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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.

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: