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Parent/carers of Year 7 students are warmly invited to attend the Y7 Parent Consultation evening on Thursday 9th May from 4.30 to 7.15pm. Letters and appointment sheets will be given to Y7 students after the Easter break.


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Our ETA back to the Academy will be 10:15pm. We look forward to seeing you all there!


What a great staff team! Looked like you had the best time! Thank you for giving our students such an amazing opportunity!!


Great to see our fantastic sporting students are having an amazing time in Malta!


Wishing our dedicated sportsmen and women the best of luck in their fixtures on tour in Malta...Go HABE!!


This week our girls were also matched with their mentors for mentoring programme


Our Y8 and Y9 Girls Network Team finding out what it takes to be a member of the Met Police, interacting with a variety of roles - an amazing day and experience was had by all!


An excellent History revision technique session was enjoyed by all our Y11 Historians! - exploring how the mind remembers information and then applying techniques to aid information retention. Mental Health and well being during the exam period was also explored and discussed.


Harris Junior Experience students visiting the Saatchi Gallery today enter a giant kaleidoscope and enjoy creating their own work based on that of Tillman, who has taken his inspiration from the inners of a Kaleidoscope


Many Congratulations! A fabulous achievement!


Well done to all our students, staff and parent/carers who ran and generously donated to help us reach our goal of £1,000 for our Comic Relief 5k run!


All students, parents and carers are invited to attend our Y11 Raising Achievement evening on Tues 2nd April from 6-7pm, aimed at discussing students' current attainment and progress. It will also provide the opportunity to buy revision guides.


Well done to all our staff, students, and parents this week for raising money for ... we have reached our target! A big thank you to our wonderful PE team for organising this event!


Our Harris Experience students are truly overwhelmed by the beauty of Covent Garden and looking forward to seeing the ballet Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Opera House.


All Y8 students and parent/carers are warmly invited to attend our Y8 Parent Consultation Evening and Options Evening tonight at 4.30pm, to discuss students progress and finalise student's option choices.


Our Girls Network Team members at HABE met two influential women who came to talk to them about their careers as a magistrate and an actress. Both women spoke informatively and passionately about their career choices inspiring our your ladies to achieve their full potential.


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And there off! Our new 8’s first up for the comic relief charity Kelsey Park 5k run


Our fun runs commence this week! Don’t forget to raise as much money as you can


Thank you so much for coming to visit - the girls are really looking forward to the journey ahead!


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Such a pleasure to meet the girls at this morning and start them on their mentoring journey. ‘It’s time for women to stop being held back and that’s why I’m so excited for this opportunity’ girls!

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Posted on April 5th 2019

Harris Academy Beckenham. Girls Network

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Harris Academy Beckenham have been lucky enough to secure a group of mentors from the Girls’ Network charity, which works to inspire and empower young women across the UK by matching them with an individual, professional female mentor. The Girls’ Network supports young women to achieve fantastic grades and provides experiences which will help boost their life chances after Education.Use 12

Thirty girls from Years 9 and 10 were invited to a launch meeting where they were introduced to the programme and shown what they were to expect from the Girls’ Network. The girls were asked to fill out an application form and prepare for an interview, as part of a rigorous selection process, from which the final 20 students were chosen to be a part of the programme. This Girls’ Network programme will run for 12 months and the girls will have monthly mentoring sessions in a fabulous Central London office!

On the 2nd April, the group were invited by The Girls’ Network to an event at the Metropolitan Police Headquarters in New Scotland Yard. We felt extremely lucky to be walking the corridors of this prestigious building and to have a fun-packed evening organised for us by the MET. Our event started with 2 workshops - the first was ‘Forensics’ where the girls were able to swab for DNA, dust for prints and they were even able to dress up as forensic scientists. They thoroughly enjoyed learning about the different chemicals and methods used to test for blood and DNA and even got to test samples themselves to see which stains were blood and which were other substances. The second workshop allowed the students to use their investigative skills as they were asked to question a “suspect” who had been arrested on suspicion of burglary, they asked some amazing, and incisive questions which really impressed the detective inspector!Use

We then ventured to the 8th Floor where we were met by all the different types of police officers in the MET, including TRIDENT, The Dog Unit and the Riot Police. The girls were given insight about the different roles the MET has to offer and how so many women have been able to excel in their careers. The final part of the day was a question and answer session with panel of senior level police officers including the Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball QPM, Chief Superintendent Sally Benatar and Clare Davies OBE, Director of HR. It was incredibly motivating and empowering for the girls to be able to hear from women who have become hugely successful in their careers. Thank you MET Police & The Girls’ Network.

This is just the beginning of the girls’ journey on what we here at Harris Academy Beckenham hope to be a fantastic and empowering experience for our girls.


By Ms Kleo Joseph - Girls’ Network lead

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