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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

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- 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

Harris Academies
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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.