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Here at Harris Beulah Hill we encourage all students to read regularly; we know this helps students to broaden their vocabulary, develop empathy, helps them with concentration, and sparks imagination. Want to support your child in reading? There are some great tips here...


Really excited about National Careers Week! Our teachers will be using Unifrog to share top careers information with students


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In 2020, we were awarded £750k to invest in the site. Returning students will see the stunning result of this some of this spending; a state of the art DT Room with laser cutter and 3D printer, and a brand new Food Tech room. Perfect for the next James Dyson or Lorraine Pascal..


2 more students accepted onto the Trinity College Target Oxbridge programme today!


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From , Mahi is one of our amazing prizewinners - taught by N. Robinson, J. Kennedy and N. Prempeh-Rouillon. Emily is a vocab whizz from , taught by S. Longstaff. Keren from J. Cuthbert's class is a Bedrock star from . 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳


A huge congratulations to Mahi in YR9 who has been awarded a £10 Amazon gift voucher from for his tenacity to keep learning over lock down.


Exciting news for one of our year 10 boys today, as he was accepted on to the Trinity College Target Oxbridge programme today!


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I don’t know much about poetry, but our Head of English tells me this is excellent, especially from a Year 9. Well done Sariyah! is an Ofsted Outstanding School, where scholarship and academic excellence are central to everything we do.


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Year 10 artists have been working incredibly hard in online lessons, and developing their tonal drawings of still life with the help of their teacher, Mr Onitolo. This a stunning piece, by the very talented Dorcas.


This month, KS3 students at HASN are learning the following words with : strident, gruesome, crucial, formidable, discern and languish.


Shout out to this week's Year 9 champions at the Beulah site: Deshawn improved his engagement by 49%, and Alex completed 4 lessons and earned 53 points! Congratulations


Shout out to this week's Year 8 champions at the Beulah site: Lucas improved his engagement by 203%, Felicia completed 5 lessons, and Naisean earned 80 points! Congratulations


Shout out to this week's Year 7 champions at the Beulah site: Blessing improved her engagement by 152%, Ibrahim completed 4 lessons, and Kazim earned 46 points! Congratulations


A huge shout out to this week's Year 9 Champions at the Clocktower site: Ryan improved engagement by 396%, Chante and Tope completed 8 lessons each, and Satar completed 32 topics! Congratulations!


A huge shout out to this week's Year 8 Champions at the Clocktower site: Straford improved engagement by 201%, Julian completed 6 lessons, and Marcus completed 27 topics! Congratulations!


A huge shout out to this week's Year 7 Champions at the Clocktower site: Ahmed improved engagement by 125%, Medina completed 6 lessons, and Abdul completed 17 topics! Congratulations!


Year 11 Art students responding to the theme reflections. Well done Jadaya, Joshua and Tyrus. .


Extensive knowledge, analytical writing and links to social factors with this year 10 piece of extended writing by Diana. Small section of Why witch hunts increased during the reign of James I?


Year 13 Art Student. Large Oil portrait stretched on canvas.


One parent said "A big thank you for helping to build my son's confidence and preparing the whole class for online learning"

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Posted on June 26th 2020

Skills 30:30 hailed a success in bringing business and education together online

Skills 30:30 hailed a success in bringing business and education together online


Small businesses and students came together in the virtual world to take part in the popular Skills 30:30 initiative delivered by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in conjunction with schools.

This time, FSB joined up with the Harris Federation to bring 30 Year 13 students from the Harris Academy South Norwood (Croydon borough) together with 30 small business owners from across London to support the young people with their careers and futures with meaningful and insightful conversations in 90 minutes.


To launch this inaugural online Skills 30:30 event, all those taking part heard from a range of speakers including Manish Amin, Co Founder & CIO of who joined the event from Delhi, India, told us of his path to becoming a successful business owner and providing real hearted advice. Also, a down to earth talk by Daniel Thompson, shared his journey to becoming an apprentice from a very young age. He highlighted the importance of focus, goals and how his upskilling has played an important part in his current apprenticeship role with a well-known airline.


FSB London members also took to the online stage.  Zeenat Noorani, Resilience Wellbeing Coach delivered strategies for students to build resilient mindsets in the current lockdown environment for the job search ahead, whilst Sarah Marsh-Collings of ‘babelmonkey Digital Marketing & PR Management’ gave the students pointers on creating a LinkedIn profile that contains information employers really want to see.

Then the event moved to facilitated online breakout sessions covering Construction and Engineering, Entrepreneurs, Creative Industries, Digital Careers and Professionals.

Five small businesses and five students in each breakout session had the opportunity to come together to enable the young people to ask questions about different industries and job roles, and for the business to share their own stories and top tips.


Rob Hitch, Head of Harris Academy South Norwood said:  “High quality careers experiences help students see the opportunities available to them, and give them the knowledge they need to make considered and informed choices about their own career. The Skills 30:30 initiative is a great example of what schools and business can achieve when they work in close partnership. Harris Academy South Norwood students left feeling inspired about their next steps.”


Michael Lassman, FSB London Regional Chair said: “Small businesses are the heartbeat of our local communities. It is the joint effort and creativity of the people that run them and those that work in them, that will ensure continued economic growth in the Capital. FSB London supports the bringing together of small businesses and education to guarantee that young people leaving schools and colleges are skills-ready for work and that all round value for Londoners is maximised”.


Bhavini Kalaria, FSB London Policy Lead (Skills) said:  “Young people will go on to be the workforce of the near future.  Their skills and talents are necessary for businesses, who time and again identify a lack of skills as a key issue for them.  Skills 30:30 is designed to show young people that whatever path they take – they can have a successful career.  Students were able to hear directly from local businesses about their own journeys’ and also the skills they are looking for.  It was encouraging to see that there was plenty that businesses have to learn from students too – many of whom have key digital skills.


Chandra Sharma, FSB member and volunteer lead (Bromley) said:

“I was delighted to be a part of this first ‘Skills 30:30 online’ event having seen how well it was received, before lockdown, in Beckenham late last year. I was honoured to chair the event. Small businesses are the backbone of the economy and to be involved in helping inspire young people feels good and supports the future of the local community too. I would like to thank the Mayor of Bromley and former Small Business Champion, Cllr Hannah Gray for giving up her time during lockdown to attend the event”.