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01/03/21

We’re delighted to welcome students back from Monday 8th. Come along to our online presentation tomorrow night and hear about all our plans including covid testing. Invites will be text out tomorrow

05/02/21

Congratulations to Bisola, David, Naz, Nicholle & Soraya in Year 13 for being runners up in the group category for this year's Battle of the Bands competition. Check out their performance here https://t.co/mCWrBTrNZl

05/02/21

Congratulations to Soraya in Year 13 for winning the solo performance in this year's Battle of the Bands competition. Check out her performance here https://t.co/HMdYwSjbpc

02/02/21

Thanks to for hosting a 'Real News' webinar with our Year 10 students. We learnt some interesting ways to verify facts and challenge misinformation.

29/01/21

Check your inboxes today for our first newsletter including the lowdown on all things MS Teams, reasons to be cheerful and another chance to offer us your feedback on virtual school. Have a great day

18/01/21

KS3 parents: come and join us tonight at 6pm to hear about the plans for our refined virtual school. We’d also love to hear your thoughts about what we could do to improve. Invites have been texted out. See you there

05/01/21

We’re sorry to hear that things have been difficult today and I apologise if our communication didn’t land well. Get in touch on our info@ email and we can look at how we can help

04/01/21

We know there’s a lot to take in following the latest lockdown announcement. We will work through the details tomorrow and communicate to all families as soon as possible. Stay safe.

15/12/20

Retweetd From Dan Thorpe

Following the Government’s legal direction, here is an open letter to families in . My main priority has always been children & families across not a courtroom battle with the Government, and I acted based on data that shows rising cases of https://t.co/75N6n00OU9

14/12/20

Tuesday 15th December Update- We will be open to years 10,12 &13

14/12/20

Hi Michael - central government have made their position 100% clear: schools, nationwide, need to remain open. We are simply following that direction.

13/12/20

Hi Leanne - give us a ring in the morning. You are not at risk of a fine but we’d love it if your other child came in to school. I have no doubt that some parents are worried but please get in touch and we can talk it through.

13/12/20

Sorry to hear that Leanne - no doubt the Local Authority have made their decision in good faith. We take our lead from the Department for Education which has said schools should remain open wherever possible. We have around 95% of our staff fit and ready to work so we’re open.

13/12/20

Hi Allan - we are an academy and despite good relations with the Local Authority we are not bound by their recommendations. We are open and looking forward to seeing the students this week.

13/12/20

We will be open on Monday 14th December to Y7, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Covid cases permitting, we intend to remain open to those year groups until 3.35pm on Thursday 17th December. Hope this clears up some of the confusion this evening.

13/12/20

Harris Academy Greenwich will be open on Monday 14th December to Y7, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Covid cases permitting, we intend to remain open to those year groups until 3.35pm on Thursday 17th December.

13/12/20

We will be open on Monday 14th December to Y7, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Covid cases permitting, we intend to remain open to those year groups until 3.35pm on Thursday 17th December.

13/12/20

The information on our website relates to years 8 & 9. A decision has not yet been made regarding any early closures this week; we will keep you updated with any new guidance from the Department of Education.

13/12/20

A decision has not yet been made regarding any early closures this week; we will keep you updated with any new guidance from the Department of Education.

13/12/20

The academy is fully open to all year 7,10,11,12&13 students tomorrow. Please check our website for more information.

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Sixth Form Wellbeing

Mental health

Being a young person in today’s society comes with some challenges. According to figures based on the research carried out by mind UK. 1 in 4 of us either knows someone who has experienced some level of mental health issue or has had a mental health concern themselves. At Harris Academy Greenwich, we make every effort to help our students get a work/ life balance, so they maintain a positive outlook and can cope with the demands of sixth form life.

We have fully trained MBSR staff who offer a six-week programme for students on how they can manage stress. This programme has proven to be so successful that we have now trained several students to deliver the same service to their peers.  During this programme students will learn how to identify stress at its earliest point. They are given tools such as mindful breathing, meditation and journaling and mindful colouring to help them manage and regulate day to day stress levels. All students are encouraged to download varying mindfulness apps such as Headspace and Calm, which promotes an independent approach in assisting and maintaining mental health. We have a fully trained school nurse and counsellor on-site who can identify and work with those students that need additional support.

 

Pastoral Support

Pastoral support is offered at varying levels, and we take student wellbeing very seriously. Fortunately, we are able to provide an excellent service which allows our students to feel safe, listened to and valued. As a fully trained coach, our Pastoral Manager can offer emotional support to those students who may be struggling with the initial transition from year 11 to Year 12. The service is an open-door policy and students can drop in to speak about any issue that may be of concern to them. She also helps to co-ordinates events that take place within the sixth form community and helps to promote any initiatives that the students wish to pursue.