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As stated earlier, school services to and from will still run along London Road, but no other 44's will. Please ensure your children get on the buses in the school as the station stop will NOT be served.


Great results from the Riverside Rapids tonight! Triple win tonight, with the Year 7 girls first netball game. Year 10 football team are onto the next round of the Harris Cup and the Junior basketball team take the win on home turf. Well done to all involved 👏


Year 11 Virtual Parents Evening is happening tonight 4pm-7pm Please ensure you have booked your appointments with your child's teachers 🗓


Please ensure you have informed us of your consent via the MS form. You will find the link has been sent from


*MASKS* Unless exempt, anyone attending should wear a mask inside the testing centre.


Please attend the academy on the correct day and time slot. If more than one of your children attend the academy and are in different year groups you are welcome to bring them together.


Happy New Year 🎇 We are looking forward to welcoming back our students on Thursday 6th January. Prior to this, we are inviting all students to come to the building on their designated day to take a lateral flow test on-site at the academy. Please see thread for more info


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Wow! What an amazing opportunity! Go Chelsea!


Miss Solley’s football girls are at Wembley Stadium today watching ⚽️


Every wednesday our sixth formers get together and take part in a range of recreational activities!


Our students have been busy cooking up a storm in cooking club last week 🧑‍🍳⏲🍰🍕


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Don't forget our Christmas Light turn on from 4pm on next to the Children's centre tomorrow. Complementary sausage rolls, mince pies and mulled wine. Bring money for hot dogs etc. Carols - a time of festive cheer!


Our Year 12 students performed very well in the Senior Maths Challenge💡 Out of 40 students who participated we were awarded with 16 Bronze and 3 Silver Certificates🤩 This happens to be one of the toughest maths competitions we have out there. Well done to all involved👏


Mr Russell and Mr Balogun's Year 8 team are at it again. Well done to the Year 8 football team for fighting back from 2-0 down, to finish with a 6-4 win. Making it through to the next round of the Harris cup👏


On Wednesday, our SEN team and PE dept combined forces for an amazing trip to lakeside. "I think this is going to be my best day ever, I had so much fun" 🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️ Thank you to the wonderful Rock Up team for making it an amazing experience 👏


On Tuesday, our Year 8 students went to see the The Lion King at the Lyceum theatre🦁 🎭🎶


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Sat near a group of students from the Harris Academy Riverside at a performance of The Lion King last night. They were great! Enthused, bouncy, well-behaved, accompanied by committed and caring staff. We were very impressed by them all.


Thank you for your kinds words. This is amazing to hear! 👏🏼


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A little Hooke's law today

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.

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The pastoral curriculum

Our pastoral curriculum has two parts

  1. The curriculum contained in the behaviour policy which can be downloaded from our student welfare page, and
  2. The personal development curriculum which can be accessed using the link on the left side of this page


The part of the pastoral curriculum which relates to behaviour intends to help students learn about and practice self awareness. self regulation and self efficacy. At our academy we say that we control the environment while the students learn to control themselves. The details of the pastoral curriculum are contained in the behaviour policy but in summary; we want students to internalise the following;

Pastoral curriculum aims (behaviour)

Self-Regulation - 

students understand and can identify and articulate 

Self-Efficacy - 

students are able to 

the benefits of self-regulation 


the benefits of self-efficacy 


the benefits of reflection 

relate manifest behaviour to mood and environment 

the value of calm and order 

calm him or herself down 

the role of choice and personal responsibility in behaviour 

accept an internal locus of control 

the personal and third party consequences of specific behaviours 

 identify achievable and more favourable behaviours for the circumstances 

the importance of time and place 


the importance of protocols, social norms and role modelling 


the importance of habit and the value of developing positive habits 

identify the antecedents to his or her specific negative behaviours  

the power of cause and condition in influencing behaviour 


identify mechanisms to interrupt or mitigate the antecedents to his or her specific behaviours  


identify causes and conditions which may affect his or her own behaviours positively 

the degree to which current habits and behaviours are beneficial 

believe that negative habits can be overcome and that positive habits can be developed 

the value of doing the right thing; of compassion, empathy and kindness 

exercise personal strength in humility