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24/04/19

we loved our time at the gallery today with our Year 9 art students. Artists in Residence for 2019 is poet Belinda Zhawi. We learned of how Zhawi’s poetry reflects the dialogue between multiple cultures and places. https://t.co/iD4lQI4INl

24/04/19

Retweetd From kojeyRadical

Recently, I collaborated with the incredible on a one of kind interactive and immersive exhibition called “POWER PLANTS”. It was a huge huge honour working with Hito and the Power Plants is open at Serpentine Sackler Gallery until May 6 - 🐝🐝🐝 https://t.co/KKHBguAEt0

18/04/19

Be safe where ever you are this weekend https://t.co/xYd7u8lLFH

14/04/19

Retweetd From Royal Opera House

There's loads of exciting stuff going on at the Royal Opera House next week... 🎻Recitals at lunch 🇿🇦A Man of Good Hope opens 💃The Royal Ballet in Class Insight ⛵SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill opens Will you be joining us? https://t.co/R2UwApWF8F https://t.co/Wnc3Ls3OBD

14/04/19

Proud & lucky to work with - children loved this workshop & work experience https://t.co/DCBr6h5N8d

14/04/19

Work experience for all - thank you to https://t.co/ZN1OAfKfc3

09/04/19

Really proud to announce our Quality Mark for the teaching of geography at - an outstanding geography department as part of the https://t.co/CjpQUOOOq4

09/04/19

Retweetd From Karen Haward

Congratulations to Harris Academy South Norwood for their Geography Quality Mark! https://t.co/evwCbClaqc

08/04/19

thanks for follow

06/04/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Are you ready to embark on a career in teaching ? are awarding £28,000 to talented individuals who embark in physics teacher training in September 2019. https://t.co/OriDgf53SQ

05/04/19

Examination preparation is always stressful: plan your Easter holiday revision well I remember your teachers are here for you next week: good luck year 11 and year 13 https://t.co/fyZdi85y2u

05/04/19

Retweetd From Harris Greenwich

Students who had 'Golden Shoutouts' from their teachers had tea, juice and cakes today to celebrate. They are awesome kids smashing it here https://t.co/UAUanWJN3Z

04/04/19

GCSE Food Technology work being platted up https://t.co/AjlMgWigKJ

04/04/19

Retweetd From Dan Doherty | Recruitment | ♠️

If you want this to be you and would like a place on our award-winning across the UK then get in touch. Our June start dates close soon. September is filling up but still plenty of roles to fill. Tag, like, share as you please 👍 https://t.co/hLYmHiC2D8

03/04/19

would be pleased! - massive & superb event with employers & HE at where universities like & & & stimulate all to find their dreams and paths https://t.co/jEF9Fo33YM

03/04/19

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Fantastic atmosphere here this evening at the ‘Next Steps Careers Event’! Great to see so many excited students from here ✅ https://t.co/9fZpskpsYJ

03/04/19

Duke of Edinburgh Award Update: All students (explorers!) back and thoroughly enjoyed their time amongst the lambs, cows, fields and valleys of the Downs. Perfect quiet. Happy Valley https://t.co/P0rdQpyVP2

03/04/19

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Outward Bound. It’s all about building resilience! https://t.co/XC7GToN2GB

03/04/19

More groups make it to the church away point for their award practice https://t.co/kFMLbomHsD

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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: