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25/05/22

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

Two of our students Brave and Josh attended - they are shining stars and will surely set the world alight - far right of picture. Thank you as ever to | https://t.co/2NxHW6rA9I

21/05/22

Retweetd From Dr Katie Hall

Happy Friday ! We're excited to share our resources for students 👀 at this video showing the AMAZING careers you can access through - helpful for options evening? https://t.co/DHNjEUrRzm

29/04/22

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Our Harris dance students share their passion for dance | harris https://t.co/MiywrZ4Olr

28/04/22

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

A fantastic evening on Wed 27th when we hosted ‘Step Around Town’ event with . It was wonderful to see so many talented dancers from Hornsey School for Girls, St Angela’s Ursuline School, Highams Park School & our very own HATO dancers! Well done everyone! 💃🏼 https://t.co/SyyKk4JApV

28/04/22

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Thank you to the and to for their brilliant initiative with local schools such as https://t.co/vXGW31LQbM

28/04/22

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Thank you to who performed so well & imaginatively so in the fantastic dance event last night at Harris Academy Tottenham led by | supports the arts | thanks also to for sponsoring https://t.co/rWi5EI5vk9

26/04/22

Retweetd From Harris Haling Park

Governor Service Awards: This weekend was the Governor Conference. Two of our governors, Nigel and Olugbenga, were recognised for their long term service to HPAHP! Thank you to both of them for supporting our school! https://t.co/bknR2D7zHz

23/04/22

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Outstanding governance is vital to the success of Harris academies - thank you to 200 governors who attended our conference today and for everything you do throughout the year, thank you to for hosting, and thank you to for being a wonderful guest speaker https://t.co/0fLFiNmGJ5

31/03/22

Retweetd From Liam Davis

You can still catch yesterdays show with my guests - BBC football commentator talking plus Headteacher Nick Soar talking https://t.co/GbuRyyVo9s https://t.co/FCE9TedIdU

20/03/22

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

In the other Kinetic Cup game this week, and drew 3-3 with Zion grabbing himself a hat-trick in 15 minutes! 🎩 https://t.co/IVBg8EKcQ4 https://t.co/DamtMcvwZ8

17/03/22

Year 7 excited by their brilliant PSHE Performance by Riot Act on Road Safety and peer pressure https://t.co/Sty3XWGi9D

14/03/22

A brilliant day of Girls Football capped off with after school club! The girls worked on their dribbling skills and then put it into practice with a match. Well done to everyone who joined in throughout the day! https://t.co/RHQ3Ept0HF

13/03/22

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

got the bragging rights in this Kinetic Cup game as they came out on top against with Tyrese getting a hat-trick! ⚽️🏆 https://t.co/OzPJAo0E68 https://t.co/MmmPsmo1y0

09/03/22

Around 30 Year 10 Girls enjoying the use of the whole Astroturf to play Football in their PE lesson this morning! A big thank you to the Head of Year 10 for coming down to support and show off her skills too! https://t.co/wZ9sXAkz2k

09/03/22

Some of our Year 8 Girls enjoying their opportunity to play Football in their PE lesson this morning! https://t.co/uYkK9BsPRL

03/03/22

Retweetd From Harris Academy St John’s Wood

Reading literature is at the core of what we do at Academy St John’s Wood - here our pupils & staff pull out all the stops to celebrate the characters of their favourite novels! https://t.co/RiZ4SFGbj0

03/03/22

Parents & Pupils! Who is this character and which member of staff is it?! Celebration of Books on https://t.co/ZJYM1JzMoy

03/03/22

is such an opportunity to raise the profile of reading and we hope our parents can see the zest with which pupils & staff approach reading https://t.co/QM5pgvC5WX

03/03/22

Reading literature is at the core of what we do at Academy St John’s Wood - here our pupils & staff pull out all the stops to celebrate the characters of their favourite novels! https://t.co/RiZ4SFGbj0

03/03/22

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

comes to Harris Academy Tottenham with a vibrant and colourful range of mysterious characters sneaking around the school corridors as well as being at the school gate. Who can you spot? | https://t.co/JlfdypRmCG

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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.