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06/05/21

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

Wonderful to see the director Kwame Kwei-Armah speaking of open access live-streaming for those not able to get to the actual theatre when they re-open. This will be inspirational. https://t.co/QkZnXgmwSx

06/05/21

The academy at its best in many ways in this late cold spring evening. lots of planning today for our new year 7 summer school: we cannot wait to welcome the primary school children to see our wonderful Academy https://t.co/No54JBjrFo

05/05/21

The academy will leave that question to researchers in school themselves

04/05/21

Executive Principal Nick Soar celebrates with & staff win by 20 points over The Norwood School | https://t.co/EUSEM9MQoe

01/05/21

From the start of March 2021, twenty LSE undergraduate students have been holding weekly online maths classes with students in years 10 and 11 at school Harris Academy St John’s Wood | please see more here: https://t.co/D1PP5thBME

01/05/21

Retweetd From Jess Bond (she/her)

So proud of this widening participation project supporting 40 pupils in our two partner schools with GCSE maths tutoring - huge thanks to , teachers from and and our fab student tutors 👍👍👍 https://t.co/rVnn1NrRo4

20/04/21

Day 2 Update to Parents The academy is largely up & running tech wise now and teachers will be able to communicate with you as parents & families. Pupils are being brought back online each day this week. 6th Form first. Thank you for your patience

01/04/21

Have you ever suffered from sexual abuse or harassment? There is now a new dedicated NSPCC helpline number 0800 136 663 live from today (Thursday 1 April). https://t.co/FETAgwEPTZ

30/03/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Last week issued an alert about a spike in ransomware attacks on schools. We have suffered an attack since then. Although measures were in place to protect our systems, our servers have been impacted. See https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp for further info and a statement below. https://t.co/4U02Y6zmbG

18/03/21

Some wonderful, artistic reflections on the story of Romeo and Juliet from Ms Kopelman's Year 9 English group. https://t.co/Iyn7E7Nf0w

18/03/21

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Our amazing testing team have completed our mass testing, with fantastic support from Public Health Team. ✅ Over 3500 tests in 8 days ✅ All negative 👍🏻 We are now issuing home testing kits to eligible students. https://t.co/s37d2K0tj0

11/03/21

After the first three in school, which show students how to test safely, students will be issued with kits to test twice per week at home.

10/03/21

Year 8 and 9 have returned and completed their tests today. ✅ A further 370 tests carried ✅ 1170 in total ✅ Around 89% of all students ✅ All negative Now to test 2 and 3, starting tomorrow!

09/03/21

So far, Years 7, 10, 11, 12 and 13 have returned to the Academy and completed their first covid test. ✅ 800 tests carried out and all negative ✅ That represents 87% of all returning pupils ✅ We can't wait to see Year 8 and 9 tomorrow

08/03/21

Nearly 400 (all negative) tests done this morning at ... superb team work, organisation and support. Another 170 this afternoon, and we go again tomorrow!

05/03/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

So many talented cooks but there can be only 3 winners! https://t.co/wQJJy7dBzK

03/03/21

Full details of the return to school for pupils next week can be found here: https://t.co/DhhHuuOr2M

25/02/21

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

Bravo students from 👏😋 https://t.co/KAwglFmnhh

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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.