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12/07/20

And for those interested in the lengths our 4,000 staff went to in order to help our families suffering in lockdown there’s more here https://t.co/CmTFepJ3Bb and here https://t.co/rs1rq0Hau0

12/07/20

For those interested in the exceptional circumstances explaining why a small minority of children may need to reduce their GCSEs next year, there are many examples here. https://t.co/Jeob6Wx8Pm

12/07/20

Thank you to the Sunday Times for this apology and clarification https://t.co/EayCzw4ysn https://t.co/pIExGORFPq

10/07/20

Retweeted From HPA Philip Lane

Our lovely parents sent every member of staff a card and plant to thank us for the amazing job they think we’ve done for their families in lock down https://t.co/j7KBytyx2p

10/07/20

Retweeted From HPA Philip Lane

Children so proud of their work taking their high quality books home today https://t.co/HLq5xwJmu2

10/07/20

Retweeted From Miriam L-U

https://t.co/IPftSZX9FJ really good blog with great tips and strategies noted 👌💯

10/07/20

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We are very proud of how our students have risen to the challenge of home-learning. From attending live lessons, submitting excellent work on Show My Homework or returning work packs filled with brilliant ideas. Here are some examples of their excellent work https://t.co/9FrNW4UuXY

09/07/20

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Well that was emotional! Congratulations everyone. We are so proud of the people you are and the teachers you have become. ❤️ https://t.co/WGtfpJpmJb

09/07/20

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From classrooms to family courts, every part of the structure that protects children from harm has been upended. What has happened behind closed doors, asks ? https://t.co/mvKHYUUH53 https://t.co/NuV8pAa8KB

09/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Bermondsey

The charity has created a great series of FREE online mini-modules to help mums develop their tech skills over the summer. You'll find modules on getting started with the internet, email, safety online, social media, and more. Have a look! https://t.co/WK84cnnL2I

09/07/20

One of the most brilliant things about is how they are able to look at complex issues in such depth. Very proud to have contributed to this piece by https://t.co/kcFHz1sZhk

08/07/20

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🎙️Nicki Bhatt, UK collaborator on Doug Lemov's Teach Like a Champion, talks to about approaches to feedback, teacher instruction and remote learning in our latest podcast. Tune in here 👇 https://t.co/96IEs9zYip

07/07/20

Retweeted From BBC Young Reporter

Applying for apprenticeships, getting experience and how to keep learning new skills all part of today’s workshop with students this afternoon! Top tips from Broadcast Engineer Apprentice India, journalist Vicky and Mark from 👍 https://t.co/yWTtWgfuEo

07/07/20

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Morning we are the Maths Consultant team at and we are newly christened on Twitter :) We are looking to increase our and post a few maths puzzles along the way https://t.co/4Pt60BDQPu

06/07/20

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Some exceptional work by reception today re-telling the story of 'Room on the Broom' 📝 https://t.co/6NFvh5zqpe

06/07/20

Retweeted From Soarpoints

Yes. We aren’t helping them to write like Shakespeare. No-one acts like Burton. Though he was of course known primarily for his Hamlet and was successor to Olivier. Few of our kids get a leg up from Gielgud. We have to give it with English & Maths & employer engagement https://t.co/TBGyJr2I8S

05/07/20

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One of the exhilarting things about being a small part in is watching huge success of the students we serve across all the schools not just doing the arts: but excelling. Here at 40% got a 9 in arts based subjects. https://t.co/zT0iUFkjon

05/07/20

The quote was an answer to a question. Context is the kind of child who wld otherwise not achieve b/c of their circs pre COVID compounded by lockdown. In that situation, it is better for the child to get fewer quals than take all subjects but in the end have little to show for it

05/07/20

5/5: And, as explained to the reporter, but not set out in her article, whether this happens at all will also depend on the Ofqual consultation on 2021 exams – eg whether they reduce the content or introduce choice in the syllabus.

05/07/20

4/5: The subjects they continue with would be based on what they want to do for their A Levels. Our pupils choose and pass languages and arts subjects at significantly higher rates than other pupils nationally. This won’t change. See https://t.co/ZH9H1MyHoM

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Posted on: February 12th 2016

Pupil Premium Awards for Six Harris Academies

Three Harris secondary academies and three Harris primary academies have been recognised for the outstanding achievement of their pupils from low income backgrounds.

Each has received a local Pupil Premium Award which celebrates schools that show high attainment or significant improvement among disadvantaged pupils, particularly in English and maths. Schools are chosen for their ability to boost achievement and raise aspirations in the face of disadvantage.

The Pupil Premium is additional funding that schools receive to help them raise the achievement of disadvantaged children and close the gap between them and their peers.

The Harris academies to receive the awards are:

Harris Academy Chafford Hundred

The highest performing secondary school in Thurrock picked up a national Pupil Premium Award in the 2015 edition, securing an additional £100,000 of Pupil Premium funding.

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

One of three Harris academies in Croydon to secure an award. 83% of students achieved five or more good GCSEs including English and maths last summer.

Harris Primary Academy Kenley and Harris Primary Academy Benson

Both Croydon primary schools were rated Inadequate by Ofsted when they joined the Harris Federation in 2013. In 2015 they were rated Outstanding and Good respectively.

Harris Academy Greenwich

Judged Outstanding in 2014, the academy’s sixth form celebrated a student earning a place at Oxford to study chemistry last summer.

Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace

In Special Measures when it joined the Federation in 2013, Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace was rated Good in 2015.

Education and Childcare Minister, Sam Gyimah, wrote to the academies to congratulate them on their success, saying:

It is clear that you and your staff have provided your disadvantaged pupils with a good start in life and prepared them well for further study, training or employment."

I would also encourage you to share your achievements with other schools so that they can learn from your strengths and experience.."

Sir Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation, said:

Harris Academies are committed to helping children of all backgrounds achieve and it is wonderful that our schools’ tireless work in this area has been recognised. I am particularly pleased that our academies are delivering outstanding outcomes for children across the full 3-18 age range."

Each school will now have the opportunity to enter the national awards in May which will be presented by contemporary artist Tracey Emin. 

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