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15/08/19

We are extremely proud of all our year 13 students who have achieved another year of record results. https://t.co/g9xFBn7bzC

27/07/19

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Congratulations!!! have finished their today in ! Changing perceptions of the industry for students from ! Thank you!! https://t.co/T55mCXbeI7

21/07/19

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Congratulations 🙌 🥇 https://t.co/VP4iXVzDsL

17/07/19

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Well done to Jam Band who won this year’s Creative Clash . What a fantastic evening full of incredible talent. Thanks everyone who came to support our students. Have a wonderful and safe summer holidays! https://t.co/cswM5R7usE

15/07/19

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Jam band performing for year 9 achievement assembly today https://t.co/Lb26RiFq4a

15/07/19

The red carpet is out for our Year 9 Graduation party!! https://t.co/E04zZaoaeQ

15/07/19

Parents: the local authority are giving a training session for parents tomorrow 16th July 7.30pm on how to keep your children safe online at home over the summer hols. The training is on facebook. Link is https://t.co/6VUkSlbwUB

14/07/19

Last week of term coming up. Please ensure your child has 100% attendance...we keep them learning to the last minute - no videos or other waste of time. School finishes at 2pm on Friday.

12/07/19

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Good Luck to ’s own year 11 triple jumper Daniel, who is competing in the ESAA championships today. https://t.co/3sQZlsHt0X 12.30-12.45pm today 🤞🙌💪 https://t.co/MPcE2Bpy2Z

12/07/19

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Year 7 practising their French and learning to make croissants on our visit to Boulogne-sur-Mer https://t.co/aouHibU40T

12/07/19

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12/07/19

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First Batch of medals for at Federation Sports day! https://t.co/aYE3y43GV3

12/07/19

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More medals for 🏅🙌 https://t.co/Os3asxMUAn

12/07/19

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12/07/19

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A great win for Hannah in the year 8 800m 🙌🏅#letsgohannahletsgo https://t.co/lcxgFhdijU

12/07/19

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12/07/19

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12/07/19

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PE team 2018-2019 🙌 https://t.co/o5n5TIiEYR

11/07/19

Ezri Konsa: Aston Villa sign Brentford defender in £12m deal - BBC Sport. Our former pupil!!! https://t.co/Gi2W8b5ngf

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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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