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24/08/19

Watch & teacher run in Finals tomorrow on BBC2 https://t.co/jZ3DMl8rYr

24/08/19

Class is permanent

24/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

And in other great news, former student Lauren has just gained a first for her first year studying Chinese at university! Keep it going Lauren!

24/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Thanks to , 115 students got a GCSE in Mandarin yesterday – with well over half getting a Grade 7 or higher! https://t.co/55tP17g9gO

22/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

Congratulations and well done to all students collecting their results for the Chinese GCSE today! More than 100 students across have opened doors to fantastic opportunities for their future. 👏👏

22/08/19

Retweetd From Shea Williams

So, sooooo proud of every single person getting their GCSE results today. Whether you smashed it or they didn’t go quite as expected, we all worked hard for our grades and that’s what counts. Also, life isn’t over! That piece of paper does not determine your whole future💚

22/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Congratulations to all at on their superb today. A special mention goes to Viktoria, who achieved a Grade 9 in all 11 of her subjects - a remarkable achievement. https://t.co/8VFFPIKSPl

22/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Rainham

Zainab delighted with her results today, Grade 7 and 8s across the board. Well done. https://t.co/qzyY6VZn35

22/08/19

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

Congratulations to our students on their superb GCSE results! “I want to congratulate every one of our outgoing Year 11 on their exceptional results which reflect their hard work and commitment to their studies." Mr Groves, Principal. Find out more https://t.co/FbUw1wX7IF https://t.co/XlQr7dVCzL

22/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Invictus

Harris Invictus Academy Congratulations to Year 11, on their GCSE results. First ever students at Invictus, celebrating our first ever set of results. The students have done remarkably well. A fantastic achievement for Invictus. . https://t.co/fpWmfK0LnD

22/08/19

Retweetd From Patsy Cummings

Congratulations!! So proud South Norwood's Finest! https://t.co/gjqKFV6KLP https://t.co/v5JgqDprB3

22/08/19

Wonderful GCSE results at Harris South Norwood where 78% gained a 4+ in English and 30% of all 318 students achieved the Ebacc. https://t.co/hRwJUOrBEm

22/08/19

Ms Bushay with Croydon Deputy Youth Mayor Shea (right) & Nasira who both got a full set of grades at 8 or better. Nasira (left) achieved six grade 9s! Wonderful achievements https://t.co/R0x6jW1j5w

22/08/19

Students collecting their superb results at GCSE this morning - here is Alicia with her four grade 9s in Biology, Geography, English Language & Literature and four other 8s https://t.co/G5ymkFLuaD

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

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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: