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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

Retweeted From HPA Kent House

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

Retweeted From Soarpoints

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

05/07/20

3/5: The overwhelming majority will take the full range of subjects. But in EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES, it may be that a minority of pupils need to take fewer subjects in order to cover the content of the rest of their choices in the depth needed to pass.

05/07/20

2/5: The example we gave to the reporter of the kind of pupil who may take fewer subjects: someone badly persistently absent before lockdown, then who missed three months because of lockdown - and who cannot be expected to pass 8 or 9 GCSEs with just two terms of teaching.

05/07/20

1/5: The Sunday Times has amended its online article to clarify that a MINORITY of Harris pupils could take fewer GCSEs next year. In reality, this will be a tiny no. of pupils who haven't engaged with online learning and who cannot catch up in the 2 terms left before their exams

04/07/20

Retweeted From HarrisTottenham

LETTER TO PARENTS - reopening of school in September https://t.co/8Ko9os3IW1 https://t.co/XNXIq7YbwW

02/07/20

Welcome 😊 https://t.co/DvN9Ddoair

02/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Rainham

Our sincere thanks to Tesco Rainham for their lovely gift of goodies which certainly brightened our day. A kind and thoughtful gift from one set of key workers to another within our Rainham community. https://t.co/JsROsHkX3U

02/07/20

Retweeted From HarrisBoys'Academy

School food really matters. 280 students will receive two weeks’ worth of breakfasts. Many thanks to the Safer School Officers who came to help us get the breakfast packages together. https://t.co/pHTKEXoTXc

02/07/20

Retweeted From HPA Kent House

Alexie in year 1 has written a wonderful piece of work about the impact teachers have on children. It has certainly put a smile on all of our faces 😊 https://t.co/WK6hiUNE4c

02/07/20

Thank you to all our academies who shared their strategies for supporting the most vulnerable pupils during lockdown by getting them into school https://t.co/PbhI870oSH

01/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Careers

Harris Academy South Norwood is currently looking to appoint a to support premises and maintenance provisions for the academy. https://t.co/sbIBHzyAhS https://t.co/yxxEd0ef3V

30/06/20

Retweeted From Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Lovely gesture of personal letters to each of the staff thanking them for all they have done and continue to do, written by our supportive governing body. https://t.co/6pgKNLSS02

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Posted on: September 13th 2017

Harris Primary Academy Merton Achieves Highest Ofsted Rating

Harris Primary Academy Merton has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating in every category assessed in its first Ofsted report since opening in 2014.

The academy, based on Abbotts Road in Mitcham, is a two form entry school for children aged 3 to 11, with a nursery for 60 children. The academy also has an additional resource base for 20 children with autism.

Inspectors were impressed by the school’s ethos and the high quality of teaching on offer.

Their report said:

  • “The pursuit of excellence is at the heart of the work of leaders and staff. Morale is high. The staff team is fully behind the principal’s vision and has helped develop a culture where high expectations of work and behaviour are the norm.”
  • “Pupils are highly motivated to learn. They are confident learners who persevere when faced with difficulties.”
  • “Teachers make learning exciting. They use imaginative methods for putting across new ideas and provide interesting activities for pupils to practise their new skills and deepen their understanding.”
  • “Parents very much support the work of the principal and her team. They greatly value the sense of unity by seeing teachers at the gate welcoming them and their children each day.”
  • “Pupils show that they fully understand and follow the school’s golden rules of ‘Show respect’, ‘Take responsibility’ and ‘Always make the right choice’. They are very caring and show great respect for adults and others around them.”

Victoria Forbes, Principal of Harris Primary Academy Merton, said:

“I am very proud of all that our staff and pupils have achieved since the academy opened three years ago. I am particularly pleased that, alongside our high academic standards, the excellent behaviour of our pupils and high morale of our staff has been highlighted in this Ofsted report.  Our school is happy, successful and well supported by our parents and governors.

“This is something for the whole school community to celebrate and a great start to the brand new school year.”

Click here to read the full report.

 

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