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15/01/21

Happy Friday to all HPS6F and Aspire students, staff and families. This week at school Summer, Jessica, Summer, Benito and Da’anah baked some delicious cookies. We hope you are all keeping safe. Have a lovely weekend. https://t.co/I9jL6ruqfo

15/05/19

Maths Teacher... https://t.co/o517ThkAbK

15/05/19

Media Teacher... https://t.co/9p5mxIvaqX

15/05/19

English Teacher... https://t.co/MwZNyF0rq8

15/05/19

Science Teacher... https://t.co/VF5LRqNwq5

14/03/19

Retweetd From ADP

We're thrilled to announce that our design for – an innovative project converting a former police station into a school – is a finalist! 🤞 Fingers crossed… 🤞 https://t.co/UhD7UqDb7x

14/03/19

Thematic Day at today

27/06/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation

'This has given me a second chance' - read about the amazing support for students at in today’s Times. The school, it says, is ‘proof that it is possible to take children who have failed in mainstream education and turn them around.' https://t.co/TUcDuaRCPv

05/03/18

The Academy is back to normal today, students are expected in by 8.30am in full uniform

02/03/18

Harris Aspire is OPEN until 12.30 today, Friday 2nd March

01/03/18

Harris Aspire is CLOSED today due to the adverse weather conditions, check website, Twitter & Facebook for updates

12/12/16

Retweetd From Bedazzle

Off for our Mental Health roadshow with our friends and https://t.co/UPf9aDFL3S

17/10/16

roll on tomorrow all students to learn CPR

07/10/16

British Heart Foundation - Restart a Heart Day 18 Oct whole school to learn CPR with

07/10/16

Students to take part in BHF Restart a Heart Day 18 Oct

07/10/16

- Restart a Heart Day - Tues 18th Oct students taking part in the record breaking CPR training

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.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Clapham

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

Curriculum Overview 2020-21

Our curriculum aims to secure for our students the necessary skills, confidence and qualifications that will allow them to engage positively in their future education, employment or training. We recognise that students in Year 11 arrive with a range of significant gaps in one or more of the following areas:

  • academic knowledge and understanding
  • cultural capital
  • social and emotional literacy
  • understanding and following behavioural norms and expectations
  • confidence to do well in education
  • An understanding of their future aspirations and goals

These gaps mean our students’ relationship with and attitude to education has often been negative; the purpose of our curriculum is to change this. We aim to deliver an academically rich curriculum whilst supporting students in their personal, social and moral development. Following our referral and interview process, students will be able to select either academic or vocational pathways at Key Stage 4 which will guide them toward this aim. 

The core aims of our curriculum therefore are:

  • To provide a broad and balanced curriculum which is accessible, provides appropriate challenge and contains a wide range of learning experiences.
  • To develop our students into confident learners that are able to secure meaningful and relevant qualifications.
  • To provide our students with the necessary skills for work and life which will allow them to build successful and independent lives.

The key elements of our curriculum are as follows:

Literacy and Numeracy

Students receive 4 hours per week of direct instruction in English and Mathematics, as well as some students receiving additional support in these areas based on their need. Our curriculum reflects the importance of developing knowledge and skills in these areas as an essential factor in future success.

A rich academic and vocational offer

Students have access to a range of subjects, ensuring sustained academic progress and access to Level 2 qualifications. Students also have the opportunity to access subjects directly linked to future employment opportunities which often do not exist in mainstream settings, such as Construction, Health and Social Care, Business and Media Studies.

Skills for Work and Life

The Skills for Work and Life is dedicated curriculum time designed to develop students’ social and emotional literacy, awareness and understanding of societal issues and the development of their employability for future careers. It encompasses the in-class Skills for Work and Life Learning Programme, our Assembly programme, our Enrichment offer, our three Thematic Days, our Tutor curriculum and our careers programme. Where necessary, our Inclusion team also support students’ social and personal development by providing access to life coaching and counselling.

Enrichment: Our rich and varied programme forms a core element of students’ timetables and aims to support personal development, as well the building of cultural capital, through a wide range of educational and social experiences. Activities include but are not limited to: The Football Beyond Borders programme, The Resilience Project, Boxing, London Site Seeing and Travel Training, Duke of Edinburgh, weekly visits to Jamie’s Farm, Duke of Edinburgh and Yoga Therapy.

Prince’s Trust Programme: Students will receive lessons in developing social and emotional literacy, work skills and employability and societal and cultural awareness and understanding.

Tutor time and Assemblies: Students will be exposed to core British values, aspects of the SACRE guidance and access to activities designed to promote personal and social development.

Thematic Days: Three dedicated curriculum days dedicated to the development of our students’ social, moral, cultural and spiritual development, as well as careers and the world of work.

Careers: All students will receive career guidance which will support them to make a successful transition into mainstream, further education, work or training.

Level 2 Pathway

Students may engage on a curriculum for one year taking English Maths and Science with two additional option subjects. Students who are successful may then apply to a level 3 course on offer the next year or apply to an external college or sixth form to access a level 3 course.

Students who cannot access level 2 subjects in the initial entry will be encouraged to take level 1 qualifications to secure confidence in their ability and to progress onto a level 2 course by the end of the academic year.

Aspire curriculum

Students will also receive a lesson a week in the Prince’s Trust Award which will revolve around these key skills.

  • Careers
  • Applications for work/further/Higher Education
  • Interview Technique
  • Work Experience
  • Financial Planning
  • Self Confidence
  • Literacy and Numeracy

There will also be one afternoon per week of Enrichment covering sport and wider academic study, which will range from attending lectures (including lectures from visiting speakers) to independent study and seeking additional help from teachers in support session.

Construction Pathway

Students may engage on a curriculum for one year taking English Maths and a Construction subject.

Students who cannot access level 2 in English and Maths in the initial entry will be encouraged to take level 1 qualifications to secure confidence in their ability and to progress onto a level 2 course by the end of the academic year.

Aspire construction pathway