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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.

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Mission and Culture

Our mission 

Why we do what we do

In this corner of South East London we have a clear mission: to run a great school which offers every child, regardless of circumstance, the chance to thrive both personally and academically.

We make no apology for believing a key part to a happy and fulfilled life is a great set of exam results. They are the currency which students require to progress to next stage of their education. No amount of celebrity disapproval or stories of success against the odds will convince us otherwise. Results matter to our community.

We know that academic progress is critical to our students enjoying lives of choice and opportunity but that they also need to develop the content of their character and have a range of rich experiences which they will never forget. We want to help students have warm hearts and cool heads so that they are ready for the challenges of adolescence and ultimately adulthood. In short, we want our students to live well.

Our students are very proud to be a part of our school community because they know that this is a place where they can Step into their Greatness.

 

Our routines

How we deliver an exceptional education

We focus relentlessly on learning, operate tight routines and build strong relationships with children and their families. This forms the platform for students to be able to Step into their Greatness.

We have very clear rules on homework, equipment and uniform because students must be ready to learn. We have very clear routines in the classroom so that all students can benefit from a disruption free environment. Students are expected to work for long periods of time in silence so that they can think deeply about the knowledge at hand.

We foster a love of learning, thinking and scholarship so that our students thrive not only at school and university but also later in life. To this end, we offer all students from Year 7 to Year 13 a variety of opportunities for intellectual engagement at the highest level both inside and outside the classroom. We teach them how to take responsibility for their own learning and insist they become more independent over time so that they are ready for the next stage.

Our days are longer than other local schools. Students have more time in the classroom to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding, as well as more opportunities to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities that enrich and broaden their cultural capital. We value punctuality and expect students to be on time every time. There are no shortcuts to success.

We establish a three-way partnership between families, students and staff. At Greenwich all parents sign a Home Academy Agreement that outlines our shared commitment to hard work and a consistent support of one another.

Our people

Who we are

Harris Academy Greenwich is a great place to work. We recruit, train and retain the very best staff then let them get on with it. We take the issue of workload seriously and make sure our working practices are sustainable. Our teachers are subject experts and boss their classroom accordingly. We cultivate effective, autonomous leaders at every level of the organisation. We are successful because every day 140 brilliant people work tirelessly to support students towards greatness.

Our culture

How we think and act

We have an unwavering commitment to nurturing a culture where students work hard, be kind and take responsibility. Over time our students develop the character which will help them succeed at school and beyond.  These values underpin all aspects of life at the academy:

Work hard: We understand that nothing in life is handed to us on a plate. We do what it takes for as long as it takes. Teachers expect 100% effort 100% of the time and students will be challenged when they fall below this standard.

Be Kind: We are tolerant of difference and treat others with respect and dignity. We are kind to ourselves and look out for one another. We do the right thing even when no-one is looking.

Take responsibility: We understand that we are responsible for our actions. We work hard to understand our emotions and manage them effectively. When we make a mistake, we put things right. When there is a setback, we are resilient and look to improve.

If you want your child to Step into their Greatness then this is the place to be.