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15/10/20

Huge thank you to our catering team who have worked together to create food from all over the world this week as part of 🇯🇲🇳🇬🇹🇿 https://t.co/HG1oYYQxy3

15/10/20

Retweetd From Amanda Dewinter

Fantastic interviews with staff and Y11 pupils on , thoughtful, informative and very well presented! https://t.co/2x8vsVRXfu

15/10/20

If you're in Year 6 or Year 5 and missed our online open events last night, you can hear from Mr Smith and Mrs Raggett here. https://t.co/u5UBvvQZUE

15/10/20

Proud of our Year 11s discussing on last night. https://t.co/xSMFVZsgG6

14/10/20

📅 The secondary application deadline is just two weeks away. 🖥️ Sign up and join us to hear more about our fantastic Academy at our online open event later today. https://t.co/daOztwOPxS https://t.co/8g4HRj8X7A

13/10/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Applications for 2021-22 are open!! 🥳 https://t.co/7IMqGdEk6L

07/10/20

Retweetd From ChildrensBookProject

This amazing org initiated a crowdfunder on our behalf this summer & enabled us to gift 100s of these incredible books by black authors to & . Further books from them going to next week. We couldn't be more grateful. https://t.co/lMcujxKp81

07/10/20

See what life is like at by watching our new video: https://t.co/EI2SAEqo3n

07/10/20

📺 Visit our virtual tour page to find out what life is like at ... 🖊 Register for your place at our online open evening. https://t.co/K7VCvhZ7Tb

29/09/20

Please check our website for an important update from the Principal. https://t.co/xVnRRE1iRr https://t.co/Hl0mthrEZO

21/09/20

Retweetd From Construction Youth

In our Carbon Challenge session ways to make projects more environmentally friendly! Thank you to the from , & for giving real life examples & students about your roles! https://t.co/sEZTvIXUlG

15/09/20

Retweetd From Sam Johnson🌈

Great session on ‘Sustainable Design in Construction’ with Year 7 students at , facilitated by - thanks everyone, hope the students enjoyed hearing more about this important subject 🏗 🍃👷🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/2wgYKWCNIr

10/09/20

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

I have just walked round a school full of students learning supported by outstanding educators. It’s great to be back at

09/09/20

Year 11 have just beaten Year 7 into second place, with nearly 97% attendance today. What fantastic and in their GCSE year. https://t.co/9P8hU6TJmV

09/09/20

Students showing their and from Day One! https://t.co/9P8hU6TJmV

07/09/20

Proud of our new Year 7 cohort today (96% attendance), and our biggest year 12 cohort. Brilliant support from staff and understanding by students as we work together to keep our community safe.

06/09/20

It’s Year 7 and Year 12 ONLY tomorrow. Year 7 enter on Marlborough Hill and Year 12 on Finchley Road.

06/09/20

Don’t forget the arrangements for this week. Working together we can keep our Academy community safe. https://t.co/IOrecRWazY

04/09/20

Details for students next week can be found in the letter sent home yesterday. Parents should read this carefully so we can welcome our community back safely. Full letter available here: https://t.co/74fAfmTdR3 https://t.co/qA6rJLuLRl

26/08/20

We will be sending out further information about our reopening plans to parents by email next week. We can’t wait to see our students again!

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.