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25/09/17

Essex's best secondary school revealed: Who came top of the Real Schools Guide 2017? | Essex Live https://t.co/TAXwTbmDK8

25/09/17

Retweeted From HarrisBoys'Academy

OPEN DAYS this week, Tues 26, Wed 27, Thurs 28 Sept. 8.40-10.30am. We're looking forward to welcoming you. https://t.co/LhnGZolP4c

25/09/17

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

25/09/17

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

.SaveTheDate: Please note that the academy will be closed on Monday 9 October for staff training - INSET https://t.co/ioDtRxCAt3

25/09/17

Retweeted From Harris Peckham

Year 11 Raising Achievement Evening - Tuesday 26th September at 6:00pm. We look forward to welcoming Year 11 Parents, Carers and Students.

25/09/17

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

Our Open Evening is tonight! 5-8pm Cant make our Open Evening? Then check out our Open Mornings instead. https://t.co/sX6WUCY0vt

25/09/17

Retweeted From Harris Greenwich

Looking forward to our first open morning tomorrow. Principal's speech at 0910 and again at 10am.

25/09/17

Retweeted From HAB Principal

OPEN DAY this Weds 27 Sept, 10am. Our students would love to show you around. Come and see why we're so https://t.co/Nfm64ureRX

25/09/17

Retweeted From Harris Purley

Our first Parent Voice meeting of the academic year will be held on Tuesday 3rd October: https://t.co/gfXoHLkumM

23/09/17

18 - 22 September 2017 Harris Academies https://t.co/tcy4UrqOoV

22/09/17

Retweeted From HGABR Sixth Form

A reminder that students finish at 12.40pm on Monday, due to the Open Evening.

22/09/17

Retweeted From Harris South Norwood

A few Y10s had a chance to try BMX thanks to and https://t.co/jStWeDE3xY

21/09/17

Retweeted From Harris Greenwich

You'll love working here. Apply for an English position, Jan start: https://t.co/AgBZWITRxJ

21/09/17

Retweeted From Jonathan Limb

Sometimes teaching can be a bit of a handful but engagement & progress are key parts of ! Y6 Open Evening 2017 https://t.co/QqzQixGqbo

21/09/17

Retweeted From Harris Careers

. needs an After School Club Assistant. Apply now: https://t.co/fqoosVWEa9 https://t.co/hUQlnH3Ybi

21/09/17

Retweeted From HarrisMerton

First address from our Principal “we are an Academy that is outstanding and maintains that accolade every day” https://t.co/ZZEeWl4WZC

20/09/17

Retweeted From Mumsnet Merton

It's secondary schools' open season. Visit Ofsted - Open Evening Wed. 20 September https://t.co/MidSuP8Vi4 https://t.co/YtTP8g9i1i

20/09/17

Retweeted From David Carter

https://t.co/keX7tCOWP0 New Executive Leaders programme from Certainly worth a look if you are leading or aspiring to lead a MAT

19/09/17

Retweeted From EducationNews

First ever inspection sees Merton school rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted https://t.co/8l4i5m6kbK

19/09/17

Retweeted From Roger Keens

Merton School ‘outstanding,’ says Ofsted https://t.co/ZazJRuN2Ug via

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27/07/2015

Harris Federation making positive impact for low-income students

Education Charity The Sutton Trust has recently released the findings of its research into academy chains and how they influence the attainment of disadvantaged students. The report, entitled Chain Effects 2015: The impact of academy chains on low-income students, examines chains with three or more sponsored secondary academies which have been open for a sufficient time for the sponsor to have an impact on performance. The chains’ performance was compared to the average for all state-funded mainstream schools. There were a number of very positive findings for the Harris Federation within the report. 10 Harris Secondary Academies were included in the analysis, which is the sixth largest sample of the 34 chains looked at. The key finding for the Federation is that it is one of just three chains in which disadvantaged students attain above average across five crucial measures: The percentage achieving five or more good GCSEs including English and mathematics; English progress; Mathematics progress; The percentage achieving the EBacc; Capped GCSE point score. As such, the Federation is one of the chains with the highest proportion of disadvantaged pupils achieving 5A*-CEM (in both 2013 and 2014). It is also noted as “one of the most effective for those who are not disadvantaged” but has one of the three narrowest attainment gaps, meaning all groups are achieving well. Harris is one of just three chains in which disadvantaged pupils make above average progress in English and mathematics. Disadvantaged students within the Federation also achieved average capped GCSE point scores in 2014 which put them in the top three for academy chains. Because the Federation’s use of GCSE equivalent subjects is the lowest of any high-performing chain, its disadvantaged students are in the top three most successful for points achieved from GCSEs alone. Finally, Harris was recognised as “very much more effective” than most chains for pupils who had low attainment in primary school. The proportion of those children achieving five or more good GCSEs including English and maths with Harris is more than double the average.   Sir Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation, said: “We are very proud to be recognised as one of the chains which are having a hugely positive impact on the futures of low-income students. This is down to excellent teaching, nurturing pastoral care and exciting opportunities outside the classroom, as well of course as the incredibly hard work of our students themselves.” The full report is available here
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14/07/2015

Harris Primary Academy Benson is judged to be "Good" in its first Ofsted inspection

Pupils and staff celebrate strong report for school that is “improving swiftly in all aspects of its work including teaching and pupils’ achievement” ”The Executive Principal and senior leaders provide a clear direction for improvement and know what to do to make the academy outstanding” ”Pupils’ achievement is increasing rapidly” ”Pupils from differing backgrounds play together harmoniously and are pleased to receive ‘shining star’ awards for best behaviour” As they end their second year as an academy, staff and pupils at Harris Primary Academy Benson are celebrating receiving their first Ofsted report. The academy opened in September 2013 replacing Benson Primary School which was judged Inadequate by Ofsted. In their report, inspectors praised all aspects of the academy and, in particular, the progress that has been made since it opened: “Pupils achieve well because attainment and the rate of progress are rising rapidly”; “Pupils are polite and friendly and are keen to learn. They are proud of their academy and wear the new academy uniform with pride”; “Teaching has a good impact on learning because literacy, reading and mathematics are taught well”; “Pupils make good progress across the academy and the leaders are working successfully to close any remaining gaps in attainment”;  “Pupils for whom English is an additional language do exceptionally well. They benefit from work that is tailor-made for their particular needs. They gain confidence in speaking English because of the positive support they receive from members of staff and other pupils”; Sir Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation, said: “This report demonstrates the excellent progress that the academy has made in its first two years and sets out its direction of travel for the future.  Pupils and staff can begin their summer holiday rightly proud of what they have achieved and confident about their future”. Kate Magliocco, Executive Principal of the academy said: “Everyone at the academy is buoyed by this judgement and report which give an excellent reflection of where we are now and where we intend to be in the future.  Alongside the important detail of the progress and improvement that is underway, it is equally gratifying that inspectors noted how proud our pupils are of their academy. Having happy children is so important in a primary school and we are delighted that children of all abilities and backgrounds feel at home in our academy”. To read the full Benson Ofsted report please click here
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