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26/06/19

Retweeted From Anna Williams

"For every open door at an Oxbridge college, there are 5 that need to be kicked down. For every employer that wants to engage with work experience, there are 100s that won’t or are scared to do so." Congrats to the students going to Oxbridge to kick the doors down! https://t.co/RDMFs7tDcU

26/06/19

Retweeted From Harris Experience

Fantastic Sutton Trust 13 Summer School at on Monday and Tuesday. Well done to all the participants! https://t.co/N4rG3bsVZd

26/06/19

Retweeted From Coffee House

Why educators shouldn’t just focus on the private-school domination of top jobs, by Dan Moynihan https://t.co/xiReR87Urh

26/06/19

Retweeted From HarrisBeckenham

Welldone to our superstar girls! https://t.co/QB11SPyP4k

26/06/19

Thank you - and hugely grateful to the philanthropy arm of for providing the financial backing to do this. https://t.co/VmexBmThVg

26/06/19

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

Meet Maimuna, previously a student at and now training to teach English at the very same academy! https://t.co/hJiIU1D1hf https://t.co/2pcHzofp3V

26/06/19

Delighted to be working with the philanthropy arm of on this exciting project and hugely grateful to them for making this nursery in possible https://t.co/jgtEmnrO4s

25/06/19

Retweeted From Lyndsay Harris

of Year 13 HAB6 student, Chantoi! https://t.co/WyRKEmX2eT

25/06/19

Retweeted From Harris Benson

We are very proud to announce that our recent Ofsted report is now public - please read here https://t.co/eXIuhJNXJv for more details https://t.co/tfQ9Jp27Fs

25/06/19

Report by shows Britain's top jobs are disproportionately dominated by the privately educated. Politics, business & the media remain in the grip of those born into wealth & power. But watch this space. Here are some of our 51 pupils with Oxbridge offers this year. https://t.co/V3AihAvOaq

24/06/19

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

It's National Writing Day this Wednesday. Want to show off your writing skills? Then take part in our competition and submit your creative piece to Ms Short in the LRC. Need or want some inspiration? Why not read this week's Must Read book! https://t.co/gK90ZAglcj

19/06/19

Congratulations to - a fantastic achievement 👏 https://t.co/l3zb1HtaoA

13/06/19

Retweeted From UCAS

Clearing is coming next month! Here are five things you need to know, including info on: 🙋 who Clearing is for 🗞️vacancies 📚 courses ❓ after Clearing https://t.co/R8SmIE9omE

13/06/19

Fabulous trophies - good luck https://t.co/XziLgor1Y8

13/06/19

Retweeted From Harris Primary Academy Kenley

2️⃣ more days to go! See you on Saturday! https://t.co/QdqFbZdR6G

12/06/19

Retweeted From UCAS

Struggling to add your qualifications? This 30 second video will show you how! 🐱 https://t.co/rbUo52x6wL

12/06/19

Retweeted From UCAS

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/oCZubBGJ5w

  • June 26, 2019 "For every open door at an Oxbridge college, there are 5 that need to be kicked down. For every e...
  • June 26, 2019 Fantastic Sutton Trust 13 Summer School at on Monday and Tuesday. Well done to a...
  • June 26, 2019 Why educators shouldn’t just focus on the private-school domination of top jobs, by Dan Moynihan ...
  • June 26, 2019 Welldone to our superstar girls! ...
  • June 26, 2019 Thank you - and hugely grateful to the philanthropy arm of for providing the fin...
  • June 26, 2019 Meet Maimuna, previously a student at and now training to teach English at the very s...
  • June 26, 2019 Delighted to be working with the philanthropy arm of on this exciting project an...
  • June 25, 2019 of Year 13 HAB6 student, Chantoi! 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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