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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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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.

Year 9 English at HASN

Year 9 English at HASN (Upper site)

Throughout the year, students will explore challenging literary texts, hone their analytical and writing skills, and improve their ability in Speaking and Listening! They will develop a love of reading and become proficient in literacy.

We are currently studying (Autumn):

‘A View from the Bridge’ by Arthur Miller

How are students assessed, and what do the reports mean?

  • Students take a formal termly assessment. This is marked by teachers.

  • Based on this mark, an Academy Most Likely Grade (AMLG) is calculated. This suggests what your child may achieve at the end of Year 11 if they continue at the same rate of progress.


In the Spring and Summer terms, we will be studying:

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by William Shakespeare, Sonnets (poetry), ‘Sherlock Holmes’ stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, and ‘Power and Conflict’ (poetry).

Assessment Dates:

Autumn: W/c 20th November

How can you help?

Building vocabulary:

  • Step One: Invest in a big dictionary.

  • Step Two: Read with your child for 20-30 minutes each day. (Fiction or Non-fiction).

  • Step Three: Highlight words they don’t know.

  • Step Four: Find the definition.

  • Step Five: Challenge them to use the new piece of vocabulary in four different sentences.


Support with homework or revision:

Use sites such as:

  • BBC Bitesize KS3 – this is particularly good for revising writing for specific purposes.

  • BBC Skillswise – aimed at adult learners, but useful for functional literacy



  • We sell KS3 English workbooks in our LRC at HASN – if your child needs extra practice, these are ideal.