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14/12/17

A wonderful night this evening watching our cast of Matilda perform for . Thank you for hosting. https://t.co/oSiMhznGpX

14/12/17

Mr Soar enjoyed his Executive Principal's breakfast this morning with Year 11 - and this was just his plate https://t.co/3I4BwrmnAm

13/12/17

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Festive loveliness at the South site of https://t.co/K9iCL0Fpu9

13/12/17

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We're talking personal statements with at https://t.co/yr88eErdpx

13/12/17

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Great to see getting some good press for their success in league Well done all esp ! https://t.co/IuUlFFP4cL

13/12/17

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Read about outstanding success in from south London champions ... https://t.co/tcFc2N9Pbd

13/12/17

Thank you to all for their help in providing superb Christmas Lunch for all our pupils at Harris South & Upper Norwood https://t.co/472qBEc4Z7

12/12/17

The famous Norwood Christmas Lunch from https://t.co/hEKvVrdbou

12/12/17

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Christmas Lunch for all!! https://t.co/LLhhfWS9ff

12/12/17

Gosh! Is it that old? Here's a lovely one from today of the students presenting their version of Dahl's Matilda https://t.co/MWxAiytB7U

12/12/17

Christmas Lunch for all!! https://t.co/LLhhfWS9ff

11/12/17

What do Ofsted say about the leadership & behaviour at HASN? https://t.co/CjzJLYvdQO "Pupil have deep understanding..." https://t.co/qIHAgbFn4F

10/12/17

We love working with to help our students hear from a range of influential people - this week it was hyper-fit Ed Warner https://t.co/UQEkydwjCp

10/12/17

Who is Ed Warner? Harris are passionate about sport & we hosted hyper-fit Ed Warner (organiser of London Athletics World Championships) this week https://t.co/dZvWbpUTWv https://t.co/zWaHFPHhNp

10/12/17

How does Harris Academy South Norwood approach energy & high caffeine drinks & children's diets https://t.co/9OUolGMoIx

08/12/17

Team PE supporting the Rainbow Laces campaign #🌈 https://t.co/m4e1i2IYxg

08/12/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

A fantastic day ahead discussing all things | fantastic to hear Rachel Cranwell from on her career journey https://t.co/LcEAGVaKie

08/12/17

South Norwood Christmas festivities have begun https://t.co/06819OYkyR

07/12/17

Our Squad is ready and raring to go! Wish them luck... https://t.co/YeZ5vZWuAQ

06/12/17

A brilliant day, thanks and for organising. Well done to the girls and to Samiya for winning the "Sportsmanship Award" #🏆 https://t.co/C6gChy3xWf

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.

Our Specialism

The Harris Academy South Norwood - a Business and Enterprise Academy

Being a Business and Enterprise Academy brings unique opportunities for the Academy to develop a culture and learning ethos that will bring innovation in teaching and learning to the heart of its philosophy. We want our students to be “business like” and enterprising in their approach to work and how they deal with each other, teachers and visitors to the Academy.
Our key aim is to have an enterprising Academy comprising a team of enterprising leaders and teachers who place great emphasis on developing the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to encourage our students to be enterprising learners. Our students will be fully prepared for life’s challenges and have the drive, resourcefulness and employability skills needed for success in an ever changing & complex world.

The key objectives in developing business and enterprise at the Academy, is for:

Students to:

  • Develop an invaluable set of life and employability skills essential for success in the 21st century;
  • Take control over their own learning and become independent learners;
  • Develop a passion for life-long learning;
  • Develop their self esteem and self confidence.

For teachers to:

  • Focus on a core set of skills and attitudes that can be used as a platform to take risks and to lead innovation in developing all aspects of their work including: curriculum offer, schemes of work development and lesson planning;
  • Use a framework for enterprise learning that improves student enjoyment, behaviour and motivation;
  • Engage in industry related activities and develop their own enterprise skills (as a means of highly effective CPD).

Business, Enterprise and Work Related Learning at the Academy will involve using innovation in all aspects of our work in order to develop the enterprise capability of our students. By enterprise capability we specifically refer to developing a “can do” attitude, promoting innovation, fostering a culture of creativity and instilling a positive attitude to taking risks.  



The work of the Academy in developing this is achieved through 3 key strands:

  • Shaping Curriculum
  • Shaping Behaviour
  • Shaping Assessment


Shaping Curriculum

We have identified key elements of the knowledge of business and enterprise as well as six skills of enterprise.
Knowledge:

Taught in contracted units across the curriculum and discrete courses

  • Financial capability
  • Enterprise
  • Work related learning

Skills:

  • Presentation
  • Problem Solving
  • Innovation
  • Team Work
  • Communication
  • Leadership

The knowledge is taught and the skills practiced and fine tuned in two main ways:

  • Through students following dedicated courses in Business and Enterprise such as Enterprise and Learning to Learn in Years 7-8 and Business and ICT courses at KS4/Post 16. These courses provide a clear backdrop for teaching the knowledge, skills and attitudes of enterprise.
  • Through a “contracted” unit of work for each year group. The “contracted” units are units where subject areas will choose a specific module/unit of work that they will deliver to each year group that will have a clear focus on developing the enterprise capability of students. This will be on a “natural and best-fit basis”.
  • The unit will involve carefully assessing and feeding back to students on the enterprise learning outcomes as well as the subject based learning, for example, assessing presentation skills.
  • Our innovative approach to teaching and learning on our “Innovation Weeks” also provides the time and framework upon which to deliver subject and cross curricular projects through the spirit of enterprise.
  • Shaping Behaviour

Our Behaviour for Learning policy has enterprise at the heart of its focus. Our behaviour for learning policy is built upon 6 key foundations for success.

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

Shaping Assessment

At the heart of ensuring that all our students have a positive mental attitude to the learning is the creation of our Enterprise Learning Score. This is built around the “CORE” which can be summarized as:
Committed - Self Reliant
Optimistic - Risk Taking
Resourceful - Versatile
Enterprise Learning Score
C + O + R = E
Will be used as part of the assessment process and in Learning to Learn Strategies.

Students are given an Enterprise Learning Score (ELS) by each of their subject teachers and we can track their ELS across the 6 Assessment cycles in the academic year. Tutors, Coordinators and Assistant Principals will oversee any intervention required to improve a student’s ELS can get them back on track.
There is a strong expectation that the use of display materials in classrooms and subject areas will show clear and explicit reference to enterprise developments and showcase how subject content is linked to the enterprise skills and attitudes eg, montage of work, posters, ICT outcomes, group tasks and so on. These should link directly to schemes of work and faculty plans.

Students will receive focused work related learning in different ways both within subjects and Faculty days. These will include:

  • Visits to employers;
  • Guest speakers;
  • Careers Education and Guidance;
  • Work experience/Industry days;
  • Undertaking tasks/activities in subject areas set in the context of the world of work

Ultimately our vision is for the creation of a truly enterprising environment where we have enterprising teachers and students who exhibit the following characteristics: