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17/01/20

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Applications NOW open! National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML), the qualification that provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a Middle Leader. Request your application pack today!

17/01/20

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We are thrilled at Brasenose to be making offers to Elizabeth, Kane and Yusriya from . Look forward to seeing you all in October 🎊🎊🎉🎉😃🎆 - and congratulations to everyone else too! https://t.co/1ZV7ak2g1r

17/01/20

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Thrilled that three of our "outstanding" sixth form students have had offers from Universities this week. https://t.co/AOgScria7t

16/01/20

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New state of the arts Sports Hall unveiled... https://t.co/ggOXBpzKIS

16/01/20

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⭐️He has done it!⭐️ Congratulations to Basit who has tonight been presented with an award for his Musicianship by the Mayor of Bexley 🥁 What a proud moment for Basit, his family and his HGA family. Well done! 👍🏽⭐️ https://t.co/2RNUFQG9Jc

16/01/20

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Excellent day with the trainees considering how to teach controversial issues in Geography https://t.co/ftJIJY6Chi

16/01/20

We've had a record-breaking 61 offers at the Harris Federation so far, including 43 from . Well done to every single one of these amazing students. Read about how last year's cohort from Harris is getting on at Oxbridge in this fantastic interview. https://t.co/zGDZ5pcwrg

16/01/20

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25 Harris Westminster students have Oxford offers this year (a school record). Cambridge still trickling in but also looking good. https://t.co/ROZixY1Jqy

16/01/20

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Another training day and today the focus is on developing knowledge. Thank you to our wonderful consultants and subject leads for your input.

15/01/20

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Great opportunities in creativity at school in Haringey https://t.co/NEYyV5veC8

15/01/20

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I’m so delighted with how our partnership has gone at all levels since 2014. Thank you for being brave to think hard about how we work together. Whether Team teaching with , watching or playing bridge, it’s just good. https://t.co/xRpP7TpkNo

14/01/20

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Congratulations to Ufuoma in Yr10 on becoming the first student to represent in their recent fixtures in Spain. We all here are very proud of your achievement. https://t.co/VScnogOuPb

14/01/20

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Magdelena, Year 12, gives a talk on at the Royal Academy of Arts as part of the ARTiculation public speaking prize. “Magdalena analysed the work beautifully and allowed us to view it in new ways.” Eliza Bonham Carter, Royal Academy Schools https://t.co/6kdMO7FL5H https://t.co/Yat54U4FAi

14/01/20

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It was awesome. I’ve never talked geology to such a racially and ethnically diverse audience...

14/01/20

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Doh! I should have got the handle(s) correct! I spoke to students from at in Westminster. Thanks specifically to () for the invitation and hosting! 🤗 🥂 https://t.co/0XvhdUPaOB

13/01/20

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What a fantastic evening! A packed house for our lecture on ‘how to look inside a volcano’ by Professor Chris Jackson from . 220 students from 14 different schools! . Thanks to for hosting us. https://t.co/A01Y0LTYSG

13/01/20

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Important from Sir Dan and - agree 100%. Also think practically that variability in the quality of inspectors is too great and must be addressed if this complex new framework is to be successfully implemented. https://t.co/iLiXqEyKta

13/01/20

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‘Children from tough backgrounds need the credentials that exam grades give... Nobody ever obtained a job or won a university place because they have taken a virtuous curriculum,’ ‘reality’ check for from & https://t.co/SxXHJNoofA

13/01/20

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All plans on track to welcome our students in September! Our building continues to take shape (thank you ), our senior leaders have been appointed and our next round of recruitment is well underway. https://t.co/386BkZiIJb

12/01/20

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BBC Essex "Principal of Harris Academy Chafford Hundred secondary school in Thurrock, Nicky Graham, tells DaveMonkEssex she's delighted it's been chosen to help improve teaching standards. It's been named as a Teaching School Hub by the Department fo… https://t.co/MQ4tRRXwUA"

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Posted on: September 3rd 2014

New research shows success of poorer pupils at Harris academies

A new report by The Sutton Trust has shown that the Harris Federation’s secondary academies outperform other academies and state-funded schools in raising standards for the poorest pupils. 

The research, by Professor Merryn Hutchings, Professor Becky Francis and Dr Robert de Vries, looks at the educational outcomes achieved in 2011 and 2013 by disadvantaged pupils.  These are defined as those who have ever been eligible for Free School Meals between Year 6 and Year 11 and looked after children.

The researchers considered a broad range of educational outcomes and found that:

  • Compared with other academies groups, Harris has the highest proportion of disadvantaged students achieving at least five A* - C passes including English and maths.  Within this, the researchers also concluded that Harris is among the most effective academies groups for pupils who are not disadvantaged.
  • At 7.3%, Harris has a lower attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers than any other academies group.  The gap is also significantly smaller than the average for academies (18.8%) and for all mainstream schools (25.7%).
  • Harris uses considerably fewer ‘equivalent qualifications’ than the average for academies and the average for all mainstream schools.  Because of this, the researchers name Harris as among the most successful chains ‘when we consider the points achieved from GCSEs alone’.
  • A higher proportion of disadvantaged pupils at Harris are making the expected progress in English and maths than in any other academies group.
  • A significantly higher proportion of disadvantaged pupils at Harris academies achieved the Ebacc in 2013 than the average for all mainstream schools.
  • Whereas in all mainstream schools just 7% of children who did not reach the nationally expected standard (Level 4) at age 11 go on to get five good GCSE passes including English and Maths, Harris academies achieved more than double this in 2013 and have scored consistently highly over on this measure over the past three years. The research also highlights that Harris academies are among the most successful at teaching pupils with average and high prior attainment.

Click here to read the report in The Times about the research.

To read the report in full, please visit the Sutton Trust website where it can be downloaded.  

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