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11/11/19

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Great experience for girls. Dreaming of becoming future 🙌🏾⚽️💫 https://t.co/B1w3wqgfBh

11/11/19

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Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified teacher to work as Head of English in our team to help develop and deliver outstanding teaching and pastoral support. https://t.co/FOJ07tl1MT https://t.co/0u8GGMBDdd

11/11/19

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Are you thinking about training to teach? Come to an informal information event in on Wednesday 11th December. We can answer any questions you may have. Book tickets here: https://t.co/teHYtqgz36

11/11/19

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Our next Friends at Beckenham meeting is Tuesday 19th November 6:30-7:30, all Parents and Carers welcome.

11/11/19

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Our Head Boy Eliot and Head Girl Olivia proudly represented Harris Academy Rainham and laid a wreath on behalf of the Academy at the remembrance service at Rainham War Memorial yesterday. https://t.co/gzW5IZEtSB

11/11/19

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Staff and students from Harris Academy Beckenham were proud to join with the local community for the Remembrance parade and service, honouring all those service men and women who fought so bravely. https://t.co/Fzzr87iE8O

11/11/19

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What a great buzz this afternoon for parents evening! https://t.co/lYvskvz6Qv

11/11/19

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We warmly invite you and your daughter to the Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 14 November from 5pm to 6.30pm to find out more about the courses and facilities we offer. Find out more https://t.co/8doZDQ4O7U

11/11/19

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Two minutes silence today at Harris Academy Rainham "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them." https://t.co/eK9nvyf8cu

11/11/19

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Manythanks to for providing our P16 science students with VIP tickets to Dr Brian Cox's recent superstar physics lecture at the 02 arena. https://t.co/474V2qhDXh

11/11/19

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Congratulations to all our exceptional performers who took part in last nights concert. https://t.co/4eGOQiBiKm

11/11/19

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We are excited to be offering the Duke of Edinburgh award for the first time at Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich. This exciting opportunity will be available to Years 9, 10 and 12. Find out more https://t.co/14SlC3B3P1 https://t.co/xAF4zMRdg5

07/11/19

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A wonderful trip in the ancient greek world comes to its end! We are leaving wiser and more excited about the wonders of the ancient world! Huge thanks to all my students and colleagues for this amazing experience! https://t.co/jiBFfJmEQ6

07/11/19

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Groups 2 and 3 on the Zip Wire this morning. https://t.co/yupRGTcD0i

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Posted on: July 11th 2019

Harris Federation and Urban Exposure Philanthropy to open free nurseries in disadvantaged areas

Building on its track record in social mobility, the Harris Federation has raised private sponsorship to be able to open the first in a series of completely free nurseries in disadvantaged areas of London. 

With charitable backing from Urban Exposure Philanthropy, the first of the nurseries will open this September in Peckham, where the Harris Federation already operates two primary schools and a secondary school.

By providing 55 hours of free childcare per week for children aged between two and four, almost double the maximum 30 hours currently paid for by the government for three and four year olds, the scheme will remove the cost of childcare as a barrier to parents looking to work or study. The aim is to enable parents, particularly mothers and single parents, to study or work secure in the knowledge their child is receiving an exceptional standard of care and education.

Three of the 32 places at Harris Nursery Hub Peckham will be reserved for the children of Harris Federation primary teachers in Peckham. The other places will be allocated to children where all parents in the household are working, seeking work, or studying full time, with those who live closest getting priority.

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

“It is an outrageous failure of successive governments that the cost and availability of childcare is a barrier to parents working. This affects many families but hits mothers, young parents and single parents the hardest. Amongst wealthy parts of the EU, London has the largest employment gap between men and women of childbearing age, with women far less likely to be in work.

“By providing free early years education for children in the poorest families, we are not only hoping to help parents get back on their feet but also aiming to eliminate the educational disadvantage suffered by children from the poorest families before they start school.    

“We hope this free nursery will be the first of many and are hugely grateful to Urban Exposure Philanthropy for its support and backing.”

Randeesh Sandhu, CEO of Urban Exposure said:

“Investing in the education, health and wellbeing of disadvantaged children is of paramount importance. The nursery will be completely free and open year-round with amenities including three meals a day. In addition to meeting the educational and developmental needs of children, it will also address issues such as the affordability of childcare, hunger and food deprivation.

“The fully funded nursery facility gives parents the opportunity to enrol in full time study or employment which would subsequently benefit their family situation. We are proud to be partnering with the Harris Federation for Urban Exposure Philanthropy’s first project and we look forward to funding further nurseries and continuing to provide support to children’s educational projects in the coming years.”

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