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29/07/21

Parents! A wonderful creative opportunity for your child in August. https://t.co/M3gZBEouwv

20/07/21

Retweetd From Lib Peck

Exciting coalition of organisations coming together , & to lead local change. Launch of Haringey programme today with Thanks to pupils & staff https://t.co/kbFqebbIbD

20/07/21

Retweetd From Laura Fraser

Executive Principal talks about his own experience of youth violence growing up in London, how it now effects his pupils! How the media perpetuates the horror. But also the high expectations for pupils & how this initiative will help https://t.co/uMzI8JajT3

20/07/21

How to stop a problem like youth violence & crime ? Inspiring thread from our sister school & academy in https://t.co/ZPk2Nu0rCY

20/07/21

We realise that celebrations may, once again, be slightly different, but hope this Eid at home is filled with happiness, joy & peace. From all at Harris St John’s Wood - we wish a lovely Eid as you mark this time & celebrate with family and friends.  

19/07/21

Retweetd From NHS

If you haven't had your COVID-19 vaccine yet, you can still book an appointment. Visit https://t.co/rw1YAMiy6v today.

18/07/21

Retweetd From Patrick Couderc

Today I was a at the centre. It was a new experience: I heard 2,700 people shouting out the words "THANK YOU" & I met some extraordinary souls. https://t.co/TM5sYLy6Tg

18/07/21

Retweetd From NHS

If you haven't had your COVID-19 vaccine yet, you can still book an appointment at https://t.co/rw1YAMA8Y3

17/07/21

We are so very proud of our student & Greenhouse player Suhayb who has secured his place on a scholarship programme at School in New York 👏🏀 Good luck Suhayb! 💫🇺🇸 we are so proud of you https://t.co/PiQVGozmzu

15/07/21

These speakers shared how they had witnessed friends losing their lives to knife crime & lost others, as a result of knife crime, to lengthy prison sentences.  In all the session was focused on an anti-knife crime message, highlighting responsibility & making positive choices.

15/07/21

brought speakers with lived experience of knife crime to the session and they explained how they had become involved in knife crime, the effect this had on themselves, their families and their communities and ultimately how they were able to turn their lives around.

15/07/21

Our pupils did inspirational work with yesterday The overarching message involved students pledging not to carry a knife going forward and to consider the ripple effects of their actions and choices in the future. https://t.co/Qy1lJJgiqZ

14/07/21

Retweetd From Healthwatch Brent

This weekend are hosting pop-up events. , & are some of the venues on the list. Anyone over 18 can come along to any centre for a 1st or 2nd vaccine. To find a venue near you: https://t.co/nF2KzTyXzP

13/07/21

Inspiring to see this fight back against racists & thugs & vandals https://t.co/6lyXgx95KA

13/07/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

As sad as our pupils were about the final, they were devastated to see the ugly, racist abuse that followed. ’s response is brave and dignified. He is and always will be a role model to children in this country, on and off the pitch. https://t.co/5ZXnd3lbmi

10/07/21

Retweetd From NHS

Get your second dose sooner. If you’re over 40, you can bring your appointment forward now.

08/07/21

Retweetd From Construction Youth

We were thrilled to deliver our Networking session to over 400 KS3 students at ! Thank you to our industry volunteers from , who inspired the students and showed how their school subjects can lay the foundations for a career in ! https://t.co/fvR33WNRot

05/07/21

Retweetd From Leila Al-Rashed

what is required to achieve high inquiry and moderate guidance? Is it something bigger than teachers in the classroom?

05/07/21

Retweetd From Soarpoints

New Principal Sam Green speaks about the place of science in its totality in a school | “the beauty & wonder of science…and what we choose to spend time on in a school reflects the vision for diversity & where we are in this very polarised debate”. https://t.co/GGrsB6VxmI

05/07/21

Retweetd From George Duoblys

Science teachers have a responsibility to provide all students with access to opportunities. This means taking a long, hard look at setting and streaming.

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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.