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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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Teacher of Science required 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 October 5th 2018

Black History Month - Promoting Black Authors

To mark Black History Month our sixth formers led a special assembly this week. Our library is also featuring books by black British authors and encouraging students to borrow them.

Sixth former Korede writes…

“The continuous systematic oppression and overt degradation of black people all over the globe are highlighted through movements such as #blacklivesmatter and #sayhername. Thus it is indubitable that the celebration of a black history month is imperative now more than ever.

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Korede is pictured (left) with other sixth formers who gave the assembly.

Through recognising the valiant efforts of undervalued members in society such as Claudia Jones, Billy Strachan, Michael Omari (AKA Stormzy) as well as the women essential to establishing and maintaining the NHS, we ultimately create a narrative in which the achievements of key black figures are recognised and commemorated.

In an inclusive school that encourages intellectual curiosity and develops individual gifts, Harris Academy Bermondsey has taken the responsibility to not just focus on our academic attainment, but to make our experiences here holistic. The assembly on black history month was therefore a success. It testified that though indeed 28 days are not enough to pay respect to the achievements of those who struggled before our time, their key virtues such as passion, purpose and dedication are those which should remain exhibited in the school, creating an ethos that allows for us to internalise attributes, therefore creating HAB excellence.”

Promoting books by black authors

All this month our library is promoting and celebrating books by black authors from around the world.

Mayasa (pictured below) says: “I’ve read lots of biographies about black people but I haven’t read many fiction books by black people. I don’t know that many black authors.”

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Iqra (pictured below) says: “Most of the authors I know are white. I’m interested in reading black authors because they’ll tell me something new and different about the world.”

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Iman and Praise (pictured below) say: “We are overwhelmingly happy to see an increase in black authors, especially black female authors. It’s great to be represented by a plethora of people who share the same views and passions as we do.”

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