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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

Retweeted From HarrisBoys'Academy

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

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

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

Retweeted From Harris Benson

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

Retweeted From Harris Careers

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

  • June 24, 2017 19 - 23 June 2017 Harris Academies Read more
  • June 22, 2017 Well done to for their fantastic Ofsted result - 'outstanding' across the board. R...
  • June 21, 2017 It's another hot day! Please remember hats, water bottles and sun cream today, especially years 1...
  • June 21, 2017 135 amazing Year 7 & Year 8 students received a CREST award in recognition of their work in last ...
  • June 21, 2017 Congratulations! Read more
  • June 21, 2017 Really fantastic start to our ST13 Summer School! Here are some of our students learning about ho...
  • June 21, 2017 Fascinating discussion about organ donation at our Summer School - a room full of bright future s...
  • June 15, 2017 Thanks to for inviting our boys over to learn how an auction house work, and examine s...
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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