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10/04/24

Eid Mubarak to all of our community. Wishing you a happy and peaceful Eid. We look forward to welcoming you back to school next week & celebrating together at our annual Eid Tea Party! ☪️ pic.twitter.com/EpnJhIEN1J

08/04/24

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08/04/24

Recruiting now! HATO prioritises excellent behaviour systems, so that teachers have the freedom to teach. Check out the positions available below. Deadline 11/04/24https://t.co/ZAbTSYU8rd

06/04/24

What a fantastic way to raise money for a school - well done Miss Smith! 🏃✨ https://t.co/luBq6P5Ich

28/03/24

Niino was on our academy programme at and became our 45th signing to a professional club when he joined Millwall FC in January 2021 ✍️ https://t.co/ksVZdW1904#KineticAcademy

28/03/24

What a wonderful day at the Latin Spelling bee 2024 . Well done to for the best performing student and to for the best performing school. Thanks pic.twitter.com/fRZ1OkXAnC

28/03/24

What a wonderful day at the Latin Spelling bee 2024 . Well done to for the best performing student and to for the best performing school. Thanks pic.twitter.com/fRZ1OkXAnC

27/03/24

Niino was on our academy programme at and became our 45th signing to a professional club when he joined Millwall FC in January 2021 ✍️ https://t.co/ksVZdW1904#KineticAcademy

25/03/24

Our staff quiz night and auction was extremely successful and we have now reached the 4K mark!! Can you help us to reach our target? https://t.co/9gXJe98gDr

25/03/24

Fellow Kinetic graduate, Jack Hilaire, also made his league debut in the game. Both signed for UWA Nedlands back in January ✍️Sam & Jack were a part of our academy programme at 💪 https://t.co/qCmkw9Gnwi#KineticAcademy

25/03/24

Fellow Kinetic graduate, Jack Hilaire, also made his league debut in the game. Both signed for UWA Nedlands back in January ✍️Sam & Jack were a part of our academy programme at 💪 https://t.co/qCmkw9Gnwi#KineticAcademy

23/03/24

Please give generously where you can Supporting headteacher Emily Smith’s London marathon attempt https://t.co/b1AJVbqfmj

23/03/24

Please give generously where you can Supporting headteacher Emily Smith’s London marathon attempt https://t.co/b1AJVbqfmj

22/03/24

It’s HATO Quiz night tonight for our fundraising https://t.co/9gXJe98gDr pic.twitter.com/Se67siaw5l

21/03/24

Incredible students, art work and drumming to boot! 🙏 https://t.co/WjPY77UlIq

20/03/24

Incredible students, art work and drumming to boot! 🙏 https://t.co/WjPY77UlIq

20/03/24

Fantastic day at for the first conference of my NPQ.Expert facilitation, brilliant discussions, and seeing the evidence brought to life in classrooms. Excited for the professional learning ahead!

20/03/24

Fantastic day at for the first conference of my NPQ.Expert facilitation, brilliant discussions, and seeing the evidence brought to life in classrooms. Excited for the professional learning ahead!

20/03/24

We are hosting the NPQEL cohort 4 today at Harris Tottenham.30 executive leaders & headteachers from across the UK pic.twitter.com/X5VX8B3Ani

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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).