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17/11/17

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

https://t.co/aFNReyYXQf

17/11/17

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Thank you to our year 12 Art students for helping us with the HoS stage design https://t.co/79dZKUpWP8

16/11/17

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As always, a stunning music performance from Israel in y13 at Sixth Form Open Evening https://t.co/8uPe2bEcFJ

16/11/17

HAGR staff: as always, you rock. Well done tonight at Open Night.

16/11/17

Looking forward to meeting all our future students at our Sixth Form Open Evening tonight! 5-7pm

15/11/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

An immensely enjoyable evening discussing how to craft an outstanding Music curriculum, with colleagues from at What a view from the 8th floor over the London skyline, too ! https://t.co/a4V02uDWqr

13/11/17

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Well done to our year 7 singers- great Sing Up concert! Thank you to everyone who came https://t.co/kE5xHnxdaW

10/11/17

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auditions sounding fantastic- great turn out! https://t.co/IkkCOfheF1

07/11/17

We've begun building our new massive Astro pitch! https://t.co/sOo3NcYCV0

01/11/17

Well over half of Y11 in today at revision classes or STEM club. Well done and thanks to staff for running sessions.

19/10/17

Told London staff & students re your inspiring podcast. Our motto: Step into your Greatness. Sounds like extreme ownership?!

19/10/17

Retweetd From Julia Quick

on 'The Expert Leaner' & of ability. Are high attainers a product of environment and study habits? https://t.co/QL8cdxJlc5

19/10/17

Thank you - the real work is done by our amazing staff who ensure bhvr management so consistent and who give kids such a great deal.

18/10/17

As we come to the end of a busy term, HAGR staff please know this: you are awesome. Kids, you're not bad either ;)

15/10/17

Retweetd From Schools Week

Teacher of Spanish (P/ T) required at https://t.co/Qsfu5WDbXa

15/10/17

Retweetd From Matthew Scott

Amazing! https://t.co/8k3N7Spuey

14/10/17

We've got some awesome rock bands here and would love another kit - come listen to us play it!

12/10/17

Back atcha!

12/10/17

Top 12% in England this year. Feels very special to have such great staff leading our children to greatness! https://t.co/5LajRaZIFf

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Teaching & Learning

Harris Academy Greenwich provides an exciting, personalised learning curriculum, which supports and challenges all of our students and is at the heart of our teaching and learning philosophy. We ensure that all teaching and support staff have access to the highest quality training programmes to provide the most innovative and cutting edge learning opportunities for every student. 

Our teaching approach is based around the Six Principles of Teaching, co-written by both staff and students. It forms the basis for all CPD and accountability in the school.

 

Principles of ‘better practice’

So that…

  1. High expectations of learning behaviour

 

  1. Routines and effective classroom management
  2. Consistent application of behaviour policy
  3. Promote active participation not compliance
  4. Reinforcing effort and providing recognition 

 

  1. Minimal valuable lesson time is wasted dealing with low-level disruption
  2. Students can think hard about their learning free from distraction
  3. All students are engaged in thinking about key learning
  4. Students understand the connection between effort and achievement
  1. Quality of instruction

 

  1. Highly effective explanations
  2. Clearly defined outcomes
  3. New knowledge is founded upon old knowledge
  4. Teachers model excellence and how to achieve it

 

  1. So that students quickly grasp key ideas
  2. Students have complete clarity around what they are learning and what success looks like
  3. Students can learn new ideas by reference to ideas they already know
  4. Students know what excellence looks like as well as how to achieve it
  1. Subject mastery

 

  1. Exam specification expertise
  2. Misconceptions are planned for and addressed
  3. Comprehensive understanding of curriculum
  4. Promote and uphold the highest standards of literacy

 

  1. Students are successful in examinations
  2. Students overcome common misconceptions
  3. Teachers are able to confidently teach to the top
  4. Students read, write and speak with fluency and accuracy
  1. Making it Stick
  1. Making connections between underlying concepts
  2. Regular low stakes testing
  3. Practise deliberately
  4. Learning is interleaved
  1. Students can make links across key subject skills
  2. Students can embed learning into their long term memory
  3. Students can develop fluency and accuracy in key skills
  4. Students revisit material in a way which promotes long term memory
  1. Adaptive teaching

 

  1. Support and scaffold  in lesson for the less able
  2. Pitch high every lesson
  3. Adapts teaching as needs emerge
  4. Developed understanding of Special Educational Needs in the classroom

 

 

  1. Students are able to access the learning they are doing
  2. Students are challenged to exceed expectation
  3. All students make exceptional progress
  4. All students with SEND make exceptional progress

 

  1. Effective feedback

 

  1. Timely feedback to maximise learning
  2. Formative assessment is embedded throughout a lesson
  3. Comments are specific, accurate and clear
  4. Time to reflect and act upon feedback

 

  1. Students can swiftly unlock further learning
  2. Teachers know which topics to re-teach that were not grasped first time
  3. Student actions are refocused or redirected to achieve a goal
  4. Students are self- regulated learners



The Academy aims to:

  • Meet the needs and aspirations of all students
  • Ensure all students can successfully access the curriculum offer, making any reasonable adjustments required where particular needs are identified
  • Recognise high achieving students and ensure they are given opportunities to stretch and challenge their learning
  • Plan opportunities for students to develop their personal potential
  • Establish an agreed range of policies and practices to guarantee a consistent approach towards learning and teaching in every classroom.
  • Involve all staff in developing and improving the quality of learning and teaching
  • Provide all staff with developmental opportunities to extend and enhance their range of teaching and repertoires
  • Develop staff to deliver skills beyond their own subject specialism and incorporate cross curricular initiatives, in particular Literacy, Numeracy, ICT and Enterprise
  • Identify students’ achievements and areas for improvement, through rigorous monitoring of progress and to plan appropriate interventions to enhance learning
  • Realise the entitlements for Learners, Teachers and Curriculum as promoted by the Student Learning Commission

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