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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

07/11/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Visitors on their bespoke induction programme, now meeting our formidable Ivy Rowe, to discuss additional support https://t.co/qEzS5dE7zu

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.

SMSC

Defining spiritual, moral, social and cultural development:

Spiritual:

Explore beliefs and experience; respect values; discover oneself and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.

Moral:

Recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.

Social:

Use social skills in different contexts; work well with others; resolve conflicts; understand how communities work.

Cultural:

Appreciate cultural influences; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

SMSC at Harris Academy South Norwood

Tutorial Programme

  1. Current Affairs

Current Affairs is weekly tutorial activity examining a topical and current news story. Topics cover an extensive range of subjects which develop students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding, including politics, media and religion. Information is presented without bias, challenging students to discuss and debate issues taking place across the world as well as in Britain. Students are encouraged to interrogate the moral, cultural, spiritual and social aspects of the world around them. They develop a balanced point of view and empathy for those in the wider and local environment.

  1. FLICKS
  1. Faith
  2. Lifestyle
  3. Inclusion
  4. Culture
  5. Knowledge
  6. Society

FLICKS is a weekly tutorial activity where students explore more about the culture within modern Britain, their rights as citizens in the UK, local and wider environmental issues, developing themselves as individuals, the lifestyle they lead, understanding right from wrong, developing enterprise and celebrating differences in our richly multicultural and diverse society.

Assemblies

Assemblies at Harris Academy South Norwood foster a sense of enquiry and interest in a range of religious, spiritual, moral, social, cultural and wider life issues, and provide clear guidance on what is right and wrong. They link to identified key themes for each term for the assemblies and are included in the schemes of work for the RE programme and tutor based activities. Each assembly encourages a sense of community and loyalty to the Hub and the Academy underpinned by a community spirit, a common ethos and shared values. Each week offers the opportunity of a public platform to encourage and celebrate individual and collective successes. There is also the opportunity for collective worship and reflection on the beliefs and values of mainly Christian and other world faiths.

Engaging with the local community

  1. Work experience: Students in Yr10 develop a range of skills related to the world of work when they participate in Work Experience.  Students are given positions in the local and wider community in order to gain valuable social skills and experience of the world around them.
  1. Guest speakers: Visiting speakers to the Academy enable our students to gain first-hand knowledge of charities and businesses in the local community.
  1. Celebrations open to the public: Our very popular musicals and Rewards Evenings are open to members of the public to attend, forging social and community engagement.

Enrichment programme

Our Enrichment programme provides extra-curricular activities designed to be fun and enhance our students’ experience at the Academy. Our students extend their learning beyond that of the standard curriculum in an environment that caters for and challenges all. They develop a range of essential skills that will help them become active, enterprising and well-rounded individuals. Students are expected to attending at least one Enrichment activity on a weekly basis each term where they will enjoy a range of fun activities in a social setting. Activities include BBC School Report, Enterprise Club, FitBody Bootcamp, Eco Club, Harmonise, Have I got news for you, Taekwondo, STEM Club and Street Dance Club.

Innovation weeks

Innovation weeks are three separate, week-long, intensive learning experiences which are linked to students’ passions, aspirations and development needs. Two and three day projects are available and students choose two projects that most interest them. Many of the projects involve trips, visits and guest speakers and will involve students in exploratory, experiential learning that exceeds what is possible under a normal curriculum. The aim is to dramatically enhance their sense of themselves as a learner and what it might be possible to achieve.

Student Leadership

Student Leadership is the individual and collective perspective and actions of young people within the context of learning and education at Harris Academy South Norwood. Students vote for their form representatives and apply for student leadership roles across the Academy. Our young people are empowered to give their opinions and suggestions on Academy life in an open, democratic, secure and constructive way.

Religious Education and Philosophy

The curriculum for Religious Education (RE) and Philosophy is broad and well-balanced, promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of students, and helping to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Our RE themes involve respect, self-esteem, appreciation and wonder and open-mindedness. We offer a balanced approach to students’ religious education which is broadly Christian, but encompasses all major faiths.

Respect:

  • One’s own beliefs, values and traditions
  • Those that have different beliefs and customs
  • The rights of others to hold their own views without embarrassment, ridicule and intimidation
  • caring for each other, the environment and the needs and concerns of others

Self esteem:

  • affirming the uniqueness of each person
  • developing a mature sense of self-worth and value
  • developing the confidence to ask important questions of meaning
  • developing the ability to reflect

Appreciation and wonder:

  • developing a personal interest in ultimate questions
  • The desire to search for the meaning of life
  • developing a sense of awe, wonder and appreciation
  • Willingness to ask questions and to explore
  • Curiosity and a desire to seek after the truth

Commitment:

  • understanding the importance of commitment to a set of values by which to live
  • Willingness to develop a positive approach to life
  • The ability to learn, while living with certainty and uncertainty

Open mindedness:

  • listening to the views of others without prejudging the response
  • Careful consideration of the views of others
  • Willingness to consider evidence and argument
  • Readiness to look beyond superficial impressions or stereotypes
  • being prepared to reconsider existing views

 

CONTRIBUTION OF:

Spiritual

Moral

Social

Cultural

EXAMPLE OF SMSC

ENGLISH

Enabling all students to understand and engage with feelings and values embodied in high quality poetry, fiction, theatre and film

 

Improving students’ awareness of moral and social issues in fiction, journalism, magazines, radio, theatre and film

 

Forging expertise in language, as an important aspect of individual and social identity

 

Aiding students to understand how language changes over time, the influences on spoken and written language and the ever changing social attitudes to the use of language

 

S: BBC Broadcasting House visit

 

M: Myths and Legends (Yr7)

 

S: Spelling Bee Federation Competition

 

C: Visit to House of Commons (IW)

 

MATHS

explaining the underlying mathematical principles behind natural forms and patterns

Using logical reasoning to consider the consequences of particular decisions and choices and helping students learn the value of mathematical truth

Combining to work on complex mathematical tasks. Students understand that the team result is better than separate achievement

Appreciating that mathematical thought contributes to the development of our culture and is becoming increasingly central to our highly technological future. Students also recognise that mathematicians from many cultures have contributed to the development of modern day mathematics

S: Tessellations (Islamic Art)

 

M: Controversial data (pregnancy/domestic violence) Yr8

 

S: BASE competition

 

C: Celebration of World Maths Month, including World Maths Day

SCIENCE

Respecting different values opinions and how this impacts upon the scientific world

 

Understanding that scientific developments are often the product of many people’s work

 

 

 

Appreciating moral dilemmas that can result in scientific breakthroughs

 

Creating an awareness of Science and Technology impact upon society and the environment

 

Engaging students in order that they reflect on the wonder of the natural world

 

S: Organisation of life, theory of evolution, space and the Big Bang Theory (Yr7)

 

M: Reflection and debate on Stem Cell research, genetic engineering and cloning KS4

 

S: Greenwich Observatory visit

 

C: London Dungeons visit

 

MFL

Developing an understanding of the way in which people use language as a means of expression

 

Understanding different people’s faith, feelings and values

 

Forging expertise in language, as an important aspect of individual and social identity

 

 Developing 

 listening skills

 through

 oral/aural work

 

Improving social skills through group activities and communication exercises

 

Understanding different lifestyles, cultural traditions, moral and social developments of other people

 

Create an understanding of how language develops over time, the influences on spoken and written language and the ever changing social attitudes to the use of language

 

S: Laïcité Yr12 SOW

 

M: Leonetti Law (Euthanasia)

 

S: French Institute Visit

 

C: Visit to Nice, France (IW)

ART

Evoking feelings of 'awe' and 'wonder' and interpreting others’ feelings and how these are displayed

 

Studying artists with a spiritual or religious theme and issues raised by artists which concerns ethical issues

 

Allowing students an opportunity to reflect on nature, the environment and their surroundings

 

Developing students' aesthetic appreciation

 

S: Identity module in SOW (Yr8, 9, 10)

 

M: V&A  visit (Sketching architecture)

 

S: Horniman Museum visit

 

C: Cultural ceramics in SOW (Yr7)

 

HISTORY

Giving students opportunities to reflect on issues such as slavery, the holocaust and Imperialism

 

 

 

Showing appreciation of the moral implications of the actions of historical figures.

 

Showing awareness of the creation and evolution of British society

 

Analysing the impact of nations on our culture and traditions

S: Natural History Museum visit (IW)

 

M: The Death Penalty (Yr11), slave trade and Holocaust survivor visit (guest speaker)

 

S: Battlefields visit (France and Belgium)

 

C: Immigration in Britain (Yr9)

 

GEOGRAPHY

Reflecting on the creation of earth and its’ origins, future and diversity

 

 

 

Appreciating the fair distribution of the earth’s resources and issues surrounding climate change

 

Studying and understanding the social characteristics of society

 

reflecting on the cultural characteristics of society

 

S: 100 Schools in 100 days Rwanda project

 

M: Equality and studying developing countries

 

S: Eco Plan (IW)

 

C: World Environment Day

 

RE

Learning about beliefs, values and the concept of spirituality

Reflecting on the significance of religious teaching in their own lives

 

Developing respect for the right of others to hold beliefs different from their own

 

 

Showing an understanding of the influence of religion on society

 

Fostering an appreciation and understanding of different cultures, religions and traditions

 

S: Reflections of Christianity & world religions

 

M: Conflict and Human rights (Yr7-13)

 

S: Wedding re-enactment (IW)

 

C: Major festivals across the world (Yr8

 

BUSINESS

Supporting the faiths of all employees and encouraging spiritual values

 

 

 

Understanding the importance of morality in business conduct

Appreciating human achievement and advances in technology

 

Understanding the importance of cultural diversity and the business benefits of an international point of view

 

S: Business motivations

 

M: Minimum wage, child labour (Yr12/13)

 

S: Oxford Street visit (IW)

 

C: Business of Football

 

PE

Developing a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them.

Using imagination and creativity in their learning, and showcase a willingness to reflect on their experiences

Understanding a code of conduct, etiquette, handshake before and after matches, applauding the opposition, fair play, unwritten rules and sportsmanship.

Abiding by the rules and regulations, gaining a good understanding of the consequences of their actions

Including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

Showing an eagerness to participate in a variety of social settings, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively

Participating in a range of activities which originate in a variety of countries across the world, representing a gamma of cultures

S: Dance and gymnastics (Yr7)

 

M: Respect in Sport (Yr7-11)

 

S: HASN Sports Day & Federation Sports Day

 

C: Twickenham stadium visit (IW)

 

MUSIC

Looking at the way music can change moods and behaviour

Developing an understanding of what is universally right or wrong,  covering topics such as slavery, and prejudice

Considering the role of music in society and to see how music can

cause conflict and differences of opinion

 

Teaching that encourages pupils to be open to the music of other

cultures

 

S: Gospel music and lyrics (Yr8)

 

M: Slave Trade(Yr7)

 

S: Hairspray the musical

 

C: World Music (Yr7, 8, 9, 10)