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07/12/19

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Setting up has started for the local Tottemham lights event. Our amazing steel pan band will be bring the Christmas music https://t.co/7XweguZZqF

06/12/19

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Are you coming for a interview and wondering how to prepare?? look no further thanks to and their new podcast...! https://t.co/S87yd4rMed

06/12/19

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Harris City Academy Crystal Palace are seeking an outstanding Teacher of to work within our high performing Academy, this position is open to both NQTs and more experienced teachers. https://t.co/Jwc2TTLVHA https://t.co/KO6mRJqTv5

06/12/19

Retweeted From Harris Wimbledon

Great seats at the . Our Year 7s are anticipating a great performance! https://t.co/SR5VdX2pT2

06/12/19

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A great achievement and deserved recognition for our DofE Silver award holders last night at our annual HCACP awards evening! Well done for all your hard work and dedication over the past year. https://t.co/f0SuI9O6sj

06/12/19

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| FULL MARKS | Blimey, that was emotional! Congratulations to Khadija - what a star! - and an acknowledgement to the incredible support of to get her that place https://t.co/RfmAdWS3Wd

05/12/19

Hear more about Khadija’s inspirational journey to . With thanks to her teachers and Harris Experience https://t.co/O4TgvKPc1k

05/12/19

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A key aim for our course is to support our to become & literate, so it’s great to see our trainees working collaboratively to discuss research articles in preparation for their next assignment. https://t.co/ZeKbpGXr0o

05/12/19

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Year Six have had a busy day making bread as part of their learning for DT. https://t.co/GUw9uTcvHE

03/12/19

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Visiting to deliver sessions on and https://t.co/CyfiNx6eRO

03/12/19

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HCACP students listen to a talk by highlighting the problem of knife-crime and educating students on how to stay safe in London. https://t.co/wnCuLYUHcy

03/12/19

Retweeted From Harris Academy St John’s Wood

Year 11 student Kisha at school speaking with Princess Laurentien of how “luck” or lack of it is the cause of so much inequality in education - where we are born affects how much opportunity we have: her job is to challenge this. https://t.co/dnZCYC9soa

03/12/19

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Your girl made it to The Times! 🥳Make sure to go check it out: https://t.co/IZ2Af4U5qu

03/12/19

Have done so

03/12/19

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2 students are at today hearing from & being interviewed by Princess Laurentien of Netherlands ...”look for the invisible children, not just the eloquent children...find the unknown and the stigmatised” https://t.co/EyHV2EGABq

03/12/19

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Bravo Khadija et bonne continuation! https://t.co/iQWtqGZkET

02/12/19

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Fantastic https://t.co/nK8dTpQYx2

02/12/19

Retweeted From Harris Peckham

An exciting day with Simon Singh, author of the Simpsons and their mathematical secrets, at Harris Westminster. https://t.co/X19bCm36SE

02/12/19

Retweeted From Sathnam Sanghera

I long for the day when disadvantaged students getting into Oxbridge is not deemed exceptional or "inspiring", but mundane and routine https://t.co/JLmUgokA0v

02/12/19

So proud of Khadija and all the Harris students interviewed for today’s Times 2 https://t.co/ft7a5Twx9C

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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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