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24/07/17

Wishing all of our staff and students a peaceful and happy holiday. https://t.co/Wvy8pTs6wb

24/07/17

17 - 21 July 2017 Harris Academies https://t.co/GWpqjlTb9a

20/07/17

Congratulations Nathaniel, great work! https://t.co/GMFnGbjNYQ

20/07/17

Retweeted From HAGR Performing Arts

Our winners of Creative Clash, y8 and 9 drama club, performing in this morning's achievement assembly https://t.co/TxnhxZqgxq

20/07/17

Retweeted From Harris Purley

Our End of Year letter and information about Results Days can be viewed on our website: https://t.co/iveoiqhvDZ

20/07/17

Retweeted From HarrisPrimaryMerton

A great afternoon, enjoyed by all. https://t.co/JKQ4oCHvFU

20/07/17

Retweeted From Chobham Primary

Year 6 prom! What a night! What a fantastic year it's been..you will be SO SO missed! https://t.co/DXOco1xjtj

20/07/17

Retweeted From HarrisBoys'Academy

What and where is this London landmark? Just one of the questions in our Super Summer Quiz for the holidays at https://t.co/yvqM2hP6dF https://t.co/gy9J9HYd3S

18/07/17

Very exciting news that Harris Academy Tottenham will be partnering with https://t.co/qUwk0fNSqn https://t.co/uykzjHAXTr

15/07/17

Harris Academies 10 - 14 July 2017 https://t.co/Q0slPBWFPb

13/07/17

Huge thanks to Dan and his team for another superbly run sports day. The competitors and spectators had a fabulous day

13/07/17

Harris Academy Tottenham achieves 'outstanding' Ofsted: 'Endeavour, enjoy and excel.' https://t.co/37B7W6lZfi

13/07/17

band entertaining the crowds https://t.co/RDQQyp9xmo

13/07/17

Special thanks to our guests for presenting medals to our talented students. https://t.co/VzYOkFe9tA

13/07/17

A really special tribute paid at sports day to Michael teacher hundreds of students fell silent and applauded him. RIP ❤️

13/07/17

Jack breaks the record! Congrats huge 190! https://t.co/lQr9ld7aKS

13/07/17

Staff Relay - what fantastic support from South Norwood students! https://t.co/GhvpE6bqX4

13/07/17

Let the games commence! https://t.co/oDF6QoVxPs

12/07/17

We also look forward to welcoming Hussain Manawer

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15/01/2014

Harris Academy Greenwich drives literacy standards

On the last day of the 2013 autumn term, Harris Academy Greenwich held Celebration Assemblies for each year group and presented every student and member of staff with a gift-wrapped book to read over the Christmas Holiday. The Christmas books are part of a wider drive at the school that aims to raise enthusiasm for literacy across the community. Some elements of the drive are traditional – for example a new Latin Club for students – whilst others are less so. Innovations include studying more modern fiction so that, alongside classics such as Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Harris Academy Greenwich students can look forward to reading and analysing the popular Hunger Games. Half-termly swap shops of the Christmas books have been arranged and students and staff can also join book clubs to discuss the literature they are reading. The Academy sees oracy as an important aspect of literacy and there are some brilliant debating competitions both within school and against other Harris Academies. To really embed and improve literacy across the curriculum, all lessons have adopted Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) time at the start of class, and teachers of all subjects mark for literacy as well as subject content. All Key Stage 3 students with a below expected reading age receive extra ‘Read Write Inc’ phonics sessions. George McMillan, Principal of Harris Academy Greenwich, said: “We’re trying to change the culture of reading in our community and nurture openly excited and enthusiastic readers. Although many of our students read frequently for pleasure, we also have some who might not have books at home and aren’t as engaged with literacy. “This really is a whole-school effort and our staff are enjoying discussing literature with students more frequently and getting a fresh perspective.The proportion of Harris Academy Greenwich students achieving five or more A*-C GCSE grades including English and maths rose by 12 percentage points last summer to 85%, an improvement of 57 percentage points from just three years ago.
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