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26/03/20

What a lovely message - thank you

25/03/20

Parents and carers with children on Free School Meals - please take note of the scam email being circulated asking you for your bank details. Please do not respond to it if you receive it. https://t.co/QgPR0UqpLA

24/03/20

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What a fantastic example for all! There must be restaurants () and suppliers that can support with this to help reduce their own waste and possibly for ongoing revenue. https://t.co/U0oRCJJjlb

24/03/20

And also any restaurant suppliers with stock to shift. Thank you for the suggestion

24/03/20

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can you use your super powers (and contacts!) to support ? What an AMAZING idea!

24/03/20

Please get in touch if you are able to help. We want to get this off the ground as soon as poss, to help families who are hungry or in need.

24/03/20

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

24/03/20

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Sir Dan, CEO, also told me that keeping schools open only for vulnerable children and those of key workers could provide an opportunity for disadvantaged pupils to "catch up" on core subjects. https://t.co/w7StktD9yI - via

24/03/20

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Just a reminder that 'Day 1' activities, on Education City, will only be available for the rest of today. Let's get learning! https://t.co/JnxvJ7AW6x

24/03/20

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Don’t forget to check out our remote working website page for guidence on how to use our learning packages https://t.co/RmHnhPmLCx

23/03/20

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Look at all the flowers gave to our fabulous teachers today, to thank them for keeping open our school for children of and other keyworkers. Lovely thought, thank you! https://t.co/TLT67VglUT

23/03/20

Now on at 7.30pm this evening! https://t.co/aA2HymyQRu

23/03/20

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We are so proud of our staff coming in to help key workers get to their jobs today, and to help our most vulnerable children. Let's keep each other as safe as we can... https://t.co/lSYoEXuDBO

23/03/20

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We have seven key worker children attending school today, separated at a safe distance, and four members of staff on site. Thank you to all of our families for making sensible decisions today, helping us to minimise the number of our staff required to travel to school. https://t.co/KpitVrMNTD

23/03/20

Proud that our schools played a small part in the making of this documentary. Tune in at 8.30pm this evening, on BBC One. https://t.co/PgfHaomFz3

23/03/20

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the day started for the students!! Well done for the amazing organisation with so short notice! We are proud to be part of such amazing school... https://t.co/0lu4IYXS1h

22/03/20

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Ok, HPAO Home Learners, let's kick off Monday morning with some PE with Joe Wicks on YouTube: Mums, Dads, littler and bigger siblings, those of us still in school - we will all be doing it! 9.00am every day https://t.co/hj9wH8VqKr

22/03/20

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Want your children to continue practising their Read Write Inc speed sounds?🔤🔡🔠 will be showing daily phonics films via FaceBook and YouTube every morning for the different sets of speed sounds. https://t.co/a3q1cJhzP8 https://t.co/2zLFWchRlr

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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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