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26/06/19

Retweeted From Harris Greenwich

Kids, we do OK at school with recycling, but this scares the hell out of me. How can we do much, much better? Tell the student council what you want. I want to hear your ideas. - Mr McMillan https://t.co/2rU2JgaH1I

26/06/19

Retweeted From HPAEastDulwich

Week 2 of our traditional games - French skipping! https://t.co/EGcXRT95jZ

26/06/19

Retweeted From Anna Williams

"For every open door at an Oxbridge college, there are 5 that need to be kicked down. For every employer that wants to engage with work experience, there are 100s that won’t or are scared to do so." Congrats to the students going to Oxbridge to kick the doors down! https://t.co/RDMFs7tDcU

26/06/19

Retweeted From Harris Experience

Fantastic Sutton Trust 13 Summer School at on Monday and Tuesday. Well done to all the participants! https://t.co/N4rG3bsVZd

26/06/19

Retweeted From Coffee House

Why educators shouldn’t just focus on the private-school domination of top jobs, by Dan Moynihan https://t.co/xiReR87Urh

26/06/19

Retweeted From HarrisBeckenham

Welldone to our superstar girls! https://t.co/QB11SPyP4k

26/06/19

Thank you - and hugely grateful to the philanthropy arm of for providing the financial backing to do this. https://t.co/VmexBmThVg

26/06/19

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

Meet Maimuna, previously a student at and now training to teach English at the very same academy! https://t.co/hJiIU1D1hf https://t.co/2pcHzofp3V

26/06/19

Delighted to be working with the philanthropy arm of on this exciting project and hugely grateful to them for making this nursery in possible https://t.co/jgtEmnrO4s

25/06/19

Retweeted From Lyndsay Harris

of Year 13 HAB6 student, Chantoi! https://t.co/WyRKEmX2eT

25/06/19

Retweeted From Harris Benson

We are very proud to announce that our recent Ofsted report is now public - please read here https://t.co/eXIuhJNXJv for more details https://t.co/tfQ9Jp27Fs

25/06/19

Report by shows Britain's top jobs are disproportionately dominated by the privately educated. Politics, business & the media remain in the grip of those born into wealth & power. But watch this space. Here are some of our 51 pupils with Oxbridge offers this year. https://t.co/V3AihAvOaq

24/06/19

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

It's National Writing Day this Wednesday. Want to show off your writing skills? Then take part in our competition and submit your creative piece to Ms Short in the LRC. Need or want some inspiration? Why not read this week's Must Read book! https://t.co/gK90ZAglcj

19/06/19

Congratulations to - a fantastic achievement 👏 https://t.co/l3zb1HtaoA

13/06/19

Retweeted From UCAS

Clearing is coming next month! Here are five things you need to know, including info on: 🙋 who Clearing is for 🗞️vacancies 📚 courses ❓ after Clearing https://t.co/R8SmIE9omE

13/06/19

Fabulous trophies - good luck https://t.co/XziLgor1Y8

13/06/19

Retweeted From Harris Primary Academy Kenley

2️⃣ more days to go! See you on Saturday! https://t.co/QdqFbZdR6G

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15/01/2014

Harris Academy Greenwich drives literacy standards

On the last day of the 2013 autumn term, Harris Academy Greenwich held Celebration Assemblies for each year group and presented every student and member of staff with a gift-wrapped book to read over the Christmas Holiday. The Christmas books are part of a wider drive at the school that aims to raise enthusiasm for literacy across the community. Some elements of the drive are traditional – for example a new Latin Club for students – whilst others are less so. Innovations include studying more modern fiction so that, alongside classics such as Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Harris Academy Greenwich students can look forward to reading and analysing the popular Hunger Games. Half-termly swap shops of the Christmas books have been arranged and students and staff can also join book clubs to discuss the literature they are reading. The Academy sees oracy as an important aspect of literacy and there are some brilliant debating competitions both within school and against other Harris Academies. To really embed and improve literacy across the curriculum, all lessons have adopted Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) time at the start of class, and teachers of all subjects mark for literacy as well as subject content. All Key Stage 3 students with a below expected reading age receive extra ‘Read Write Inc’ phonics sessions. George McMillan, Principal of Harris Academy Greenwich, said: “We’re trying to change the culture of reading in our community and nurture openly excited and enthusiastic readers. Although many of our students read frequently for pleasure, we also have some who might not have books at home and aren’t as engaged with literacy. “This really is a whole-school effort and our staff are enjoying discussing literature with students more frequently and getting a fresh perspective.The proportion of Harris Academy Greenwich students achieving five or more A*-C GCSE grades including English and maths rose by 12 percentage points last summer to 85%, an improvement of 57 percentage points from just three years ago.
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