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16/07/20

We've just released our transition video, giving our new Year 7s an idea of what it's like at our fantastic Academy. https://t.co/Gg8BblAJ5h

16/07/20

Really beautiful artwork from Viola in Year 9. Well done. 🖼️🖌️🎨 https://t.co/IbLO5a0QXR

15/07/20

✅All parents will be sent a handy card explaining our plans for September. ✉️This will be in the post with your child's report this week. 💻Parents have been emailed a detailed letter today. ☀️Enjoy your summer holiday and keep safe! https://t.co/qgpFXrdfsS

15/07/20

An opportunity has arisen for a well qualified science teacher (ideally with a Chemistry specialism) - needed as soon as possible. Fantastic young people, supportive department. https://t.co/xn7HMSm4tt https://t.co/BRTQQrPkzV

15/07/20

We are looking to recruit cover supervisors on a one year contract. Would suit recent graduates looking to get into teaching. https://t.co/ESfdLNUUke https://t.co/qqcxg6J654

15/07/20

Retweetd From The Winch

School counsellor vacancy in our neighbourhood! Any one know of a great counsellor who would love this opportunity to work with young people?! Pls share! https://t.co/gAwzzCDHUW

14/07/20

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join us as a Full Time (38 weeks) School Counsellor from September 2020. https://t.co/IuUABDUOSv https://t.co/QOCJx4Y9GC

13/07/20

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Plans for September well underway. We will be sharing details with parents over the next few days via email and post. We can't wait to see our young people safely back with us at in September.

02/07/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Thank you to all our academies who shared their strategies for supporting the most vulnerable pupils during lockdown by getting them into school https://t.co/PbhI870oSH

29/06/20

New Year 7s can check this video presentation from Ms Raggett and as part of their transition process before September. https://t.co/ecuoIp8RpL

26/06/20

Advice for parents on home learning in Shqip. Please check if you have any questions. https://t.co/kvXosoTyrL

26/06/20

Advice for parents on home learning in Arabic. Please check if you have any questions. https://t.co/ZJWkVPa8pn

26/06/20

Advice for parents on home learning in Somali. Please check if you have any questions. https://t.co/bdddjD5Aat

26/06/20

Advice for parents on home learning in English. Please check if you have any questions. https://t.co/2pXggZrM5J

24/06/20

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Very excited to be welcoming staff to our FREE ‘Life after Lockdown’ taster sessions today 😀 https://t.co/W6PGlHAOVb

21/06/20

Retweetd From Soarpoints

Based on the film 'say no to racism', the Head of Media Studies at garnered support from everyone & produced this simple 59 second film | an artistic headline to the background work we are doing on eliminating racism. Hope you like. https://t.co/6R1OROfrnu

18/06/20

Retweetd From Soarpoints

Very much worth listening to this podcast from 8 mins in delivered by Carolyn English from ⁦⁩ on how children are presenting post lockdown & how schools and families can help restore the time stolen by Covid ⁦https://t.co/ySh03MKz6f

17/06/20

Congratulations to Viola in year 9 for what Mr Syed describes as a "technically outstanding" sketch. Stunning work at home. https://t.co/cqC8GgTZ7n

17/06/20

Students who have come back to this week have all had a “Welcome Back” assembly with to support them with keeping safe in the Academy. https://t.co/6a1tgdAwpd

16/06/20

A fantastic piece of writing completed at home by John in Year 9. Thanks to Ms Kulekci for sharing. https://t.co/hMtVmEXwGr

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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.