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16/04/19

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If you are applying for a degree in the arts, you still need to write a personal statement! Learn how to write about your ambitions, skills, and experience that will make you suitable for the course 🎸👇 https://t.co/CWmytNX1NU

16/04/19

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Can’t make a uni open day? Do the next best thing and go on a virtual tour! 🕹️ https://t.co/oTq17pYQY5

16/04/19

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There are apprenticeships available at all levels, in a huge range of sectors. Find out more facts here 👉 https://t.co/M8O7ghu0NZ https://t.co/q4XXwU9LwV

16/04/19

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Leaving school soon, but still unsure where your future lies? Sign up for UCAS updates and we can tell you about: 🎓 university 🛠️ apprenticeships 🙋‍♀️ volunteering 🌴 gap year programmes 💼 career opportunities Sign up today 📩 https://t.co/oufHzEQSnB https://t.co/d3qE1sHwFU

16/04/19

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Students with mental health problems can disclose this on their UCAS application, to make sure they can access the support they’re entitled to. and discuss the benefits of disclosure in this short blog 👇 https://t.co/LntNLPTro8

16/04/19

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Thinking about training to in or ? Visit our informative website this sunny for more info, trainee blogs & FAQs ☀️ A perfect move for & ! 1TZ https://t.co/vaiUAOYfRg

16/04/19

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Parent/carers of Year 7 students are warmly invited to attend the Y7 Parent Consultation evening on Thursday 9th May from 4.30 to 7.15pm. Letters and appointment sheets will be given to Y7 students after the Easter break.

15/04/19

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So excited to be seeing at the https://t.co/aEABqpzH0A

15/04/19

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So excited to be at the O2 tonight to hear speak! Ready to be inspired https://t.co/5JXwT8IP7c

13/04/19

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Unless your a or teacher, in which case we have fully funded places ready to go! https://t.co/jVAdCRvTTK https://t.co/Mx5nZWU7KF

13/04/19

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What a beautiful location for our tour award ceremony... and our award winners are... https://t.co/TzMBWoyr6C

13/04/19

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What a great staff team! Looked like you had the best time! Thank you for giving our students such an amazing opportunity!! https://t.co/fYKWgCuq2R

12/04/19

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Students in Year 10 taking Fast Track Maths also need to come to school on Monday 29th April to sit their Maths Mock GCSE paper at 9am. Many thanks for all your support this term. https://t.co/67Z3HFc9oX

11/04/19

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Do you work for a or school? Take advantage of fully funded Accreditation places as part of their forward-thinking and empowering partnership with the ! https://t.co/SPJekkyEm0

10/04/19

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Our £170 million investment in Institutes of Technology will boost young people’s skills across the country and set them on a path to high skilled, high wage careers in https://t.co/mvE6uGlhyR https://t.co/VYH1lE1twp

10/04/19

Great news, well done! https://t.co/MAMAOZZh1v

10/04/19

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So proud of so many staff making Easter school possible for half of the entire academy! Year 2, Year 3,Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. https://t.co/BI6pdLDpyk

06/04/19

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Excellent essay by ⁦⁩ on access to top universities https://t.co/Y1wQC6YKod

06/04/19

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We have arrived in Switzerland for ! A long journey & a little tired but a quick unpack and explore of our rooms, then off to Ski Fit to get our gear! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/RmdHWo3FfK

06/04/19

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Harris Boys‘ have arrived in Crans🇨🇭 A smooth crossing on the Eurostar, 7 hours 💤 , checked into our Chalet and now getting our skis and boards fitted🎿 🏂 ⛷ 😁 https://t.co/PjWYoump5j

  • April 16, 2019 If you are applying for a degree in the arts, you still need to write a personal statement! Learn...
  • April 16, 2019 Can’t make a uni open day? Do the next best thing and go on a virtual tour! 🕹️ Read more...
  • April 16, 2019 There are apprenticeships available at all levels, in a huge range of sectors. Find o...
  • April 16, 2019 Leaving school soon, but still unsure where your future lies? Sign up for UCAS updates and we can...
  • April 16, 2019 Students with mental health problems can disclose this on their UCAS application, to make sure th...
  • April 16, 2019 Thinking about training to in or ? Visit our informative website this sun...
  • April 16, 2019 Parent/carers of Year 7 students are warmly invited to attend the Y7 Parent Consultation evening ...
  • April 15, 2019 So excited to be seeing at the Read more
James Stagg

James Stagg

Mandarin Consultant

I came into teaching inspired by a passion for languages in general and Mandarin in particular – I wanted to give students the opportunity to be engaged with learning languages as early as they possibly can.

There have already been so many career highlights, including being selected by the NCTL to take part in their TV advert encouraging more people to get into teaching last year!

I joined Harris as the only teacher of Mandarin at Harris Academy South Norwood, having responded to an advert during my PGCE. I knew it was the place for me when I went to interview, seeing the students’ smiles and their excellent relationship with their teachers, and experiencing the real sense of energy in the school.

I went on to become subject leader for Mandarin, mentoring three student teachers and growing the department to require two teachers of the language, as well as launching a Post-16 Mandarin course at the Academy. Most recently, I have become the Mandarin consultant to the Federation, meaning I am working with five different academies and students aged 4 to 17 to teach the Mandarin language and Chinese culture.

In this role, I travel to a range of different academies and work with a number of different teachers and senior leaders to help support the teaching of Mandarin in different schools. I have great support from the Federation in ensuring that I have been introduced to the different schools that I have begun working with this year, and one of the things that has struck me in my new role is the unique culture that each of the different schools has. While it is fantastic to see a range of different teams and the way they work, it is also challenging to ensure that I can work with different teams and support them effectively.

At Harris, organisation is key. Our ethos creates very strong teachers and learners and in order to ensure that you are able to be most effective, you must come prepared and organised to effectively deliver outstanding education to students.

Ultimately, the Harris Federation is all about a great education for students. There is no doubt that it’s hard work, but it is incredibly fulfilling to be part of a team that truly puts children at the heart of what they do.

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