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Excellent webinar from . Having previously worked for / with him at it definitely rings true. By far the best professional development I've ever had, both formal and informal.


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*Really* Looking forward to the next webinar Exec. Principal & prof. trained coach will share: Team Toxins: mistakes leaders make and how to avoid them 📅 Tuesday 9th June 🕕 6.00pm Save your spot here:


Sounds like you have got a lot on your plate. Don’t put yourself under too much pressure. We know our parents are doing their best under difficult circumstances. When we are back at school we will make sure all students get back on track. If you need more support then let us know


A massive thank-you to all our families for working with us during this difficult time. It’s now been a few days of our new virtual school plan. Please get in touch and let us know how it’s going or what we can do to offer further support


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Good evening, a member our virtual tutor team will call you tomorrow to try and resolve this issue.


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With school closures and social distancing affecting us all, we’ve created something in the hope that it makes your life a little easier. Audible Stories - 100s of kids’ audiobooks for free. Just click, stream and listen 😊


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Please, Parents. Help your children and your teachers + the country. School on Monday has to be the LAST resort, not the first. We must ALL be so, again, please, if they can, they MUST and then you’ll help us help you.


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You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.


A reminder that children of keyworkers and vulnerable groups can come to school on Monday at 9am. Just drop us an email to let us know you’re coming. Let’s do it 👊


Y11 shirt signing: it hasn’t ended the way we wanted but you were on track for record results and we’re really proud of you.


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From tomorrow, we'll be bringing a bit of science into your home every day at 10am to help keeping everyone inspired in these challenging times. Join us on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at 10am each day. Ask us questions and let us know what you'd like to see!


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just looked at the online school work very impressed thank you 😊 makes this difficult time easier for parents


Today all year 7 and 8 students were given at least one book minimum to take home and read while schools are closed.


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Keep Active and Healthy. Virtual PE lesson. Monday to Friday. 9am.


18/03/20: Year 9, Year 10 & Year 12 students must remain at home, all other year groups attend the academy as normal. Please note that any new information from the academy about coronavirus, including details of possible academy closures, can be found at


17/03/20: Year 10 and Year 12 students must remain at home, all other year groups attend the academy as normal. Please note that any new information from the academy about coronavirus, including details of possible academy closures, can be found at


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Parents, carers and pupils: all Harris academy updates on coronavirus will now be published on a dedicated website: You will also receive a text message as and when there is any new information.


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Modern Foreign Languages

Learning a foreign language equips students with the valuable skills and powerful knowledge required to navigate the world as global citizens. It encourages tolerance, open mindedness and an appreciation of other cultures in addition to a far greater understanding of English.

At Harris Academy Greenwich we believe that all children should study a language and we offer a supportive and inclusive environment where all can succeed. On joining the school, our students choose whether to study French or Spanish. At both GCSE and A level we use AQA as our examining body.

Key Stage 3: Years 7 - 9

We start KS3 with a focus on phonics so that students can pronounce words with confidence and read aloud. Students are taught to understand and respond to questions about themselves and their lives. As they become more skilful, they are also able to communicate information about others. Topics covered include family, friends and relationships, school, home and local area, free time and media, and holidays.  Furthermore, at the end of KS3 they learn about rights and responsibilities at home and abroad and can express opinions as global citizens. They gain an understanding of customs and festivals from target language culture, in addition to music and film.

Grammar is a central part of learning a language and students learn key verbs and grammar rules. They are therefore able to communicate about past, current and future events. Robust techniques for learning vocabulary equip pupils with strategies for memorisation that will serve them both in MFL and across the curriculum.

Key Stage 4: Years 10 - 11

In Y10 students begin their GCSE course. Topics are varied and include identity and culture, local, national, international and global areas of interest and current and future study and employment. They become more aware of the culture of the countries where the language they study is spoken.

Students read a wide variety of texts. They are able to talk about themselves, their family, friends, relationships and hobbies. By the end of year 11 they can also give their opinions on many aspects of life including healthy lifestyle, education and the environment. Students work towards proficiency in reading, writing in a variety of time frames, speaking, listening and translation.

Key Stage 5: Years 12 - 13

At A level, students build on knowledge and skills developed at GCSE. They gain a deeper understanding of grammar and develop automaticity. They study social issues and trends in the target language countries, in addition to politics and artistic culture. Themes include the place of technology in society, immigration, marginalisation and discrimination, the changing nature of family and natural and cultural heritage. Students study a film and a book and learn how to structure their analysis in an essay. The course also requires students to independently research an aspect of the target language country/countries which they find particularly interesting. They learn how to present their findings and ideas, respond to questions and to express themselves confidently. Students develop a passion for their target culture and a flair for communicating in another language. A high proportion of our students go on to study languages at university.


Please find attached the 2019/2020 curriculum map for MFL, as well as a narrative of how that curriculum builds over time