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As ever & his team beautifully judge integration of rich thorough substantive knowledge with rigorous disciplinary learning, kept close to historical scholarship, never in thrall to proxies, never confusing awful GCSE questions with quality. And he gets better results


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Saw the idea of doing ‘examiner reports’ and have done ‘Assessment Reports’ for Year 7. Allows the students to see beyond banal, repetitive www/ebi’s and ensure that the focus is on long term retention of key content knowledge


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"Can you name a female scientist from history?" Claire Jones, of , has an interesting article on the erasure of women from the history of science


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What a fantastic week in MFL at ! All Year 9 MFL students have now visited the NPG to describe portraits in French and Spanish and our KS4 Spanish students had a fantastic time at another great MFL Cinema Evening!


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Fabulous evening and so good to be with so many inspirational Loved the performance by HABFemSoc


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A bit of creative science going on this week, building models of atoms and cells... finished products to come soon!


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What brilliant young women they are. I am so chuffed with my badge, it's in pride of place. I want to join!


Such a pleasure for to meet Angela Rippon tonight and hear speak: ‘’Your voices cannot be denied.’’


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of HABFemSoc who spoke powerfully at the House of Commons this evening about their futures as


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Using every medium we can find to create our presentations for the Architects Ambassador programme presentation!


Don't forget it's Year 8 Parents' Evening, Tuesday 11 Dec, 5pm. See you there!


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No more "we can't find any black female writers": Here are 62 scribes in one photo


Well done to Mahila in Year 8 who won the prize in our European Day of ’ treasury hunt. Thank you to all our students and teachers for taking part!


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“History is about the study of change. Historians are agents in that change” -


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Some of our native Spanish-speaking students across Year 8-11 have volunteered to be paired up with a Y11 Spanish student. They meet every Tuesday before school at our MFL Conversation Club. I feel so proud to see their confidence grow as their conversational skills improve!


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"It’s not enough to tell a girl ‘be more confident’. You actually have to give her the tools to see that the inadequacies that she’s feeling aren’t anything to do with her." on Gender Inclusivity at


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Yesterday’s MFL Cinema Evening at was a success! Our KS3 Spanish students loved watching “Coco” and trying some Spanish delicacies!

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Posted on July 19th 2018

Little Women - School Production Review

"This young cast delivers a performance far beyond their years." Mr Tobin reviews our recent school production of Little Women.

The story of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, has been told many times, in many settings and by many performers. It can’t, however, have been performed much better than in its current outing at Harris Academy Bermondsey by a stellar student cast who have brought this timeless tale of growing up, the importance of family and staying true to yourself to a whole new audience.

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Polished and professional

Every element of the show, from the set to the costumes to the music and the technical work are all so polished and professional that the audience cannot help but be transported to Civil War-era America where the play is set.

From the opening scene, to the emotional core and right through to the end, the production is a joy to watch and it is astonishing to consider that, for some of these actors, it is their debut performance.

Though this production packs an emotional punch, it also creates laughs in equal measure. This is due, in large part, to the way these young performers draw the audience into the world of the strong, independent-minded March sisters and their journey through adolescence and into adulthood.

Excitement and innocence

The progression of these characters through the years is reflected in a seamless change of cast as the show develops. The Year 7 and 8 performers wonderfully portray the excitement and innocence of the younger March sisters while the Year 9 and 10 actors capture their first, tentative steps into an adult world perfectly.

With excellent direction from Ms Harvey, this young cast delivers a performance far beyond their years and it is fitting that a story that explores the lives of young women on the cusp of moving into new and challenging situations should be told by such an accomplished cast of female performers.

With the weeks and months of dedication, commitment and practice evident in this production, we can only wait and see what is next in store for these bright young stars of the stage.

Mr Tobin