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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.

09/12/20

Attention all year 7-11 students! Check your email inboxes for our latest Careers Bulletin; it's full of opportunities, information and advice. This term's featured job roles are surgeons, personal trainers and vloggers.

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The Harris Academy Greenwich Curriculum

 

Details of the curriculum for each subject can be viewed on our subjects pages. Information on how we plan for our students to learn the curriculum can be viewed here

 

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.

 

 


We sequence our curriculum so that new knowledge is founded upon old knowledge with learning building over time. Below you can find our ambitious curriculum plans for every subject in every year so you can see what your child is learning at any point. For further information about the curriculum please contact Georgina Charles at g.charles@harrisgreenwich.org.uk

 

For the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Click here