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10/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Kenley

💻Owning mobile phones and smart devices can be fun, but it’s important to use it safely & responsibly. Follow ’s tips, to make sure you set up these devices securely, keep personal information private & enjoy using in the healthiest way.📱 https://t.co/NFygiayvmm

10/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

"I frequently say to staff, 'I don't want you here after half past five'". Harris Fed Executive Principal George McMillan offers his tips for time management, in a short film for https://t.co/tzZ3j6eTNq

06/12/19

Retweetd From Charley Hasted

Fantastic question time with sixth form students at today. So many capable, erudite young people which a lot of amazing opinions and ideas. I genuinely think many of you are going to be leaders of the future in whatever fields you go into. Thanks for having me!

04/12/19

Retweetd From TOM44S #TeamLH

Matas Petrauskas year 7 presenting his drawing of Presidency Palace .To Lithuania First Lady Diana Nausediene https://t.co/qFtfLT0bk3

03/12/19

Retweetd From Charley Hasted

No honestly it was my absolute pleasure to meet such a passionate, well-informed, respectful and engaged group. They were a credit to themselves and the school and I look forward to coming back sometime.

03/12/19

Thanks for coming along and giving up your time. It was a great opportunity for our students to experience the political debate.

02/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

So proud of Khadija and all the Harris students interviewed for today’s Times 2 https://t.co/ft7a5Twx9C

02/12/19

Retweetd From HAGRPE

Well done to Yr 9 girls rugby team, winning 4 out of their 6 games at their tournament today 🙌🏉 https://t.co/yQw4mL2Kaw

02/12/19

Retweetd From Soarpoints

“I can´t think of a better article with which to start the week - humanity, hope, forgiveness, positivity, potential and inspiration. The world is not all bad.” The students who made it to Oxbridge against the odds https://t.co/VSHIFLtooT

23/11/19

Retweetd From Greg Abbott

Never quit Never give up Overcome any challenge https://t.co/iVuAW0SY7a

21/11/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Always a highlight of the training year - the fantastic session from George McMillan, Principal - ‘Behaviour management is a dance, learn the steps. Prep to be assertive’ https://t.co/XgkY2B7eWK

21/11/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Great advice for trainees from our alumna, and Head of Humanities, Roisin from . Top tips to manage behaviour. https://t.co/F7tzr3tlTg

14/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Two Harris academies celebrated their official openings in Thurrock last week - opened its new building and marked the start of its 'exciting journey'. https://t.co/PEBSXTZ2ju

14/11/19

Thank you to for inviting us to their 2019 Leadership Symposium. It was a truly inspirational experience for our sixth form students to network with leaders from the food, drink and retail industry. https://t.co/KvFOtdflAz

11/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy Ockendon

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We Will Remember Them.

07/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy Ockendon

Yesterday, our Academy was officially opened! This marks the start of our exciting journey which we are proud to share with our students and the community. Thank you to our special guests who attended, including Lord and Lady Harris, and Sir Moynihan. https://t.co/70S4m59z0h

03/11/19

Info.org.uk and mark FAO Mr McMillan and we’ll send it to the Exec.

01/11/19

Happy to help

31/10/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation Geography

Group 5 had some stunning views of the Amalfi coast yesterday 🌊 the group ended a great day with a competitive geography quiz! We’re now on our way to the airport ✈️#HFNaples https://t.co/VV2Sp5dn8W

29/10/19

Our kids just climbed Vesuvius. How’s your day going? https://t.co/BptML9hq5S

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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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