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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

Retweeted From Harris Experience

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

Retweeted From WORDfest 15.07.17

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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16/07/2010

The wonder of wireless and laptops!

Harris Academy Purley is extremely proud to announce that we have provided 160 new HP laptops to support student learning and have become a fully wireless Academy. The Federation ICT team installed a new infrastructure in October with cabling to ensure a ‘reliable, robust and sustainable network for a totally wireless environment.’ Principal Carol-Anne Alcock is delighted with the impact this will have on impact student achievement. “The laptops ensure that our visions of personal learning for all our students is being achieved.” There are now 22 laptop trolleys with 360 available laptops which can be booked around the Academy. Staff and students are really benefitting from the extra resources. Vice Principal Geoff Walls commented “Making sure that students have effortless access to digital content and learning resources is a key part of the Academy’s wider ICT strategy which sees staff working in partnership with students to deliver world class 21st century learning.” Being wireless has enabled flexibility in all teaching areas creating more advantages for teaching and learning. Year 11 student Taylor Ali has already noted the increased opportunities for learning “It’s made a real improvement. I can use my ICT skills in every lesson. I can touch type in science!” The Music Department has also received 20 iMacs with 21 inch screens which will support student learning and composition. The software includes Garage Band which is excellent for composition and Logic which is used throughout the Music Industry. Head of Music Nathalie Van der Weide is thrilled with the new equipment “This brings the Music Department up to industry standard and allows all students from Year 7 to BTEC to maximise their potential in Music.”   Dawn Steele Harris Academy Purley
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24/05/2010

Whole Education Launch event 24th May 2010

Student Commission May 24th: Rebecca Hickey The Student Commission at Harris continues to flourish and their role in a high profile event in May demonstrated their increasingly inspiring and confident approach to learning about learning. The event was held at the Royal Society of Arts on May 24th. We were invited to attend the Whole Education Launch event, a collaboration which works alongside innovators in the world of education. The group aim to promote educational practices which fully prepare students to develop the skills and knowledge most effective and adaptable for the demands of the 21st century workplace. The partnership includes Futurelab, Innovation Unit and Paul Hamlyn Foundation, all of whom have a reputation for transformational and progressive educational projects. Representatives from seven of the nine Academies attended the event, each of them describing their personal experience of being a Student Commissioner as well as delivering an overview of the vision of the commissioners. The experiences and opportunities the students have been involved in were presented and a brief overview of what the current research projects are revealing about learning. As ever, our commissioners were confident, engaging and inspiring, despite film crews, photographers and a room full of VIPs! The organiser of the event described the student’s presentation as a ‘stellar input’ and the students themselves as the ‘stars of the show’, and this was evidenced by the very positive feedback the students received from the audience. In addition, the students have been invited to deliver an extended presentation at the Education Expo in July, a clear acknowledgement of the impressive impact they made! Our congratulations and thanks to the very wonderful: Maria Chipingo, Farhia Darhir , Robyn McClean , Paul Murphy, Matthew Gavin, Taariq Al Hassan, and Sumon Miah.
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7/10/2009

Ofsted 2009 - Amongst the best in the country!

Amongst the best in the country! Harris City Academy Crystal Palace was the first secondary school in the country to achieve a ‘perfect’ outstanding inspection under the new, tougher, inspection framework introduced in September 2009. The Academy was inspected under this new framework on 7th and 8th October 2009 and was judged to be outstanding in each of the 30 measures.  Here are some of the highlights from the report: ‘Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is an outstanding school that not only helps its students to achieve exceptionally high standards but also to be well prepared for the next stage of their life.’ ‘Outstanding teaching overall and exemplary use of assessment data, when combined with the creative and exciting curriculum, ensures that all students make rapid progress.’ ‘Students’ achievement is outstanding.’ ‘The intense scrutiny of students’ performance across subjects ensures that any ‘failure’ is dealt with ‘ruthlessly’ and efficiently.’ ‘The attitudes and behaviour of students are exemplary’. ‘The Academy’s outstanding provision and ethos are used very well to develop mature and articulate young people for the 21st Century.’ ‘All teachers are committed to their students, have high expectations and provide the support necessary to help them achieve their aspirational targets.’ ‘Teachers excellent management of lessons ensures that pace is fast and resources such as information and communication technology are used as highly effective learning tools.’ ‘The increasing personalisation of the curriculum means that students have high quality and memorable learning which they enjoy.’ ‘Exemplary care, guidance and support pervade all aspects of the academy’s provision.’ ‘One of the academy’s outstanding strengths lies in the cohesive community which leads to all staff, students, parents and governors working together as a team.’ ‘Sixth Form students make outstanding progress, in both academic and vocational courses, to achieve standards above the national average in most areas.’ ‘Leadership and management of the Sixth form are outstanding, committed and responsive.’ ‘Care guidance and support are a truly outstanding feature of the provision for the Sixth Form.’ ‘Students say that, ‘teachers are always there for you if you need help with anything.’ ‘Students impressive levels of self-confidence, personal development and exemplary behaviour coupled to the guidance they receive prepares them exceptionally well for future challenges.’ ‘Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is outstanding in all areas of provision.’ ‘The quality of leadership and management is exemplary.’ ‘At all times, expectations are high.’ Principal of the Academy Steve Kenning said, ‘We are absolutely delighted with this report as it more than confirms our own view that this is an outstanding school with outstanding students and outstanding teachers. We were particularly pleased with the Ofsted inspectors awareness that although we are outstanding we still believe we can get even better. To get a ‘perfect’ inspection score under the new Ofsted framework is something everyone connected to the Academy should be immensely proud of.’   > Ofsted 2009 Report
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