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20/12/17

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Amazing assembly this morning. So impressed and excited for what’s to come. A massive thank you to Gemma from for joining us too!😁

13/12/17

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Thanks for hosting today's Teacher Takeaway on the Road. We're really excited for our Authentic Encounters workshop for teachers, hosted in collaboration with

11/12/17

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Calling all young aged 5 to 19. Are you inspired by what’s going on in your borough? Pick up you phone or camera and make a 3 minute film for the competition. Find all the details at https://t.co/vSrfri8IL9 https://t.co/t3asy4SfiT

29/11/17

Retweetd From Creative Activism

A' level art students for workshop! Can't wait for students presentations. https://t.co/WF0hBKE8lJ

29/11/17

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So much happening by today! Lunch in Covent Garden prior to visit to Royal Opera House (Year 10 Harris Experience) -experience https://t.co/j94C657MTo

29/11/17

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The three art works of the day Cezanne - Card Players, Gaugin - Nevermore and Auerbach - Rebuilding the Empire nearly time for the presentations in front of the art work! https://t.co/IIjoL1wfS3

28/11/17

Well done to our Under 14 team who lost narrowly 12-11 to in their first ever match. We're looking forward to the rematch! https://t.co/Ke7TLe3Sn3

27/11/17

HGAED art department 2018 calendar now on sale! £10 with proceeds going towards supporting disadvantaged students in their art studies. https://t.co/JfIr9t5HnI

22/11/17

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We're back this morning talking about with their Year 13s - won't be long until they're starting 1st year at uni! https://t.co/ZPyRUwmNXk

22/11/17

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Very excited our bookshop and publishing house are well and truly launched! https://t.co/Ik3RPhNhl6

16/11/17

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Super day of Design a University with and year 8s. Check out these new university crests! https://t.co/Ub1qtikou6

16/11/17

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Our brand new singing competition is open for entries! See our website for T&Cs https://t.co/cmDkBc8TYv Please https://t.co/24DwMJ2yEo

14/11/17

Retweetd From LPESSN

Big thank you to our young leaders from for helping us today! You were amazing! 👏🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼🙌🏆

13/11/17

"Dear (super talented) Harris Girls..." Thank you for your lovely letter to our Year 10 GCSE Drama students as they get ready to perform next week. It's going to really encourage them :-) https://t.co/1m7XqSi77G https://t.co/1PdM2sTNKl

13/11/17

Retweetd From LPESSN

Another great year 5/6 sports hall athletics competition today !! Well done to everyone and our winners 👏🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼🏅🏆 https://t.co/zDGBKlLU4v

10/11/17

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How to make learning colour theory fun by yr7 amazing HGAED artists!! Make it, discuss it, then eat it! https://t.co/ZOX71izkGa

19/10/17

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Our girls are loving the STEM day with . Because girls do and too https://t.co/ctQsHti7rb

18/10/17

Retweetd From Creative Activism

breath drawings! Thinking creatively https://t.co/sDH5U0pDUs

18/10/17

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Homework

Homework is a valuable and vital part of learning. We do not prescribe what homework should be set by teachers but we do say that it must be set. 

Whilst homework might occasionally be to finish off work set in class, this should not mean that only those who were slowest get homework. If homework is worth doing, it is a task or activity that is worth doing for everyone and helps to consolidate learning and/or to move learning forward.


Homework calendar

Click the links below to see details of all homework set for each year group, on each day.

Year 7 homework calendar

Year 8 homework calendar

Year 9 homework calendar

Year 10 homework calendar

Year 11 homework calendar

Year 12 homework calendar

Year 13 homework calendar


Years 7-8

Homework will be set weekly in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Languages
  • Computer Science

This homework will last up to one hour in each subject. Students will also be expected to read their academy reading book and quiz on it on a weekly basis. Other subjects will set homework as appropriate.

Years 9-11

All subjects in which students are being examined will set homework every week. Homework will last at least one hour per subject and this will increase as students move up the school.

Some examples

Some examples of valid homework activities might include:

•             Learning key information/facts

•             Extended writing assignments

•             Reading tasks to prep for a forthcoming lesson

•             Consolidation exercises

•             Research/project work

•             Developing practical work

Homework will always be collected and always assessed/marked. Learning homeworks can be assessed through the five question test done regularly at the start of lessons. Students should get four or five out of five to be considered to have passed.

It will always be highlighted in exercise books by labelling it as homework clearly on the page.

Staff set homework on My Day so that parents can support students with homework and also see the record of homework set for their daughter.  The academy also uses this as a method of checking homework being set.

Students also have a termly planner and they should be expected to write their homework in this each day as it should always be on their desks. Staff will stand in the doorway to the classroom and no student will leave without showing the teacher that they have written their homework in by displaying their current planner page to them as they leave the room.

Homework detention

Failure to do the homework set by the deadline (or pass the five question test) will result in teachers logging this on eportal.  Three and then all subsequent missed homeworks will result in House Homework Detention.

This takes place on Wednesday evenings. House Assistant Principals oversee these and will ensure that parents are alerted via a text message. Students will be expected to attend and will be picked up for a longer detention if they do not attend. 

A build-up of detentions will result in further sanctions which will be co-ordinated at a House level.

Years 12-13

Students should expect to do as much private study as they do lessons in any subject. Therefore, most students will expect to receive five hours of additional work and study in each subject they take.