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02/07/20

Retweetd From Ms Valentín Lucas

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! https://t.co/FRV10QhuS4

01/07/20

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

Right ... you can do this! - you've got 2 days! https://t.co/AOJy6Oyghu https://t.co/J6nlrcxAAi

01/07/20

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! https://t.co/1pPa7CoBsk

30/06/20

Registered for this event but didn’t get a password. Can anyone help?

29/06/20

Retweetd From HABScience

Congratulations , and thank you for all of your hard work this year! 🎉🎊🎉 https://t.co/3QuGBDgnGq

29/06/20

Congrats 🥳⭐️🏅

27/06/20

Retweetd From Pride in London

Happy Pride from Pride in London. Though we can't march together, we're still standing with you all, no matter where you are or which communities you belong to 💖 https://t.co/KTDzVFKWux

27/06/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

Happy Pride Everyone! 🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🌈 🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 https://t.co/DxfpiuEs3h

26/06/20

Retweetd From ENGLISH@HAB

How many of you have been reading our student blog? Interesting article below written by one of our amazing students! https://t.co/e3Up99sEMj

25/06/20

What is ? And how can we shop more ethically? Bethan, Year 10, has written this excellent article for our student blog, HAB Insight. Read Bethan's article at https://t.co/8FnXEKtgno

24/06/20

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

Thank you so much for the lovely comment 😊 we want to make our new girls feel from the very start and help support them on their journey!

23/06/20

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

This Passport links to the excellent resources from - you can even win a Bundle of Books if you review the materials 📚📚📚 https://t.co/Di72iJgaWY

23/06/20

Retweetd From Pride in London

thanks. It takes meaningful actions to show other LGBT+ communities that you stand with them. During times like these it takes all of us - that includes you, me, us and we - to step up and show that we are truly there for one another. Reply to opt-out.

23/06/20

Retweetd From Actors of Dionysus

Such a brilliant idea for transitioning to secondary school! Best of luck from the aod team to the Year 6's of https://t.co/w3dgoaN0nu

23/06/20

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

we are really looking forward to welcoming your pupils in 2020. Chloe asked some great questions about homework & music lessons... scroll down for the answers and there's a video too https://t.co/gpiWt9PEQ2 https://t.co/Di72iJgaWY

23/06/20

Retweetd From Lyndsay Harris

These videos are amazing! Well done Year 7 students - you are all helping the Year 6 HABGirls make a successful transition https://t.co/EeSQlx3L7B

23/06/20

Retweetd From khadijah mellah

My account had been hacked for the past 2 months. I have lost roughly 6000 followers but I am determined to bounce back, so I can continue to reach out about racing and improve the diversity in sport. It would help me massively if you could follow, repost and share my insta page https://t.co/t5CS1naJDX

23/06/20

Retweetd From Pride in London

We're calling on everyone who would've taken part in to make an act of allyship for an LGBT+ community other than their own. Our goal is to reach 30,000 acts - one for every person who would've marched. Hit the ❤️ button to make your pledge. https://t.co/8N0KDqMeEc

23/06/20

Retweetd From ENGLISH@HAB

Congratulations to our Bedrock SUPERSTARS! https://t.co/UoCBjrkUA7

23/06/20

Retweetd From ENGLISH@HAB

Don’t forget to complete a minimum of TWO Bedrock lessons this week - a joint effort means we may WIN 💪🏾💪🏻💪🏽💪🏿. https://t.co/p4W5kJRkrh

Harris Academies
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Curriculum Overview

Every student, irrespective of starting point or individual characteristics, will be provided full and unimpeded access to the HAB curriculum. Our staff will be given continuing professional development which empowers them to ensure this accessibility.

Every student, irrespective of their starting point, will be provided opportunity to learn rich content that allows access to excellent examination performance, facilitating broad choice when moving to the next stage in their education, training or employment. Examination results are the outcome of, not the motivation for, highly effective teaching and learning.

This page contains an overview of our curriculum across all Key Stages. Details of the curriculum for each subject can be viewed on our Subjects pages. The following documents gives parents a flavour of the topics students will be studying each year.

For more in depth information please view the Progression Plans on each individual subject page. For further information about the curriculum please contact Gillian Hodgson on Gillian.Hodgson@harrisbermondsey.org.uk or 0207 237 9316.


Deep and broad knowledge

The curriculum will intend to provide every student with deep and broad knowledge of all subjects they study so that they may work towards mastery of those subjects. There is the implicit understanding throughout the design of our curriculum that this ‘mastery’ looks different, and will be achieved differently, in each subject specialism.

The curriculum will form a well sequenced narrative that builds both substantive and disciplinary knowledge.

HABG 064We actively encourage our staff to improve and refine their existing subject ‘content’ knowledge through active engagement with the latest academic thought, publications and research. We also actively encourage our staff to seek opportunities to enhance their understanding of how this content knowledge feeds into their knowledge of how to deliver it in the classroom – pedagogical content knowledge – through subject associations, for example.

All teachers will draw on the curriculum to secure their pedagogical content knowledge and all teachers will update the curriculum with improved sequencing, narratives and explanations using evidence of the impact of the curriculum.

How the curriculum is being implemented, and its subsequent impact will be monitored routinely against the intended curriculum outcomes and teachers will be provided with feedback that supports them in that implementation - improving their explanations, narratives and sequencing within and across lessons so that all students have access to and can achieve the intended curriculum outcomes.

Every teacher, irrespective of their stage, is a leader of curriculum and is afforded opportunity to enhance their practice and contribute to the curriculum development.


HAB curriculum implementation

Harris Academy Bermondsey aspires to a knowledge rich curriculum where curriculum is the mastery of a body of subject-specific knowledge defined by the subject specialists taking account of the national curriculum and the shared wisdom of subject pedagogical communities.

The big ideas and invaluable knowledge of a subject which pupils will acquire are planned skillfully by specialist subject teams. Skills are developed naturally as students gain more subject specialist knowledge.

HABG 074All subjects taught within the academy have an intent statement which sets out the inherent worth and purpose of the subject as well the intent behind the curriculum. This is reviewed on an annual basis and all staff within the teams contribute and understand the intent.

The curriculum is sequenced in a way which allows an overarching narrative to exist across units of work, year groups, key stages and the whole time in the academy. This enables each subject to teach hierarchical elements of the curriculum in the correct order. It also allows cumulative elements of the curriculum to be introduced in an order which is appropriate for each individual subject. Teams will review the sequencing of the curriculum on an annual basis taking into account the evidence derived from comparing actual outcomes with intended outcomes.

Units within the curriculum are planned to provide a resource to share best practice and train staff in the best practice of sequencing new learning. The unit curriculum plans will include:

  • Extracts from the syllabus/National curriculum / federation curriculum documents
  • New knowledge taught within that unit
  • Gateway concepts the student need to be able to access the new knowledge
  • The vocabulary required within that unit, this will not all be subject specific vocabulary
  • The hinterland which will utilise cognitive science to ensure staff share the best narratives and explanations that make the subject memorable and avoid cognitive overload whilst providing sufficient wider knowledge to put the new knowledge into a memorable context.

HABG 040Each leader of a subject curriculum, along with their team of subject specialists, will choose the most appropriate resources for the curriculum. The curriculum will dictate the use of resources, rather than the other way around – for example, where subject leaders choose text books this will follow a rigorous assessment of the textbook and making sure that the textbook matches the expectations of the curriculum. Where quality text books do not exist the specialist teachers will create and share appropriate resources.


How will we judge the impact of the curriculum?

Assessment of the curriculum will compare the actual outcomes of students with the intended outcomes of the curriculum. Each department plans the assessments that will be used to monitor the effectiveness of the curriculum and will use this to adjust the curriculum of future units to minimise any gaps in the narrative of the subject.

In all departments, teachers will utilise live marking, corrections in class and whole class feedback to ensure students learn more and remember more. Staff review the achievements of their classes and then plan lessons to address misconceptions or extend progress.

To ensure that students learn more and remember more of our knowledge rich curriculum, in all departments, students will complete weekly or bi-weekly recall style quizzes that respond to knowledge-learning homework (subjects with more than one lesson per week will have weekly quizzes). These knowledge assessments will provide regular opportunities to recall knowledge through quizzes, exit tickets, multiple-choice questions and other tasks that require students to demonstrate their acquisition of knowledge.

Every fifth week of the each half term there will be one formal “what do I need to improve” lesson for all classes in the academy. Whole class, and where required individual, feedback will be provided on what students have learned and remembered. The teacher will identify what students need to do to improve.

All departments will have two summative assessment points each academic year to assess how well students are learning the content in the progression plan. Each assessment is in two parts. The first part is a knowledge acquisition checker that may be multiple choice, recall questions or short tasks suitable to the subject. This first part is to be a substantial examination. The second part is a demonstration assessment which assess students’ ability to utilise the knowledge. The final mark will then be an equal combination of both parts and will be collected as a percentage.


The academy assessment policy can be downloaded on the Teaching and Learning page. For further details about assessment, please contact Assistant Principal Daisy Mitchel-Rose Daisy.Mitchell-Forster@harrisbermondsey.org.uk