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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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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