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31/03/17

The Geographical Explorers have officially launched their garden project: Operation Unearthing Horticulture! https://t.co/d13XQTWNzr

31/03/17

South Norwood’s Crystal Palace Foundation Academy players get to watch the 1st team train and meet the players and management. https://t.co/Gqbs8MU4gD

31/03/17

A respectable joint 3rd for the year 8 netball team in the Federation Netball Tournament https://t.co/rTf42XzH16

31/03/17

Teachers give their predictions on the Y9/10 V Y11 game! Today is the day! £1 Entry, 2:00PM at HAUN https://t.co/Lt0cz533zn

29/03/17

Mr Ruddock addresses the Yr10 troops. They were unlucky to lose to a well drilled Trinity team https://t.co/4aAJNw5LOk

29/03/17

Kyle-Luke and Kwadwo perform their party tricks https://t.co/4Td1AzcFbr

29/03/17

Y9 are two times Federation Rugby Champions after beating Beckenham in the final #🔥 https://t.co/iVAR4qnptD

29/03/17

The Yr9 football team having an incredible season, they've reached the Croydon Cup Final for the 2nd year with a 5-1 win over Trinity. https://t.co/b4iCO5fjgj

29/03/17

Y7s rugby was cancelled but that didn't stop us organising our own game in the sun! https://t.co/8Og5ORBnuD

27/03/17

Executive Principal Blog Update 26th March 2017 https://t.co/ghegWOoMi1 https://t.co/sSveEJe1ME

24/03/17

Amazing afternoon at Rosslyn Park 7s. Big win after some special coaching from legend . https://t.co/0fo9hkWUFg

23/03/17

Thanks to coming in to teach our TalentID students about fitness and nutrition. https://t.co/8oGGg7QfN5

23/03/17

Students attending Athletics training on Tuesday evening. Training to improve track & field. https://t.co/Zc7UgCqrCM

23/03/17

Yr 7 Girls coming 4th in a Croydon League Netball tournament out of 13 schools. Top work ladies! https://t.co/83AK7NMdl8

23/03/17

Yr 10 GCSE students began their path to becoming Sports Leaders today as they started studying for the Game Force Award. https://t.co/7Z99MYikOY

23/03/17

Girls athletics training has commenced with a record number of 40 girls attending training! Wednesdays @ HASN https://t.co/IK5lQpegTO

17/03/17

Our boys beat Oxford 2-1. A great attitude shown by all with Nathan scoring the winner! https://t.co/0y3opX18Y1

17/03/17

Great day out in Portsmouth with the Norwood Talent ID Footballers. Training, meeting the 1st Team Squad and seeing a win. https://t.co/YsGvcSl399

17/03/17

Y9 boys are in the Federation Football Finals after a 5-4 win at Beckenham https://t.co/1Lc0x00EuC

17/03/17

The boys at Burgess Park BMX track, Norwood ID Programme allowing pupils to sample a variety of different sports https://t.co/5yUU20Do0r

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”