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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

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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

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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

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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

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

11/02/21

Some lovely artwork produced by Annabelle in Year 11. Thank you Mrs Worthington for sharing. https://t.co/xBG6Z5Uqd4

01/02/21

Well done to Rhyonn in Ms Peynado's Year 8 Art class, who had to make his own version of Magritte's "The Son of Man". https://t.co/iVMv1oau9M

01/02/21

Another incredible piece of Year 7 writing by Sarah in Ms Spiegelberger's class. https://t.co/o3PUeRdY4X

28/01/21

Congratulations to Jaber in Year 7, completing this speech about gender discrimination for Miss Rands in English. Great work Jaber! 👍 https://t.co/Pu9L4KLSPQ

26/01/21

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Our thanks, as always to our supporters , , & and of course to all our partner schools, like the hardworking team thank you for https://t.co/kGDoG6fM4h

22/01/21

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Proud to work in partnership with at to offer families who really need it additional food parcels on top of their weekly voucher. https://t.co/ee4Mq3sYoh

20/01/21

We ar looking for MFL (Spanish with French) and Mathematics teachers for maternity cover at our Academy and to support our wonderful students. https://t.co/YqNNVNfe5z https://t.co/GWa8KpEnZF

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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.