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14/08/20

Congratulations to Anastasija, who got A*ABB and will be reading Political Economy at Kings College London.

14/08/20

Yesterday was a challenging day nationally, but we are so proud of our students. Raul, for example, got A*AA and will be reading Life Sciences and Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick.

10/06/20

Retweetd From Adam Snell

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. https://t.co/HMVEySLmJc

09/06/20

Retweetd From Niall Alcock

*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: https://t.co/7HXG2SzjE2

22/04/20

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

22/04/20

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 info.org.uk

22/04/20

Hi there - we would be love to help. Email info.org.uk and we can work out some support.

24/03/20

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

23/03/20

Retweetd From Audible UK

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 😊 https://t.co/9VB96Nf4Q1 https://t.co/iXUAWjJXQC

22/03/20

Retweetd From J Beattie

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. https://t.co/uSLnhpM9Sw

21/03/20

Retweetd From Gavin Williamson

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. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

20/03/20

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 👊

20/03/20

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. https://t.co/vmbZ8CIGCs

19/03/20

Retweetd From Glasgow Science Centre

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! https://t.co/Ln0wziKD8P

19/03/20

Retweetd From Lesley

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

19/03/20

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

19/03/20

Retweetd From HAGRPE

Keep Active and Healthy. Virtual PE lesson. Monday to Friday. 9am. https://t.co/d2REEW4ava

18/03/20

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 https://t.co/8wXLXwN3Dw.

17/03/20

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 https://t.co/8wXLXwN3Dw.

16/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents, carers and pupils: all Harris academy updates on coronavirus will now be published on a dedicated website: https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp. You will also receive a text message as and when there is any new information.

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Enrichment

At Harris Academy Greenwich Sixth Form we pride ourselves on teaching students how to unlock their potential and achieve success. Rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted in 2014, we believe that sixth form education should be a balance between academic study and enrichment experiences to prepare students for life after post 16 education, whether that be the world of further education, apprenticeships or employment. All of our students relish the vast array of opportunities open to them at Harris Academy Greenwich and are able to gain wonderful new experiences that prepare them for life’s many challenges.

To tackle the increasing competitive nature of university and apprenticeship courses on offer today, Harris Academy Greenwich offers a host of academic A Level courses as well as Level 3 Cambridge National Diploma courses.  Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as mentoring, inter-house sport competitions and voluntary charity work.  We are proud to work with Deloitte delivering their “Micro Tyco” programme as well as offering students access to the “Career Ready” programme that has seen our students successfully complete placements at some of the UK’s leading financial and legal institutions in The City of London. Please see descriptions of some of the enrichment opportunities available to our students:

Work Experience

Work Experience is a compulsory element of the Year 12 enrichment programme.  All students are expected to take part in the two week programme which usually takes place at the end of the summer term.  Students are expected to look for a placement that is relevant to one of their subjects or their preferred field of work.  Students are provided with all of the necessary paperwork and support to secure the placement.  Students are briefed on expectations during the placement and attend a de brief session on the last day of work experience.  Students are expected to keep a diary whilst at their placement.  Work Experience supports students by helping them to enhance existing skills and learn new ones.  It is a positive learning experience which enables students to understand what employers are looking for from potential employees.

Micro Tyco

Year 12 students can apply to take part in the Micro Tyco challenge in conjunction with Wildhearts and Deloitte.  Students take part in a month long challenge which takes place in November of each year.  Students are given a £1 Micro Loan and must work together as a team to make as much money as possible using their skills as a team.  During the challenge students meet with a representative from Deloitte who work with them to enhance their ideas.  Students submit their learning diary and funds made at the end of the challenge.  All funds raised are used to provide Micro Loans to people with no access to banking facilities in countries across the world, to enable them to better the lives of themselves and their families.  Students are entered in to a ballot for the opportunity to complete a work placement with Deloitte.

Career Ready

We have successfully run the Career Ready programme at Harris Academy Greenwich for the last four years.  Students apply for a place on the programme following a presentation detailing the full content of the Career Ready programme.  Successful students are invited to attend a competitive interview which takes place in central London.  The panel consists of advisory board members who are all staff from large companies such as Citi, Bank of New York and Lloyds.   Following this students are notified if they have been allocated a place on the programme.  Students attend a series of Masterclasses and workplace visits.  Students are also allocated a mentor who is a business person who will support them on their Carer Ready journey.  Students have the opportunity to apply for numerous work experience placements and taster sessions.  All students will have the opportunity to apply for a 4-6 week paid internship which takes place during the last few weeks of the summer term and the first few weeks of the summer holidays.

 

National Citizen Service

Year 12 students can apply for the National Citizen Service. On phase one, you live with your team at an outdoor activity centre, you'll get to know some amazing people and enjoy some quality time away from home. You'll get the chance to take on some adrenaline-fuelled challenges like rock climbing, canoeing, hiking and archery. Phase two you’ll develop life skills like confidence, leadership and communication to boost your CV or UCAS personal statement. The final part you get to plan fundraising activities where you have a chance to help your community. All of our students who have participated have greatly benefited, especially when applying for top universities.

PwC

For the last three years we have  successfully been a part of PwC classroom. PwC classroom provides our students with an opportunity to network and engage with high end businesses for a total of eight days over two years. Our students are taught how to conduct themselves in interviews, they see the benefits of business apprenticeships and what the working environment can be like. Students are also able to apply for an apprenticeship at the end of the programme with PwC.

ASDAN Peer Mentoring

The ASDAN Peer Mentoring Short Course is specifically designed to allow 14-19 year old students to participate in up to 60 hours of peer mentoring activity. This gives recognition to those who are learning, developing, practising and passing on their skills for mentoring on to younger students.

The flexibility of the course means mentoring sessions can be carried out in a variety of settings over a period of time to suit the individual needs of the mentee. During the training phase, all mentors will participate in varying role play situations to emulate real experiences. This process provides students with time and practical experience to become confident in the delivery of the sessions before they begin to work with their mentee.

Upon completion of the course the students will receive a Certificate of Completion and 3 or 6 credits (dependent on mentoring hours).  These credits can be transferred over onto other ASDAN courses.

 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course – MBSR 8 week course

 

Mindfulness is a simple practice of training the mind to pay attention to the current moment. Everyday life often loses its way to our individual thought patterns. This usually involve us focusing on the negative such as “if only I had done….. “ Or “I haven’t got enough time to…. ”.  This pattern of thinking inevitably leads to anxiety and stress during your day to day life making us less efficient or able to cope.

MBSR teaches you how to shift the feelings of stress and anxiety to the feeling of peace and calm through breathing. Once the basic skills are covered you will find this an invaluable tool that can be utilized in as little as 3 minutes to alleviate the feelings of stress and anxiety. This tool can help students develop positive thinking whilst giving the ability to gain control when they are feeling stressed or overwhelmed. This has been especially useful for students during the exam period.