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16/10/19

🗣 Enrichment Update 🗣 The LAMDA and Archery club will still take place this Friday at 2pm. The year 9 and 10 Rugby will start again after half term! Email our enrichment lead Mr Christopher for any queries you may have.

16/10/19

As part of our Black History Month celebrations we were honoured to welcome AYF choir, visiting from Kampala and touring the USA and UK, who treated our Y7 students to a fantastic, uplifting musical performance! https://t.co/mMIxJsDyk4

16/10/19

Many congratulations to our Y11 GCSE PE students attending their rock climbing assessment - we are proud to confirm they all passed with flying colours! https://t.co/GcbpvgTIWc

15/10/19

A brilliant day at the final assessment for the World Class Schools Award! We wait nervously for the result but know these three have done us proud! https://t.co/Rlmgty4uxW

13/10/19

Ms Cowley - a truly inspirational leader and a well deserved award recognising all you do for HABE and our students. Well done! https://t.co/e0bD7rSWzc

11/10/19

SO proud of our very own Ms Cownley for her award!

11/10/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

🎶"We're not gona sit in silence, we're not gona live in fear..!"🎵 https://t.co/aD69d6I0qI

11/10/19

The absolute highlight of our conference! A stunning performance! Well done Harris in Harmony! https://t.co/BrD4XAlN4p

11/10/19

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Lord Harris addresses the Harris Fed staff at this years conference. https://t.co/sQ9nFanBdb

11/10/19

Retweetd From 📝 Emma Sheppard 📖

sponsoring 30 FT nursery places (+ 3 staff places) at the new nursery in Peckham so that families can have completely free childcare provision. That’s pretty amazing https://t.co/cIvKksYVnG

11/10/19

Retweetd From James Handscombe

“Fixing the education disadvantage gap is what we are for - and it’s a battle.” Dan Moynihan emphasizing the moral centre and compass of the Harris Federation.

11/10/19

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What a fantastic way to start our conference - by celebrating and his successes! Jamie trained with us last year. Go Jamie! https://t.co/YyvMNBcboV

11/10/19

We are so proud of Natalie and Oscar, Head Girl and Head Boy of HABE opening our Federation Conference! https://t.co/oOWr2EX0vO

11/10/19

Here we go! So proud of our wonderful students leading today’s event! https://t.co/hKtTLlPpL5

11/10/19

Looking forward to it! We are on our way! https://t.co/fpHBtWpo6Z

10/10/19

Polite reminder that Harris Academy Beckenham is closed to all students tomorrow, Friday 11th October 2019 for Inset Day. Students are expected back on Monday 14th October at normal time.

08/10/19

Please note Inset day is this Friday 11th October 2019. Harris Academy Beckenham will be closed to all students. Students to return to Academy starting normal time on Monday 14th October 2019.

03/10/19

Welcome to our Y11 Raising Achievement Evening tonight, 5.45 to 7.00pm. It is a crucial opportunity for students and parents to build the foundations for success as we approach the final year of GCSE studies. All students are expected to attend with parents wherever possible.

02/10/19

FSB 30:30 event. Attended by honoured guests and representatives from local businesses, an exciting opportunity for our Y13 students! https://t.co/6G3Fsuy9Px

01/10/19

Our Y11 Raising Achievement Evening on 3rd Oct, 5.45 to 7.00pm, is a crucial opportunity for students and parents to build the foundations for success as we approach the final year of GCSE studies and all students are expected to attend ideally with parents wherever possible.

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Curriculum Overview

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Curriculum Intent

The overarching aim of Harris Academy Beckenham is to end the cycle of poverty and disadvantage: ambition and aspiration dictate the model of our curriculum.

Our founding principle that all children are equal and there is, therefore, equity of entitlement to knowledge for each of our students and their families; to improve the life chances for all students and accelerate social mobility leads our vision.

By combining Science and Enterprise as our specialisms, we have created a vibrant, innovative learning environment in which the concepts of discovery, innovation and ground-breaking achievement can flourish. As well as embedding an enriching, challenging science curriculum, comprising personalised pathways to a range of qualifications, we encourage our students to adopt a systematic, precise and logical approach to their academic studies. This is partnered with a resourceful, inventive and resilient, ‘can do’ attitude to guarantee high achievement. Our ethos centres on the crucial skills of Resilience, Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness and Reciprocity; learning attitudes and skills which will empower our students to become the best that they can be while at the Academy and beyond. Our ambition for all students is to Aspire, Discover, Achieve, and this underpins our mastery inspired curriculum.

The central place of knowledge within the curriculum is explicit within our Academy. The inventive design of our curriculum and the high-quality implementation of that curriculum are integral to what we do as an individual Academy and as a vital part of Harris Federation.

The purpose of our Academy is revealed by the curriculum we provide and the quality of the teaching that delivers our knowledge rich curriculum.

Our curriculum, then, becomes a deliberate and explicit guarantor of equality as we work to close the limits to opportunity that exist in society. We ensure all our students have access to a broad and balanced body of knowledge regardless of demographics and starting points. To this end we have worked as a collaborative Multi Academy Trust. We harness the expertise from within Harris Academy Beckenham, working in collaboration with the consultants and network strands to develop a relevant, challenging and rich curriculum model. Whilst we offer personalised pathways for our learners at each key stage, all students have equal access to a broad and diverse curriculum.

The high expectations we have of each teacher includes the directive to drive forward this mission to expand opportunities for all young people in areas of deep disadvantage. Harris Academy Beckenham bases its drive and ambition on our ethos of 4Rs: Resilience; Reflectiveness; Resourcefulness and Reciprocity to create challenging and stimulating lessons and activities as part of our academy curriculum. Our enrichment curriculum provides a further extension to our students’ learning, providing opportunities to further consolidate the 4Rs as well as enhance every child’s cultural capital.

Statement of Principle

Aspire. Discover. Achieve.

To provide all students with opportunities to access and engage with the best possible curriculum, but also to help students comprehend that while knowledge is powerful it is also insecure, contested and evolving. We encourage our students to see themselves as enquiring learners who help to build their own sense of their place within their educational world.

We secure concepts in English and Mathematics throughout every phase and this acts as a gateway to acquiring core knowledge in a rich range of subjects such that we develop students’ expertise within those individual subject disciplines.

Our curriculum pivots on WORD (Writing, Oracy, Reading Development), with every teacher dedicated to raising the levels of eloquent, accurate and confident communication of every student. An enriched vocabulary enables a better understanding of concepts and ideas and we facilitate access to knowledge beyond our students’ ordinary daily experiences. We do this by expanding their cultural capital and the breadth of their vocabulary. Children are exposed to a variety of texts both fiction and non-fiction, a wide range of creative arts and thoughtfully planned learning outside the classroom. We recognise that “the curriculum” is not just a timetable and that engagement in co-curricular opportunities is encouraged at every stage through everything from the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Harris Experience, Federation Sports Day and the events that give platforms for all our students’ talents.

Students in Year 7 and 8 are now following a three-year Key Stage 3 curriculum, meaning that GCSE and other vocational options will be taken at the end of Year 9. This is a change from previous practice and has been made in light of our new knowledge rich curriculum and the increasing demand of the new GCSE specifications. This means we need to ensure every child has mastered and understood all of the key concepts in each subject area prior to choosing their Key Stage 4 Option choices.

 

Year 7 Curriculum Overview

Year 7 will follow the new 3 year KS3

All students will study the following number of 80 minute lessons per week:

  • 3 English
  • 3 Mathematics
  • 3 Science
  • 2 Physical Education
  • 1 Religious Education
  • 1 History
  • 1 Geography
  • 1 Art and Design
  • 1 Drama
  • 1 Music
  • 2 French, Spanish or Mandarin

Students will engage with IT through all subjects areas; using the internet for research, for extended writing, presentations and in the production of tables and graphs.

For students who are behind their chronological age in literacy and numeracy, catch up will be provided within the curriculum.

Students will complete a 25 minute tutorial each day where they will cover additional PSHE, learn about British values, improve their reading and plan future career opportunities. This will be supplemented by regular drop down days to cover these aspects of students’ personal development in further detail.

The Academy is also proud to offer a rich and varied enrichment timetable of activities that take place before and after the Academy each day.

Year 8 Curriculum Overview

Year 8 will follow the new 3 year KS3

All students will study the following number of 80 minute lessons per week:

  • 4 English
  • 3 Mathematics
  • 3 Science
  • 1 Physical Education
  • 1 Religious Education
  • 1 History
  • 1 Geography
  • 1 Art
  • 1 Design and Technology
  • 1 Performing Arts
  • 2 French or Spanish

Students will engage with IT through all subjects areas; using the internet for research, for extended writing, presentations and in the production of tables and graphs.

For students who are behind their chronological age in literacy and numeracy, catch up will be provided within the curriculum.

Students will complete a 25 minute tutorial each day where they will cover additional PSHE, learn about British values, improve their reading and plan future career opportunities. This will be supplemented by regular drop down days to cover these aspects of students’ personal development in further detail.

The Academy is also proud to offer a rich and varied enrichment timetable of activities that take place before and after the Academy each day.

Year 9 Curriculum Overview

Year 9 are following a Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The number of option subjects has been increased to 4 to ensure a broad curriculum and increased opportunities for EBacc uptake.

All students will study the following number of 80 minute lessons per week.

  • 3 English (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 3 Mathematics (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 3 Science (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 1 Physical Education
  • 1 Citizenship
  • 2 Option A
  • 2 Option B
  • 2 Option C
  • 2 Option D

Students will engage with IT through all subjects areas; using the internet for research, for extended writing, presentations and in the production of tables and graphs.

Students will complete a 25 minute tutorial each day where they will cover additional PSHE, learn about British values, improve their reading and plan future career opportunities. This will be supplemented by regular drop down days to cover these aspects of students’ personal development in further detail.

The Academy is also proud to offer a rich and varied enrichment timetable of activities that take place before and after the Academy each day.

Year 10 Curriculum Overview

Year 10 are following a Key Stage 4 Curriculum

All students will study the following number of 80 minute lessons per week.

  • 4 English
  • 4 Mathematics
  • 3 Science (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 1 Physical Education (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 1 Citizenship (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 2 Option A
  • 2 Option B
  • 2 Option C

Students will engage with IT through all subjects areas; using the internet for research, for extended writing, presentations and in the production of tables and graphs.

Students will complete a 25 minute tutorial each day where they will cover additional PSHE, learn about British values, improve their reading and plan future career opportunities. This will be supplemented by regular drop down days to cover these aspects of students’ personal development in further detail.

The Academy is also proud to offer a rich and varied enrichment timetable of activities that take place before and after the Academy each day.

Year 11 Curriculum Overview

Year 11 are following a Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The number of option subjects has been increased to 4 to ensure a broad curriculum and increased opportunities for EBacc uptake.

All students will study the following number of 80 minute lessons per week.

  • 4 English
  • 3 Mathematics (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 4 Science
  • 1 Physical Education (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 1 Citizenship (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 2 Option A
  • 2 Option B
  • 2 Option C

Students will engage with IT through all subjects areas; using the internet for research, for extended writing, presentations and in the production of tables and graphs.

Students will complete a 25 minute tutorial each day where they will cover additional PSHE, learn about British values, improve their reading and plan future career opportunities. This will be supplemented by regular drop down days to cover these aspects of students’ personal development in further detail.

The Academy is also proud to offer a rich and varied enrichment timetable of activities that take place before and after the Academy each day.