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25/09/17

Looking forward to our first open morning tomorrow. Principal's speech at 0910 and again at 10am.

23/09/17

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18 - 22 September 2017 Harris Academies https://t.co/tcy4UrqOoV

23/09/17

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Teacher of English - Full or Part Time required at https://t.co/nbo6fTdwyF

23/09/17

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Lead Practitioner/ Experienced Teacher of English (FT/PT) required at https://t.co/hC1Tkjzvem

22/09/17

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Even the school meals are ace. Apply for an English position here: https://t.co/AgBZWITRxJ https://t.co/SBYB4yjMnC

22/09/17

Even the school meals are ace. Apply for an English position here: https://t.co/AgBZWITRxJ https://t.co/SBYB4yjMnC

22/09/17

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A fantastic assembly all about Chinese Club with some great Chinese Champions https://t.co/lf8Zfpg98N

21/09/17

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You'll love working here. Apply for an English position, Jan start: https://t.co/AgBZWITRxJ

21/09/17

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Best letter ever written. https://t.co/pbRkwDxDdP

21/09/17

You'll love working here. Apply for an English position, Jan start: https://t.co/AgBZWITRxJ

20/09/17

Is there a school with higher morale than here? Doubt it! Apply now to be part of our English team! https://t.co/AgBZWITRxJ

19/09/17

We try so hard to make our staff culture the very opposite of this. Happy teachers make great teachers. https://t.co/PBFO4aPDbY

15/09/17

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Lead Practitioner/ Experienced Teacher of English required at .Apply https://t.co/WDQGtn6SM8 https://t.co/7Vrq5upanD

15/09/17

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Harris Academy Greenwich is looking for a Teacher of English. Apply now https://t.co/IPQNiSOVa6 https://t.co/pw8diTd5QU

15/09/17

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Harris on Stage auditions.. Welcome HAO 🎭 https://t.co/S6mQ1Gxg6v

15/09/17

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Enjoying our first purchase from Restore the Music U.K. ! https://t.co/HQc2ff3C0M

13/09/17

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School Cleaner required .Apply now https://t.co/H1kwlbUEVq https://t.co/mbngOSRNJO

13/09/17

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This is Olympic skier Andri Ragettli's training routine... Incredible! 😯 https://t.co/UYwPoWIyTi

10/09/17

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just incase you're having a bad day https://t.co/JtZbe3Hjhk

07/09/17

Brilliant first day. Harris Greenwich: Step into your Greatness.

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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