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Thank you to all our students and parent/carers for your patience this week. Please look on our HABE website announcements for further information regarding communication, start of term arrangements and Y11 resources and assessment timetable.


To help you with your Y11 mock examinations, we have put together some excellent resources such as …


Dismissal times for HABE students today - we will be dismissing students on a staggered basis as follows: Year 9 - 12.00pm Year 8 - 12.10pm Year 7 - 12.20pm Year 10 - 12.30pm Year 11 - 12.40pm Year 12 and Year 13 - 12.50pm We would like to wish you a very Happy Easter.


Should you need to communicate with Harris Academy Beckenham please email: Please limit information to your child's name and year group only. This email is being monitored and we will contact you regarding your enquiry.


Well done to our Super 7's year group faculty point winners! Thanks to Mr Shone and Mr Clarke for organizing pizzas as prizes all round!


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A brilliant opportunity to work with a great team of staff and students! We are students focussed and trying to develop a trauma informed approach in everything we do! DM me for more info.


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A brilliant opportunity to measure the impact of our behaviour interventions supporting some of our most vulnerable students! DM me for further info on the role


Y10 clearly in the zone with their still life drawing this morning!


Our Y8s explore the science of building bridges!


Our young scientists were tasked in teams to design and build an insulated, weight-bearing structure. What fabulous results so far!


HABE Celebrates BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK The theme of this Year’s British Science Week is ‘Innovation for the future.’ Recycling issues and producing green energy is high up on the agenda!


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PE DEPARTMENT! £650 raised for Comic Relief and all because of an egg and spoon race!!


Congratulations Eden! Winner of the IOE Confucius Institute Young Photographers' Competition 2020.

19/03/21 , your thought-provoking poem winning and getting published.


Many congratulations to all our worth Jack Petchey winners!




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All ready for our Comic Relief events which will be happening during next weeks PE lessons for years 7-10. Red noses, postcards, and prizes to be won! Keep an eye out on Twitter for updates throughout the week 🏃🏼‍♀️🛑🏃🏻‍♂️


Huge Congratulations to Hewad – HABE’s First ever successful application to study medicine at University (and at the prestigious Russell group University of Queen Mary, London no less!). Good luck Hewad!


Post 16 Book of the Week!


To all Post 16 - check out the latest careers bulletin!

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WORD - Writing Like An Expert

Writing Across the Curriculum

All subject areas will plan two-weekly opportunities for extended writing specifically related to their curriculum requirements, so students can hone written expression and collate a portfolio of excellence. This is critically marked and assessed under a success criteria applicable to each subject area. A target and student action is set to be completed in response to the marking. All students are expected to engage with the feedback through their student action. This is to help collate the mastery skill of writing like an expert.

Subject specific extended writing

Students are trained to produce high quality written texts across a range of genres, manipulating language to suit complex purposes, forms and audiences. Teachers have access to high quality models at GCSE through the recall of papers each year, and at KS3 through the sharing of best practice at federation subject strand meetings. Teachers have been trained in the research based strategy of deconstruction and follow a specific process to engage students with modelling and ensure mastery of subject specific writing skills, such as the passive voice in humanities. Extended writing is marked every two weeks using the Academy wide coded marking system and is regularly re-drafted so that students can hone their craft over time. Where there are common spelling misconceptions to be focused on, teachers have been trained in active strategies following the MAD process, employed to ‘Motivate’ students, ‘Activate’ their working and long term memory and enable them to ‘Demonstrate’ their knowledge of spelling over time. Faultless technical accuracy will be expected and teachers adapt their pedagogy to ensure that this is achievable for all students. The emphasis has been on using reading throughout the academy to shape form and purpose of writing in each individual subject area.

What Writing Looks Like in a Lesson

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  • Every lesson across the Academy is expected to begin with a Knowledge Retrieval to test the student’s knowledge and ability to write about certain aspects of their learning within a subject area. This allows an opportunity for teachers to address any misconceptions in not only pupil knowledge but the competence of their writing.
  • There are several opportunities embedded into lessons across the Academy to ensure maximum impact on writing skills. This includes strategies such as Cornell Notes, Word of the Day, Outcome Tasks and Knowledge Summary. Every teacher is trained and devices a plan to teach various aspects of writing within their lessons.
  • At the end of every lesson is an opportunity for students to use their knowledge and understanding of the lesson and produce a piece of writing. This all contributes to the steppingstones on becoming an expert at writing across the Academy.
  • The expectation is uniform throughout all key stages in the Academy

Writing in the Sixth Form

Developing student's reading and writing skills is integral to success at Post-16. Students partake in rigorous extended writing activities which is embedded in each Sixth Form lesson to ensure the development of these vital academic skills.

By placing an emphasis on students’ written ability, students are able to further consolidate the subject content which is established in Lesson Prep. Each lesson incorporates a challenging exam-styled question where students are challenged to develop their subject knowledge and synoptic links between topics.

Our home learning consists of a Lesson Prep tasks, individual research, strengthening tasks focused on prior learning, and exam application. This is set as weekly home learning and displayed on the website under the relevant subject headings. This is further reinforced in class to build on Lesson Prep which allows for further consolidation and improved understanding of written technique.

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