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06/06/20

Retweeted From ENGLISH@HAB

Have you heard about our new Lockdown Library? You can now get books delivered! What an amazing initiative by Ms Morris! Have a look at the details below and get reading! 📚📖📚 https://t.co/O8r5HyWUGn

05/06/20

Retweeted From Harris Federation Classics

So proud of these students from / Considering the current circumstances, you can see evidence of hard work amd dedication. Pieces of art/poetry inspired from gods and monsters. https://t.co/6wCVohEvwF

05/06/20

Retweeted From Harris Primary Academy Kenley

Another lovely message from one of our parents. We are so proud of all the children who have been at the academy this week, they have been truly amazing at getting used to our new ‘normal’ 🌟 https://t.co/Kw8Pmiw1hf

05/06/20

Retweeted From Harris Peckham

Great work by staff and students preparing 260 breakfast care packages for our student and their families. Don’t forget to collect yours from the Academy every fortnight on a Wednesday from 12 Noon– next collection date Wednesday 17th June! Thank you to https://t.co/qh45nxROdp

05/06/20

Great to see this photo of hitting the Dutch press , to illustrate the reopening of English primary schools https://t.co/UjvgdKVKmK

04/06/20

Retweeted From Harris Peckham

Live Q&A with Student Ambassadors from , Oxford University this week on Microsoft Teams – great questions from our students to find out what university life is actually like! Thanks to Hannah and the ambassadors for joining us https://t.co/MbfuqR2n6O

03/06/20

Retweeted From HarrisBoys'Academy

School reopens to Year 10 on Mon 15th June, and we've made lots of changes to keep our boys and staff safe through . We can't wait to see our Year 10 boys again! Find our how we've adapted our classrooms, corridors and canteen at https://t.co/vjczB8NERO. https://t.co/ozUoVTHo20

03/06/20

Retweeted From Totally_teach

It’s all about the AIR HUGS 🤗 https://t.co/W926kohW0T

02/06/20

Retweeted From Malcolm Drakes

Big shout out to the incredible estates teams, the site managers and cleaners: door handles and bannisters constantly wiped, sanitisers filled, desks wiped down, signage completed! Smooth running of school results from hard work behind the scenes.

02/06/20

Retweeted From Malcolm Drakes

after a very successful return to school yesterday it is great to see front page recognition of the Harris teams’ hard work in getting pupils back to school as soon as possible. At home time pupils came out enthused by their first day back 👏 https://t.co/mQVnJeb45m

02/06/20

Retweeted From Amanda Dewinter

‘If you believe it’ll work, you do everything to make it work’ Such a positive approach. Thank you to all the teachers around the country who are making happen. Well done ⁦⁦⁩ ⁦⁦https://t.co/0USDgvkWPO

01/06/20

Retweeted From Sian Griffiths

Is it time to go back to school? The heads making extraordinary plans to open to 2 million primary school pupils today & the parents overcoming anxieties to send children in. Loved talking to for this podcast https://t.co/mkOTmWZ0gf

01/06/20

‘Back to School for the Class of 2020’ Harris Primary Academy Purley Way on the front page of today’s Evening Standard https://t.co/29YRhu2BnB

01/06/20

Retweeted From Harris Primary Academy Kenley

We were so pleased to see some of our EYFS, Y1 and Y6 children back at the academy today. We have missed you all lots and can’t wait to see you all again tomorrow 👋🏼 We are glad our parents feel reassured that safety and happiness are our priority! https://t.co/1x42VGjkRc

01/06/20

Retweeted From HPACR

Today we had the ITV News crew filming our reopening for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Well done to the amazing team at HPACR for all the hard work that has gone into the reopening of the Academy. https://t.co/bbwiKVQ2SN

01/06/20

Retweeted From ITV London

Temperature checks, sanitiser stations and areas out of bounds: Pupils getting to grips with new school rules https://t.co/iPGQdJguAQ https://t.co/mFvwmaOKLN

01/06/20

The Evening Standard visited Harris Primary Academy Purley Way this morning with lots of photos at this link https://t.co/TJbfLuFRK1 Thank you to the brilliant team at

01/06/20

Fantastic work by Harris Primary Crystal Palace staff to get their school ready for today. ITV London did some filming there this morning, when a parent told them "I'm really happy that everything is safe for my daughter to come back now." https://t.co/dUYRutZZCi https://t.co/8aunbxXv6m

01/06/20

“Most headteachers have had what reopening would look like in the back of their minds ever since the lockdown" Interview with Nicole Liddicoat, Head of Harris Primary Merton in today's Financial Times https://t.co/YOB6V98PKy

01/06/20

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This afternoon, at 4pm onwards! Spreading inspiration, Science, STEM, this afternoon on the TL! 🌟Please share with any young people in your networks! ❤️ https://t.co/Yhi4Ky8M2f

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Posted on: November 11th 2016

"A Community of Scholars" Harris Westminster Sixth Form 'Outstanding' in First Ever Ofsted Report

Harris Westminster Sixth Form has been rated ‘outstanding’ in every category in its first ever Ofsted report.

The academically selective sixth form opened in September 2014 as a partnership between Westminster School and the Harris Federation. It caters to the most able of London’s young people, prioritising students who receive free school meals, are in care or are from low-income backgrounds.

The Harris Federation runs over 40 academies in and around London. The vast majority of Harris academies that have been inspected by Ofsted have been rated either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’. Westminster School is one of the country’s leading academic schools with an ethos which resides in the enduring values of the liberal tradition.

Inspectors praised the academic rigour of Harris Westminster Sixth Form and the commitment of its students, staff and leaders. The report said:

  • Westminster Harris 117“Governors and senior leaders have set a clear mission and purpose for the school, which, through the creative vision of the principal, has resulted in an environment in which students thrive within a community of scholars.”
  • “Teachers and students share a keen sense of inquiry and lessons are characterised by a mutual interest in the subjects.”
  • “Teachers frequently make links from one subject to another and, as a result, students are able to apply their learning across a range of subjects, which helps to equip them for their next steps to university.”
  • “Students receive excellent support and guidance to prepare them for university, in conjunction with staff and students at Westminster School, and very high aspirations are set to attend institutions that have very challenging entry requirements.”
  • “Leaders, managers and teachers are unrelenting in their pursuit of outstanding teaching.”
  • “Students have a profound understanding and appreciation of how their education is preparing them for future success.”

The report also commended the support of the unique educational partnership under which the school was established:

“The school receives excellent support in equal measure from its partnerships with the Harris Federation and Westminster School to promote students’ learning, and from Westminster Abbey staff to develop students’ sense of purpose and community.”

James Handscombe, Principal of Harris Westminster Sixth Form, said:

“At Harris Westminster the staff and students agree that learning is amazing. The Ofsted report recognises that together we form a “community of scholars”, a description which accurately reflects the environment and ethos of the school.

“With support and backing from the Harris Federation and Westminster School, we are ensuring that London’s brightest children – from all backgrounds – are able to achieve their potential.”

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

Harris Westminster Sixth Form is a highly ambitious institution, and one that is changing the face of selective education in this country. In the short time that it has been open, the students and staff have done everything in their power to ensure its success. It is wonderful to see their diligence and enthusiasm recognised by Ofsted in such a positive report.”

Patrick Derham, Head Master of Westminster School, said:

“The success of HWSF has been both humbling and inspiring. It is a partnership that the entire Westminster School community has embraced and it is a true partnership that has at its very heart a commitment to genuine scholarship.”

The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, who chairs the governing body, said:

“The governors are proud of what has been achieved, from the time when we first conceived the idea of Harris Westminster Sixth Form, through the support of the Harris Federation and the whole community of Westminster School."

“We are all happy for our Principal, staff and students that Ofsted has recognised HWSF’s outstanding quality. I am personally delighted to be offering a life-changing sixth form education to young people who might not otherwise have had that opportunity and to have involved Westminster Abbey in support of their education.”

Edward, who is studying maths at the University of Cambridge following his A Level success at Harris Westminster Sixth Form, said:

“The passion my teachers had was inspiring and they were always stretching me with questions and problems that have given me a rich appreciation for my subject.”

Nora, a former Harris Westminster student who is studying history at the University of Oxford, said:

“Harris Westminster has given me what were undoubtedly two of the best years of my life. The nexus between hard, testing work and an enchantingly scholastic and inspired teaching atmosphere gives the sixth form a uniqueness which has ultimately better prepared me for future challenges in academia and in life; I have no doubt that it will continue to inspire many generations to come.”

 

 

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