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14/10/19

Well deserved - congrats! https://t.co/ysOfmkA2PA

14/10/19

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

Sixth Form Open Evening Tuesday 15th October from 5pm - 7pm. We look to welcoming prospective year 12 students with their parents and carers

14/10/19

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Our Sixth Form Open/Options Evening is this Thursday! https://t.co/pHDGTeBlVe

14/10/19

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Year 7 parents’ evening is on Thursday 17th October 4.30-6.30pm. Your daughter should be making short appointments with her teachers ahead of the meetings. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact info.org.uk

12/10/19

Retweeted From Harris Fed Languages

Great to see 150+ teachers together at the annual conference! These are the passionate teachers helping increasing numbers of students get access to MFL and providing a “liberation from insularity & an opening to other cultures” https://t.co/w9DInQW9gg

11/10/19

Retweeted From 📝 Emma Sheppard 📖

Difficult not to be proud of working with such amazing students in an organisation that literally gives them the platform to shine like this https://t.co/GMo3AiSzBE

11/10/19

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An article about our lovely school in the Sutton Guardian ‘Harris Academy Sutton opens new £40million building’ -> https://t.co/kph3Gdq0en

11/10/19

Retweeted From Harris Fed Languages

Great to see! Thanks to facilitators, our enthusiastic teachers and https://t.co/Ivx4YSk94F

11/10/19

Retweeted From Graeme Smith

Wonderful to hear the massed voices of students and staff. https://t.co/kFJncwaDgA

11/10/19

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Our fantastic student singers and musicians Harris in Harmony https://t.co/8MawhLOahv

11/10/19

Retweeted From Harris Wimbledon

32 students to Oxbridge, 25 from Harris Westminster and 25 studying medicine & dentistry https://t.co/smYXRQ18dO

11/10/19

Retweeted From Afia Ahmed

'Britain has the highest rate of single parent poverty out of all the EU countries'. Harris Peckham + have now introduced a FREE nursery hub with 51 weeks of childcare, three meals a day, and 50+ hours a week of child care. Now THAT is https://t.co/yYoxYLNm8V

11/10/19

Retweeted From 📝 Emma Sheppard 📖

sponsoring 30 FT nursery places (+ 3 staff places) at the new nursery in Peckham so that families can have completely free childcare provision. That’s pretty amazing https://t.co/cIvKksYVnG

11/10/19

Retweeted From Harris Primary Academy Kenley

we are opening a free nursery in Peckeham! We change lives! Every child! Everyday! https://t.co/Hxd8twWShI

11/10/19

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Sir Dan Moynihan outlining his principles to help young people and subvert the Inheritance of Immobility - Harris academies transform lives https://t.co/3MRyAxIwkO

11/10/19

Retweeted From James Handscombe

“Fixing the education disadvantage gap is what we are for - and it’s a battle.” Dan Moynihan emphasizing the moral centre and compass of the Harris Federation.

11/10/19

Retweeted From Harris Benson

If you believe you can achieve! One of our amazing teachers at Harris. Such an inspirational start to the day! https://t.co/QRzDcumaxF

11/10/19

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

What a fantastic way to start our conference - by celebrating and his successes! Jamie trained with us last year. Go Jamie! https://t.co/YyvMNBcboV

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Posted on: January 21st 2019

'The schools reversing the languages decline'

 

The TES has identified the Harris Federation academies as being among a ‘minority of schools that significantly increased languages uptake despite national decline’.

 

They spoke to Harris Academy Bermondsey Principal, Rebecca lles-Smith, as well as the Harris Federation’s
lead MFL consultant, David Shanks.

 

Rebecca lles-Smith commented that being in a deprived area should be no barrier to teaching languages, and that it is “a serious imposition to pupils’ future opportunities” to deny them the opportunity. At Harris Academy Bermondsey
60 percent of pupils are eligible for free school meals – last year 100 percent of pupils in Year 11 chose to sit at least one language at GCSE.

 

Across the wider Federation, the TES reports that “Harris secondary academies have, on average, doubled the number of pupils taking a language GCSE over the past seven years.”

 

The article goes on to say that “Mandarin Chinese is another success story at the Harris Federation: there are now 3,500 pupils studying it across all 44 primary and secondary academies, compared with 480 in 2015.”

 

You can read the article here and in the TES magazine.

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