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20/10/17

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Come & meet us at our open evening information day held by - serving cheese & wine! Get tickets here ~>https://t.co/wqniexKqGB https://t.co/yIfEg0qWxe

20/10/17

Retweeted From Harris Peckham

Year 11 Half Term Booster Sessions are taking place - please see link for timetable. https://t.co/EETj9gjHL6

20/10/17

Retweeted From Harris Peckham

Some fantastic work in progress by Year 8 developing their artistic skills by recreating the works of Austrian Artist Hundertwasser. https://t.co/JJzmMSIKfq

17/10/17

Retweeted From HarrisBoys'Academy

We're in the top 4% of schools nationally for student progress, according to latest figures. And very https://t.co/0tp0e2Ruqh https://t.co/D7miTQXXOq

17/10/17

Retweeted From Harris Sixth Form

Harris South Norwood invite you to their Sixth Form Open Evening: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 5.00 - 7.30 pm, at the Upper Campus SE19 3UG

16/10/17

2017 Video Overview. “Educational Success - Every Child Every Day”. https://t.co/pdFfSjCRhj

14/10/17

9 - 13 October 2017 Harris Academies https://t.co/iU3PGsHAQy

14/10/17

Retweeted From Harris Sutton

Welcome to the Harris Academy Sutton twitter feed. Thank you to everyone that attended our open evenings this week! More will follow...

13/10/17

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

HGABR tops the performance table for pupil progress in Bromley! https://t.co/hrSHUErSbA

13/10/17

Retweeted From Wandsworth Guardian

Two Wandsworth schools praised by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in new programme https://t.co/q4m65yq33G

13/10/17

Retweeted From Dave Wellard

Proud to announce Harris Academy Rainham is now in the top 12% of schools nationally. Well done all

13/10/17

Retweeted From Harris South Norwood

Harris Academy Upper Norwood 2nd in - Well done to sister Croydon academies & https://t.co/kcLlYEgfFr

13/10/17

So proud of our teachers and students! https://t.co/0i3NoA7eNb

13/10/17

Retweeted From Harris Purley

Harris Academy Purley tops the performance table for pupil progress in Croydon! https://t.co/aoNsgevg5R

13/10/17

Retweeted From Harris Garrard

Very proud of our lyrical poets who are having their poems publishd in an anthology for https://t.co/qEsKKNY9hv https://t.co/Asn6eRkdlu

12/10/17

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

The HCACP Black History Month concert takes place October 19th, 6pm. All our welcome to this amazing celebration of cultural diversity. https://t.co/Gsac3YFsD2

12/10/17

Retweeted From HarrisBeckenham

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: 'Congratulations to Harris Academy Beckenham for its outstanding achievements and for the hard..

12/10/17

article by one of our talented teachers https://t.co/TMXOa4HZ8b

12/10/17

Retweeted From Waddon Labour

New £11 million council investment in our children's education. Harris Academy primary 's Purley Way https://t.co/zGwAyYBoLn

12/10/17

Retweeted From Harris Greenwich

Top 12% in England this year. Feels very special to have such great staff leading our children to greatness! https://t.co/5LajRaZIFf

  • October 20, 2017 Come & meet us at our open evening information day held by - serving cheese & wine!...
  • October 20, 2017 Year 11 Half Term Booster Sessions are taking place - please see link for timetable. Read more
  • October 20, 2017 Some fantastic work in progress by Year 8 developing their artistic skills by recreating the work...
  • October 17, 2017 We're in the top 4% of schools nationally for student progress, according to latest figures. And ...
  • October 17, 2017 Harris South Norwood invite you to their Sixth Form Open Evening: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 5.00...
  • October 14, 2017 9 - 13 October 2017 Harris Academies Read more
  • October 14, 2017 Welcome to the Harris Academy Sutton twitter feed. Thank you to everyone that attended our open e...
James Stagg

James Stagg

Mandarin Consultant

I came into teaching inspired by a passion for languages in general and Mandarin in particular – I wanted to give students the opportunity to be engaged with learning languages as early as they possibly can.

There have already been so many career highlights, including being selected by the NCTL to take part in their TV advert encouraging more people to get into teaching last year!

I joined Harris as the only teacher of Mandarin at Harris Academy South Norwood, having responded to an advert during my PGCE. I knew it was the place for me when I went to interview, seeing the students’ smiles and their excellent relationship with their teachers, and experiencing the real sense of energy in the school.

I went on to become subject leader for Mandarin, mentoring three student teachers and growing the department to require two teachers of the language, as well as launching a Post-16 Mandarin course at the Academy. Most recently, I have become the Mandarin consultant to the Federation, meaning I am working with five different academies and students aged 4 to 17 to teach the Mandarin language and Chinese culture.

In this role, I travel to a range of different academies and work with a number of different teachers and senior leaders to help support the teaching of Mandarin in different schools. I have great support from the Federation in ensuring that I have been introduced to the different schools that I have begun working with this year, and one of the things that has struck me in my new role is the unique culture that each of the different schools has. While it is fantastic to see a range of different teams and the way they work, it is also challenging to ensure that I can work with different teams and support them effectively.

At Harris, organisation is key. Our ethos creates very strong teachers and learners and in order to ensure that you are able to be most effective, you must come prepared and organised to effectively deliver outstanding education to students.

Ultimately, the Harris Federation is all about a great education for students. There is no doubt that it’s hard work, but it is incredibly fulfilling to be part of a team that truly puts children at the heart of what they do.

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