Retweetd From | Josh Ward |

Year 1 and a bit in the bag ✔️ Incredible students, incredible staff ✔️ Excited at what’s to come as we carry on creating great things for our people and community


Well done Miss Solley - what a great teacher


Read A recent statement by The Principal on racism


Delivering 500 prep packs and exercise books to students - thanks Miss Solley Miss Cookson and Miss Richardson - worth the new dent in the bus!


Wishing a happy Eid to all staff, students and families of our academy community


Retweetd From Department for Education

Limiting class sizes, keeping children in small, consistent groups and preventing mixing will allow more children to return to school in a phased way that reduces risk.


Retweetd From Schools Week

The boss sets out how they're getting on with the job of preparing to receive more children


Retweetd From Uptree

Yesterday, we were joined by students from for an online Business & Finance workshop! The workshop included company insights from , and . Thanks to all of the amazing students who attended!


Retweetd From Amanda Spielman

I want to thank all the teachers, heads and support staff who are stepping up to this exceptional challenge. You are helping many children in many ways during a difficult time. Thank you from all of us at Ofsted.


Hi Shanon - all the academy


This current year 7


Thank you


Briefings today for year 7 at 11 AM or 1.30 PM on Microsoft Teams! Briefings today for year 8 at 11.30 AM or 2 PM. Briefings today for year 9 at 12 PM or 2.30 PM.


Retweetd From Miss Gray PE

This brilliant idea was originally from twitter. kindly sent me the resources she had and i’ve adapted them for our PE department. Really hope the kids like them! I can upload to if people would like a copy.


Looking forward to working with you - great interview


Protect our young people. More advice for HARI and local parents and carers


Our HARI 6th form Ethos Leader won a scholarship on the Beyond Wealth Scholarship Programme providing work experience in the field of medicine and a medical doctor as a personal mentor; the panel were impressed by his self motivation and academic resilience!


Hi Emma - we messaged you


Retweetd From Schools Week

Exclusive: Gavin Williamson has promised he will 'work with the sector' to decide how schools should reopen, but only 'when the time is right'


What are our amazing students doing everyday? All the right things it seems! your community

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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Curriculum aims

All our subject curricula at Harris Academy Riverside are planned with 4 principles in mind;

First; that students should grow a passion and curiosity for the subject. Our planning model challenges teachers to choose the most powerful and inspiring knowledge, engaging teaching methods and a variety of immersive activities, experiences and environments in order to switch students on and provide stimulus at every turn.

Secondly; that subject curricula comply with national expectations including the National Curriculum in years 7, 8 and 9, the local SACRE guidelines in Religious Education, the guidance of The PSHE Association and relevant specifications for subjects as published by national examining boards.

Thirdly; that subject curricula prepare students for the next stage of their educational or lifelong career by ensuring that relevant content and skills are covered to prepare students for examinations where relevant and for further education and careers, as well as equipping students with life empowering skills and knowledge.

Finally, that subject curricula support and are supported by scholarship attributes such as reading, the practice of recall, appropriate writing skills.

In planning which content is taught and in which order, our teachers select core knowledge and sequence it carefully so that students improve in each subject by knowing and remembering progressively more about it. Earlier topics in each subject form the basis of learning for later topics. Such sequencing is important within subjects but also between subjects so that students benefit from building complementary knowledge across subjects.

Teachers ensure that end points or 'stepping stones' are defined whch coincide with core knowledge and time is allocated in the curriculum for assessing, revisiting,  and consolidating these end points such that students remember core knowledge securely for the long term.