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The time for Year 11 to shine 🌞is finally here 🎉! Best wishes to each and everyone


Great parent session with GamCare this evening looking at the complexities of gaming and gambling for our young people. One parent said “really appreciate you offering this session: makes it easier for us parents navigating the complexity of these matters”


We are really happy with our new pavement


Daniel Anjorin, you were loved, cherished and will never be forgotten.


If you are interested in the terrible impact on children and families living long-term in unsuitable temporary accommodation, listen to this podcast - thank you to the parents who shared their stories


If you are interested in the terrible impact on children and families living long-term in unsuitable temporary accommodation, listen to this podcast - thank you to the parents who shared their stories


What a weekend of marathon fun! Congratulations to all who competed 👏🏼 There is still time to sponsor our academy




Mile 18! Smashing it!!


Team Smith!!!


Good luck to Miss Smith running the London Marathon today! 🏅We’re so proud of you raising much needed funds for 🏅🎉


RT : Ms Smith & Mrs Marshall are ready to cheer on our pupils running the


It’s MINI MARATHON DAY 🏃🏾‍♀️ Good luck to our children who are running today!


The posters are ready, the shirts are printed! Getting ready for Sunday! There is still time to show your support


If you report online, the same team will deal with your report in the same way. It's quick, convenient and means you won't wait in a queue.


WOW! HATO family- your community spirit never ceases to amaze us! Thank you to all who joined us for our annual Eid Tea Party today, it was so wonderful to see our community come together to celebrate by sharing food, laughter, games & dancing!


Our amazing practitioner Marina leading a parent workshop around anxiety this morning. Come and join us in the primary hall- we have coffee and biscuits too! ☕️


A busy day at the academy with Coach Andre from An inspiring assembly followed by running skills workshops for primary pupils! Creating a buzz around school with less than a week to go before Miss Smiths challenge!


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! ☪️


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“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

At Harris Academy Tottenham, we believe that every child deserves to explore the wonders of the English Language, both through personal discovery and through the study of canonical and cultural literature.

We are dedicated to ensuring that every child is an excellent communicator. We embed a passion for reading and writing and challenge pupils through our progressive curriculum. Our curriculum is both engaging and challenging and aims to equip pupils with clear foundations in speaking and listening, reading and writing skills, whilst providing an exposure to a wealth of literary genres and periods.

We have taken an interweaving approach to our curriculum - and so each unit is composed of Reading, Writing and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar components. Pupils are encouraged to explore how all these elements work together to develop their love and appreciation of language and literature. From Early Years, our pupils are taught to articulate like an academic when they communicate with each other and their teachers. This is done through explicit teaching of tier 2 and 3 vocabularies in every lesson and high expectations of applying this within their verbal and written work. In EYFS and KS1, children progress in reading and writing through the Read Write INC phonics scheme, which is taught every day. In KS2 the children practice comprehension skills through VIPERS and the Accelerated Reader programme. In KS1 and 2, our pupils have daily English lessons planned around their class novel and based on Michael Tidd’s approach to writing purposes. They have the opportunity to collaborate, read and discuss shared writes, draft, plan, publish and uplevel their work. Our Year 7 and 8 pupils are taught English for five periods a week and at Year 9, pupils are taught for six periods per week. At Key Stage 4 and 5 our students benefit from six periods per week.

Mission statement

Our pupils will be able to analyse, discuss and theorise about a wide range of literary works from different genres. They will be critical thinkers, adept at defending their own points of view through debate and cogent written explanations. They recognise, appreciate and make good judgements about their written expression and frequently demonstrate flair and originality.


Ms C Sutton – Director of English
Mr S Williams - Subject Lead for English
Ms Van Gils- KS3 Lead for English
Mr M Ibrahim – Head of Year 7 and Teacher of English
Mr A Salan – Teacher of English
Mr K Smith – Teacher of English and History
Ms V Smith – Teacher of English
Ms S Omar – Teacher of English
Ms R Savage – Teacher of English
Ms J Squires – Teacher of English
Ms K Bilton – Teacher of English                                                                                                                                                  Ms Lodhi - Phonics Lead for Primary Phase                                                                                                                                  Mrs Whitgift - Reading Lead for Primary Phase