have Cambridge offers. Congratulations to all 44. https://t.co/EFznx6FG5D

16/01/20

Retweetd From James Handscombe

25 Harris Westminster students have Oxford offers this year (a school record). Cambridge still trickling in but also looking good. https://t.co/ROZixY1Jqy

15/01/20

Students' behaviour in our recent report described as "impeccable". Reflected in the grade received for Behaviour and Attitudes. https://t.co/h54W6Sgyp7

15/01/20

More from our recent report ... Standards of behaviour are given a high priority ... behaviour expected and got. https://t.co/Ne4vqaZQi5

14/01/20

Not to be outdone, here’s some of what produced in this evening’s session https://t.co/zzWEErUbnW

14/01/20

Not missing out ... and departments taking part in our session on subject knowledge. https://t.co/cAD5qM868E

14/01/20

, and & departments engaging in the first of our teaching principles (subject knowledge) at tonight’s CPD session. https://t.co/nNqDO8vH9N

14/01/20

Some of our Year 7 students are working together in a week at ⁦ https://t.co/7CUcY9C0Y1

10/01/20

Some highlights from our ⁦⁩ report published this week. https://t.co/B4p1s2Klzq

09/01/20

Retweetd From Amanda Dewinter

Congratulations , a fantastic achievement! May the school continue to build on its huge success in 2020 and beyond.

09/01/20

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Completed my second placement of through . Great staff, superb students, thoroughly deserved. Bravo! https://t.co/aaqfDCg901

08/01/20

We are proud to share the outcome of our recent inspection. We are a “good” school with “outstanding” behaviour and attitudes, and sixth form. to students, parents and staff. More here: https://t.co/qGr5Yb8CD9 https://t.co/nUYHoHdtjF

19/12/19

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

We break up for Christmas tomorrow, so here's some of my reflections at the end of my first term at https://t.co/aXhRNmnXyu https://t.co/TiLVpxnRv2

19/12/19

Retweetd From HASJW Bball Academy

Great away win for 6th form basketball team as they now progress to 7-3 record in the beating Three Rivers Academy 58-53 https://t.co/K61MNpQfiP

18/12/19

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

Wicked to Oz set from last night's performance. Last performance is tonight at 6pm in the theatre! There are still tickets available in reception. https://t.co/a0SyApNjx7

13/12/19

So proud of all our students learning about FGM with maturity and diligence. Thank you to for sharing this challenging subject. https://t.co/XmWHQkr7OT

12/12/19

And now from 1969, “I want you back” performed with gusto by our year 10 ensemble. https://t.co/Rwuf8sYzbd

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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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.