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24/01/21

PE Challenge for WC 25th Jan https://t.co/DFQrY2ffjc via Can you beat Miss Samuelson? 💪👟⏱️

22/01/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

“The school is a really welcoming & supportive environment - they have helped me a lot, both on and off the pitch” Congratulations to Niino, a scholar from who has signed a professional contract with ⚽️👏 https://t.co/DZY8LJB4xm

22/01/21

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Congratulations Niino Malaki-Adom who this week signed a 2 year scholarship with becoming the 5th signing this season and 45th signing overall =signings https://t.co/7E4hcKlEcp

21/01/21

What is our 6th Form curriculum ? Over 120 prospective students hearing from Ms Barker tonight about our teaching & the partnerships with top universities https://t.co/AWUyJxavxw

21/01/21

Where to study your A Levels? Tonight we are opening our academy to a virtual tour with over 120 prospective candidates for our 6th Form - please do watch our films https://t.co/ZqNBE4WELW

21/01/21

Retweetd From The South East Independent

Our new issue of is now available to download featuring & so much more Subscribe for free at https://t.co/vcoj17i2UK To read the latest magazine just click the link below.. https://t.co/6wSgnRUHs8 https://t.co/h0K4huurlJ

21/01/21

Retweetd From HPA Philip Lane

We are very grateful to Barings for donating these lovely and nutritious Cottage Pies with root vegetables to all our Harris schools. Community spirit like this is helping our society draw closer together and support those in need🥦🧅🥕🌽🥧 https://t.co/pOhzr23jX6

21/01/21

The National Literacy Trust are offering an online programme of events which will run from Thurs 21st Jan-Fri 29th Jan. There are a range of free events for students, teachers, and parents to access. Please use the links in the PDF on our website to sign up for the free events.

19/01/21

Our BTEC Performing Arts students are very much looking forward to a talk from Peter Rice today on sound design. Thank you for making this happen! 🖥🎤🎧🎼 https://t.co/2xn1f06CuA

17/01/21

Thank you to you - you have lifted us all up since March & been the keynote to many an assembly or staff meeting. Thank you https://t.co/se3HFklUrK

17/01/21

Retweetd From Oak National Academy

We’re thrilled to launch the in partnership with , which will offer free books and audiobooks to pupils as they learn from home. 📚 This week, you can read 's The Story of Tracy Beaker. Visit https://t.co/Bi5QigLKkJ 🙌 https://t.co/SYpNnIYKZ9

16/01/21

Retweetd From Dr Adam Rutherford

Parents, why don’t you let the one and only look after your kids at 2pm each day next week. Have a cup of tea, she’s got this. https://t.co/5iZO9y1gwk

15/01/21

Retweetd From Soarpoints

So many people go above and beyond to help children thrive and much thanks to who have helped so many London school provide high quality meals for families in need. https://t.co/m9Sm3eZLiv

15/01/21

Huge thank you to the Thomas Franks Foundation and for delivering quality food to us to distribute to our families. Please get in touch if you need support. info.org.uk https://t.co/L2bejkwKYB

15/01/21

The PE Department will be posting weekly physical challenges that can be completed at home. Check our website or click on the YouTube link below to see next week's challenge. 💪⏱️👟 PE Challenge - WC 18th Jan https://t.co/HOKRKJHbHg via

15/01/21

PROBLEM RESOLVED Microsoft Teams is now working. Please attend your live lessons as normal. Well done on almost full attendance at lessons.

15/01/21

Families should use today for any lessons if your TEAMs is down. Live lessons may suffer temporary connection problems. We are aware of an issue with some staff & students losing access to Microsoft Teams overnight. Apologies for this issue. https://t.co/y3yz1gOwf3

15/01/21

Remote Learning Glitch this morning. Microsoft Teams has gone down this morning at our academy. Please do be patient while we fix this technical problem. https://t.co/ClffmTCO5C

14/01/21

Retweetd From NCA

'N17' a radio programme from has been shortlisted for Best Arts Project in this year's Awards. https://t.co/JNRXKxrn4W Congrats to all involved 🏅❤️

14/01/21

Retweetd From RoughHouse Theatre

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our audio documentary in association with has been nominated for Best Arts Project in this year's awards. Beyond proud and huge thanks to all at https://t.co/bgXt4RTdx8 https://t.co/lgNJw51uS0

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Curriculum Vision & Values

Curriculum Vision

The curriculum is at the heart of a school’s purpose and our curriculum reflects our core values: Endeavour, Enjoy, Excel. 

At Harris Academy Tottenham we recognise that improving educational outcomes is the biggest way we can positively impact our students’ futures. We take the term ‘educational’ in its most broad sense: this means more than just a set of results. It includes a child’s intellectual development, social and emotional development, citizenship and responsibility, happiness and success. 

We hope that this vision is ‘lived’ in the way teachers develop the curriculum and the way students experience it. We want a curriculum that is effectively designed and implemented, that is true to subjects’ core content and concepts, develops a love of lifelong learning, and creates beautiful work, expertise, fascination and wonder. 


Curriculum principles

Our curriculum is purpose enacted. It seeks to find harmony between the four broad philosophies of what is education for: personal empowerment; cultural transmission; preparation for citizenship; and preparation for work.

Our seven whole school principles of curriculum are: 

  • Balanced – Promotes intellectual, moral, spiritual, aesthetic, creative, emotional, and physical development.
  • Rigorous – Seeks to develop intra-disciplinary habits of mind; powerful ways of thinking that are developed through sustained engagement with the discipline.
  • Coherent – Makes explicit connections and links between the different subjects and experiences.
  • Vertically Integrated – Focuses on progression by carefully sequencing knowledge; provides clarity about what ‘getting better’ at the subject means.
  • Appropriate – Matches the level of challenge to a pupil’s current level of maturity and knowledge.
  • Focused – Seeks to keep the curriculum manageable by teaching the most important knowledge; identifies the big ideas or key concepts within a subject.
  • Relevant – Seeks to connect the valued outcomes of a curriculum to the pupils being taught it; provides opportunities for pupils to make informed choices.

Our staff body has spent a great deal of time carefully considering what principles underpin our curriculum and why.  In doing so we have engaged with the thinking of many other educators, and found Principled Curriculum Design by Dylan Wiliam highly informative (you can download this document below).