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28/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

HBAED today donated 155 pairs of safety googles (normally used by our Science and DT department) to the NHS to help prevent their staff contracting COVID-19. Lewisham NHS put out a call to local schools who might have spare googles, and we are proud to help https://t.co/x2sfRPuHc0

26/03/20

Retweetd From Gavin Williamson

I have written to all schools, thanking them for the incredible resilience and flexibility they have shown in the face of unprecedented challenges. They are central to this country's fight against coronavirus. https://t.co/FG78lVzZxY

25/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

We have been informed some parents have received an email stating: ‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’. This is a scam email - do not respond, and delete immediately. https://t.co/r6cJP28dyY

23/03/20

Proud to have been a part of tonight, showing the planning we were doing to help students stay safe and make progress when the Academy closed. https://t.co/1KPQPS3A13

23/03/20

Here's our video guide to using Microsoft Teams for students in Year 10: https://t.co/G6kyHWDbgf https://t.co/vdYzZOii1g

23/03/20

Retweetd From Gavin Williamson

Thank you to the teachers and staff in schools across the country this morning - you are part of our vital front line in the fight against coronavirus. Help schools to focus on the children who need a place most, and keep your kids at home if you can. https://t.co/Zp4lHO7gSH

20/03/20

We are still recruiting at this time, and would love to hear from excellent practitioners wanting to teach in an exceptional Science department with "outstanding" behaviour, great CPD opportunities and A Level teaching in an "outstanding" sixth form. https://t.co/tH5P97cppN https://t.co/WHrNzMQwMf

20/03/20

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Hot on the heels of our art department, Mrs Green has organised a joyful noise!! students making memories on their last day for a while! https://t.co/dbOoObhgLf

19/03/20

Please see below for details of our closure plans. Key workers who wish their children to be looked after and fed so they can work should contact: info.org.uk https://t.co/kUunTtXMb5

19/03/20

Retweetd From Gráinne Hallahan

Massive thanks to all those who contributed to this: and and others. I hope all schools find it useful. https://t.co/sYa4mfPOdK

18/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

🙌 well done Harris Tottenham and Chef Columbinus! https://t.co/cvHDBS5N7F

18/03/20

Packs of work for 180 year 11 students. and in the event we need to close the Academy! https://t.co/soUkKnUuDN

18/03/20

Letter about our partial closure on Thursday and Friday. Please read carefully. https://t.co/3OKCgdqv9c

18/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents and pupils: please check https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp for the latest information about year group closures.

18/03/20

Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself? https://t.co/zf1o6KQXMi https://t.co/xQsXS8ubJl

17/03/20

We will be open on Wednesday 18th March for all students in years 7-11. Due to unavoidable staff absence, sixth form lessons are suspended and sixth form students should only attend for their examinations. Any further updates here and on our website. https://t.co/JqSNDxwU9f

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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.