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17/12/21

Excellent gingerbread decorating! https://t.co/y3jMNGfJPy

17/12/21

A huge thank you to and for inspirational talks and workshops on leadership and resilience! https://t.co/pak3dPD346

07/12/21

Our Christmas door decorating competition has got off to a fabulous start! Here are just a few of our entries! https://t.co/zBvSDOs7zy

02/12/21

Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon at the pantomime!

30/11/21

Thank you to for your assemblies last week reminding our students to be vigilant to sexual harassment and violence and that it is never ever acceptable.

26/11/21

Today was the perfect weather for cashing in Clapham Credits for hot chocolate. Well deserved reward! https://t.co/uwjpDts4lc

24/11/21

We do 😊🐾

23/11/21

Everyone can have some time with - we just need to wait our turn. Excellent support for the mental health and wellbeing of our students. https://t.co/RPDIOxkCaF

19/11/21

Our netball teams were the stars of the show this week: a 7-0 victory for our Year 8 team and a draw for our Year 7 team. A huge well done to you all!

12/11/21

Celebrating victories for both our football and basketball teams this week! Well done! Super proud of you!

15/10/21

It has been a week of sporting success and enjoyment! Well done to our basketball team and our cross-country runners! https://t.co/kdiveJXzSE

13/10/21

Thank you to everyone who visited us at our Open Evening and three Open Mornings - and for being so complimentary about us. Our student guides thoroughly enjoyed showing you around our academy. https://t.co/6FdTGXqNtF

12/10/21

Thank you to James from Innerscope for a very engaging and motivational talk with our Year 8s! Pioneers in the making!

12/10/21

Fantastic entries for our European Day of Languages bake-off competition! https://t.co/X1A8FX60j7

06/10/21

An hour to go before we open our doors to welcome our prospective students and their parents to our Open Evening!

04/10/21

Delighted to welcome for an assembly, book reading, Q&A and book signing! Fabulous experience for our academy community. https://t.co/8c2Hhm9UaN

25/09/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

What amazing work for mid-autumn festival the students at have done! Excellent work year 7.

22/09/21

Really lovely to welcome our parents to the academy for the first time and to meet them in person. Your support and positivity is much appreciated!

10/09/21

Not only is our fantastic enrichment programme of more than 40 different activities up and running from next week, but we also have our first visiting musicians - Duo Chuva! https://t.co/ag3VvCPtzk

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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Our Curriculum

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.

For more information on the content of our curriculum, please click here.

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.

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