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27/03/20

Retweetd From NHM at Tring

It's time! We hope you're keeping track of your points, answers in an hour. What's the name of this supposedly bad tempered little animal? What is their connection with Tring? https://t.co/RkR3mxFOsr

27/03/20

Retweetd From HPA Kent House

Parents, please share examples of your home learning. We would love to see how the children are doing 😊

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

24/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

https://t.co/CvEUTQ8954 😊

24/03/20

Retweetd From Ruth Miskin Training

Head to Oxford Owl for home for free RWI eBooks and other resources provided by Oxford University press. Parents will just need to sign up for free! https://t.co/z7MzBeNgWF

24/03/20

Don’t forget to check out our remote working website page for guidence on how to use our learning packages https://t.co/RmHnhPmLCx

23/03/20

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

This is fab - & have teamed up to create Home Time, full of fun activities from children's authors and illustrators for kids to do at home. https://t.co/OJuBlJMP2Z https://t.co/zqtJ3Q3xo5

23/03/20

Retweetd From The Big Bang Fair

Schools out doesn't mean STEM inspiration stops. We're pulling together our favourite activities, resources & ideas to keep you going. If you've got PVA glue here's a great fun place to start. It's educational and it can help you relax! https://t.co/YWZrnzfAmP

23/03/20

Retweetd From Portrait Gallery

Looking for activities to do with the kids? Our : Drawing from Life teaching resource is now online. There are plenty of practical drawing tasks and discussions points to explore and have fun with! Download today: https://t.co/WvVMcTzBlh https://t.co/4ojFmleanj

23/03/20

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

As a response to the school closures we have set up our new Family Zone, bringing together informative resources for children aged 0-12 to continue their learning outside of school. https://t.co/MOCh7aughK https://t.co/263l9H5CwG

23/03/20

Retweetd From DofE London

If you’re into coding, game programming or app design, you can continue your skills section from home by continuing these activities. If you’re a beginner, you can learn the coding basics from online platforms or apps. https://t.co/A1M2Vh0ug9

23/03/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Good one to try whilst the sun is shining! https://t.co/ua1QG3FUTD

23/03/20

Retweetd From The Body Coach

😀 PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on my YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV 📺 Please please share this with as many people as you can ❤️ Our kids need this more than ever. Share it on your stories, your wall, your Twitter, whatsapp and school newsletters ❤️ https://t.co/ioFGeFRpuK

23/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Sutton

Some literature-related films that are on this week https://t.co/3goVxgzKrF

23/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Please heed this advice. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/o19Ar5CYHj

23/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Bromley

We may be closed, but reading doesn’t have to stop. Keep on reading! https://t.co/zmEgeJ8NOc

23/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Proud that our schools played a small part in the making of this documentary. Tune in at 8.30pm this evening, on BBC One. https://t.co/PgfHaomFz3

20/03/20

Great News, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust have included HAO's Year 9 Art Project 'Standing Together' on their website: https://t.co/Fm4otnP9uq

18/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents and pupils: please check https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp for the latest information about year group closures.

18/03/20

*Partial Closure of School* March 18th 2020 for Yr 9, 10 & 12. Please take care, wash hands & keep in touch. Updates will be announced on the schools website and emails home. Students can access work on Show My Homework. https://t.co/LK13u2Es0B

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

Curriculum Overview

Intent

We are driven by a desire to break the national cycle of deprivation and low performance of the most marginalised. We believe that all young people, regardless of their background or personal circumstances can and will be successful. Our Academy motto is Together: We Can and we work hard to nurture the belief that if we work together and foster positive and supportive relationships, we can ensure success.

Our curriculum is designed to equip our students with the knowledge and experience that they need, to take control of their lives and to have choices about what they do in the future. We recognise that what they learn outside the classroom is as important as what they learn inside. To that end, we ensure that the students benefit from a curriculum that is designed to ensure breadth and cultural and social opportunity.

Given our locality and proximity to London, we recognise that students need to be exposed to a great mix of cultures, as well as have the opportunity to learn about and debate some of the many challenges that they may face. We work hard to develop young people who are tolerant, accepting of difference and willing to try new experiences.

Implementation

Our excellent results are achieved by combining high quality teaching with a carefully designed curriculum. Whether a student is struggling, needs to be stretched or is somewhere in the middle, we will always work to meet his or her individual needs.

We encourage students to explore as many subjects as possible at Key Stage 3 before specialising at Key Stages 4 and 5. We believe that it is important for students to study a language and humanities subjects such as Art, Drama, Photography or Criminology alongside other subjects. 

Students are guided and supported to make sure that the subjects they choose at GCSE and A-level are the right ones for them, whether they want to go to a Russell Group university, another university, or into employment or training. We review the curriculum every year to make sure we have the right courses to inspire and challenge students, and create opportunities for success.

Alongside the main curriculum, there is an extensive Enrichment Programme.

Students are taught about British values in various ways including through our assembly and tutor programme (which explore current events in the world), enrichment activities, charity events and external speakers.


Key Stage 3 Curriculum

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is followed by Years 7 and 8 and is currently being reviewed to ensure that Key Stage 3 is for three years and GCSE courses do not start until Year 10. Updated schemes of work will be in place from 1 September 2019. Our curriculum is designed to provide depth and breadth of study whilst ensuring that appropriate time can be devoted to Mathematics, English and Science. Our intention to give students a taste of as many subjects as possible, whilst preparing them for and informing them about their GCSE options. Literacy and numeracy skills are developed in every subject and across the curriculum.

All students in Year 7, 8 and 9 study a language which they continue to study until GCSE. Where appropriate, students may pick up a second, additional language in Year 10. All students study Physical Education for two periods a week and competition between faculties and with other schools is encouraged.


Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is followed by years 9-11. All students will study Mathematics, English, Science, PE and Religious Education and the vast majority study a humanities subject and a modern foreign language. The list of optional subjects is extensive and gives students a real opportunity to experience a subject that they may then want to study at university.


Key Stage 5 Curriculum

At Key Stage 5 we offer a number of subjects that students from other Harris Academies come here to study with us. For an extensive list of what is on offer in the Sixth Form, please see our Sixth Form section.


For more information about our curriculum, please contact Mr G Lewis, Vice Principal on info@harrisorpington.org.uk