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17 weeks in, 6000+ meals, care parcels of masks, sanitisers, little snacks & really strong relationships made through our food network at for all your help ❤️Lisa


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Enjoyed making this little lockdown vid w the school band for our virtual graduation! 🎶🙌💖 Mixing phone audio was interesting. 🤓


See a letter about Sept arrangements for our new Year 7s at this link Details of Sept arrangements for Years 8-13 are at this link Thank you.


A massive THANK YOU to all our students, parents and staff for your support over the past few difficult months. We hope you all have a great summer and really look foward to seeing you all again in Sept! 🙂


Watch the HAB Band perform 'Valerie' for our Class of 2020 Year 11 Leavers!


"Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Curious." Here's a special video message to our Class of 2020 Year 11 leavers from your teachers!


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Hi all keep an eye out for you Preparation Work for September. You will provided this in all your subjects. Check on Teams and on the school website!


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An opportunity not to be missed 🙌🏽🙌🏾💪🏾💪🏼👩🏾‍💻👩🏾‍🚀👩🏽‍🔬


Tara in Year 7 has made these lovely dolls in our academy colours to be our lockdown mascots. We’re naming them Dollinkas, or little dolls. Thanks Tara! We think they are really sweet :-)


A video message to our wonderful Year 13s as they embark on the next stage of their journey... we will miss you loads. of you, always.


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with brush pen:


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7, 8 and 9 with pencil:


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Today's will be the last tutorial for this term. How time flies!


The charity has created a great series of FREE online mini-modules to help mums develop their tech skills over the summer. You'll find modules on getting started with the internet, email, safety online, social media, and more. Have a look!


The National Literacy Trust has just announced their amazing Words for Work internship programme with Lancome, Great Portland Estates and Pwc! This experience will make your CVs and UCAS applications stand out from the crowd. Apply today!


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A great site to encourage our A-Level students to be informed of Hispanic current affairs. All summarised in just a minute and updated every hour!


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Right ... you can do this! - you've got 2 days!


Hello Year 6! If you are starting Year 7 at Harris Academy Bermondsey in September you can now watch a five-minute video tour of the school here. Let Dr Hay be your guide!

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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Music at HAB is designed to help students develop as creative, effective and independent learners with enquiring minds.

Pupils will engage with and appreciate the diverse heritage of music, in order to promote personal, social, intellectual and cultural development. Students will acquire knowledge of music from different parts of the world as well as different points in history such as:

  • The Concerto through time
  • Rhythms of the world (Eastern Mediterranean, Samba, Calypso, Indian Classical and Bhangra)
  • Music for Film and Game
  • Conventions of Pop.

They will use this knowledge to recognise links between the integrated activities of performing, composing and appraising whilst developing imagination and fostering creativity. Students will acquire knowledge of musical conventions, processes and contextual influences that affect the way music is created, performed and heard. Including the effect of different intentions, uses, venues, available resources and the cultural environments.

Students will apply the skills of performance, composing and appraising to their own work as well as professional work at every opportunity. The curriculum is naturally vertical and cumulative in terms of its structure and all learning that has gone before adds to the whole body of each student’s substantive and disciplinary knowledge.

“Progression in music is, simply, about improving the quality, depth and breadth of student’s musical responses over time.” Music in schools: promoting good practice  - Ofsted

In Music, we understand that students come with a range of musical abilities so we encourage each learner to express themselves, push themselves and take risks, while working at their own pace. Our students will:

  • Grow to be effective musicians who not only make outstanding progress and achievement in Music, but will also engage with and enjoy their learning;
  • Become confident and resilient learners who will be skilled in exploring musical principles;
  • Mature into supportive and self-assured members of society with strong team working skills and the confidence to perform in front of an audience.

Our intent is to develop a curriculum that:

  • Creates a culture of high aspirations and achievement in Music through exposing students to high quality musical works and performances from peers and from industry professionals, as well as celebrating the musical achievements and progress of our students;
  • Tailors learning of music theory and practical composing and performing skills around the needs of individuals;
  • Provides regular performance opportunities for students in lessons, and wider opportunities to perform at school events; although this is partly enrichment, these experiences help to prepare students for the performance component of GCSE Music;
  • Gives students the knowledge necessary to discuss music with expertise and deepen their understanding of musical terminology;
  • Exposes students to high quality musical performances and outstanding attainment, through the sharing of work from high achieving students and industry professionals.
  • Creates a culture of high aspirations and achievement;
  • Tailors learning around the needs of individuals;
  • Creates opportunities for all learners to be successful with concerted effort;
  • Raises and maintains outstanding standards of achievement.

Medium-term plans (MTPs) for all years can be downloaded below.