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17/04/21

We're looking forward to welcoming our students back from the Easter break! Congrats again to the house of AMAZON - winners of last terms HARI house comp 💫 Yr 7 to sixth form! Their prize? Zorbing in the sun! 😎 https://t.co/Wkuk2sXXNt

12/04/21

Harris Academy Riverside facilities are available for the community & the wider public for hire. All use of facilities are subject to gov guidance & availability. For bookings, viewings or general enquiries, email: HariLettings.com https://t.co/ATYztuR2UP

12/04/21

A blast from the past: A fantastic student sharing a speech he wrote himself, in the presence of special guests, on the day of the official opening of our new building! 🧡 https://t.co/TQDMSuopR2

12/04/21

To all of our staff, students and families who are observing Ramadan this year, RAMADAN KAREEM From HARI's Senior Leadership Team 🧡 https://t.co/QUYfpYkqby

02/04/21

Retweetd From National Crime Agency (NCA)

We've been receiving an increased number of scam call reports. NCA will NOT contact you about your bank account or National Insurance number. If you’re in any doubt about the identity of an NCA officer please verify with our Control Centre on 0370 496 7622. https://t.co/lQcTuD6oL7

29/03/21

Please note our temporary info account email address has changed to: harrisacademyriverside.com Please email the address above to contact the academy. Thank you.

23/03/21

Good luck Miss Anderson!! https://t.co/6pDaQmPWb6

23/03/21

Congratulations Miss Cookson!! https://t.co/F20pFd451B

20/03/21

Very practical advice Mr McMillan!!

16/03/21

Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

How we started vs how we ended. Over 4000 tests completed since January. don’t ask me to do anything again any time soon!😅 https://t.co/nchzFheH8y

16/03/21

👏 CONGRATULATIONS to this week's Mcdonalds Monday WINNERS! Their Do Now starter tasks in lessons have been outstanding, top tier to say the least! Amazing sight, seeing their peers clap and cheer for them! We really do have wonderful students! 🧡🤗🧡 https://t.co/mFy7EXXodz

14/03/21

I can promise we will do our best for her!

14/03/21

Retweetd From Hayley Watson

Looking at the website and getting excited for Bobbi to start in September, new chapter for my beautiful girl, I can already tell we made the right choice 😀😀

14/03/21

Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

There have been multiple points during this week where I have stopped and smiled, those moments where you go ‘I do really love my job’ 🥰

08/03/21

Retweetd From Miss Cookson

It’s all about the little things❤️ https://t.co/cje8tjHEQv

08/03/21

A fantastic 1st day back! Students enjoyed seeing friends, playing outdoor sports and posing for the camera📸 like the two sets of twins you see in the photo. We also have a happy staff member who thinks they've won a Playstation5! https://t.co/GoGbNeKMc3

08/03/21

We can't wait to reveal this to our students tomorrow! Do you think our games club will be impressed? https://t.co/an7Tw9kaBd

08/03/21

Good morning all!!! Wishing everyone a great start to the week! We can't wait till our first student arrives! https://t.co/jZ0Mk6OUxN

07/03/21

🚨 We're so pleased for our year 13 student, Ann-Marie receiving an offer to study medicine, at the university of Exeter, with a scholarship of £1500 towards her 1st year of study!!! 🚨 CONGRATULATIONS Ann-Marie!!! 👏💫 https://t.co/OPQiMjyC6p

04/03/21

Amazing first day of testing! Thank you so much to our parent volunteers, members of the community and hard working staff! Day 2 tomorrow!!! ✌️#edutwitter https://t.co/ZTFi6WBCRp

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The scholarship curriculum

Scholarship Curriculum

We want our KS3 curriculum to promote the habits of learning which successful students will need to face the challenges ahead with increasingly complex academic qualifications and with an ever more demanding and fluent job market.

We want students to take responsibility for their learning by spending time in advance of their traditional curriculum lessons in preparing for them. This preparation  takes the form of reading, extracting information from texts and accumulating crucial and fundamental knowledge independently. We call this 'Prep.'

Prep allows the traditional curriculum lessons to begin with the assumption of a basic level of understanding thereby allowing higher challenge, a more meaningful engagement and more time for exploration and consolidation.

The scholarship curriculum relies on the following systems and mechanisms

  • The Prep pack
  • The prep lesson
  • Whole academy mastery concepts
  • Whole academy assessment
  • Individual learning support and challenge
  • Interventions
  • The revision pack

Individual learning support and challenge is provided in prep by 

  • learning support in lessons - including the prep lesson
  • interventions, withdrawal and clubs (during or after the academy day)
  • The Prep Principles pack which is a modified version of the 'prep pack,' designed for students who have acess difficulties
  • The Prep Plus pack which contains supplementary material aimed at more able students or those who want to study areas in greater depth or with a wider perspective  

We value 'prep' so highly at the academy that we provide it traditional curriculum time in years 7 and 8.

The Prep lesson provides students with

  • instruction on and time to practise learning skills such as building recall, extracting information, scanning text, inference, disquisition and writing styles.
  • exposure to theories of learning such as how to create habits, Dwecks' 'growth mindset,' routes to memory and 'Vygotsky's 'zone of proximal development.'
  • practical advice on organisation and
  • support for students with motivation or access problems