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16/02/19

Retweetd From Mademoiselle M

Yesterday’s spelling bee practice was lots of fun! Proud of these two representing for Y8 French in the Spelling Bee competition. Great job ! 😊🇫🇷 https://t.co/WIm5TDKi6h

16/02/19

Retweetd From Mademoiselle M

Spelling bee mid-finals for spelling bee competition took place this week and jury was really impressed by our kids. Well done to pir finalists and happy half term! 😊🇫🇷 https://t.co/bC1QJsKr9M

15/02/19

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We wish all our , , and colleagues a restful half-term. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!🌞

15/02/19

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It’s very exciting to be opening our Sixth Form this year as part of . With our new artwork & study spaces being installed we are expanding the family once again as we welcome our Year 12 in September. We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/8YuKMmkYyu

14/02/19

We agree with the Duchess

14/02/19

Proud to launch the work of within our academy | parents we hope you have received all the letters and emails outlining all our provision for better mental & emotional health https://t.co/B7ila5Bdo8

14/02/19

Retweetd From Anthony Spratt

World's tallest modular towers...in Croydon? Took this on my way to work this morning. To be fair they're quite hard to ignore https://t.co/c6uQPYGK4H

14/02/19

Students loved Spain and Granada “We finished off our day on a delicious “tapas” tour where, apart from eating the traditional dishes, students found out more about the history of the city... Tomorrow it is the Albaicin quarter & we’ll be dancing 💃 flamenco in the afternoon”

13/02/19

Cannabis use in teens linked to depression - BBC News https://t.co/HVXpPtqc9S

13/02/19

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Thank you for your support 🙏

13/02/19

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All set for College Academy fixture against Southampton! The team is supporting Football v Homophobia at today’s match 🌈👊 https://t.co/3QXXS1QPsN

13/02/19

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The traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle of the people of https://t.co/RF3uaKnkqk

13/02/19

Wonderful update from our Head of MFL out in Spain with children of South Norwood https://t.co/5O4Uttfmud

13/02/19

Beautiful architecture & animal life in Granada with children from HASN | sharing language across Europe https://t.co/aNkFLJJd0C

13/02/19

Year 11 NOTICE - what support can you get over half-term? https://t.co/welSYy5ITT

13/02/19

Retweetd From Mademoiselle M

Was the lucky recipient of a ticket to see the global exhibition on Nelson Mandela last night. So much to take in definitely deserves a second round! Thanks ! https://t.co/WOKCVplbSJ

13/02/19

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Have you been to the yet? Leave your comments below if you have... Info and tickets: https://t.co/wsb5zUh5Td https://t.co/6gKP1se7g1

12/02/19

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

5 lucky teachers get to see the preview of the Nelson Mandela Exhibition | - inspired https://t.co/R8CDS0nw9v

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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: