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24/06/17

19 - 23 June 2017 Harris Academies https://t.co/eEyzKP0QsB

22/06/17

Well done to for their fantastic Ofsted result - 'outstanding' across the board. https://t.co/oaKd6jhWaa

21/06/17

Retweeted From HarrisPrimaryKenley

It's another hot day! Please remember hats, water bottles and sun cream today, especially years 1, 3 and 4, who have PE scheduled for today. https://t.co/iQHSx8dKTJ

21/06/17

Retweeted From Harris Purley

135 amazing Year 7 & Year 8 students received a CREST award in recognition of their work in last term's STEM project https://t.co/Rv93tNu4Jr https://t.co/N36dc7ed2a

21/06/17

Congratulations! https://t.co/8UngweD7mD

21/06/17

Retweeted From Harris Experience

Really fantastic start to our ST13 Summer School! Here are some of our students learning about how language shapes us - really fascinating! https://t.co/5YrtZR5BYc

21/06/17

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Fascinating discussion about organ donation at our Summer School - a room full of bright future scientists! https://t.co/Gs8VKZ7wZu

15/06/17

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Thanks to for inviting our boys over to learn how an auction house work, and examine some jewels! https://t.co/7A9dDxcxki

15/06/17

Brilliant Ofsted result for - 'outstanding' in every category. https://t.co/T560aA8TXR

14/06/17

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Interested in a career change? Visit our website to see a list of our open subjects and apply via UCAS today-1TZ! https://t.co/IG8FJ8nOlD

14/06/17

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Lovely to see so many reception parents attending the phonics session. #RWI https://t.co/4BwshcAHx1

14/06/17

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GRAFFITI ARTIST WANTED! Do you know a budding young Banksy? Or a graffiti artist who'd like to come and graffiti LIVE during WORDfest? https://t.co/EPvwKLAM5a

14/06/17

Retweeted From HABE Parents Forum

Exciting times as our new school is taking shape! Also preparations for our 3rd Wordfest are in full flow! https://t.co/APUTgGgLqe

14/06/17

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Learning Resources Centre Manager required .Apply now https://t.co/NnJd3fefYb https://t.co/zCQA8PdfQo

14/06/17

Retweeted From HABE Sport

Click to find information on our exciting fundraiser taking place next month! https://t.co/RssP7w5YOj

14/06/17

Retweeted From Harris Fed Languages

Amazing performance from students at the https://t.co/fXhKO615Xx

14/06/17

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

Some amazing practical's going on in Mr Rigby's class last week with Y10. https://t.co/qv7DfRmAvq

14/06/17

Retweeted From HPA Orpington

Today in assembly we thought about whether it is okay to always treat people the same. https://t.co/4SJwqbAI4x

11/06/17

Retweeted From HAGR Performing Arts

year 13 BTEC students auditioning for their Night of the Creative Arts! Final list up on Monday p5! https://t.co/w0Ssffi61T

11/06/17

Great Teachers - thank you so much! https://t.co/2edwXdCiRU

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25/08/2011

Record GCSE Results 2011

The Harris Federation is recording an average improvement of 13 percentage points across its family of Academies in the proportion of students achieving five good GCSE passes including English and Maths. Significantly, and for the first year ever, all Harris Academies have scored 50% or higher for the proportion of students gaining five good passes including English and maths.  This means that they have all achieved the national floor target for 2015 four years early. The largest single improvement in the group was at Harris Academy Merton, where there has been a 26 percentage point increase in the proportion of students gaining 5 good passes including English and Maths.   The score was 75% this year, up from 49% in 2010 and 23% at the school the Academy replaced in 2006. Other highlights are: An improvement of 17 percentage points at Harris Academy Peckham, where the proportion of students gaining five good passes including English and maths has risen from 33% in 2010 to 50% this year - Ofsted 2011 'A Good School' With 61% of students gaining 5 good passes including English and maths, Harris Academy Purley has almost doubled its results within two years of opening. With 74% of students gaining 5 good passes including English and maths, Harris Academy South Norwood has almost quadrupled its results within four years of opening. Of the eight Harris Academies receiving GCSE results this year, five have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and a further two have been judged to be making “Outstanding Progress”. The Federation currently comprises nine Academies and has four new schools joining in September, bringing the group to 13 Academies in total. Commenting on the results, Dr Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation said: “I would like to congratulate all of our Principals, their staff and their students on this amazing set of results."  "By combining the best of modern teaching with an emphasis on the traditional values of hard work and good behaviour, our Academies have all come from extremely low starting points to achieve a set of results that we can all be very proud of." “Across the Harris Federation, we are proving the positive difference that academies can make. We set no ceiling for our ambition and believe that each school that we take on has the potential to be up there with the best in the country.”   ENDS The full provisional GCSE figures showing each Academy’s improvement since opening and since last summer  are as follows:     GCSE results (2011 figures are provisional) 5 A* - C 5 A*- C including English and maths Final year as LEA school 2010 2011 Final year as LEA school 2010 2011 Harris City Academy Crystal Palace  (First opened in September 1990 as a CTC) 9% 99% 100% n/a 88% 96% Harris Academy Bermondsey (opened in September 2006) 47% 83% 90% 26% 49% 64% Harris Academy Falconwood (opened in September 2008) 47% 100% 100% 17% 60% 57% Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich (opened in September 2006) 39% 90% 95% 32% 49% 66% Harris Academy Merton (opened in September 2006) 29% 100% 100% 23% 49% 75% Harris Academy Peckham (opened in September 2003) 12% 72% 81% 5% 33% 50% Harris Academy Purley (opened in September 2009) 80% 86% 92% 33% 47% 61% Harris Academy South Norwood (opened in September 2007) 29% 100% 100% 20% 61% 74%  
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25/08/2011

Spectator News Article - The Schools Revolution in Action

Please click here  to view the Spectator's article: "The Schools Revolution in Action" or read below:   Published Thursday 25th August 2011 Harris Academies, one of the best-known new chains of state secondaries, have today posted an extraordinary set of results. It's worth studying because it shows how a change of management can transform education for pupils in deprived areas. Pour in money if you like, but the way a school is run is the key determinant. This is the idea behind City Academies, perhaps Labour's single best (and most rapidly-vindicated) policy. The notion is rejected by teaching unions, who loathe the idea that some teachers are better than others. Bad schools are kept bad by the idea that their performance is due to deeply-ingrained social problems, etc. Harris has produced a table showing the results of their schools when they were last run by the council, and this year's results. It speaks best for itself:                                        It's worth examining Harris Academy Merton.  The enemies of Academies (Fiona Millar's lot) tried so hard to keep what was Tamworth Manor as a council-run school that they took Harris to a judicial review. Harris fought: many organisations would have not taken the time or expense. And thank God they did: the results are up from 23 per cent to 75 per cent. Ed Howker and I revealed, in a cover story last year, the tactics the unions were using to strangle the Academy movement at birth and how they were wangling legal aid to cover their battle. They should be ashamed. It's increasingly and horribly clear that pupils are not the key concern of the unions. Nothing in the history of British education has improved schooling more than Blair and Adonis' Academies programme. It was fought and put into reverse by Ed Balls in the name of harmony between adults. The attempt to stop Harris taking over Tamworth Manor was led by Rob MacDonald, one of the few remaining members of the Socialist Party. He was able to claim an astonishing £20,000 of taxpayers' money to fund his case, and delayed by a year the transformation which Harris brought. Blair should have changed the law, to make these wrecking attempts impossible, but he was unable to confront the enemies of reform (who were backed by Brown and Balls). Gove has triumphed because has presented the unions with too many targets. It's harder than ever to oppose City Academies and something tells me you won't see Ed Miliband, Andy Burnham or Fiona Millar popping up on television to explain why the pupils at Merton Academy would have been better off under the old system. The data for all City Academies is not out yet, but last year's results already showed they are the most rapidly-vindicated social policy of recent years. Just as well, because there are more of them. Gove has allowed any school that wants Academy (ie, independent) status to take it. Here's the rollout trajectory:                                                Of course, we will not see the Harris effect in all Academies; the vast majority of which are not changing management, simply their status. But Harris is a good example of the benefits of creating a 'school chain'. Its name is synonymous with quality. I imagine similar chains (ARK etc) will expand, competing for pupils on ethos and pedagogical style, as they do in Sweden. The Harris results demonstrate beyond any doubt that it is a lie to say failing schools take a generation to turn around. It's also a libel on the pupils from these backgrounds: they don't lack brains, but were being given a poor education. The results are the most visible reminder of the lesson of the Blair/Adonis reforms: we don't have to tolerate failing schools. The cure is here, and it is transforming the prospects of thousands of pupils. Sometime soon, Ed Miliband will have to accept that the unions are wrong — and that Blair, Adonis and Gove (and Laws, Baker and Keith Joseph) were right.  
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