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11/09/17

Open morning for Year 6 students/parents, Monday 25 Sept, 9-10.30am. We'd love to see you! More dates https://t.co/wNBP60Sbva https://t.co/u5TuYG9gCS

06/09/17

Our open days start on 25 Sept. Come and see our academy in action. Tell your friends too! All the dates and times https://t.co/OsrH6AXYR5 https://t.co/pg8WWX8Vxq

31/08/17

Term starts Tues 5 Sept for years 7, 11, 12 and 13 and Weds 6 Sept for years 8, 9 and 10. Look forward to seeing you then!

24/08/17

Got your results today? There's still time to sign up for our Sixth Form for next term. Find out how at https://t.co/YAuqnhRXme

24/08/17

A quarter of our girls passed the tough new exam with top grades 7-9. Well done! https://t.co/Hj1UYA5PJJ https://t.co/aJEbiNnPDx

24/08/17

Congratulations to all our girls celebrating their great results today. We're proud of you all. Lots more pics at https://t.co/Hj1UYA5PJJ https://t.co/4dIwloA9AM

23/08/17

Good luck to everyone collecting their GCSE results tomorrow. We're open from 10am for results and post 16 enrolment too. See you tomorrow!

20/08/17

Reminder... GCSE results will be available from 10am this Thurs 24 August. See you then! Students must come in person to collect them.

20/08/17

Sunday Times article about successful comprehensives has us listed in "top 20 for raising standards". Proud of that! https://t.co/d3o1erM09f https://t.co/zgNxnByfBv

16/08/17

Our A Level results will be available from 10am tomorrow. Good luck to students everywhere waiting for their results!

21/07/17

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is looking for a Teaching Assistant. Apply now https://t.co/IN3DO1IAex https://t.co/jeUVNa1zXS

17/07/17

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Very excited to see Hair by Hood - by Alix Bizet on Vimeo! Check it out! https://t.co/hCNJhepC00

17/07/17

Looking forward to our event with , tonight . Lit Fest 2017 https://t.co/UwzYBZTknm https://t.co/xJGkUt1B0B

13/07/17

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GCSE HGAED will be with you next year hopefully! 😁 https://t.co/nYomQ3BolF

12/07/17

Thank you to Holocaust survivor Harry Bibring for talking to Year 8. Your story made a huge impression and won't be forgotten https://t.co/IA1jyVXVrd

10/07/17

Thanks for coming in. We enjoyed having you!

10/07/17

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At this morning working on a performance for Fri on transition to secondary school using The Odyssey

07/07/17

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Just look at how energetic our was at 😅🎉🙌 If your school wants in on the fun, email Adam.org.uk https://t.co/6kNLyvdy4w

06/07/17

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What is beauty? Respecting others, it's within you, it's not just your appearance. https://t.co/t89s0y94fd

06/07/17

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of the beauty industry https://t.co/1VHjjrihYp

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.

Learning to Learn

We spend a lot of time thinking about learning – how do students learn best?  We do this in partnership with our students and our thinking over recent years has led to the development of a set of Federation-wide ‘entitlements’ about learning.  We commit to every member of our academy community having these ‘learning rights’.

Resilience in learning

We recognise that for many students, the teenage years are not easy. There are many pressures and hormonal changes which make these years sometimes challenging for young people and which can provide further barriers to being an expert learner.

There are some people who have a ‘growth mindset’; that is, they believe that learning does not need to be limited and see each experience as an opportunity to learn. There are others who have a ‘fixed mindset’; that is, they believe that they have a level of intelligence which cannot be exceeded and fear failure if they should get something wrong, rather than seeing the experience as a chance to learn. This work by Carol Dweck on ‘Mindset’ is central to our thinking about building resilience in learning.

Error is normal

We seek to normalise error; to see that making mistakes and overcoming things we find difficult is central to becoming an expert learner. We do this through:

  • Mistakes Lab – group work done with all of year 7 in rotation
  • Expeditionary learning opportunity – outward bounds residential trip for all of year 7
  • Teaching students the pedagogy of the brain, how it works and developing a growth mindset
  • Using a common language of ‘growth mindset’ talk and thinking with students consistently