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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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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.