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17/08/17

Congratulations to all Harris sixth formers receiving their results today - it looks like it's going to be another standout year!

16/08/17

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Don’t leave home without this on Thursday https://t.co/X1bT1SDU3N

07/08/17

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50 miles in 50 days... How hard can it be? Sign up to the and help end homelessness one step at a time: https://t.co/5I5Xs6OvVr https://t.co/cZUt1JNncI

07/08/17

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Wow! Such an exciting way to bring maths to life. This could be a great resource for our and trainees! https://t.co/xevUXMHNcO

07/08/17

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Are you in the early stages of your career & have leadership potential? Join our Step-Up programme this autumn term https://t.co/U0H7LDBEBF https://t.co/Th3yqgJ86L

07/08/17

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Returning to teaching or teach as a non-specialist? Apply today for the fully funded TSST programme https://t.co/xSVyMRiD6l https://t.co/2Iwfizw4ov

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

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

20/07/17

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

20/07/17

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

20/07/17

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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

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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

  • August 17, 2017 Congratulations to all Harris sixth formers receiving their results today - it looks like it's go...
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  • August 7, 2017 50 miles in 50 days... How hard can it be? Sign up to the and help end homelessness o...
  • August 7, 2017 Some September tips
  • August 7, 2017 Wow! Such an exciting way to bring maths to life. This could be a great resource for our a...
  • August 7, 2017 Are you in the early stages of your career & have leadership potential? Join our Step-Up programm...
  • August 7, 2017 Returning to teaching or teach as a non-specialist? Apply today for the fully funded TSST ...
  • July 24, 2017 Wishing all of our staff and students a peaceful and happy holiday. Read more
James Stagg

James Stagg

Mandarin Consultant

I came into teaching inspired by a passion for languages in general and Mandarin in particular – I wanted to give students the opportunity to be engaged with learning languages as early as they possibly can.

There have already been so many career highlights, including being selected by the NCTL to take part in their TV advert encouraging more people to get into teaching last year!

I joined Harris as the only teacher of Mandarin at Harris Academy South Norwood, having responded to an advert during my PGCE. I knew it was the place for me when I went to interview, seeing the students’ smiles and their excellent relationship with their teachers, and experiencing the real sense of energy in the school.

I went on to become subject leader for Mandarin, mentoring three student teachers and growing the department to require two teachers of the language, as well as launching a Post-16 Mandarin course at the Academy. Most recently, I have become the Mandarin consultant to the Federation, meaning I am working with five different academies and students aged 4 to 17 to teach the Mandarin language and Chinese culture.

In this role, I travel to a range of different academies and work with a number of different teachers and senior leaders to help support the teaching of Mandarin in different schools. I have great support from the Federation in ensuring that I have been introduced to the different schools that I have begun working with this year, and one of the things that has struck me in my new role is the unique culture that each of the different schools has. While it is fantastic to see a range of different teams and the way they work, it is also challenging to ensure that I can work with different teams and support them effectively.

At Harris, organisation is key. Our ethos creates very strong teachers and learners and in order to ensure that you are able to be most effective, you must come prepared and organised to effectively deliver outstanding education to students.

Ultimately, the Harris Federation is all about a great education for students. There is no doubt that it’s hard work, but it is incredibly fulfilling to be part of a team that truly puts children at the heart of what they do.

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