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29/07/21

Parents! A wonderful creative opportunity for your child in August. https://t.co/M3gZBEouwv

20/07/21

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Exciting coalition of organisations coming together , & to lead local change. Launch of Haringey programme today with Thanks to pupils & staff https://t.co/kbFqebbIbD

20/07/21

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Executive Principal talks about his own experience of youth violence growing up in London, how it now effects his pupils! How the media perpetuates the horror. But also the high expectations for pupils & how this initiative will help https://t.co/uMzI8JajT3

20/07/21

How to stop a problem like youth violence & crime ? Inspiring thread from our sister school & academy in https://t.co/ZPk2Nu0rCY

20/07/21

We realise that celebrations may, once again, be slightly different, but hope this Eid at home is filled with happiness, joy & peace. From all at Harris St John’s Wood - we wish a lovely Eid as you mark this time & celebrate with family and friends.  

19/07/21

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18/07/21

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Today I was a at the centre. It was a new experience: I heard 2,700 people shouting out the words "THANK YOU" & I met some extraordinary souls. https://t.co/TM5sYLy6Tg

18/07/21

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17/07/21

We are so very proud of our student & Greenhouse player Suhayb who has secured his place on a scholarship programme at School in New York 👏🏀 Good luck Suhayb! 💫🇺🇸 we are so proud of you https://t.co/PiQVGozmzu

15/07/21

These speakers shared how they had witnessed friends losing their lives to knife crime & lost others, as a result of knife crime, to lengthy prison sentences.  In all the session was focused on an anti-knife crime message, highlighting responsibility & making positive choices.

15/07/21

brought speakers with lived experience of knife crime to the session and they explained how they had become involved in knife crime, the effect this had on themselves, their families and their communities and ultimately how they were able to turn their lives around.

15/07/21

Our pupils did inspirational work with yesterday The overarching message involved students pledging not to carry a knife going forward and to consider the ripple effects of their actions and choices in the future. https://t.co/Qy1lJJgiqZ

14/07/21

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This weekend are hosting pop-up events. , & are some of the venues on the list. Anyone over 18 can come along to any centre for a 1st or 2nd vaccine. To find a venue near you: https://t.co/nF2KzTyXzP

13/07/21

Inspiring to see this fight back against racists & thugs & vandals https://t.co/6lyXgx95KA

13/07/21

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As sad as our pupils were about the final, they were devastated to see the ugly, racist abuse that followed. ’s response is brave and dignified. He is and always will be a role model to children in this country, on and off the pitch. https://t.co/5ZXnd3lbmi

10/07/21

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08/07/21

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We were thrilled to deliver our Networking session to over 400 KS3 students at ! Thank you to our industry volunteers from , who inspired the students and showed how their school subjects can lay the foundations for a career in ! https://t.co/fvR33WNRot

05/07/21

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what is required to achieve high inquiry and moderate guidance? Is it something bigger than teachers in the classroom?

05/07/21

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New Principal Sam Green speaks about the place of science in its totality in a school | “the beauty & wonder of science…and what we choose to spend time on in a school reflects the vision for diversity & where we are in this very polarised debate”. https://t.co/GGrsB6VxmI

05/07/21

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Science teachers have a responsibility to provide all students with access to opportunities. This means taking a long, hard look at setting and streaming.

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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.