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15/12/18

Our school support all efforts to promote hope, kindness, peaceable actions and right conduct - https://t.co/yDWUm40OuQ

13/12/18

Year 7 on their way back from Lille for the Christmas markets https://t.co/TquV2zSZet

13/12/18

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We have had a great week taking assemblies . Fabulous bunch of young people.

13/12/18

Did we win?

10/12/18

This Christmas our students remember and will raise money for those who might be without a place to sleep this holiday | Homelessness | https://t.co/cfcOK3Vqjn https://t.co/ExVed2Grzo

10/12/18

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10/12/18

HASN leaders receiving update on anti-radicalisation & anti-extremism online | what are the risks? https://t.co/tZadr9K0Jt

09/12/18

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'Overwhelmed with the feedback - our governing body have given this a hearty round of applause at the Thursday governing body meeting last week.' How lovely to hear this from , a rightly proud Principal, at our newest Beacon School .

09/12/18

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Opinion: How to tell if your child is lonely https://t.co/cl9QpHq1AP

09/12/18

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If you’re under 25, save our Crisis Messenger number on your phone. If you’re having a mental health crisis text ‘YM’ to get support, any time of the day https://t.co/c9wphunxwu

07/12/18

Joyous Singing at Heavers Farm Primary where we sang to both the KS1 and KS2 assemblies to rapturous applause. Choir were soaking wet and thrown straight into singing. Their behaviour today matched their performance abilities. Outstanding. https://t.co/3nwRYUnRah

06/12/18

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Great to welcome our second school placement colleagues on today. Bespoke CPD led by middle and senior colleagues | https://t.co/dSpwQ8aABX

06/12/18

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What a warm and welcome to for our on second placement! Thank you & the senior team for making them feel so at home! https://t.co/di7HbYBM9L

06/12/18

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Well done to on this achievement. Great to see another school taking education seriously.

06/12/18

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We are proud to announce the Centre's 11th Beacon School: Congratulations . In Principal Soar & Mr Marshall-Hick the Academy enjoys leaders who value research & CPD, have a commitment to Holocaust T&L, proud of emerging specialism which impacts students. https://t.co/JNjo60gpJh

06/12/18

What a great day of rugby and networking at the between Oxford and Cambridge. Our year 12s are coming away well-informed of opportunities at both Universities. https://t.co/igtxAaxPiW

06/12/18

Our culture is for all students and all members of our team to work together READY RESPONSIVE RESPECTFUL https://t.co/1LSX1wMIOh

Harris Academies
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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: