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.

Our Academy Ethos

Students’ progress in learning will be accelerated and tracked through a unique programme based around the development of an Academy Ethos that builds Resilience, Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness and Reciprocity in all of our students.

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Our ethos is focused on ensuring all of our students have great communication skills alongside an enterprising “can-do” attitude to being successful in life.

Our unrelenting focus on achievement will be the same as at every Harris Academy. The atmosphere will be disciplined and rigorous but also happy and caring. We will have traditional standards of uniform, courtesy and care for others.

Students’ progress in learning will be accelerated and tracked through a unique programme based around an ethos that builds Resilience, Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness and Reciprocity in all of our students.

Reciprocity

Being socially adept at learning

Students are excellent listeners and communicators. They have empathy with other and can adapt to different situation and audiences with ease. Working with different teams they can be successful in a range of roles as appropriate and they can cooperate with others to produce the best possible outcomes. They are excellent listeners and communicators and can support good learning in others as well as themselves.

Resilience

Being in-tune with learning

Students will agree challenging goals for success, identify any potential barriers to achievement and explain articulately how they will overcome them.  They will demonstrate determination and a "can do" attitude to achieving their aims.  Oracy will be used to create an optimistic environment where all is possible. Through an enterprising approach to learning students will discover fresh potential for achievement.

Resourcefulness

Being perceptive of learning

Students are able to assess situations and take risks in order to achieve their learning goals. They can exploit a wide range
of stimuli and resources that support their learning potential. In particular a wide range of sophisticated Oracy skills will be highly developed as a key resource for being successful. They will use innovative ideas to solve problems and take an entrepreneurial approach in seeking out opportunities to increase motivation and improve their life chances.

Reflectiveness

Being aware of learning potential

Students are aware of their successes and know what they need to do in order to improve further. They can be flexible and make good decisions based on well thought through planning that can be transferred to a range of situations. They are able to discuss their reasons for making decisions and are experts at communicating their views clearly. Students know themselves very well and are able to build on their strengths as well as identify and work successfully on their areas for improvement.

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