Twitter

24/01/20

Parents of Year 11 students. We have now published the GCSE exam timetable on our website. We will present students with a personalized copy very soon. This is their chance to show the world just how hard they’ve worked. Let’s get behind them and they’ll make us proud!

10/01/20

Retweetd From BBC One

We can all learn a thing or two from . 👏 https://t.co/QjShYJ4GTa

13/12/19

Retweetd From Dr. Sarah Misra

Love this poster celebrating great women created by artist Karen Hallion ❤️ https://t.co/NhvLfdySwG

13/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

Language Learning Update article from the ⁦⁩ autumn newsletter ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/8VfIjgJmUP

12/12/19

Students ready for a fun day at the rugby varsity match between Cambridge and Oxford. https://t.co/mteYnqxabm

10/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Kenley

💻Owning mobile phones and smart devices can be fun, but it’s important to use it safely & responsibly. Follow ’s tips, to make sure you set up these devices securely, keep personal information private & enjoy using in the healthiest way.📱 https://t.co/NFygiayvmm

10/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

"I frequently say to staff, 'I don't want you here after half past five'". Harris Fed Executive Principal George McMillan offers his tips for time management, in a short film for https://t.co/tzZ3j6eTNq

06/12/19

Retweetd From Charley Hasted

Fantastic question time with sixth form students at today. So many capable, erudite young people which a lot of amazing opinions and ideas. I genuinely think many of you are going to be leaders of the future in whatever fields you go into. Thanks for having me!

04/12/19

Retweetd From TOM44S #TeamLH

Matas Petrauskas year 7 presenting his drawing of Presidency Palace .To Lithuania First Lady Diana Nausediene https://t.co/qFtfLT0bk3

03/12/19

Retweetd From Charley Hasted

No honestly it was my absolute pleasure to meet such a passionate, well-informed, respectful and engaged group. They were a credit to themselves and the school and I look forward to coming back sometime.

03/12/19

Thanks for coming along and giving up your time. It was a great opportunity for our students to experience the political debate.

02/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

So proud of Khadija and all the Harris students interviewed for today’s Times 2 https://t.co/ft7a5Twx9C

02/12/19

Retweetd From HAGRPE

Well done to Yr 9 girls rugby team, winning 4 out of their 6 games at their tournament today 🙌🏉 https://t.co/yQw4mL2Kaw

23/11/19

Retweetd From Greg Abbott

Never quit Never give up Overcome any challenge https://t.co/iVuAW0SY7a

21/11/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Always a highlight of the training year - the fantastic session from George McMillan, Principal - ‘Behaviour management is a dance, learn the steps. Prep to be assertive’ https://t.co/XgkY2B7eWK

21/11/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Great advice for trainees from our alumna, and Head of Humanities, Roisin from . Top tips to manage behaviour. https://t.co/F7tzr3tlTg

14/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Two Harris academies celebrated their official openings in Thurrock last week - opened its new building and marked the start of its 'exciting journey'. https://t.co/PEBSXTZ2ju

14/11/19

Thank you to for inviting us to their 2019 Leadership Symposium. It was a truly inspirational experience for our sixth form students to network with leaders from the food, drink and retail industry. https://t.co/KvFOtdflAz

11/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy Ockendon

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We Will Remember Them.

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

The Harris Academy Greenwich Curriculum

 

We believe that all children should learn a broad and balanced curriculum that has knowledge at its heart. We are unashamedly academic, and as a result we want students to learn and remember a lot. Powerful knowledge takes a student beyond their own experience. It is knowledge that many will not have access to at home, amongst their friends or in the communities in which they live. We are all the inheritors of the great ideas, writings and discoveries of the past and the young people of South London have a right to learn this knowledge. We are an inclusive academy, yet we are uncompromising in our belief that every student will study our curriculum. We know that some children will need more help in order to flourish and we work tirelessly to make sure they get the right support to catch-up. By learning our curriculum, we know that students will step into adulthood ready to meet the challenges of life in 21st century Britain.

During their first three years we prioritise breadth of curriculum so that students can widen their understanding and appreciation of the world; from music and art to science and computing. In Year 10 students will continue to study a core of English, maths, science, history or geography and a foreign language yet are able to shape their own curriculum by choosing from a wide range of GCSE options. At 6th form students choose from a traditional range of A levels which provide a gateway to the most competitive universities and apprenticeships. Through immersion in our curriculum students will excel not only in public examinations but in their interactions with the world, leading to happy and successful lives.

For a student to have truly learned something it must be in their long-term memory ready to be called forth in whichever context they need. Our teachers are subject experts and think carefully about how best to design and teach our curriculum so that it is remembered not merely encountered. We have an evidence informed approach to teaching. No fads, no knee-jerk initiatives, just great pedagogy that we know works. We sequence the curriculum so that new knowledge is founded upon old knowledge with learning building over time. We provide a challenging classroom environment, which encourages participation, curiosity and enquiry. We insist that students work hard outside the classroom. Our homework strategy complements the curriculum as it requires students to read, practise maths skills and revisit prior learning. Over time students learn more and remember more.

By learning a broad set of academic subjects, we know all students are prepared for the next step, including sixth form study and a competitive university for those who wish to pursue such a goal. Along the way we provide excellent careers advice and support so that students can build a plan for their future. We produce knowledgeable students who are at ease with themselves and ready for the challenges of the world. 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.