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17/09/20

Our students are loving all their enrichment opportunities! Today alone there was keyboard club, table tennis, football, debating and cookery club! Bake-off worthy apple crumbles! https://t.co/PpIxbn7CTZ

17/09/20

Retweetd From South London Press

New school opens doors in Clapham https://t.co/yc0iefa36k

14/09/20

Day 3 and enrichment is up and running! https://t.co/CrDZufqFuL

11/09/20

Two fabulous days of induction and work on The Clapham Commitment! Well done to staff and students alike! https://t.co/YitJOeT62I

10/09/20

Fabulous first day with our students today! So great to see them all!

18/08/20

Closer and closer and closer https://t.co/GQVfW1xf3K

03/07/20

Thank you, Team Clapham, for an incredible two days of staff training in the virtual world! We cannot wait to see you and our students in September!

17/06/20

Thank you for all your hard work in ensuring our school will be ready for us! https://t.co/SzMMI0SHaz

26/05/20

Definitely opening in September

26/05/20

Fantastically quick response from our parents to our information requests. Thank you! Thoroughly enjoying reading our student responses too. Keep them coming in!

06/03/20

Another week of ‘firsts’: our first ever National offer Day, first official newsletter to our prospective parents and another site visit, which although not a ‘first’ was certainly the first time we saw skilled professionals on stilts. So impressive! https://t.co/mtACQsPMgs

28/01/20

First official site visit today! This is when you realise that a staircase not only leads to a phenomenal view. It is also truly symbolic of a vision coming together. https://t.co/kOV9jmN28z

13/01/20

All plans on track to welcome our students in September! Our building continues to take shape (thank you ), our senior leaders have been appointed and our next round of recruitment is well underway. https://t.co/386BkZiIJb

09/12/19

Here is our December update. Great to see such progress! https://t.co/L7WpNW0FbI

01/12/19

Look forward to our students creating their own version of this next year as we show care for our community. https://t.co/0YSK62F820

29/11/19

Delighted to attend the assembly at Hitherfield Primary School this morning to award Daisy her prize for winning our Christmas card design competition! Such talent and creativity. What a way to start our Christmas card tradition. Well done, Daisy! https://t.co/yWSkL0MJrO

13/11/19

We have a roof and some walls already! Exciting! https://t.co/0I2515aJaP

17/10/19

Our latest aerial views - in amongst the green of Clapham! https://t.co/QbZceKRbcp

14/10/19

Such positivity from Year 6 at this morning for our assembly!

11/10/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Tomorrow these chairs will be filled with over 4000 colleagues for our annual conference. We look forward to welcoming you in the morning! https://t.co/HVikE380T2

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.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Clapham

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

Student leadership

There will be so many opportunities for our students to develop and demonstrate their leadership skills. This will include opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom.

The aims of our student leadership initiatives are to:

  • encourage active student engagement in learning and the life of the Academy/ Federation and community
  • be inclusive and give students a range of ways to model The Clapham Commitment and to represent their academy, including in the recruitment of staff
  • nurture the skills required to develop responsibility, independence, teamwork and maturity in relationships with students and staff
  • design appropriate curriculum and extra-curricular/enrichment opportunities that are influenced by student voice and choice
  • promote active citizenship by establishing a fully functioning democratic body with real influence in the Academy
  • contribute to whole Academy improvement
  • develop staff: student dialogue, with a focus on improving the quality of education provided.

Student Leadership Organisation

Student Forum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Forum - The Forum is a key mechanism for discussing and making suggestions about issues of whole Academy importance but which represent students’ collective views. This body will be democratically elected from each tutor group (one per tutor).

 

The Student Forum be led by the Senior Tutees (one boy and one girl). The Forum will meet formally once per term. It will have an agenda and planning programme to guide its work.

Additional Student Leadership Roles

These students are not elected but chosen by staff and have specific roles.

  • Peer Mentor
  • Buddy
  • Clapham Commitment Ambassadors: these will include Tour Guide, Library Monitor, Innovation Experience Advisors, Enrichment Reviewer, Arts Ambassadors. Other roles may be added during the year.

Each role will come with a job description. This will explain to students what their role will involve. Students can then choose to apply if they feel that the role suits their interests.

Our leadership roles will start towards the end of September.

Surveys

All students will have the opportunity to express their views, suggestions, ideas and concerns about Academy life through the Student Forum. Summaries of student views will also be gathered as required, for example, about enrichment.

In our first year, the termly focus for Student Forum meeting will be research and feedback on:

Term 1 – What is it like to be a student at Harris Clapham? Do we feel safe here?

Term 2 – What is the range and quality of enrichment?

Term 3 – What do we want for Year 8 and what will make our lives better?