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04/04/20

Retweeted From HPABeckenham

Team staffed the hub this week for children from and Each child painted their own flag that we then put together to make one giant flag. Wonderful and 😊 https://t.co/9RB9B4D1wQ

04/04/20

Retweeted From Harris Junior Academy Carshalton

You should have received an email with this week’s newsletter. It’s on our website if you haven’t. https://t.co/90cC2xGgrL

03/04/20

Retweeted From HarrisBoys'Academy

Diego, Student Principal, has written a message for all our students. "Use this time to become independent learners." Read Diego's message in full at https://t.co/0dCgLfIfn9 https://t.co/45x1hYol9Z

03/04/20

Retweeted From Harris Rainham

Dear Parent/ Carers Please note Harris Academy Rainham opening times for Critical Keyworker Students during the Easter Break at: https://t.co/v5XY5vgbGJ

03/04/20

Retweeted From Harris Chafford Hundred

HACH will be donating hundreds of pairs of our goggles and other PPE to and https://t.co/we5b13surX

02/04/20

Retweeted From Evening Standard

Some of the capital's most vulnerable children are even more unsafe now https://t.co/AfTn1OjIyr

02/04/20

Retweeted From Harris Academy Ockendon

Check out our video below to see how you can Enjoy Being the Best You Can Be with a Career at Harris Ockendon. Get in touch with Principal Jo Rainey or Executive Principal for an informal chat. Click on the link below. https://t.co/87TDsN0SZB https://t.co/ECHX0PwEQY

02/04/20

Retweeted From Department for Education

We have published new advice on childcare provision for local authorities, early years settings and childminders. Read the full guidance here: https://t.co/aieJCyw6h8 https://t.co/coASxEYXqf

02/04/20

Retweeted From HarrisPrimaryMerton

Our parent and carers page to support during Covid-19 and school closures is now live. https://t.co/LXizXGpmmq

02/04/20

Retweeted From Harris Peckham

Amazing work from the HAP Team delivering food bags to our HAP Family! Massive thanks to students, staff, Morrisons & family/friends who kindly contributed. Pls let us know if you need help and we will do our best to help. We are stronger together! https://t.co/lHN2EfJA1t

02/04/20

And a few more details about our priorities and concerns at the moment, here in this Evening Standard article by https://t.co/ClBGT1dv6m https://t.co/rKtwof0fWH

02/04/20

THANK YOU to everyone for your ideas. We've decided to provide supermarket vouchers, giving parents a choice of where to shop and what to buy. The first £8,000 will be emailed tomorrow to 400 Harris families. 60 laptops + dongles will be given out next week, with more to follow. https://t.co/WDNzFKh23N

02/04/20

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Parents & carers please check your emails for Easter update. Newsletter will be emailed out tomorrow

01/04/20

Retweeted From Harris Primary Purley Way

So our window inspired the staff and children at to create their own and it looks great! Any other Harris academies up for the challenge? https://t.co/JQcxXBfUmR

01/04/20

Retweeted From Harris Junior Academy Carshalton

Home learning projects! We would usually have our showcase at school but unfortunately we can’t do that this term. Instead let’s showcase on here for everyone to see! We will kick it off with some fantastic tanks from Lewis and James in Y6 as part of their WW2 topic. https://t.co/92g7mGUIxc

01/04/20

Retweeted From Harris Junior Academy Carshalton

running away with it... Only 3 days remaining! https://t.co/E1JJk6Faz6

01/04/20

Retweeted From HarrisBeckenham

We have today donated 300 pairs of Science goggles to the NHS - Bromley NHS will be sending them to care homes, social work and GP surgeries this week. https://t.co/grMytOuMqN

01/04/20

Retweeted From Harris Junior Academy Carshalton

There is still time to complete yesterdays activities https://t.co/kzbiEZNGLB

01/04/20

Retweeted From Department for Education

Do you need help finding DfE coronavirus guidance? Let us know any ❓ you have about free school meals vouchers. 📱 We'll read all your questions & reply wherever possible by the end of the day. 🔈 Please tweet your ❓ as replies below. ⚠️ Don't share personal info. https://t.co/rctrjqQXn9

01/04/20

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Check out these online activities 👍🏼 https://t.co/lmlsMa5hkd

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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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