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10/04/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

A great teacher makes all the difference. Share your appreciation for a teacher you know by sending a free card with a personalised message at https://t.co/akNtb2kVCk 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 https://t.co/hKskw51CIw

08/04/20

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

HATO tales are here for story time! Hit the link to see Ms Greet & Mrs Marshall read their favourite stories!📖https://t.co/Y8qQxQIIeF We would love to hear if you have enjoyed our stories & what you would like to hear next!

08/04/20

Retweetd From Researchers in Schools

Dr Niccolo Salvatori is our participant this week! He completed his at & joined RIS in 2017. He teaches at https://t.co/M1Cmz7viW9

07/04/20

Looking after keyworker’s children and vulnerable students during the Easter holidays. We’ve been showing our support for the by creating a rainbow and messages of thanks in several different languages. https://t.co/wnM7IBF6rZ

06/04/20

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Here’s our ‘Guide To Staying Home...In Style’ resource for students & families. Please feel free to use. https://t.co/cnrmNLsSwT https://t.co/pxBWi8LqfM

03/04/20

Retweetd From St Luke's Hospice

Thank you so much for supplying us with vital equipment! 💜💜💜 https://t.co/O3mU5xiQnR

03/04/20

Read the end of term letter from here ... https://t.co/OilHUZ2oN9 https://t.co/l5yWRjlelN

03/04/20

We are proud to have donated several pairs of our protective goggles and other items of PPE to support the NHS at and work at

01/04/20

See below and the link for a parent letter from our safer schools officer. https://t.co/OilHUZ2oN9 https://t.co/PMEvrDPRE9

31/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

. has published new advice for parents and carers focused on looking after the and wellbeing of children and young people. Read the full guidance: https://t.co/Ch2epHy0i2 https://t.co/mqP438tQyc

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

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Curriculum

Curriculum Vision

The curriculum is at the heart of a school’s purpose and our curriculum reflects our core values, Dedication, Determination, Destiny.  At Harris Academy St John’s Wood we recognise that improving educational outcomes is the biggest way we can positively impact our students’ futures.  We take the term ‘educational’ in its most broad sense: this means more than just a set of results.  It includes a child’s intellectual development, social and emotional development, citizenship and responsibility, happiness and success.  We hope that this vision is ‘lived’ in the way teachers develop the curriculum and the way students experience it.  We want a curriculum that is effectively designed and implemented, that is true to subjects’ core content and concepts, develops a love of lifelong learning, and creates beautiful work, expertise, fascination and wonder. 

Curriculum Principles

Our curriculum is purpose enacted.  It seeks to find harmony between the four broad philosophies of what is education for: personal empowerment; cultural transmission; preparation for citizenship; and preparation for work.

Our seven whole school principles of curriculum are: 

  • Balanced – Promotes intellectual, moral, spiritual, aesthetic, creative, emotional, and physical development.
  • Rigorous – Seeks to develop intra-disciplinary habits of mind; powerful ways of thinking that are developed through sustained engagement with the discipline.
  • Coherent – Makes explicit connections and links between the different subjects and experiences.
  • Vertically Integrated – Focuses on progression by carefully sequencing knowledge; provides clarity about what ‘getting better’ at the subject means.
  • Appropriate – Matches the level of challenge to a pupil’s current level of maturity and knowledge.
  • Focused – Seeks to keep the curriculum manageable by teaching the most important knowledge; identifies the big ideas or key concepts within a subject.
  • Relevant – Seeks to connect the valued outcomes of a curriculum to the pupils being taught it; provides opportunities for pupils to make informed choices.

For further information about the curriculum, please contact Vice Principal, Kanika Forbes by contacting the Academy office on 0207 722 8141 or via email at kanika.forbes@harrisstjohnswood.org.uk.

Curriculum Organisation

Years 7 to 8

In Years 7 to 8, students study a broad and balanced range of subjects.  National curriculum content is carefully tracked to ensure that pupils have covered all areas of non-statutory KS4 subjects by the end of Year 8.  Longer lessons than in many other schools permit deeper learning and allow students to develop their skills.

All subjects have a curriculum plan which is appropriately sequenced ensuring gains in students' knowledge and understanding of discrete subject disciplines as they progress through the Academy.

Year 9

For the current academic year (2019-2020), students choose 2 subjects to study in greater depth in Year 9.  This has been a deliberate decision as the Academy, supporting students to experience subjects at greater depth in Year 9, addressing legacy issues and effectively preparing them for GCSE study in Year 10 and 11.  These are studied in addition to the core subjects of English, maths, science, languages, humanities, PSHE and physical education.

Years 10 and 11

Options are structured in such a way to allow pupils a free choice.  At the end of Year 9 students can make two subject choices in addition to the core curriculum offer of English, maths, science, languages, humanities, PSHE and physical education.  Students may choose to continue studying subjects they chose in Year 9 or they may opt for a different subject, that reflects the diversity of the GCSE curriculum.

This ensures equity of delivery, with all pupils having equal access to subjects. The options are designed to support the needs of the students at Harris Academy St John's Wood and to meet the needs of our local context. Students are offered a mixture of practical and academic subjects from all areas of the curriculum (including new subjects they will not have studied before). This model also ensures that students have access to a wide range of progression routes to the next of their education.

Years 12 to 13

Students admitted to the sixth form at Harris Academy St John's Wood have access to a wide range of Level 3 pathways, including Academic, Vocational or a mix of both.  Where students have not achieved at least a Grade 4 in English or maths, they will be supported through a rigorous programme during Year 12.  For full details of our sixth form curriculum, please visit the relevant section of our website.