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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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27/07/2015

Harris Federation making positive impact for low-income students

Education Charity The Sutton Trust has recently released the findings of its research into academy chains and how they influence the attainment of disadvantaged students. The report, entitled Chain Effects 2015: The impact of academy chains on low-income students, examines chains with three or more sponsored secondary academies which have been open for a sufficient time for the sponsor to have an impact on performance. The chains’ performance was compared to the average for all state-funded mainstream schools. There were a number of very positive findings for the Harris Federation within the report. 10 Harris Secondary Academies were included in the analysis, which is the sixth largest sample of the 34 chains looked at. The key finding for the Federation is that it is one of just three chains in which disadvantaged students attain above average across five crucial measures: The percentage achieving five or more good GCSEs including English and mathematics; English progress; Mathematics progress; The percentage achieving the EBacc; Capped GCSE point score. As such, the Federation is one of the chains with the highest proportion of disadvantaged pupils achieving 5A*-CEM (in both 2013 and 2014). It is also noted as “one of the most effective for those who are not disadvantaged” but has one of the three narrowest attainment gaps, meaning all groups are achieving well. Harris is one of just three chains in which disadvantaged pupils make above average progress in English and mathematics. Disadvantaged students within the Federation also achieved average capped GCSE point scores in 2014 which put them in the top three for academy chains. Because the Federation’s use of GCSE equivalent subjects is the lowest of any high-performing chain, its disadvantaged students are in the top three most successful for points achieved from GCSEs alone. Finally, Harris was recognised as “very much more effective” than most chains for pupils who had low attainment in primary school. The proportion of those children achieving five or more good GCSEs including English and maths with Harris is more than double the average.   Sir Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation, said: “We are very proud to be recognised as one of the chains which are having a hugely positive impact on the futures of low-income students. This is down to excellent teaching, nurturing pastoral care and exciting opportunities outside the classroom, as well of course as the incredibly hard work of our students themselves.” The full report is available here
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14/07/2015

Harris Primary Academy Benson is judged to be "Good" in its first Ofsted inspection

Pupils and staff celebrate strong report for school that is “improving swiftly in all aspects of its work including teaching and pupils’ achievement” ”The Executive Principal and senior leaders provide a clear direction for improvement and know what to do to make the academy outstanding” ”Pupils’ achievement is increasing rapidly” ”Pupils from differing backgrounds play together harmoniously and are pleased to receive ‘shining star’ awards for best behaviour” As they end their second year as an academy, staff and pupils at Harris Primary Academy Benson are celebrating receiving their first Ofsted report. The academy opened in September 2013 replacing Benson Primary School which was judged Inadequate by Ofsted. In their report, inspectors praised all aspects of the academy and, in particular, the progress that has been made since it opened: “Pupils achieve well because attainment and the rate of progress are rising rapidly”; “Pupils are polite and friendly and are keen to learn. They are proud of their academy and wear the new academy uniform with pride”; “Teaching has a good impact on learning because literacy, reading and mathematics are taught well”; “Pupils make good progress across the academy and the leaders are working successfully to close any remaining gaps in attainment”;  “Pupils for whom English is an additional language do exceptionally well. They benefit from work that is tailor-made for their particular needs. They gain confidence in speaking English because of the positive support they receive from members of staff and other pupils”; Sir Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation, said: “This report demonstrates the excellent progress that the academy has made in its first two years and sets out its direction of travel for the future.  Pupils and staff can begin their summer holiday rightly proud of what they have achieved and confident about their future”. Kate Magliocco, Executive Principal of the academy said: “Everyone at the academy is buoyed by this judgement and report which give an excellent reflection of where we are now and where we intend to be in the future.  Alongside the important detail of the progress and improvement that is underway, it is equally gratifying that inspectors noted how proud our pupils are of their academy. Having happy children is so important in a primary school and we are delighted that children of all abilities and backgrounds feel at home in our academy”. To read the full Benson Ofsted report please click here
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