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20/11/17

A lovely trip to the Royal Albert Hall this evening with our wonderful talented music and drama students. https://t.co/0CYXXDjw2r

17/11/17

Retweetd From London BMX

Great session at the track today with https://t.co/S2zOvPJuAK

17/11/17

Year 9 impromptu jam session in today’s break time. Music department always open. https://t.co/wBOEk9hRbt

16/11/17

Q - when did you begin using dual coding in your teaching Mr Caesar? "It came about through an organic way of seeing what worked"

16/11/17

Brian Caesar one of our 2 Lead Practitioners in science explains memory and learning to staff in our morning staff training - learning of ovaries, glands & hormones https://t.co/G6P4KAzJPx

16/11/17

Looking forward to it

15/11/17

Retweetd From What's On in Croydon

TODAY: Baby Driver (15) https://t.co/pF1JnoubHq

15/11/17

glad for Norwood to get a mention in such esteemed alumni https://t.co/HlMbmAS1ux

15/11/17

Always proud of Stormzy & https://t.co/HlMbmAS1ux

13/11/17

Continued community links. Our choir brightening up the morning at a local care home this morning. https://t.co/LqY98ZTZLH

10/11/17

10km walked, 10kgs each carried throughout and a group of very tired World Challengers. Please sponsor us for our Tanzania trip if you can: https://t.co/VDJtLCGYiw https://t.co/RYUNhi0f5q

10/11/17

Today we are proud to announce the names of our Golden Ticket winners for weeks 6 and 7 of the autumn term - Excellent work! https://t.co/1nftbumpVE

08/11/17

Sunset this afternoon during the Y7's remarkable comeback to beat an excellent team. Thanks for hosting #55-50 https://t.co/f3AbCHvBiq

08/11/17

Year 10 visited Imperial College today with Ms Wendt, Lead Practitioner for Mathematics - aiming to be the best as scholar, citizen and ambassador https://t.co/QyzrVXmBd7

08/11/17

Schools can be the key in breaking the cycle of mental health problems that face mothers and children during pregnancy and childbirth - Professor Louise Howard explains https://t.co/MkqgmgBJCu https://t.co/LB8YzQizwo

08/11/17

Executive Principal Nick Soar attending the today to hear Duchess of Cambridge speak of how to support mental health needs of young people https://t.co/xLVfZXUAzj https://t.co/w6Vajtr7hT

08/11/17

Student's work looking amazing at the CYAC Exhibition. https://t.co/xOpf1xvdBz

08/11/17

Retweetd From Soarpoints

"I'm Fine" Sensitive & upbeat chairing by as he introduces Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Regius Chair of Psychiatry KCL at the School Leaders' Forum - representing at this important conference in mental health https://t.co/XW61WNs37u

08/11/17

Students work ready for the CYAC Exhibition. Youth Arts takeover. https://t.co/HvmUPu5gJ2

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Aims/Learning Ethos

A vision for every teacher, every student and every leader to be outstanding – the expectation is clear, we foster a culture of academic excellence, ambition and aspiration. All students  yet in particular our most vulnerable are nurtured and cared for in a holistic way.

The Harris Academy South Norwood is a vibrant Business and Enterprise Academy at the heart of the community in South Norwood. There is a culture of high expectations for all students, which underpins every development in the Academy. Harris Academy South Norwood has developed flexible and creative approaches to teaching and learning that raises standards for all.

A positive ethos has been embedded around the focus on Business and Enterprise through which we equip all students with the best possible education, ensuring they are fully prepared to succeed in their chosen careers as constructive citizens of the wider society in which they will live and work. We have 3 “golden rules” for all students AND staff: “I am here to learn”; “I have a positive attitude” and “I will make it happen”.

Our 6th form has grown to be the largest in the Federation, from 43 students way back in 2007 to 380 in 2013. We are full in all other year groups and we believe this is a testament to the reputation and continued success of the Academy.

Using the specialism of Business and Enterprise six core principles have been established that are recognised across the Academy as promoting enterprising learning. Students and staff develop the meanings of these principles throughout the year, during tutor time, assemblies, student councils and implementation of our policies.

These principles are also be used as part of the self evaluation and review process.

  • Learning First
  • High Aspirations
  • Business Environment
  • Celebrate Success
  • Growing confidence
  • Spirit of Enterprise

An Academy ethos of encouragement is central to the promotion of good learning. Rewards are one of the means of achieving this, they have a motivational role in helping students to realise that good behaviour and high achievement is valued. The Academy has wide range of ways to ensure that all student achievements are recognised regularly and shared with parents/carers. As well as systems for accumulating Academy Merits there are termly Rewards evenings and Celebrations Assemblies within Hubs, as well as an array of other awards events during the year which recognising a range of achievement.

All this leads inevitably to the following Mission Statement:

“Achieving excellence through Enterprise”