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22/11/17

Retweeted From HACH Geography

A blustery day at Mersea today - well done year 11 for getting stuck in with some ‘proper geography’ in preparation for the mocks https://t.co/kjeBZe5DJl

22/11/17

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A Level Geo students collecting data to observe their surroundings to develop their perception of place https://t.co/ivQrIuet2B

22/11/17

Retweeted From Harris Careers

. is looking for a Primary or . Find out more: https://t.co/0fuAmoN5dZ https://t.co/D7NzT0cn9P

22/11/17

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Want to be part of a primary that is transforming a school? Become a . https://t.co/jlLJlBA5Dr https://t.co/LXTPE1qlRN

22/11/17

Retweeted From HA Chafford Hundred

You are all welcome to our sixth form opening evening tomorrow night, starting at 6pm until 8 👍🏻😁

22/11/17

Retweeted From HCACP PE

The U18 basketball team win an epic encounter against today. https://t.co/hYra58WEsr

22/11/17

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

HGABR's annual Food Bank collection is now open! We are collecting tins and packets of food to support a local food bank. It has always been an incredible success and the students have really engaged in it. All donations in by 11/12/17 please.

22/11/17

Retweeted From HGABR Sixth Form

HGABR's annual Food Bank collection is now open! We are collecting tins and packets of food to support a local food bank. It has always been an incredible success and the students have really engaged in it. All donations in by 11/12/17 please.

22/11/17

Retweeted From Harris Peckham

Year 7 football team getting ready to participate in cup. https://t.co/zXQxZC8fiE

22/11/17

Retweeted From HarrisBromleyY7

HGABR's annual Food Bank collection is now open! We are collecting tins and packets of food to support a local food bank. It has always been an incredible success and the students have really engaged in it. All donations in by 11/12/17 please.

21/11/17

Retweeted From Harris Experience

Chafford and Chobham students today discussing the meaning of life with ! Fascinating answers from these bright Year 11s https://t.co/SwwweAQzBj

21/11/17

Retweeted From Andrew Pelling

Nice to attend the formal opening of Harris Academy Purley Way by Lord Harris of Peckham https://t.co/hPhzq8MNBb

20/11/17

Retweeted From Harris Experience

Year 11 students discussing the harm principle, and the limits of freedom https://t.co/EqKzfmqrHV

20/11/17

We’re excited to see how the first group of students get on – unforgettable life experiences ahead! https://t.co/KtP8uzSP7l

20/11/17

Students were pleased to meet The Earl of Wessex when the school received its licence last week. https://t.co/ULYZctpkXg

19/11/17

13 - 17 November 2017 Harris Academies https://t.co/YHSMviEMJF

17/11/17

Retweeted From HCACP PE

A fantastic afternoon to cap a very busy week of sport. With the Yr9 rugby team winning against and the Yr8+11 football teams winning against in the cup. Thank you to all staff for your support. https://t.co/dmyhnA8xcw

16/11/17

Retweeted From The Royal Family

HRH met bronze & silver award participants who were taking part in a group exercise that will help them with different challenges presents. https://t.co/IfQuT72GUQ

16/11/17

Retweeted From The Royal Family

To gain a award each participant must learn a new skill. HRH joined students who are learning first aid to help them pass their bronze award. https://t.co/5qbmi8W5DA

16/11/17

Retweeted From The Royal Family

Next The Earl visited Harris Tottenham Academy which opened in September 2014 & launched the award scheme for its students in September 2017. https://t.co/eVI9qqOt0Z

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27/07/2015

Harris Federation making positive impact for low-income students

Education Charity The Sutton Trust has recently released the findings of its research into academy chains and how they influence the attainment of disadvantaged students. The report, entitled Chain Effects 2015: The impact of academy chains on low-income students, examines chains with three or more sponsored secondary academies which have been open for a sufficient time for the sponsor to have an impact on performance. The chains’ performance was compared to the average for all state-funded mainstream schools. There were a number of very positive findings for the Harris Federation within the report. 10 Harris Secondary Academies were included in the analysis, which is the sixth largest sample of the 34 chains looked at. The key finding for the Federation is that it is one of just three chains in which disadvantaged students attain above average across five crucial measures: The percentage achieving five or more good GCSEs including English and mathematics; English progress; Mathematics progress; The percentage achieving the EBacc; Capped GCSE point score. As such, the Federation is one of the chains with the highest proportion of disadvantaged pupils achieving 5A*-CEM (in both 2013 and 2014). It is also noted as “one of the most effective for those who are not disadvantaged” but has one of the three narrowest attainment gaps, meaning all groups are achieving well. Harris is one of just three chains in which disadvantaged pupils make above average progress in English and mathematics. Disadvantaged students within the Federation also achieved average capped GCSE point scores in 2014 which put them in the top three for academy chains. Because the Federation’s use of GCSE equivalent subjects is the lowest of any high-performing chain, its disadvantaged students are in the top three most successful for points achieved from GCSEs alone. Finally, Harris was recognised as “very much more effective” than most chains for pupils who had low attainment in primary school. The proportion of those children achieving five or more good GCSEs including English and maths with Harris is more than double the average.   Sir Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation, said: “We are very proud to be recognised as one of the chains which are having a hugely positive impact on the futures of low-income students. This is down to excellent teaching, nurturing pastoral care and exciting opportunities outside the classroom, as well of course as the incredibly hard work of our students themselves.” The full report is available here
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14/07/2015

Harris Primary Academy Benson is judged to be "Good" in its first Ofsted inspection

Pupils and staff celebrate strong report for school that is “improving swiftly in all aspects of its work including teaching and pupils’ achievement” ”The Executive Principal and senior leaders provide a clear direction for improvement and know what to do to make the academy outstanding” ”Pupils’ achievement is increasing rapidly” ”Pupils from differing backgrounds play together harmoniously and are pleased to receive ‘shining star’ awards for best behaviour” As they end their second year as an academy, staff and pupils at Harris Primary Academy Benson are celebrating receiving their first Ofsted report. The academy opened in September 2013 replacing Benson Primary School which was judged Inadequate by Ofsted. In their report, inspectors praised all aspects of the academy and, in particular, the progress that has been made since it opened: “Pupils achieve well because attainment and the rate of progress are rising rapidly”; “Pupils are polite and friendly and are keen to learn. They are proud of their academy and wear the new academy uniform with pride”; “Teaching has a good impact on learning because literacy, reading and mathematics are taught well”; “Pupils make good progress across the academy and the leaders are working successfully to close any remaining gaps in attainment”;  “Pupils for whom English is an additional language do exceptionally well. They benefit from work that is tailor-made for their particular needs. They gain confidence in speaking English because of the positive support they receive from members of staff and other pupils”; Sir Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation, said: “This report demonstrates the excellent progress that the academy has made in its first two years and sets out its direction of travel for the future.  Pupils and staff can begin their summer holiday rightly proud of what they have achieved and confident about their future”. Kate Magliocco, Executive Principal of the academy said: “Everyone at the academy is buoyed by this judgement and report which give an excellent reflection of where we are now and where we intend to be in the future.  Alongside the important detail of the progress and improvement that is underway, it is equally gratifying that inspectors noted how proud our pupils are of their academy. Having happy children is so important in a primary school and we are delighted that children of all abilities and backgrounds feel at home in our academy”. To read the full Benson Ofsted report please click here
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