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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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Ofsted

Harris Academy St. John’s Wood has been judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in its first inspection since it joined the Harris Federation.

The report showcases a significant transformation at the school which, on its last inspection as Quintin Kynaston, was placed in ‘special measures’.

Of the five areas judged by Ofsted, two were found to be ‘Outstanding’ already – the behaviour and attitudes of the academy’s students, and the Sixth Form.

As well as praising the ‘well-crafted curriculum’ on offer at the academy, the report notes the exceptional education and support provided to all students.

Highlights include:

  • On behaviour, described by inspectors as “impeccable”:
    • “Pupils know that standards of behaviour are given high priority in this school. Leaders expect nothing less than excellent and that is what they get.”
  • On academic success:
    • “Whatever their background, pupils go on to achieve very well in GCSE examinations and in a wide range of courses in the sixth form.”
    • “Disadvantaged students achieve very well.”
    • “Almost all students go on to higher education, many to top universities, including disadvantaged students.”
  • On parents: “The partnership with parents is strong and they are highly supportive of the school.”

Inspectors noted just one area that needs to be addressed to make the academy an ‘Outstanding’ school. This is to ensure that Year 9 pupils continue the full range of subjects they study in Years 7 and 8, rather than focusing on their GCSE choices. As Ofsted notes, the academy is already working towards this.

Mr Graeme Smith, Principal of Harris Academy St. John’s Wood, said:

“Our report showcases the progress that has been made over the past three years to transform our school into the happy and successful place of learning it is today. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the outcome of this report and we will continue to work tirelessly on our journey towards ‘Outstanding’.”

Mr Nick Soar, Executive Principal of Harris Academy St. John’s Wood, added:

“I would like to thank and congratulate students, staff, parents and governors for their fantastic efforts in making this school thrive. The report mirrors the huge improvements in our results since opening, with the academy now in the top 10% of schools for GCSEs and the top 25 school in the country for student progress at A Level.”

Mr Rob Hewitt, Chair of Governors at Harris Academy St. John’s Wood, said:

“The result of the recent Ofsted inspection is testament to the transformation of the school over the last two and a half years into an institution that combines excellent results with the highest standards of behaviour. This reflects the tireless work of the staff, well supported by the Harris Federation and the governors, in creating an environment where children of all backgrounds and abilities can flourish.”

Our students added:

  • Hari in Year 9:  “Reading this report makes me confident going into my GCSE years and fills me with hope for the things the school can achieve and give to students. It makes me proud of the improvements the school has made and glad to be a part of the school community.”
  • Sixth former Shilan: “As a member of the Sixth Form, I’m very proud of the report. I have at the school since Year 7 and we have come a long way as a school and as a team.”

You can read the full Ofsted report by clicking on the link below.