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29/07/20

Retweeted From HPA Kent House

Happy Well-Being Wednesday to all our wonderful families 🌈 We hope you are having a lovely summer and we would love to know what you have been up to! Send us a tweet letting us know 🤗

28/07/20

Retweeted From Harris South Norwood

Looking forward to seeing all our students who are coming in for summer tutoring today!

22/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Federation Computer Science Consultant Team

Part 2 of our video guide to is now live, please retweet: https://t.co/AXornS6an4

21/07/20

Retweeted From Julie Harmieson

A privilege to spend the last two days with inspirational school leaders from . This has been my 5th cohort and so impressed with the vision of this Trust and the passion of those attending - even when they are officially on holiday!!

21/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Federation Computer Science Consultant Team

Part 1 of our video guide to is now live, please retweet: https://t.co/B6DzgNXJxU

21/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Orpington

Have you got a (new) ukulele? Want to start learning? Check out learning how to play the ukulele with Andy at https://t.co/p0oTA4ZaTC

21/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Orpington

As Mathematicians, we know Maths is all around us. Maths department challenge you to find the maths in your everyday lives. Over summer we would like you to use your photographic/art skills & Tweet pictures asking, 'where is the Maths in this?' Use https://t.co/JvN7oAcqus

21/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Orpington

Year 10 are enjoying the sun whilst having a socially distanced learning break ☀️ https://t.co/1nYyPJOFA8

20/07/20

Retweeted From Jamie's Farm

Young live in : A devastating but essential read. Thank you for telling the stories of the hidden children & families facing unimaginable hardships and the professionals working to help them. https://t.co/loT5Qpx1RE

20/07/20

Retweeted From G E N E V I E V E 🇯🇲

My first post with went live today! Discussing how to increase Ethnic Diversity in STEM Which is clearly one of my favourite topics 🤩👩🏾‍⚕️🧑🏿‍🏭👨🏾‍💻👩🏾‍🔬👩🏽‍🏫👩🏾‍🔧👨🏿‍🚀👩🏾‍✈️ Thank you for giving me the opportunity ☺️ https://t.co/5kXu2NmLUc

20/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Orpington

We are so proud of our year 10 students that have come in on the first day of their summer holiday to embark on summer school tuition https://t.co/lzJHGhTZNE

18/07/20

Retweeted From George McMillan

Hats off to my two Principals: Ben Keely at Greenwich and Jo Rainey at Ockendon. Fabulous job in the toughest circumstances. Think you need a public 👏👏 And to all the Heads out there whether you finished today or next week. Nobody has ever done this before. Nobody. 👏👏👏👏

17/07/20

Terrific writing - well done Reception children https://t.co/RqHpZ3sHzo

16/07/20

Retweeted From Kerry Rogers

Delighted to be a Keynote speaker at 💙🎶 talking about the importance of music in education and all the wonderful activities we do in . See you there! https://t.co/FL9MO2KwrD

16/07/20

In a normal year, DKMS recruits nearly a quarter of a million potential stem cell donors for people with blood cancer. So far this year, just 45,000 have come forward. Get a swab kit posted to your home, and potentially help save a life, by registering at https://t.co/ENm0Z7Cpay. https://t.co/ke3mpcMVmR

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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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