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20/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Here are some of our brilliant students heading to and this year. Many are the first in their family to attend university and all have beaten extraordinary odds to get there. We are so proud of them and wish them every happiness and success. https://t.co/HJt7DF572H

19/08/19

Retweetd From Shea Williams

Having a tour of the new building. It’s so open and amazing, can’t wait for the official opening in September! https://t.co/UbcUlj9zYr

18/08/19

Retweetd From Sian Griffiths

If you are looking for a university place has a guide today full of advice. Top of the bill is this by Andrew Halls, head of one of our top schools https://t.co/CY1lBLDahg

16/08/19

Retweetd From Girton College

🎉Congratulations Esther👏- we look forward to seeing you in October! https://t.co/2kEVVFVYPx

16/08/19

Retweetd From UCL School of Pharmacy

We're looking forward to welcoming her to the UCL . Well done on your fantastic achievements, Sawida. We hope you will continue to do well. See you in a few weeks.

16/08/19

Retweetd From Liz

What a fantastic result for Eliana, she’s a super student- you’re very lucky to have her, what an achiever

16/08/19

Retweetd From Liz

Two fantastic students, today’s achievers tomorrow’s high flyers! What awesome news.

16/08/19

Retweetd From Accord Coalition

We're delighted to reveal the winners our 2019 Inclusive Schools Award: ; & . They are 3 inspiring examples of how schools can promote cohesion, inclusion and equality between people of different backgrounds🏅🎓🥳 https://t.co/InfeOF9C2G

15/08/19

Retweetd From Camonghne Felix

"I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else." - Toni Morrison https://t.co/786o989Fjm

15/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Congratulations to student Daniel who has gained an amazing 7 A* grades and is off to to read Maths. He's going to be speaking about his fantastic achievement on the later this afternoon https://t.co/OmeZfhakxQ

15/08/19

Retweetd From KCLSU

Congratulations ladies! 🎉🎉🎉 We can't wait to meet you at King's in September, Eliana 👑👋 Check out what's coming up in your first term here: https://t.co/BOyxNvuxWN

15/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Westminster

Congratulations to Vihan who will be undertaking a medical degree at Brighton and Sussex Medical School https://t.co/IXfQVCX23s

15/08/19

Brilliantly proud that Sawida (here with Mr Thomas our Head of 6th Form) has been accepted to study with you ~ such a humble and yet driven young student. She will thrive with you on her Pharmacy degree. https://t.co/uG9lCmnrsD

15/08/19

Retweetd From UCL

Congratulations Sawida and Eliana and welcome to UCL Sawida! We think you'll love studying with . https://t.co/J5Qgiy395c

15/08/19

Retweetd From James Handscombe

18% of grades at A* 27% of student A*AA or better 8 students with A*A*A*A* (or Pre-U equivalent) Great day for Harris Westminster Students. Congratulations all. https://t.co/coX8fBumcY

15/08/19

Retweetd From King's College London

Congratulations to Eliana on getting onto our medicine degree. We look forward to you starting at King's in September 👑🎉 https://t.co/6Gf4zFDZnq

15/08/19

Sawida & Eliana have done brilliantly to gain acceptance to study Pharmacy at & Medicine at | the future of clinical health of UK in great hands https://t.co/imtVjLZzMy

15/08/19

Head of Academy, Ms Landman proud as punch of her student Stephanie and her dream apprenticeship with after securing ABB at A Level. A career in HR beckons https://t.co/rIwWPmZSJQ

15/08/19

A wonderfully happy elated young man after confirmed entry to do nursing at university https://t.co/teLNfJ4DQL

15/08/19

We celebrate achievements today across acceptance on new apprenticeship schemes and some outstanding A Level and BTEC results

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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Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

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: