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Governors Conference


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Very proud that student Shea Williams named Deputy Young Mayor


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Proud of students being part of the today looking at the impact energy drinks have on children. great work by the students and superbly led by 👍🏼


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Congrats our first and Shea Williams our deputy young mayor! The ones to watch!


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We're celebrating the successes of all our amazing candidates! You are all winners!


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On day we boomerang! A huge well done to a fantastic bunch of students for completing


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Croydon’s first deputy Young Mayor


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Head of KS5 Maths required .Apply now


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Harris Academy South Norwood is looking for a Lead Practitioner of English. Apply now


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The Easter holidays are around the corner and we have some exciting activities for teens to get involved with -


We value academic research and pupils at Harris Academy South Norwood benefit from our link to Researchers in Schools: a tailored route into teaching exclusively for PhD graduates


2nd in Croydon! Brilliant result for one of the Year 7 netball teams in today's Croydon League Netball Tournament. They won all of their preliminary games but lost out to Coloma in the final round. Player of the Tournament was Nancy, however everyone played exceptionally well!


HASN have entered the Croydon Mayoral Elections - please see Shea's manifesto


Norwood representing Croydon against Westminster - tough game


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If you have a minute, please sign to Ban the sale of high caffeine energy drinks to under 16s following and campaign, launched by of Together we can make a real difference


What do we do on Tuesday after school? 150 teacher examining the values that form the basis of their subject discipline as we explore what to teach and how to teach it at Norwood


We expect the academy to be fully open on both sites on Monday following the recent bad weather. We look forward to seeing you all back at school normal time on Monday 5 March. Thank you.


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College academy football trials for palace for life foundation in partnership with Harris South Norwood


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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.

Taught in contracted units across the curriculum and discrete courses

  • Financial capability
  • Enterprise
  • Work related learning


  • 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: