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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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Reading

We are dedicated to ensuring that every child becomes an excellent communicator.

We believe the hallmarks of this are:

  • Confident and expressive speakers, with an ability to adapt their language to their audience
  • Avid and independent readers, able to read for purpose and enjoyment.
  • Fluent writers, capable of expressing themselves through a variety of written forms.
  • Accurate speakers, able to spell and punctuate effectively.

As part of this, we expect pupils to read for at least 20 minutes a day and have built this into our curriculum time (DEAR Time). We conduct reading tests three times a year to identify reading patterns and progress; pupils will receive bespoke provision to ensure that their reading is excellent, with support in place to ensure that each child reaches their potential.

Reading is at the forefront of everything we do across the curriculum, with events throughout the year to celebrate our love of literature. Our library is open before and after school for all pupils, with break and lunchtime passes available from your child’s tutor. Each pupil is able to loan reading books and our Librarian is on hand to make suggestions to challenge and stretch our young readers.

We would encourage you to support your child’s reading through regular questioning and discussion of reading material as well as ensuring that they always have a current reading book.


Literacy

Across all subjects within the Academy, teachers plan for tailored literacy objectives and outcomes. Our pupils complete at least one piece of extended writing in each subject, which heavily focuses on the promotion of developing Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar (SPAG).

Pupils are given a wealth of opportunities to complete a variety of written tasks to broaden their understanding and interaction with different genres of texts. Extended writing is marked given specific literacy targets, pupils peer, and self-assess work using literacy codes across all subjects.


Oracy

Our aim is to promote the development of oracy across the Academy through reasoning, conceptual understanding and comprehension. This includes counteracting deficits as well as adding value to those whose vocabulary is more advanced. Oracy within the classroom has a specific function to aid learning. This is approached in all subjects through social, exploratory, presentation and critical talk.

The Academy is committed to monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the progress of pupil literacy capabilities. Regular and timely intervention is implemented where necessary including Accelerated Reader programme, booster sessions and parental support workshops.

As an Academy, we work to promote a literacy culture and ensure that literacy maintains a high profile throughout the Academy.

Classroom displays are interactive and promote literacy. The Academy ensures that there are a number of opportunities for pupils to engage with literacy beyond the classroom. These include debating competitions, World Book day, Writing and Spelling Bee competitions, practical workshops and theatre visits.