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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

08/10/19

Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon speaking to Year 6 students at King’s Avenue and Glenbrook Primary.Such knowledgeable and engaging students who thoroughly enjoyed their first taste of a Chinese lesson courtesy of Mr Stagg.

07/10/19

Retweetd From Lambeth Council

Don't risk missing out on your child's choice of secondary school. If your child was born between 01/09/08 & 31/08/09 apply now for places starting in September 2020. Deadline for applications is 31 October 2019 https://t.co/V0x7Ljeqt2 https://t.co/1Tv2oqz74U

03/10/19

A fabulous turn-out again last night for our second open evening. Lovely to see and speak to so many prospective parents and students. Thank you also to students from our previous school for coming along to share their experiences from a student's point of view.

02/10/19

The perfect blue-sky day for an update on how our building is progressing! https://t.co/IkK6ACUJVJ

02/10/19

If you did not manage to get in to see us last week, please do join us for our next open event this evening! https://t.co/owy4adAXv1

26/09/19

Three jam- packed halls full of visitors tonight. So lovely to see you all. If you did not manage to join us this evening, our next open evening is on 2 October.

26/09/19

Our first-ever open evening is here! Look forward to sharing with prospective parents and students our vision, values, commitment and, of course, our state of the art facilities being built as we speak! https://t.co/pk3ebmW85X

20/09/19

Lovely to meet students, parents and staff last night. Great questions and positivity. Very much looking forward to strengthening our ties in the future.

17/09/19

Thank you Glenbrook Primary School staff, parents and students for the very warm welcome and enthusiasm at the secondary transfer meeting yesterday afternoon. Look forward to working with you

17/09/19

Our first-ever prospectus is ready to read here: https://t.co/PWRDfIg0iW

13/09/19

Thank you for the warm welcome, positivity and enthusiasm at the secondary transfer meeting held last night. Look forward to seeing you at our open events https://t.co/vrxk5HB3q3

10/09/19

Thank you and for your warm welcome and enthusiasm at our meetings yesterday!

09/09/19

Prospective Year 7 parents and students - join us at our open events to hear and see more about us and our September 2020 opening! https://t.co/paDIzhlEvi

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.

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Curriculum

Endeavour. Self-belief. Honesty. Excellence. Global.

At the heart of the curriculum will be the mantra ‘subject comes first’. Teachers must and will teach deep subject content. Our leaders and teachers will carefully choose and sequence the topics, concepts, vocabulary and body of knowledge that students must learn in the process of becoming confident subject specialists.

Here at Clapham, the intent of our curriculum is to:

  • provide rich and varied contexts for students to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills, to encourage a desire for lifelong learning
  • encourage the best possible progress for all by selecting and sequencing subject content in a way that enables our students to master the vocabulary and knowledge of their subjects from day one
  • enable all students to develop their creativity and talents to the full, including celebrating and being successful in learning a modern foreign language
  • ensure that the curriculum is used as a progression model
  • personalise our curriculum ensuring it is flexible and appropriate, preparing students for their futures as workers and citizens
  • promote students' self-esteem, mental and emotional well-being
  • enable students to understand and model fundamental British values in their everyday lives.

In order to keep focused on the ‘bigger picture’, everyone will ensure:

  • Depth before breadth
  • Knowledge and vocabulary come first, enabling skills to develop
  • Personal development supports academic development
  • Literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills are vital to personal and academic success.

Please do read our curriculum policy which is on our website. This will give you more detailed information about the curriculum and the range of subjects that our students will study.

You will see that we value and celebrate the importance of our students being able to study modern foreign languages. This will happen both during formal lessons but also in our extra-curricular provision, including visits and trips.

Our students must have maximum opportunities to make their mark in the world and will hugely benefit from learning and speaking a modern foreign language. The British Council (2017) in their ‘Languages for the future’ report stated that Spanish, Mandarin, French, Arabic and German top the list of languages that will be more important to Britain post-Brexit. We will ensure that our students a literate not only in English but in languages that will fully prepare them for their future careers. This is also why ‘global’ is one of our core values.

Enrichment:

The academy will place importance on our students being able to learn and enjoy new challenges. Our after-academy programme will be flexible – there will be new opportunities each term, including different sports that students can choose from. There will also be long-term clubs such as chess club, journalism club and debating that students can choose from.  The enrichment calendar for each term will be published on the academy website.