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27/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Federation Geography

And we’re off! 75 A-level geographers from eight schools are en route to Dorset for three days of fieldwork at . Looking forward to it!

23/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Peckham

Thank you for your kind voucher donation to the music department today in recognition of our hard work and achievements! It was a lovely surprise and it totally brightened our day!

23/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Sutton

Our school is growing and we‘re recruiting! We’re hiring teachers of Computer Science, English, Geography, Maths, Mandarin, Music & Science. We’re also looking for a Head of Year & a Subject Lead for 3D Design. Get in touch if you have any questions. https://t.co/j8t8OV47rl

23/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Federation Computer Science Consultant Team

Great demonstration of 'Python in Pieces' by at - very impressive platform https://t.co/e4okOMviiD

23/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Careers

We are looking to appoint a friendly and to join our vibrant and diverse team at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way. https://t.co/FbJfDwJoEx https://t.co/w4PvATLOBg

23/01/20

Following the 's report, students and staff from spoke to about their determination to seek careers in the capital and how their school is supporting them to do just this https://t.co/mJhVKeiIdy

23/01/20

Retweeted From HPA Philip Lane

What a fabulous evening! We really enjoyed ourselves last night at the Young Voices concert. We sung 🎶 and danced 💃 our feet off! https://t.co/LZtDuRpApi

22/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Sutton

Today we welcomed 70 of the very best Year 10 scientists from across to a Genetics Masterclass Day as part of their Harris Experience programme. 🧪 🧫 🧬 The day was delivered by our talented science teachers, and speakers from . Thank you to all involved. https://t.co/glJzYsaZEZ

22/01/20

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

Always happy to speak people who want to become teachers. https://t.co/TEq92MwQtC

22/01/20

Tune into BBC London news at 6.30 tonight to see how Harris St John’s Wood is tackling this crucial issue https://t.co/l73ymUy3vk

21/01/20

Retweeted From Wimbledon Times

Morden headteacher to skydive and complete Ironman to raise money for Cancer Research https://t.co/rKA42TgA52

21/01/20

Retweeted From Graeme Smith

👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 ... We are still prepared to take applications for our OUTSTANDING sixth form for September 2020. Progress amongst the best in the UK! https://t.co/WfZnP6wBeR https://t.co/xJEEgryfm3

20/01/20

Retweeted From Friends at Beckenham

Our next Friends at Beckenham meeting is tomorrow Tuesday 21st January 2020 6:30-7:30, all Parents and Carers welcome.

20/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Bermondsey

Well done to sixth formers Jona, Elizabeth and Korede, who have all received offers from Oxford or Cambridge universities. "It’s been a dream of mine since Yr 10 and I have worked so hard, alongside the support from the school,” says Jona, who has an offer from https://t.co/Q5aqa1HE0l

20/01/20

There's just 24hrs left to watch champion pupils at win the title of the 'UK's smartest school' in CBBC's Top Class. Here's their specialist round on Martin Luther King Jr from the live grand final which they won 38-18! Well done Sid, Aadam, Nagu and Anya 🌟🏆 https://t.co/VXIc380rWX

20/01/20

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

Events taking place at HCACP this week https://t.co/leSOrxrq1t https://t.co/kb5MMci6Un

17/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Careers

Applications NOW open! National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML), the qualification that provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a Middle Leader. Request your application pack today!

17/01/20

Retweeted From Brasenose News

We are thrilled at Brasenose to be making offers to Elizabeth, Kane and Yusriya from . Look forward to seeing you all in October 🎊🎊🎉🎉😃🎆 - and congratulations to everyone else too! https://t.co/1ZV7ak2g1r

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25/08/2011

Record GCSE Results 2011

The Harris Federation is recording an average improvement of 13 percentage points across its family of Academies in the proportion of students achieving five good GCSE passes including English and Maths. Significantly, and for the first year ever, all Harris Academies have scored 50% or higher for the proportion of students gaining five good passes including English and maths.  This means that they have all achieved the national floor target for 2015 four years early. The largest single improvement in the group was at Harris Academy Merton, where there has been a 26 percentage point increase in the proportion of students gaining 5 good passes including English and Maths.   The score was 75% this year, up from 49% in 2010 and 23% at the school the Academy replaced in 2006. Other highlights are: An improvement of 17 percentage points at Harris Academy Peckham, where the proportion of students gaining five good passes including English and maths has risen from 33% in 2010 to 50% this year - Ofsted 2011 'A Good School' With 61% of students gaining 5 good passes including English and maths, Harris Academy Purley has almost doubled its results within two years of opening. With 74% of students gaining 5 good passes including English and maths, Harris Academy South Norwood has almost quadrupled its results within four years of opening. Of the eight Harris Academies receiving GCSE results this year, five have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and a further two have been judged to be making “Outstanding Progress”. The Federation currently comprises nine Academies and has four new schools joining in September, bringing the group to 13 Academies in total. Commenting on the results, Dr Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation said: “I would like to congratulate all of our Principals, their staff and their students on this amazing set of results."  "By combining the best of modern teaching with an emphasis on the traditional values of hard work and good behaviour, our Academies have all come from extremely low starting points to achieve a set of results that we can all be very proud of." “Across the Harris Federation, we are proving the positive difference that academies can make. We set no ceiling for our ambition and believe that each school that we take on has the potential to be up there with the best in the country.”   ENDS The full provisional GCSE figures showing each Academy’s improvement since opening and since last summer  are as follows:     GCSE results (2011 figures are provisional) 5 A* - C 5 A*- C including English and maths Final year as LEA school 2010 2011 Final year as LEA school 2010 2011 Harris City Academy Crystal Palace  (First opened in September 1990 as a CTC) 9% 99% 100% n/a 88% 96% Harris Academy Bermondsey (opened in September 2006) 47% 83% 90% 26% 49% 64% Harris Academy Falconwood (opened in September 2008) 47% 100% 100% 17% 60% 57% Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich (opened in September 2006) 39% 90% 95% 32% 49% 66% Harris Academy Merton (opened in September 2006) 29% 100% 100% 23% 49% 75% Harris Academy Peckham (opened in September 2003) 12% 72% 81% 5% 33% 50% Harris Academy Purley (opened in September 2009) 80% 86% 92% 33% 47% 61% Harris Academy South Norwood (opened in September 2007) 29% 100% 100% 20% 61% 74%  
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25/08/2011

Spectator News Article - The Schools Revolution in Action

Please click here  to view the Spectator's article: "The Schools Revolution in Action" or read below:   Published Thursday 25th August 2011 Harris Academies, one of the best-known new chains of state secondaries, have today posted an extraordinary set of results. It's worth studying because it shows how a change of management can transform education for pupils in deprived areas. Pour in money if you like, but the way a school is run is the key determinant. This is the idea behind City Academies, perhaps Labour's single best (and most rapidly-vindicated) policy. The notion is rejected by teaching unions, who loathe the idea that some teachers are better than others. Bad schools are kept bad by the idea that their performance is due to deeply-ingrained social problems, etc. Harris has produced a table showing the results of their schools when they were last run by the council, and this year's results. It speaks best for itself:                                        It's worth examining Harris Academy Merton.  The enemies of Academies (Fiona Millar's lot) tried so hard to keep what was Tamworth Manor as a council-run school that they took Harris to a judicial review. Harris fought: many organisations would have not taken the time or expense. And thank God they did: the results are up from 23 per cent to 75 per cent. Ed Howker and I revealed, in a cover story last year, the tactics the unions were using to strangle the Academy movement at birth and how they were wangling legal aid to cover their battle. They should be ashamed. It's increasingly and horribly clear that pupils are not the key concern of the unions. Nothing in the history of British education has improved schooling more than Blair and Adonis' Academies programme. It was fought and put into reverse by Ed Balls in the name of harmony between adults. The attempt to stop Harris taking over Tamworth Manor was led by Rob MacDonald, one of the few remaining members of the Socialist Party. He was able to claim an astonishing £20,000 of taxpayers' money to fund his case, and delayed by a year the transformation which Harris brought. Blair should have changed the law, to make these wrecking attempts impossible, but he was unable to confront the enemies of reform (who were backed by Brown and Balls). Gove has triumphed because has presented the unions with too many targets. It's harder than ever to oppose City Academies and something tells me you won't see Ed Miliband, Andy Burnham or Fiona Millar popping up on television to explain why the pupils at Merton Academy would have been better off under the old system. The data for all City Academies is not out yet, but last year's results already showed they are the most rapidly-vindicated social policy of recent years. Just as well, because there are more of them. Gove has allowed any school that wants Academy (ie, independent) status to take it. Here's the rollout trajectory:                                                Of course, we will not see the Harris effect in all Academies; the vast majority of which are not changing management, simply their status. But Harris is a good example of the benefits of creating a 'school chain'. Its name is synonymous with quality. I imagine similar chains (ARK etc) will expand, competing for pupils on ethos and pedagogical style, as they do in Sweden. The Harris results demonstrate beyond any doubt that it is a lie to say failing schools take a generation to turn around. It's also a libel on the pupils from these backgrounds: they don't lack brains, but were being given a poor education. The results are the most visible reminder of the lesson of the Blair/Adonis reforms: we don't have to tolerate failing schools. The cure is here, and it is transforming the prospects of thousands of pupils. Sometime soon, Ed Miliband will have to accept that the unions are wrong — and that Blair, Adonis and Gove (and Laws, Baker and Keith Joseph) were right.  
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