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26/03/17

Thanks to all Harris Governors & colleagues for attending yesterday's Governing with impact conference & to… https://t.co/TDqIah0bBO

25/03/17

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Another great conference. Thanks to those that organised and for hosting!

25/03/17

Hovers doing practical science! https://t.co/9aEv7NFSsa

25/03/17

Lord Harris presents awards for our Governors that have served in our schools for 5 years and over - Thank you! https://t.co/u6G2keXNLC

25/03/17

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Governors understand the new mathematics curriculum by learning like students. https://t.co/QUX6nHiWCi

25/03/17

A great day of training on offer for our Governors. https://t.co/6Cyff3fNb8

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25/03/17

Science Consultants presenting to Governors on the New National Curriculum & Assessment for Science.… https://t.co/fShQHfzN6z

25/03/17

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Well done Michelle Cunningham, Jerry Spillane and Ann Slater for getting Governor Awards. https://t.co/ylsRqXhPnW

25/03/17

Lord Harris of Peckham addresses Governors and thanks them sincerely for all the hard work within our schools… https://t.co/0gf3bNVKfr

25/03/17

Sir Dan Moynihan addressing Governors. https://t.co/kkn66QuISn

25/03/17

Governors will also hear from sponsor, Lord Harris, Sir Dan Moynihan & Director, Andy Meighen.

25/03/17

Conference topics include: an introduction to the New Inspection Dashboard & Governing with the New National Curriculum & Assessment.

25/03/17

We look forward to welcoming colleagues to our "Governing for Impact Conference" starting in under an hour!

24/03/17

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Year 2 have made cards for to say thank you for keeping us safe and doing an amazing job. They will be… https://t.co/tvnpMNlYPu

24/03/17

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A free theatre performance for young people from the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs foundation. At the Bernard Weatherill Hous… https://t.co/bH3r2hWk68

24/03/17

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Sports Fixtures for week beginning 27th March 2017 https://t.co/K4Wluz0h3L

24/03/17

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24/03/17

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Harris Experience Advanced Autumn Summary

The Harris Experience Advanced (HEA) is a Harris Federation Sixth Form initiative. It is primarily in place to prepare students to make competitive applications to top Russell Group universities as well as medical, dentistry and veterinary science schools.

The programme is aimed at our most academic students who have achieved outstanding grades at GCSE or who prove themselves to be making outstanding academic progress early in Year 12 and maintain this throughout their sixth form life. Please find a summary of our activity over the Autumn term:

Retired astronaut Stephen Oswald’s remark to the Croydon Advertiser that Harris Experience Advanced students were ‘better in terms of the discussion’ than any he’d come across in the UK after fielding their questions on his time in space marks one highlight of a highly enriching, eventful, and event-filled autumn term for all those involved with the programme.

With places at top Russell Group universities in their sights, Year 13s spent much of the term crafting and receiving in-depth assistance on their personal statements, whilst those aiming for Oxford and Cambridge attended a series of supplementary workshops tailored to these institutions’ specific demands; the success of which was reflected in eleven students ultimately receiving invites in December to interview for highly competitive degrees in the natural and social sciences, maths, arts, and humanities. 

Meanwhile, having been inaugurated in September based on their excellent GCSE grades, Year 12 students engaged in a series of events – alongside the lofty heights outlined to STEM specialists by Admiral Oswald, these included a talk on entrepreneurialism with Vivid Drinks’ James Shillcock, and an expert survey of Britain’s legal system from venerable Barrister Fiona Brown – before choosing from a selection of subject-aligned workshops arranged to augment their academic profile and improve their understanding of which degree path might best suit their interests, skills, and career goals. This saw a selection of aspiring medics receive funding to attend an intensive two-day Trauma Medicine Conference at Imperial College; a group of Law-hopefuls fulfil a comprehensive ‘Routes into Law’ workshop with the University of Law; and a day at LSE investigating the impact of the 2008 recession on major European cities for geographers and social scientists.

Complimenting these efforts, the launch of a secure online social learning platform, Learnium, in November introduced an arena for students to pursue this extra-curricular learning in their own time as well; with specialists drawn from Harris teaching staff posting links, videos, and articles for them to broaden their knowledge and engage with cutting edge developments and ideas defining debates in their subject areas beyond the classroom.

Kept up-to-date with wider university run opportunities too, the news of eleven Year 12s securing places on King’s College’s highly popular K+ programme and Cambridge University’s nationally coveted Shadowing Scheme was met with delight. And whilst fingers crossed for our Year 13s returning from their interviews with Oxbridge, freshly penned educational partnerships with King’s College’s Muscle Lab and think-tank The Legatum Institute in late December heralded a Christmas break with much to look forward to in the New Year.

If you would like to keep up-to-date with all Harris Experience Advanced happenings, you can find us on twitter as well: https://twitter.com/HFexperience

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