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16/11/17

Welcome tonight to Y11 students, parents and carers attending our Science Masterclass. Information on the new Science GCSEs and how to support your child at home. Refreshments from 5.30pm, presentation from 6.00 to 7.00pm.

13/11/17

We are very proud of our Y9 Netball team who have played superbly and earned their place in the Harris Federation Tournament finals. https://t.co/UrPGqmCgB3

17/10/17

Retweetd From HABE Sport

🚨HABE Rugby 🚨 Both the U14’s and U15’s are through to the Kent Plate quarter final.

11/10/17

Enjoying Innovation Day at HABE - culinary treats to follow! https://t.co/Ds2qGmnqQG

11/10/17

Open mornings taking place on 12th and 16th October are now full. To attend on 19th October, please email to info.org.uk. https://t.co/pTP1MEfO4H

10/10/17

Due to high demand our Open Morning dated 12th October is now fully booked. Spaces still available on 16th and 19th October. https://t.co/zyHbU4Qm0g

09/10/17

Retweetd From Rachael Hare

What a way to start a Monday! 300 amazing students from performing as . May have shed a tear or two in pride. https://t.co/SF4uQqei1M

09/10/17

Retweetd From Cleverbox

Wow, what an event! The finale of students singing was very spectacular. Glad to be part of something special https://t.co/Ch5gmIujB5

09/10/17

Retweetd From A.sylvestre

MFL CPD the new speaking exam https://t.co/LOHNfipMTY

09/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Our wonderful Harris in Harmony students headlining at our conference https://t.co/0GGh9HyrX3

09/10/17

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

🎵 Something inside so strong! 🎶 An incredible performance from https://t.co/Qe67v5v7Ld

09/10/17

Retweetd From Maternity Teacher

All but 1 of outstanding schools praised by Lord Harris lead by female HTs https://t.co/ejGYgud0ZF

09/10/17

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Determined to be an “engine of social mobility,” Sir Dan Moynihan - very proud to train the future teachers of https://t.co/nsjhAzndXo

09/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

300 strong Harris in Harmony about to perform! https://t.co/AtJv1OtDFd

09/10/17

All together now.. ‘you’ve got a friend..’ 🎼 https://t.co/XV2WuBZ172

09/10/17

Retweetd From Soarpoints

The higher you build your barriers... "something inside so strong"... our battle cry - something social mobility https://t.co/nQcYTqSGss

09/10/17

Looking forward to to start! https://t.co/PoM3Bgf9xD

09/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Sir Dan addresses all 4,400 colleagues welcoming everyone to the 10th Annual Conference https://t.co/nwEt0K3QXG

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Equalities & Additional Intervention

The Harris Federation is pleased to publish its annual single equality plan.  In developing this plan we have been able to identify and record the progress we have made towards achieving equality and tackling discrimination in order to come to a better understanding of the challenges still to be addressed.  We will ensure that this single equality plan is effectively implemented and scrutinised so that we meet the obligations placed upon us by the equality duty.  Promoting the priorities identified within our single equity plan will be a continuous process.  It will be taken in partnership with the Federation community.  The three aims of the general equality duty are as follows:

  1. To eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, by tackling prejudice and promoting understanding.
  2. To advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not by:

          • Removing or minimising disadvantage suffered by people due to their protected characteristic.
          • Take steps to meet the needs of people with certain protected characteristics where these are different to the needs of
             other people, including taking steps to take account of disabled people’s disabilities.
          • Encourage people with certain protected characteristics to participate in public life or in other activities where their
             proportion is disproportionately low.

  1. Foster good relationships between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

Compliance with the general equality duty may involve treating some people more favourably than others.  The 9 protected characteristics are as follows: age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  

The Governors and Staff of the Harris Federation understand that compliance with the general equality duty is a legal obligation that will better inform decision making and policy development. They further recognise that achieving the three aims stated will ensure the Harris Federation is able to successfully meet the needs of our diverse population of students, draw on the talents of a diverse local community to ensure our staff and governors better represent the wider community that we serve.

The Harris Federation has considered how well we currently achieve the aims of this duty with regard to the protected equality groups.  Using information that we have gathered we have decided upon our equality objectives.  Our plans to meet these objectives will be monitored annually.

In compiling equality information we have:

  • Reviewed the Academy’s equality data, policies and practice and identified any gaps.
  • Examined how our Academy engages with the protected groups, identifying where practice can be improved.

The outcomes are published within our Single Equality Plan, which has been agreed by our Governing Body.  In line with legislative requirements we will review progress against our plan annually and review the entire plan and accompanying action plan on a four year cycle.

The roles and responsibilities related to the plan are outlined below:

Governors

  • A named Governor will take the lead.
  • The Governors as a whole are responsible for:
  • Making sure the school complies with the relevant equality legislation.
  • Monitoring progress towards the equality objectives and reporting annually.

The Principal will:

  • Implement the Academy’s stated equality objectives and ensure that access plans are written, and that they are readily available to governors, staff, pupils and parents.
  • Ensure all staff know their responsibilities and receive training and support in carrying these out.
  • Take appropriate action in cases of harassment and discrimination, including prejudice related incidents.
  • Enable reasonable adjustments to be made in relation to disability in regard to students, staff, parents/carers and visitors to the academy.

All staff within the Academy will:

  • Advance equality in their work.
  • Foster good relationships between groups and tackle any prejudice related incidents.
  • Be able to recognise and tackle bias and stereotyping.
  • Take up training and learning opportunities.

All Students in the Academy will:

  • Follow the relevant policies and procedures.
  • Engage with the PHSEE curriculum in relation to improving equality.
  • Report any incidents of bullying, harassment or prejudice related incidents (visitors and contractors are also responsible for following relevant Academy policies).

Free School Meals

The Academy writes to all parent/carers whose children are entitled to free school meals. We also assure parents that all matters regarding use of this fund are treated with discretion and in confidence. Parents/Carers can check their eligibility and apply online without having to discuss the details of their circumstances with anyone at the Academy via the My Free School Meals web site at https://www.myfreeschoolmeals.com/

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