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27/05/22

thanks so much to primary parents for joining us at show my learning this morning. We loved showing you our learning

27/05/22

The calm before the storm or the geography A Level & GCSE Chemistry papers… https://t.co/aeiaPTXYhA

25/05/22

Sporting Success ! https://t.co/kGDvjPKFFC

25/05/22

Two of our students Brave and Josh attended - they are shining stars and will surely set the world alight - far right of picture. Thank you as ever to | https://t.co/2NxHW6rA9I

24/05/22

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Thank you for supporting by loaning us this amazing full kit of steel pans. We are so grateful! https://t.co/ezNqHU6Pz7

19/05/22

Retweetd From Teach First Ambassadors

- Exec Principle talking to us about . “We are furnishing children with choice… Russell group uni or apprenticeship, I don’t mind as long as they have choice”. https://t.co/Ml00DH7rM1

19/05/22

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Thanks for having us today! Really looking forward to visiting again soon! https://t.co/n4YxGz0VV1

18/05/22

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Pressure to do well in exams can be overwhelming and affect your mental health. Here's our advice if it's all getting a bit too much. https://t.co/g3HxSvdNVW

18/05/22

Today marks the first GCSE public English Language examination since May 2019. We wish all our students the very best as they open their papers in just under 60 minutes. hearty scholar’s breakfast of croissants & orange juice to get them going. https://t.co/Rota3XULj7

14/05/22

Very well done https://t.co/B93bOwtsWZ

12/05/22

We’re in! Doing v well

11/05/22

Retweetd From HPA Philip Lane

These confident, young children have been absolute superstars this week! 🌟 We’re so impressed with their resilience, determination and ability to stay calm. 😁Five down, one to go 🤞. Good luck Year 6!! 🍀 https://t.co/dwygz9M46W

08/05/22

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A palpable hit https://t.co/ihEisQGryl

06/05/22

So very good to see the new multi weather and multi use turf getting its first sunshine | thanks to https://t.co/Kvv0Jr7b7p

06/05/22

A palpable hit https://t.co/ihEisQGryl

05/05/22

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The brilliant hosting his afterschool hip hop club for key stage 2 for https://t.co/Us10WfQQwq

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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).