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02/07/20

Welcome 😊 https://t.co/DvN9Ddoair

02/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Rainham

Our sincere thanks to Tesco Rainham for their lovely gift of goodies which certainly brightened our day. A kind and thoughtful gift from one set of key workers to another within our Rainham community. https://t.co/JsROsHkX3U

02/07/20

Retweeted From HarrisBoys'Academy

School food really matters. 280 students will receive two weeks’ worth of breakfasts. Many thanks to the Safer School Officers who came to help us get the breakfast packages together. https://t.co/pHTKEXoTXc

02/07/20

Retweeted From HPA Kent House

Alexie in year 1 has written a wonderful piece of work about the impact teachers have on children. It has certainly put a smile on all of our faces 😊 https://t.co/WK6hiUNE4c

02/07/20

Thank you to all our academies who shared their strategies for supporting the most vulnerable pupils during lockdown by getting them into school https://t.co/PbhI870oSH

01/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Careers

Harris Academy South Norwood is currently looking to appoint a to support premises and maintenance provisions for the academy. https://t.co/sbIBHzyAhS https://t.co/yxxEd0ef3V

30/06/20

Retweeted From Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Lovely gesture of personal letters to each of the staff thanking them for all they have done and continue to do, written by our supportive governing body. https://t.co/6pgKNLSS02

30/06/20

Retweeted From Ali Mirza

Thank you for all your support and guidance ! Zayan is loving all his rewards and is feeling even more motivated! https://t.co/AnIcFQgdXF

26/06/20

Retweeted From Miriam L-U

(It says Bexley because I said Harris Academy Falconwood, Bexley .. but I am from borough of Greenwich if anyone wanted to know😉) Check out my blog post here😁😁👇👇👇 https://t.co/ZDWoK2eI4O

26/06/20

Retweeted From Olly Blagden

Latest episode of ‘Harris in Conversation’ is now live! I interview the fantastic Ronke Ayoola from Debate Mate about Speaking & Listening and how to empower young people to speak out. Check us out! https://t.co/3eZKanNJEL

25/06/20

Retweeted From HACH PE DEPT

Final event instructions. Video yourself doing a fitness exercise ie press up, squat, star jump etc grab a remote and pass it out of your screen. The more videos the more points and the team with the most participants wins the relay https://t.co/jiAvDDqjjo

25/06/20

Retweeted From Harris Careers

Harris Academy Falconwood is currently looking to appoint a dynamic, qualified of Technology, either experienced or NQT, with the possibility of Lead designate for the right candidate https://t.co/oLXpW3jUcN

25/06/20

Retweeted From Harris Junior Academy Carshalton

Here’s the solution from today’s maths problem of the day. Did you manage to find all of the solutions? https://t.co/dBV2cSkNHJ

25/06/20

Retweeted From HPACH

Look out for our assembly links being emailed home. Here is Miss Reynolds’ assembly on Community. https://t.co/aZr8XURqQK Tomorrow is our achievement assembly. https://t.co/0uzxyLgfKy

25/06/20

Retweeted From HPABeckenham

What a scorcher ☀️ the allotment was a lot of hard work today but we kept cool with the sprinkler and using the shade whilst we worked. We also were overjoyed and proud of our first little bounty 🥒 🥔 https://t.co/4sz9LHS6Pa

25/06/20

Retweeted From Harris Rainham

Year 10. Complete this survey from University of Essex for a chance to win an iPad Your Life Your Future - The value of Higher Education survey https://t.co/pirXR6mNmo Regards Miss Grant (Career Lead )

25/06/20

Retweeted From HPAMA

Look out for our achievement assembly being emailed home tomorrow! https://t.co/fHa2vbRO2k

25/06/20

Retweeted From Harris Federation Chinese

Hello everyone!! What are your best resources for teaching phonics in Chinese?

25/06/20

Retweeted From Harris South Norwood

Brilliant careers event organised for the sixth form by the Federation of Small Businesses. Inspirational workshops and talks, inspired young people.

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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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