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03/06/20

For this week's assembly, reflects on events surrounding the death of George Floyd in the US. We are resolute in our condemnation of racism and discrimination in all forms. Our response to this cannot and must not be tokenistic. https://t.co/HSfVKSYoZ8

20/05/20

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On , I'd like to thank all staff at (not just teachers) for their utter professionalism and dedication at what is an exceptionally challenging time. https://t.co/IasybdEnUw

14/05/20

Latest news on our plans for phased reopening for Years 10 and 12 can be found here: https://t.co/OilHUZ2oN9 https://t.co/MFCI6Wkjdq

12/05/20

This week's assembly is on VE Day, and has been prepared by Ms Oliver. https://t.co/vixU8xi7cG

06/05/20

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Exciting and unique opportunity for an inspiring Secondary Teacher of Arabic at in London https://t.co/Ap09nZZqyZ

06/05/20

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Food parcels packaged and ready to send to our most needy pupils with thanks to our partners at https://t.co/z0LPWx4IPe

05/05/20

The latest letter to parents from ... https://t.co/AplLfQnVfi

05/05/20

Our assembly this week comes from Mr Snell. He's asking "what did Isaac Newton do in lockdown". https://t.co/XxQ2zFNQSS

03/05/20

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Coronavirus: Violinist Benedetti offering free online music tuition https://t.co/5NqhfftfL2

01/05/20

Fantastic maths work completed at home by Tiffany in Year 8. Thanks to Ms Lay for sharing. https://t.co/r4uFh6zNIw

28/04/20

Our Principal, has recorded an assembly for all members of the Academy community. You can view it by clicking on the link here: https://t.co/6GYNXKK0AY

28/04/20

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How do you get the top jobs? Brilliant real life job help and tips for interview practice & reality by Marco Bertozzi VP for Europe | courtesy of | schools and students loving it I know

28/04/20

Year 8 are reading "The Walled City" by as part of home working. Bunny has prepared some fantastic research to help understand the context of the novel. Thanks for the nomination Ms Spiegelberger. https://t.co/4JVc8vQg1F

27/04/20

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“Curriculum content is hugely important, but it must be underpinned by emotional wellbeing – without that, not a great deal of curriculum content will be absorbed.” Stephen Trask, from our Computer Science team, looks at how virtual schooling is going at Harris

27/04/20

Some fantastic creative work from Nia in Year 8. Thanks to Miss Kramer for sharing. https://t.co/d9eynz7Qyn

26/04/20

Just round the corner from our school is the tomorrow they share one of their stunning concerts | Monday 7:30pm ~ enjoy https://t.co/I6Euo5ByNu

24/04/20

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Students at this week have been learning and presenting about the Incan empire. Fantastic learning and efforts. Thanks to Ms Sliti and Mr Brown for supporting this week. https://t.co/onzP738vW8

23/04/20

As we approach the start of Ramadan, we’d like to wish all those in our Academy community who will be observing and celebrating https://t.co/kjGMAAvmCM

22/04/20

Ms Dawes wanted to share this fantastic artwork in their GCSE sketchbooks from Eftela and Mali - some lovely work. https://t.co/D8OioX9RGL

22/04/20

Well done to Hari in Year 9 who is converting a palette from his garden shed into a planter with a little help from Mr Syed. We can't wait to see the finished version! https://t.co/ewbQkVgf8H

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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.