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30/11/21

Retweetd From Restore The Music UK

The positive impacts experienced through music education would mean nothing without the passion & hard work of their incredible teachers! Like these teachers performing with their Year 7s 🤩 Help us fund music and fund life by donating: https://t.co/leTb9nxoSx https://t.co/0VFnr82CB3

22/11/21

Thank you to all of our Year 7 & 8 parents who attended the first HAGR Expo last week. It was a wonderful evening filled with live performances and examples of work produced by our students. https://t.co/mA4pcpIfZh

21/10/21

Retweetd From Restore The Music UK

Grateful thanks to Craig Terry of for the magnificent Concert Grand Model D. The glorious piano was centre stage at our 2021 gala, alongside the brilliant who wowed with his performance & our young friend from . https://t.co/aZl3Qxsi1f

13/10/21

Celebrating integrity and humanity with presentations from Patrick Hutchinson and our wonderful sixth formers https://t.co/lYVUGTZekr

06/10/21

Click below to see our first newsletter of the academic year: https://t.co/OSayKIn7HJ

24/08/21

Delighted to welcome more than 150 Y7 students to our summer school. A brilliant way to start your new school! https://t.co/RO6pT6PK6z

10/08/21

Congratulations to our amazing year 13 students for their hardwork over the the last two years. We wish you the best of of luck in your future endeavours. https://t.co/F9DtDMdU4K

04/08/21

Full story of our recent award as a World Class School! https://t.co/14qL2pYu0y

08/07/21

Congratulations to Daniel Falode who has been called up the U20 GB team at the European Champions in Tallinn

28/05/21

Congratulations to Daniel Falode (Yr 13) for securing a place at Harvard College. https://t.co/jWJfB4neY3

24/05/21

Retweetd From Cray Wanderers Community Scheme

Did you know we teach 🤺? Fencing is an Olympic sport but not many young people get a chance to experience it, so we are pleased to be delivering fencing sessions to Year 8 students at . Get in touch to find out how your school/college can benefit. https://t.co/HYBrc2wvle

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

Harris Academies
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The Harris Academy Greenwich Curriculum

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We deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum which teaches a depth and breadth of ambitious, broad and diverse knowledge. It is every child’s right, regardless of their academic ability or prior attainment, to access this powerful knowledge: it ensures they are not only able to perform well in public examinations but develop the disciplinary knowledge and social capital necessary to successfully navigate and interrogate the future world they will encounter. For staff at Harris Greenwich, this is a matter of social justice. Every year our results at both GCSE and A level are second to none in the local area but our school is more than just an exam factory. Put simply; Harris Academy Greenwich is a place where all children will Step into their Greatness.

Curriculum leaders constantly review and improve curricular choices by engaging in regular debate on ‘what’ to teach before considering ‘how ‘to teach it. We acknowledge that the curriculum is alive and needs nurturing, it is not a list of content but a canon that must be considered and amended constantly to ensure we teach the best that has been thought, said or written. Leaders set an ambitious intent for curriculum as we know that ‘powerful’ knowledge’, which is specialised and takes its authority from leading academic institutions, gives students power in life.

Examples include:

  • In English, we want students to experience the majesty of Shakespeare, and to create deep, cognitive connections in their knowledge by exploring the origins of Greek tragedies and epic poems and its impact on drama across societies, cultures and time periods.
  • In Geography, students will develop an appreciation of our dynamic planet, initially identifying how long-standing landscapes like the glaciers of Antarctica have been transformed by modern processes, but also how contemporary lifestyles are transforming landscapes in otherwise barren locations.
  • In music, students experiment, rehearse and develop performance skills across a wide range of instruments including piano, keyboard, guitar and vocals, alongside being exposed to and analysing music from all over the world including South American and Eastern Europe. This musical journey allows students to experience, interpret, comment on and perform music of diverse origins and cultural heritage which they otherwise might not have been exposed to

 

 

Our subject team leaders have designed and planned their curriculum according to the following 6 principles:

  1. Our curriculum is ambitious, offering an immersion in the most powerful knowledge of each subject.
  2. Our curriculum is sequenced so that new knowledge builds upon old and students become increasingly fluent over time.
  3. Our curriculum is specified in detail so that teachers and students are clear what needs to be learned.
  4. Our curriculum is taught to be remembered not merely encountered
  5. Our curriculum is supported with a literacy strategy that supports increased vocabulary acquisition and reading fluency.
  6. Senior and Middle Leaders have the skills and knowledge to design, implement and review the live the 7-year curriculum.

Curriculum Review Cycle

In service of ensuring our ambitious curriculum is enacted as intended, the senior leadership team work throughout the year with subject team leaders to review and evaluate the design, sequencing and common approaches to implementation. We believe in ‘curricular thinking’ and know that this work of reviewing happens constantly. We review curriculum in numerous ways:

  • Through regular debate and discussion in Monday CIGs (Curriculum Implementation Groups). This is where subject content is discussed, and instruction rehearsed.
  • Curriculum Snapshots: In regular line management meetings, leaders get curious about the intent of curriculum and go and see how the curriculum is enacted
  • Curriculum Deep Dives: Throughout the three improvement cycles of the year, different departments will collaborate on a review of how curriculum is enacted and use this information to inform curricular thinking and changes.

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