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16/08/18

Here's our selection of artsy days out in to enjoy during the rest of the school holidays... visit https://t.co/zlEyJ3PrTg for inspiration! They are virtually all FREE. Go on, try one this week... https://t.co/iMWVR8hmrr

20/07/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

So EXCITED to have received funding from for our project ‘Hairytage’ with artist Alix Bizet exploring the importance of Afro hair to the black community. Event to take place this October! Collaboration with 💥💥 https://t.co/AoAuy60t4S

19/07/18

Penny Challenge... read about our girls' plan to raise money for charity, 1p at a time. We didn't win the Dragons Den Award but we're really proud of our team for their great idea and skillful presentation. Thanks Dragons too! Full story https://t.co/7LjPkkjw5i https://t.co/41OWxRQOHS

19/07/18

Our girls have been learning about the Holocaust so meeting survivor Harry Olmer was extremely moving - bringing home the reality of what they have been studying. Thank you Harry and https://t.co/vtL7MoktbY

18/07/18

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The nation is getting 'snap happy' with the new Snapchat features! 👻 📸 This , we're highlighting the latest updates and associated risks on the platform. Download high res version here: https://t.co/BM6lI6Dxwn https://t.co/qscFpNKmeW

18/07/18

Our staff have really excelled themselves in our staff challenge. Don't you think?! https://t.co/oOVwyYFr6S

18/07/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

Playing through creative explorations to think through ideas of identity with https://t.co/Tp1DabxUxY

12/07/18

Retweetd From Harriet Harman

My pleasure. So encouraged to hear determination of the girls & all credit to staff team (&parents of course!) https://t.co/MNn3iOjX3m

12/07/18

Good luck to all the competitors at the 2018 Sports Day today, and all the fantastic students supporting them! https://t.co/jjHCJOKwNY

12/07/18

Thank you to for coming to talk to our girls yesterday and encouraging a new generation of women to get involved in politics and fight for .

12/07/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

Check this out! Looks amazing! https://t.co/KrzlC9Gm0q

02/07/18

Retweetd From Heather Agyepong

Some behind the scenes footage of the creation of the banner with . <3 https://t.co/nPqWCw2tbB

22/06/18

Calling parents of children with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities. Take part in an Ofsted webinar today (Fri 22 June) 10am to give your views on local services. To take part visit https://t.co/rnPzN2yIpz. More details https://t.co/OWLSuA8vKH

22/06/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

Material discussions and suspensions of disbelief https://t.co/NfmNNYSQtF

21/06/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

Excited for our workshop ‘Material Matterings: Suspensions of Disbelief, with our participants have arrived! Let’s get nattering through mattering https://t.co/GutciYrH2x

20/06/18

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Achieve a in Advanced upto £300 bursary + enhance your when you attend our 4 weeks summer 2018 programme If you're aged 16-21 live, study or attend a group in and interested then visit https://t.co/UkJWR86m59 https://t.co/06K5QObJfN

18/06/18

Retweetd From Chris Brown

a big shout out to for supporting our school bookshop loving https://t.co/KZggseOjIt

16/06/18

Retweetd From Kourtney

So today was my last day what an amazing 5 years with all my girls . I have been the biggest pain ever but still have had an amazing time . Thank u too all the staff for making it amazing , I’m gonna miss u all and all the student that I know https://t.co/SYDL2Suv2M

15/06/18

Read how our girls were chosen to be part of the PROCESSION in London to mark 100 years of women getting the vote. A big thanks to and for inviting us. Full story/pics at https://t.co/ukeB5QDiND https://t.co/eytHu4BECv

15/06/18

Some great pictures from the Post 16 Harris Federation Sports Day, where we were placed 4th. A huge well done to all our team and everyone who supported them! https://t.co/vPmvm8eDLI

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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