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29/03/20

Retweetd From Northern Heart Films

In such an uncertain time let’s celebrate our heroes and unite together | We are a Kingdom United | https://t.co/CIwRSFwl5v

25/03/20

Retweetd From Mr BALOGUN

Wow where do I start with this wonderful lady!? She is positivity in bodily form. Amazing attention to detail whilst cleaning our academy building everyday! Her constant smile would make YOU smile. Thank you so much Ellie! https://t.co/YskX3MskWo

25/03/20

Retweetd From Dominique Cornwall

Absolutely amazing example of Humanity and Integrity! She never stops smiling and always ready to help! Well done Ms Bruce! https://t.co/CctC2TRArP

25/03/20

Although our school colour is orange🧡 there is one person who’s smile shines bright throughout the academy, especially through this tough period! Ms Bruce is our amazing school cleaner. Today our students presented her with a signed card & 💐 to show our appreciation! https://t.co/z7uxpO8W6l

21/03/20

Mrs Christie delivered a safeguarding briefing to students yesterday, encouraging all students to stay safe during these uncertain times. Do not hesitate to contact the academy if you need any support regarding your child's learning during this period.

21/03/20

All student work packs and prep packs are available on our Academy's website. Students left school yesterday with all resources they'll need to continue learning during this time. If your child was absent please contact us to arrange collection of their pack.

21/03/20

✅Remember: If you are a "Key Critical Worker" and you want your child to attend school next week, don't forget to email your proof of key worker status to keyworkersprovision.org.uk

21/03/20

We want to thank our resilient staff & parents through what has been a turbulent week on a global level. Parents, your encouragement via emails, phone calls & support re: our decisions, has given us such a huge lift! We look forward to welcoming back our students 🌊

19/03/20

The academy will close temporarily tomorrow on government advice. Today, students have left with an official letter from the Principal. Parents/Carers, please check your email and ensure your child attends tomorrow if possible. We will be giving out work packs and further info.

17/03/20

Retweetd From Mr BALOGUN

Sometimes I dont think I appreciate my students enough! This is 2mins after lunch time today. The Playground is left in pristine condition everyday! Thats students choosing to use the bins, self regulating habitually. Harris Academy Riverside🧡#HomeOfTheRAPIDS 🌊 https://t.co/XSXjO77XHJ

13/03/20

Retweetd From Dominique Cornwall

Humbled this week. Such dedication and enthusiasm from staff and students. congratulations to u and , especially sports ambassadors! https://t.co/7JuGKFsS4F

13/03/20

Congrats to our Yr7 netball team who won in the ☀️ looking great in your new kits 🙌 https://t.co/xe0hyZoWA9

13/03/20

Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

And to finish the week... Staff vs Sixth Form netball. Obviously staff came out as the winners🏅 https://t.co/xgr78XSiNv

13/03/20

Retweetd From Miriam L-U #StayHomeSaveLives

This is class. Great to see students so enthusiastic and excited about doing something for a great cause. Good on you all! Well done👍👍 https://t.co/7C4Lhuy3xy

12/03/20

Harris Riverside students contributing their money and zumba skills for sports relief. Lets just say things escalated quickly 😅💃🕺 https://t.co/nY9uB4RzH9

12/03/20

Our Riverside students enjoying themselves with 🎾😁 https://t.co/lTG2GOzGC5

06/03/20

Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

So amazing to see how committed our Sports Ambassadors have been this week. Even staying after school on a Friday to prep for week next week🏃🏼‍♂️👏🏼

05/03/20

Retweetd From Dominique Cornwall

🤗 Honestly...not gonna lie...these kids make me love what I do! It's all about building relationships! Thanks Mr Balogun!

05/03/20

Retweetd From Mr BALOGUN

Students are huge lovers of science lessons! Year 9s have told me they love her occasional styled facts whilst she’s teaching 🤓 https://t.co/FpoByfDypo

04/03/20

Sixth formers taking a closer look at the lungs of a Sheep during their Science lesson with 🥼🩸🥽 https://t.co/SYCuu7goe0

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Posted on April 5th 2017

Harris Federation - Education Performance

Harris academies are widely recognised for the consistently high standard of education they provide.
 
We have summarised the latest data below – if you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to get in touch. 
 

Secondary

Harris avg.

National avg.

Progress 8

+0.46

-0.03

Attainment 8

5.38

4.85

Proportion of students achieving Basics

70%

59%

Proportion of students achieving EBacc

35%

23%

Primary

Harris avg.

National avg.

Proportion of pupils at expected standard

71%

53%

Proportion of pupils at high standard

7%

5%

 

The majority of Harris academies inspected by Ofsted are ‘outstanding’ and the others are all ‘good’: 

  • 19 of our inspected academies are ‘outstanding’ and 10 are ‘good’.
  • Our academies are three times more likely to be ‘outstanding’ than schools nationally.
  • Of 20 academies that joined us because they had previously been considered to be failing, 12 have become ‘outstanding’ and the other eight are ‘good’. 

 

In their 2016 performance measures for Multi Academy Trusts (MATs), the Department for Education said that: 

  • At secondary, our Progress 8 score was the third highest of any MAT, with the trusts in first and second place running just five and three academies each (compared to 16 Harris academies considered by DfE analysts). 
  • Our primary academies were ‘significantly above average’ in all three performance measures: we are one of just six out of 95 MATs to have achieved this.  

 

Closing the gap between groups of pupils is part of the core mission of the Harris Federation:

  • Consecutive reports by academic researchers at social mobility charity the Sutton Trust have concluded that we are among the top academy trusts for improving the prospects of disadvantaged pupils. 
  • Nationally, Progress 8 for disadvantaged pupils was -0.38 in 2016. This compares with +0.41 at Harris, showing that our disadvantaged pupils achieved more than a grade higher in six of their GCSEs than they would have done on average elsewhere.
  • Lower ability pupils are five times more likely to achieve the English Baccalaureate with the Harris Federation than they are nationally.
  • Not only do disadvantaged children in Harris primary academies outperform disadvantaged children nationally, they also outperform non-disadvantaged children: 64% of our Year 6 pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds met expected standards in reading, writing and maths in 2016. This compares to 60% of all non-disadvantaged children in the country and just 39% of disadvantaged children. 

 

Of 11 Harris primary academies with Key Stage 2 results in 2016, eight had been placed in Ofsted failure categories before joining our Federation. But:

  • Every Harris primary academy outperformed its local authority average for the percentage of pupils meeting expected standards in reading, writing and maths. 
  • 71% of Harris primary children met expected standards overall (this compares to a national average of 53%). 

 

In 2016, all 17 Harris secondary academies achieved positive Progress 8 scores:

  • Progress 8 at Harris was +0.46, compared to the national average of -0.03. Put into context, this means that every Harris pupil achieved about a grade higher in four GCSEs than they would have done on average elsewhere.
  • Locally, Harris academies topped the Progress 8 league tables in five of the nine boroughs we had schools in.
  • Four Harris academies were in the top 1% of schools nationally.
  • Progress 8 at Harris Academy Battersea was 1.14, the highest of any school in London and the fourth highest in the country. 

 

Harris secondary pupils are achieving success based on a core curriculum of academic subjects: 

  • In 2010, the average English Baccalaureate score for the secondary schools (including predecessor schools) that now make up the Harris Federation was just 7%.  This was five times higher in 2016, at 35%. The national average is 23%. 
  • 15% of Harris sixth formers won places at Russell Group universities in 2016. Increasing numbers are also winning places on the most competitive apprenticeship programmes: last summer, these included KPMG and Bain. 
  • At Harris Westminster, 23 sixth formers – 10% of the year group sitting A Levels in summer 2017 –have received offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge.