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14/09/21

Parents - join us to hear about our all new Parents & Teacher Association. Come and help! https://t.co/FeSOzlRTXt

12/09/21

Parents - have you seen this low traffic proposal. You may wish to contribute & offer feedback. https://t.co/jYmlCYVeL5

07/09/21

Retweetd From Lawrence Foley

Do you know how great it feels to give an assembly to a year group again? After a year and a half of talking earnestly to a laptop, it's bloody delightful. So happy to welcome back Years 10 and 11 today. We have SUCH great teachers . You should probably join them.

07/09/21

Year 9 return tomorrow. Please see the most recent communications sent to all parents here https://t.co/g7MCvUvtKf

03/09/21

Retweetd From Lawrence Foley

The Year 7 cohort are the finest young people in London. Won't have it any other way. Delighted to welcome them into school for the first time today.

03/09/21

Parents - not to be missed for your children … https://t.co/q1mrlOfiXz

01/09/21

Retweetd From David Lammy

Don't blame women for wearing headphones while walking alone. Blame men for attacking women. https://t.co/AS2hoClLZR

16/08/21

Retweetd From Met Contact Centre

Calling all parents. Are you looking for online activities to keep your kids busy over the summer, whilst still learning? is an exciting interactive online security resource for 7 - 11 year olds. Find out more here: https://t.co/4uPIMJqed6 https://t.co/VkLR2NwAY3

12/08/21

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

Our very own published, author, Kiara. Unsurprisingly, electing to study English Literature next year. We are very proud of you. Well done! https://t.co/jzWK68PMHF

12/08/21

Our very own published, author, Kiara. Unsurprisingly, electing to study English Literature next year. We are very proud of you. Well done! https://t.co/jzWK68PMHF

12/08/21

Shanon has made us all so proud. Brilliant grades, richly deserved. https://t.co/VTDz4vZL6k

12/08/21

Hilmi will be coming to you for a neuroscience degree soon. Keep his seat warm, please. https://t.co/k0fwMDMhPD

12/08/21

Congratulations, Tia. A brilliant grade 8 in Art! https://t.co/dyyNJm0nep

12/08/21

6th form enrolment day . Looking forward to seeing some pupils here this time next year.

12/08/21

Got better grades at GCSE than you thought? Harris Tottenham are enrolling for our outstanding 6th Form. Contact office via this link https://t.co/VPg4N2A4VY

10/08/21

Retweetd From Patrick Cozier

Congratulations Harris Academy Tottenham!! Love how you serve the area where I grew up! Proud of you and your students! https://t.co/RcVeFtnODQ

10/08/21

Retweetd From City, University of London

Welcome to Nahin! 💻🥳🙌#MyCityUni https://t.co/BBATWv7zFq https://t.co/o6YyGeeEZC

10/08/21

Well done to all Year 13 students for their immense focus during such difficult 2 years Fare well in next stage of your studies whether it be human geography, or the v interesting Architectural technology at like Aaliyah (2nd left) | https://t.co/Kr8XjIWk4i

10/08/21

Retweetd From Swansea University

Congratulations both 🥳 You'll have the best time at , Dilara!

10/08/21

Alwiyah (pictured right) off to study social policy & politics at | Kathryn (left) successfully gains a place at the top university in Philippines to read social sciences https://t.co/8zjcPbziVT

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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).