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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

Retweetd From CroydonSexualHealth

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

Retweetd From Holocaust Education

'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

Retweetd From Louise Martin

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

Retweetd From RWBAHolocaust

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

06/12/18

Retweetd From Holocaust Education

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

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Ofsted Report

Harris Academy South Norwood underwent a no-notice inspection before half-term on 18 October 2017. The focus of the inspection was on how we resolve concerns that parents have about their child and the behaviour and conduct of students in and out of the academy’s two sites.

I am very pleased to report this inspection went extremely well. I am very pleased at the observations that the two inspectors made.

The report highlights the outstanding work our academy does to keep children safe and to turn around the performance of a range of students from all abilities. It was a supportive and collaborative professional experience for us all.

Here is a flavour of the report from David Storrie, HMI.

 A.    “Leaders and managers have taken effective action to maintain the high standards of behaviour and attitudes identified at the school’s previous inspection…School leaders have rightly focused on creating a unified school”

 B.    One pupil summed up the views of many when they told inspectors, ‘Treating everyone equally is an important quality for life. It is part of being a decent human being.’

 C.    “…support is given rapidly to pupils who need it. Your staff keep parents involved and work in partnership to overcome difficulties experienced by pupils and families.”

 D.   “Pupils spoken to during the inspection uniformly feel safe and have confidence in staff to take action when issues arise”

 E.    “outcomes for pupils continue to be above the national average regardless of a pupil’s ability, ethnicity or social background.”

 F.    Pupils have a deep understanding of issues linked to equality, particularly in relation to sexuality. Pupils report a culture that has a zero tolerance towards homophobia.

What I am most pleased about is that the report affirms the actions we have taken over the last 2 years to make the amalgamation between the two site work smoothly. The report happily matches our own strategic self-evaluation and academy improvement plan and inspectors were pleased to see the work we have done in the last 12 months on parental engagement, to improve behaviour and to manage complaints more rapidly and effectively.

I also have the Harris Federation to thank for all the support that is on-going.