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Reading for pleasure is a vital element of success at HABE Sixth Form. This week’s must read for Sixth Form is ‘House of Glass’ by Hadley Freeman.


Congratulations to our Yr10 students who applied and successfully been selected to attend the Virtual Aerospace Work Experience programme by Airbus! The programme will take place between 30/11/2020 and 13/12/2020 and begins with Airbus Commercial!




3rd week into our new “Reading for Pleasure” at HABE! Students are been given the opportunity to read a vast range of multicultural and diverse books while also stopping at various stages to check their learning. Shout out to Mr O'Toole for showing excellent practice!


We've also shared details of our consultation with our local and neighbouring local authorities


As well as contacting nurseries, preschools, primary and secondary schools, we've also sent details of our consultation to all our local GP surgeries, places of worship, libraries and diocesan boards. It's your chance to have YOUR say on our


a BIG thank you to all our local newsagents, coffee shops, cafe's, estate agents and take away services who very kindly agreed to our delivery of posters today advertising our !


Please find all details of the consultation including details of how to respond by visiting Harris Academy Beckenham's website or clicking on the following link:


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The Performing Arts department are happy to unveil our new uniform! No more will we be performing in business dress. 🎭


Congratulations to our BHM competition winners. We are very proud to showcase their outstanding work! Well done from all at HABE!


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🚨 ALL year 7 and 8 students who have PE tomorrow, please bring trainers! No other kit is required 🚨 any questions please email


Well done to these brilliant students for being nominated for this month’s Principal’s Breakfast.


Showcasing outstanding Y7 and Y8 artwork - a joy to be met with each morning in the entrance of the Academy!


Year 12 Workshop- Steve Sallis Author: Mindset & Leadership Mentor “Will my “Future Self” thank me for the decisions I make today?”


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Our Sports Leaders 2020-2021 cohort working hard this morning


We are very excited to launch our new "Reading for Pleasure" programme led by Mr Collier. The aim of this programme is to help and equip students with the decoding skills to tackle any written text/book while also enhancing their vocabulary to becoming experts in the field.


As part of our school celebration, we created a video with a few students from our community sharing what they love about their cultural backgrounds. Please view our video... Cultural heritage via ENJOY!


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Every child with and ACE (adverse child experience) needs a knight. That knight can be you. Just one emotionally-available adult in a child's school career can make all the difference. We can make a difference, you can make a difference....

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Curriculum intent

Harris Beckenham aims to develop students’ mathematical confidence allowing them to solve a range of complex problems and critically analyse the world around us. We seek to expose them to the beauty of mathematics through a universal language which underpins many other areas of the curriculum. Mathematics fosters reasoning and problem solving, leading to mastery and logical thinking which builds students into well rounded and aspirational citizens of the future.

In order to be learned, ideas need to be understood deeply; they must not merely be passively received but must be worked on by the student, thought about, reasoned with and discussed with others.

Our curriculum will vary the way a concept is initially presented to students, by giving examples that display a concept as well as those that don’t display it. We will also carefully vary practise questions so that mechanical repetition is avoided, and thinking is encouraged. 

Our philosophy is grounded in the quick and efficient recall of facts and procedures to allow students the flexibility to move between different contexts and representations of mathematics. Students should be able to connect new ideas to concepts that have already been understood. This ensures that, once understood and mastered, new ideas are used again in next steps of learning.

Curriculum design

Teaching maths involves employing a range of mastery approaches that help students to develop a deep and secure knowledge and understanding of mathematics at each stage of their learning, so that by the end of every school year students will have acquired mastery of the mathematical facts and concepts they’ve been exposed to, equipping them to move on confidently and securely to more advanced material.

The new curriculum is focused on students developing mastery of mathematics and involves:

  • developing fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
  • acquiring, selecting and applying mathematical techniques to solve problems
  • reasoning mathematically, making deductions and inferences and drawing conclusions
  • Comprehending, interpreting and communicating mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context. 

We have designed the curriculum such that the interconnected nature of mathematics is prevalent. Concepts are studied using prior knowledge and in various contexts, creating links across topics. To move students from concrete to abstract thinkers and develop conceptual understanding with specialised vocabulary, context cues and encouraging resilience through problem solving. We acknowledge that without competent and confident literacy skills, our students cannot flourish in the world; it is therefore our duty to prioritise the vital acquisition of high-quality communication skills. To fulfil our responsibility to tackle social disadvantage, we refuse to accept that social and economic status will determine our students’ future and the acquisition of outstanding literacy skills are of paramount importance to eradicate this societal gap.

To meet the curriculum demands of the new specification and to enable students to confidently tackle worded problems, we have incorporated a word project in the curriculum led by a team of word representatives who meet to plan the word project for the mathematics department for years 7 to 9.

 Year 7 Curriculum Plan 2019-2020

Year 8 Curriculum Plan 2019-2020

Year 9 Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 10 Curriculum-Plan-2019-20

Year 11 Curriculum-Plan 2019-20

Year 12 Pure Maths Curriculum Plan 2019-2020

Year 13 Pure Maths Curriculum Plan 2019-2020