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22/10/19

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P L A Y E R O F T H E W E E K. 🏆 After helping to a massive OT win against COHONEL, Christian Barbieri is this week's ABL Player of the Week! More info ➡ https://t.co/JlwRBhHJEa https://t.co/b4flUHKj0z

17/10/19

Our 6th Form are hearing from Jonathan Toy about approaches to solving youth violence and violence against young people https://t.co/h8CtW2g6yy https://t.co/xCVQRQ9JeX

15/10/19

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Live with our founder https://t.co/kN3oMTQ7x6

15/10/19

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Hearing a well delivered summary by about employer engagement in school governance & how to help all students from all backgrounds. How to stay open & aware of unconscious bias? How to maintain & grow diversity? Clerk training? https://t.co/841Lk0te7c

15/10/19

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Nick Chambers CEO of outlines the amazing vision that has driven him in last 10 years since it launched at - now a social mobility bastion it brings people into schools. Quick easy and inspiring https://t.co/xOuU3VBAe7

15/10/19

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A vision for change - for young people shaped by each of us in our careers - get volunteering https://t.co/P9iaX3MJs5

15/10/19

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"The economic gender gap is moving at a snail's pace - it will take 202 years to close the gap". https://t.co/3d3KYzD14j

15/10/19

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launching I am campaign. https://t.co/lRTi3qFqfa

15/10/19

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Nothing more inspirational - headteacher speaks about the amazing impact in Africa of https://t.co/PzhlqE5XZe

15/10/19

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Brilliant to hear from about how we can inspire young people to find what career and what kind of person they can be https://t.co/d5IcnUM54T

15/10/19

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Robert Peston now up at the event for social & careers education in state schools How to be adaptive, resilient, imaginative - speakers in schools give world of knowledge and opportunities - how individuals can overcome profound challenges https://t.co/5WXeY1bnoz

15/10/19

Thank you to Miss Lewis, Mr Plummer and Mr Shabani for the support and guidance for all our Year 11s at this crucial stage in their education.

15/10/19

Packed lecture theatre for our Year 11 “Parent Power” Revision Workshop. https://t.co/YgVvtYjfLR

15/10/19

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So good to catch up with today and welcome him and all at to the community. We're really looking forward to working with you!

15/10/19

We work with employers to help our students understand the labour market and how to get the job they want. Can you help in https://t.co/IRLlhAVeSc https://t.co/yNjybp2lkA

11/10/19

The Harris Academy St John’s Wood selcoming committee for the conference this morning. https://t.co/JB9vQ9IHlQ

10/10/19

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Some pictures from last night’s highly successful Open Evening. Don’t forget to check out our Open Mornings next Tuesday and Thursday. https://t.co/Q3EyxISXna

10/10/19

Some pictures from last night’s highly successful Open Evening. Don’t forget to check out our Open Mornings next Tuesday and Thursday. https://t.co/Q3EyxISXna

10/10/19

Thank you to everyone who attended our Year 6 Open Evening last night. A really strong attendance. We can’t wait to see you in September! Check our website for details of our Open Mornings next week.

10/10/19

Our second Parent Forum is about to start. “Keeping your child safe outside school.” https://t.co/1bOiXrwXxZ

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Our Curriculum Vision and Principles

Curriculum Vision

The curriculum is at the heart of a school’s purpose and our curriculum reflects our core values, Dedication, Determination, Destiny.  At Harris Academy St John’s Wood we recognise that improving educational outcomes is the biggest way we can positively impact our students’ futures.  We take the term ‘educational’ in its most broad sense: this means more than just a set of results.  It includes a child’s intellectual development, social and emotional development, citizenship and responsibility, happiness and success.  We hope that this vision is ‘lived’ in the way teachers develop the curriculum and the way students experience it.  We want a curriculum that is effectively designed and implemented, that is true to subjects’ core content and concepts, develops a love of lifelong learning, and creates beautiful work, expertise, fascination and wonder. 

Curriculum Principles

Our curriculum is purpose enacted.  It seeks to find harmony between the four broad philosophies of what is education for: personal empowerment; cultural transmission; preparation for citizenship; and preparation for work.

Our seven whole school principles of curriculum are: 

  • Balanced – Promotes intellectual, moral, spiritual, aesthetic, creative, emotional, and physical development.
  • Rigorous – Seeks to develop intra-disciplinary habits of mind; powerful ways of thinking that are developed through sustained engagement with the discipline.
  • Coherent – Makes explicit connections and links between the different subjects and experiences.
  • Vertically Integrated – Focuses on progression by carefully sequencing knowledge; provides clarity about what ‘getting better’ at the subject means.
  • Appropriate – Matches the level of challenge to a pupil’s current level of maturity and knowledge.
  • Focused – Seeks to keep the curriculum manageable by teaching the most important knowledge; identifies the big ideas or key concepts within a subject.
  • Relevant – Seeks to connect the valued outcomes of a curriculum to the pupils being taught it; provides opportunities for pupils to make informed choices.

Our staff body has spent a great deal of time carefully considering what principles underpin our curriculum and why.  In doing so we have engaged with the thinking of many other educators, and found Principled Curriculum Design by Dylan Wiliam highly informative (you can download this document below).