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01/03/21

We’re delighted to welcome students back from Monday 8th. Come along to our online presentation tomorrow night and hear about all our plans including covid testing. Invites will be text out tomorrow

05/02/21

Congratulations to Bisola, David, Naz, Nicholle & Soraya in Year 13 for being runners up in the group category for this year's Battle of the Bands competition. Check out their performance here https://t.co/mCWrBTrNZl

05/02/21

Congratulations to Soraya in Year 13 for winning the solo performance in this year's Battle of the Bands competition. Check out her performance here https://t.co/HMdYwSjbpc

02/02/21

Thanks to for hosting a 'Real News' webinar with our Year 10 students. We learnt some interesting ways to verify facts and challenge misinformation.

29/01/21

Check your inboxes today for our first newsletter including the lowdown on all things MS Teams, reasons to be cheerful and another chance to offer us your feedback on virtual school. Have a great day

18/01/21

KS3 parents: come and join us tonight at 6pm to hear about the plans for our refined virtual school. We’d also love to hear your thoughts about what we could do to improve. Invites have been texted out. See you there

05/01/21

We’re sorry to hear that things have been difficult today and I apologise if our communication didn’t land well. Get in touch on our info@ email and we can look at how we can help

04/01/21

We know there’s a lot to take in following the latest lockdown announcement. We will work through the details tomorrow and communicate to all families as soon as possible. Stay safe.

15/12/20

Retweetd From Dan Thorpe

Following the Government’s legal direction, here is an open letter to families in . My main priority has always been children & families across not a courtroom battle with the Government, and I acted based on data that shows rising cases of https://t.co/75N6n00OU9

14/12/20

Tuesday 15th December Update- We will be open to years 10,12 &13

14/12/20

Hi Michael - central government have made their position 100% clear: schools, nationwide, need to remain open. We are simply following that direction.

13/12/20

Hi Leanne - give us a ring in the morning. You are not at risk of a fine but we’d love it if your other child came in to school. I have no doubt that some parents are worried but please get in touch and we can talk it through.

13/12/20

Sorry to hear that Leanne - no doubt the Local Authority have made their decision in good faith. We take our lead from the Department for Education which has said schools should remain open wherever possible. We have around 95% of our staff fit and ready to work so we’re open.

13/12/20

Hi Allan - we are an academy and despite good relations with the Local Authority we are not bound by their recommendations. We are open and looking forward to seeing the students this week.

13/12/20

We will be open on Monday 14th December to Y7, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Covid cases permitting, we intend to remain open to those year groups until 3.35pm on Thursday 17th December. Hope this clears up some of the confusion this evening.

13/12/20

Harris Academy Greenwich will be open on Monday 14th December to Y7, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Covid cases permitting, we intend to remain open to those year groups until 3.35pm on Thursday 17th December.

13/12/20

We will be open on Monday 14th December to Y7, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Covid cases permitting, we intend to remain open to those year groups until 3.35pm on Thursday 17th December.

13/12/20

The information on our website relates to years 8 & 9. A decision has not yet been made regarding any early closures this week; we will keep you updated with any new guidance from the Department of Education.

13/12/20

A decision has not yet been made regarding any early closures this week; we will keep you updated with any new guidance from the Department of Education.

13/12/20

The academy is fully open to all year 7,10,11,12&13 students tomorrow. Please check our website for more 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. Our sixth formers relish the vast array of opportunities open to them at Harris Academy Greenwich and gain wonderful new experiences that prepare them for life’s many challenges.

Career Ready

Career Ready has been embedded in our enrichment curriculum for over six 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 Canary Wharf. The panel consists of advisory board members who are all staff from large companies such as Citi and international law firm “Clifford Chance”. If successful, students attend a series of Masterclasses and workplace visits. Students are also allocated a mentor for two years to support them with their Career Ready journey but also to develop keys skills required for the working sector that the students have highlighted as a weakness. All students will have the opportunity to apply for a 4-6-week paid internship which starts during the end of the summer term and goes into the summer holidays.

Work Experience

Work Experience is a compulsory element of the Year 12 enrichment programme. Students are encouraged to network and seek a meaningful placement that is relevant to one of their subjects or their preferred field of work. 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 and importantly, it adds real value to their personal statement when completing their UCAS/Apprenticeship application or CVs for those students who are looking to venture straight into full-time employment.

Enrichment Options

We acknowledge that further education can be stressful/demanding, to ensure students maintain a balance between learning and wellbeing, students take part in enrichment once a week. Students choose an enrichment option that they must commit to for the entire half term and will get another opportunity to select another option the following half term. Enrichment options include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Debate Club
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Current Affairs
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • The Ivy House Award

Citizen Service

At Harris Academy Greenwich Sixth Form, we strongly believe in our students giving back to the local community. Our students dedicate a minimum of one study period per week, volunteering within the wider school community. Opportunities include mentoring, lesson support, tutoring, reading buddies and supporting whole school events. Also, our sixth form students attend Middle Park Primary School, supporting in classes and leading selected enrichment activities. Not only are our students giving back to the local community, but they’re also developing and gaining vital transferable skills.