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18/06/19

Y11 Jack Petchey award winner takes fellow History students to Hampton Court Palace ahead of beginning their A level in September. Thanks Louise! https://t.co/1Ukeyx3A8Z

18/06/19

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Well done for some great results at the Harris sports day regional finals 🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/ABe7JmRSmg

17/06/19

Training is absolutely crucial. Train staff frequently, make it brilliant, make it bespoke. It reduces workload when you achieve mastery!

17/06/19

thoroughly enjoying listening to Dr Tomlinson on your podcast! We wish him all the best when he moves to

16/06/19

School uniform. One last time!

14/06/19

Goodbye Year 11. You’ve made us proud. Well done to Mr Bailey and all the staff who have worked tirelessly all year. Harris Greenwich rocks. https://t.co/gFPIu6yf4X

13/06/19

We love letters like this. Makes it all worthwhile :)

13/06/19

Geography A Level field training has been a great success at Walton on the Naze this week. Some seriously impressive data. https://t.co/8NSxRA4crv

11/06/19

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Thank you to for hosting a masterclass on career skills for our young people earlier today 👏 Find out more about how we work with to help young people across the UK kickstart rewarding futures 👉 https://t.co/KPD2rO8AIK https://t.co/jjBxmMtyVi

11/06/19

Parents: this is a good event to go to. Even good kids can go off the rails - this event may help you stop that. https://t.co/i57tykI7uN

07/06/19

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Well done to the basketball team who finished 3rd in their group, narrowly missing out on the final. Great performance boys! https://t.co/sec7fHk6b8

06/06/19

Remember that the old were young once. And they saved the world. https://t.co/NfRPMGKcpj

06/06/19

A year 7 showed us his latest magic trick today in the canteen... pretty cool!! https://t.co/9hTeIx2kqY

04/06/19

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🥇Congratulations to Dan who won the U20 South of England Triple Jump title 🥇⁦https://t.co/E3rQ0wxEnS

03/06/19

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

Good luck GCSE music students for your exam tomorrow. Do some listening practice this evening, get a good night’s sleep, eat a solid breakfast tomorrow and smash it! We believe in you! 🎵🎶

30/05/19

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I've just come across "The Book of Names" which lists each person murdered at Auschwitz and I'm absolutely lost for words https://t.co/9kLhXnkuQ3

29/05/19

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So much ch to do at paradise wildlife park for our 8-13 year old inters session https://t.co/TaKZscFPJD

27/05/19

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Jessica Cox is the world’s first certified armless pilot. She’s also a certified scuba diver and a third-degree black belt in taekwondo, and has traveled to more than 20 countries as a motivational speaker. Now, she’s inspiring women around the world. https://t.co/BKsKXkf02G https://t.co/TCUK4F1h3j

24/05/19

Golden Shout Outs at the end of the term! https://t.co/wYFSZnwRts

23/05/19

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A brilliant turn out for Athletics club tonight 🙌☀️ - get ready Lee Valley, Greenwich Champs, and Harris Federation - are coming!! https://t.co/WqycLLls2y

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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.