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22/05/17

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22/05/17

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Test your skills at our countdown challenge this week and see how close you come to 433. Don't forget our other challenges! https://t.co/t8b3hHOHx5

22/05/17

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STAY HYDRATED Dehydration Causes Foggy Memory, Irritability, and More. Dehydration has been shown to put stress on our cognitive functioning https://t.co/nUvZQ34H6n

22/05/17

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GCSE Exams continue this week. Good luck to those students sitting English Literature and Geography exams today https://t.co/5WaQspJzXY

21/05/17

15 - 19 May 2017 Harris Academies 'the week in pictures'. https://t.co/T1IITHUMtH

19/05/17

Congratulations Year 9s. https://t.co/n7vJHNvhtH

19/05/17

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Interesting article taken from 'First News' publication. Ideal time to learn some 'Top Tips for keeping Stress at Bay' https://t.co/5YHKOA5ATN

19/05/17

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Year 5 have been designing their own mythical creatures to use for their descriptive writing tomorrow. https://t.co/XJFlrv4GFi

19/05/17

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Our Year 5 artists were interpreting the work of cubist artist, Picasso and his mural of Guernica. They have explored war themes. https://t.co/8pe7ccA8Wr

19/05/17

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19/05/17

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Having fun in Nursery this afternoon in our new boat ! https://t.co/9HgBn5eM1U

19/05/17

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Our secondary trainees are thoroughly engaged in their 'What's Special About Special?' training today. https://t.co/oAHH6dkHOH

19/05/17

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Look at our amazing turn out for Turner Class's Family Assembly https://t.co/BeQ4kquePR

19/05/17

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Today's the perfect day to apply for a Lead Practitioner role https://t.co/qonZVYXds7 https://t.co/Lfg4gOYNkb

18/05/17

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Still space on GCSE New spec Speaking, Listening, Trans & Grammar Skills Signup https://t.co/qSueQkhcor https://t.co/TKyWca2Aoz

18/05/17

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8 - 12 May 2017 Harris Academies 'the week in pictures '. https://t.co/r3b2zjBbO1

18/05/17

Great achievement, congratulations Year 8 boys! 🏆 https://t.co/3KVKoIjUnG

17/05/17

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Food Tech ! Do you need assistance with non-examined assessments? Come along to 27/6 https://t.co/RiiOUWjcCN https://t.co/6cRrXr1bHo

17/05/17

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17/05/17

Congratulations Champs! 🏀🏆🏀 https://t.co/XXnD7g8Mtw

  • May 22, 2017 Don't lose your chance to vote in the UK general election Register now Read more...
  • May 22, 2017 Test your skills at our countdown challenge this week and see how close you come to 433. Don't ...
  • May 22, 2017 STAY HYDRATED Dehydration Causes Foggy Memory, Irritability, and More. Dehydration has been shown...
  • May 22, 2017 GCSE Exams continue this week. Good luck to those students sitting English Literature and Geograp...
  • May 21, 2017 15 - 19 May 2017 Harris Academies 'the week in pictures'. Read more
  • May 19, 2017 Congratulations Year 9s. Read more
  • May 19, 2017 Interesting article taken from 'First News' publication. Ideal time to learn some 'Top Tips for k...
  • May 19, 2017 Year 5 have been designing their own mythical creatures to use for their descriptive writing tomo...
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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