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12/01/22

Retweetd From Dame Rachel de Souza

Great to speak with the students of about their hopes & thoughts around returning to school on Thankyou to & HT Sam for inviting us. https://t.co/67kKfhw4Od

23/12/21

Virtual Christmas Concert 2021 - our weekly talented students performing their own take on Santa Baby! https://t.co/hNP0MH4owa

23/12/21

Virtual Christmas Concert 2021 Highlights - First up The Sixth Form Band performing Fleetwood Mac https://t.co/zJpMVDATTn

03/12/21

Read all about our Sixth Formers exciting performance at Mansion House last week! https://t.co/f8HFhLwf6C

01/12/21

Our choir had a fabulous time performing at this morning. What a warm and receptive audience! https://t.co/WOmmuig3Ol

23/11/21

We hope we did your show justice!! Next stop for this ensemble is the Noel Coward Theatre to see and co performing!

23/11/21

We so enjoyed representing and at the Lord Mayor's Appeal Impact Reception! What an amazing opportunity and experience for our students!

23/11/21

This evening four of our Sixth Form performed at Mansion House for 300 guests.including The Lord Mayor and Prince Edward!!!!! And they were outstanding. https://t.co/wEBBuketjD

19/11/21

A great day of fundraising at HASN to support a fantastic cause! https://t.co/caPYlfMeLP

15/11/21

Another fantastic trip to The last week for The Beauty of Ballet performed by the . Year 7, 9 & 10 students loved their evening of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev! https://t.co/o11iavIKPV

15/11/21

Today we welcomed year 5's from to our Clocktower site for a DT Workshop. Look at the fantastic Spinners they created! https://t.co/4ZAibe21rS

11/11/21

Today at 11am our Academy fell silent to mark Remembrance day. We will remember them. https://t.co/kYjpp9hPhY

12/10/21

What a phenomenal first result of the season for our Kinetic Harris Academy South Norwood team against Harris Purley! Congrats to all involved! https://t.co/LygwqfO5jK

04/10/21

Our beautiful library display is one of many many ways we are celebrating Black History Month this October. We kicked off our celebration in tutor time this morning with a lovely introduction from Ms Powell & Mr Horton https://t.co/rVFjtzFxUj

27/09/21

Can't wait to meet so many new students and parents on Wednesday night! https://t.co/fVVzt0VrBA

12/08/21

Further details of some of our hard-working students on our website. Congrats all! https://t.co/NQase3CphJ https://t.co/HM2AUOst8K

12/08/21

See more great photos from today on our website https://t.co/Ow90zlrtEu https://t.co/S2a4p2KFdZ

12/08/21

The end of another outstanding results day. Congratulations to all our students who received the results they've worked so hard for! https://t.co/CaHomRCiXo

10/08/21

And yet more!! https://t.co/VN6QpaokxJ

10/08/21

More amazing results to celebrate! https://t.co/zTfV5yOkCq

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.

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Aims/Learning Ethos

Aims/Learning Ethos:

“We aim to be scholars, citizens and ambassadors. Our curriculum challenges us to explore fundamental truths about the human condition and the physical world, enabling us to become the best version of themselves we can be: turning mirrors into windows.”

This means:

  • We always aim to give 100%; to work hard at all times. Through hard work comes success and ultimately happiness.
  • We emphasise good manners, strong discipline and smart uniform. We want students to have successful careers, the habits for this start early.
  • An ambitious curriculum for all students, scaffolded appropriately for those who need it.
  • We believe we should be kind to one another at all times, and seek to foster mutual respect
  • We believe we should be grateful for the opportunities and education we receive.
  • We believe we should be proud of ourselves and our school, and constantly seek to serve our communities, asking what we can do to make better.
  • We ask parents to support and work in partnership with us at all times

More on our teaching approach:

We emphasise the difference between performance and learning, focusing attention on the storing of facilitating knowledge and vocabulary into Long-Term Memory, and the use of this knowledge to develop conceptual understanding. This helps ensure we rapidly close gaps between the disadvantaged and advantaged, whilst enabling all students to flourish. Our curriculum extends beyond the classroom to help our students become disciplined and resilient scholars, and active, kind and grateful citizens, who are proud to serve the communities they belong to.

Our curriculum places building vocabulary and knowledge at its heart, helping all our learners develop both conceptual and disciplinary understanding in each subject, and thereby become the best versions of themselves they can be. Developments in cognitive science have shown that the key to academic success and effective scholarship is working hard to ensure that facilitating knowledge and vocabulary is transferred, through rehearsal and retrieval, into Long-Term Memory, and our curriculum places the acquisition of core knowledge at its heart. It is this permanent store of knowledge that will enable our students to be effective readers, writers, evaluators, and which frees up cognitive space for them to deliberately practice their key subject skills. It is also this store of knowledge that will enable them to be politically literate citizens, able to navigate the diverse and sometimes misleading sources of information of the 21st century.