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22/06/18

Well done to our boys and girls who came back with both regional trophies for sports day. https://t.co/mt9qBafsHu

22/06/18

Second day of blue skies and data collection on the beach at Whitstable Bay. https://t.co/BHakB50P2J

21/06/18

Retweetd From Miss Cleall P.E

Opportunity for girls to train whilst in full time education - 16-18 year olds https://t.co/7wRZ3v1vjq

21/06/18

Amazing https://t.co/UIjnL3AYWw

21/06/18

Amazing art exhibition right now https://t.co/8FDLnV0mrK

21/06/18

Year 10 loving life in Whitstable Bay on their GCSE Geography fieldtrip. https://t.co/UOcVkO2gN9

20/06/18

Retweetd From Greenwich Netball

Our Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 ‘Manager’s Player of the Year’ and St Thomas More. Well done ladies on all your hard work and dedication to Netball this season. Keep up the great work 👏🏼🏆 https://t.co/XGz13szczX

20/06/18

Retweetd From Greenwich Netball

Year 8 Tournament Champions 2018 🏆👏🏼🥇 Well done girls 🙌🏼😊 https://t.co/qtbkenjB5Z

19/06/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation

New analysis by confirms the Harris Federation is among the top performing schools groups for the impact we have on the attainment of primary AND secondary pupils https://t.co/5xtBzGWKET https://t.co/UMrdGJzyRp

18/06/18

Retweetd From Greenwich Netball

Well done to all schools who took part in our Year 9 tournament this afternoon in the glorious sunshine 😎 Thanks to for hosting a great tournament 😊 Congratulations to our winners 👏🏼🥇 with finishing runners-up 🥈 Well done girls https://t.co/9OryoE6Hfy

15/06/18

Glad you’re in our team! X

15/06/18

Art Exhibition on Thursday. Look fab! https://t.co/NHfJzdPGM7

15/06/18

Goodbye Year 11. You’ve genuinely been ace. Thank you for your commitment and your respect for your teachers. See you on results day. Hello Year 10. You’re up. https://t.co/SZWghL8V3D

15/06/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Fantastic to hear that three sixth formers from enjoyed their time at - thank you https://t.co/02kOWMb2tL

15/06/18

You might be interested in how we’ve been slashing workload here over the last two years. Morale so high and this is a big part of it: https://t.co/VK54mErJWU

14/06/18

Retweetd From Benny Bonsu

When three of your Media Studies students from get the opportunity to go and work at w/ and he posts this picture . Thank you for giving my students the opportunity Sir Enninful https://t.co/MwG2ihplnx

13/06/18

Love that the exam hurly burly is over and we all had a pang of sadness that you were gone, but like Banquo’s ghost you’re BACK! Year 10, once more unto the breach! (Yes wrong play ;) Welcome back

13/06/18

We've never found any weapons or drugs during our random searches - the fact that we actually conduct these searches helps to keep it this way. https://t.co/KaN1q07TNM

13/06/18

From this week we are doubling the number of random searches of students’ bags, jackets and lockers. It’s crucial we keep up an active and visible deterrent so students don’t make daft decisions and bring in something which would endanger our community.

12/06/18

Retweetd From Amy Longley-Cook

So proud of my Y10s doing their first GCSE writing SAM. Passionate about travel, culture and languages https://t.co/8dgcNkjk9R

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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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