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09/11/19

Unfortunately it wasn’t England’s day as Germany won 2-1, but the HGA pupils had great fun https://t.co/0MMFapoqMW

09/11/19

Excited for kick off, come on England https://t.co/D57s74cVgB

08/11/19

Sixth Form Open Evening, Thurs 14 Nov - full details now online at https://t.co/0SEP5Q8250. Come along and see the impressive opportunities that our Sixth Form can offer you. We look forward to welcoming you. https://t.co/bqCv5FDge1

04/11/19

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday 14 November, 5:00pm-7:00pm. More information to follow but save the date!

15/10/19

Year 8 team B Girls netball showed determination and resilience throughout their match today ... they lost 6-4 https://t.co/x28YBnEWhZ

15/10/19

Year 8 Girls A played extremely well against Bexley Grammar school today ... with a 6-5 win https://t.co/E8iiL6hpMV

11/10/19

Absolutely!

11/10/19

Congratulations to Ms Donohoe for her Transforming Lives Award! We couldn’t do it without you! https://t.co/lewOykSF2m

11/10/19

Congratulations to Mr Sheppard for winning this year’s primary Transforming Lives Award for his support and empathy with children and staff. https://t.co/DNSq88tXUz

11/10/19

Great idea!

11/10/19

This is what it’s all for. Harris in Harmony performing to an audience of over 4000 people! https://t.co/Q0bzy3jbAz

11/10/19

Harris Garrard has made it in to the top 10% of schools nationally for the progress made by our students! https://t.co/6BGgEh7Nlx

11/10/19

Here we go! The 12th annual Harris Federation Conference. All staff from every Harris academy is here today!#learningchangeslives https://t.co/H0eTUHHV43

08/10/19

Marshmallows and a campfire; is there a better way to spend an evening? https://t.co/Wb50K5161x

08/10/19

Wowsers! Watch Tyler take the Leap of Faith today at the year 6 residential! Would you have the courage to do it? https://t.co/4zhVminRlg

08/10/19

Outdoor survival! Working as a team while building dens and shelters! https://t.co/7l7zxv2Wha

08/10/19

Eeek! Abseiling time at Kingswood! https://t.co/RxVqRZt8OT

07/10/19

Outdoor learning changes lives! Conquering our fears and summoning courage to tackle the zip wire! https://t.co/9P5hKMRAam

07/10/19

Breakfast time! Timothy enjoying the wonders of hash browns for the first time! We’re looking forward to all of our activities today! https://t.co/7Wj7X7MER0

06/10/19

Some action shots of our Year 6s scaling the indoor climbing wall! https://t.co/icC84vW153

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Co-Curricular Activities

The academy offers a wide-ranging co-curricular programme designed to nurture, develop and stretch pupils’ talents and interests.

We want all pupils to be exposed to every possible opportunity that they might not have in their everyday life. Through the programme, students can gain the knowledge and cultural capital they need to become responsible, effective and active citizens.

Many of the co-curricular activities are open to students across both the primary and secondary phase. This provides a chance for students to develop social skills by communicating with pupils of all ages.

Read the latest news stories about our clubs, trips and visits.


Co-curricular timetable Autumn 1 term

Key Stage 1

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Art Club

Cooking Club

£10.00

Sports Zone

Homework Club

Reading Club

 

 

Musical Theatre

Gardening Club 1-13

Maths Skills

 

 

Handwriting Club

Garrard Choir – Years 1-13

Environment Club

 

 

 

 

 

Languages Club

 


Key Stage 2

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Art Club 3-4

Sport Zone Yrs 3-4

Cooking Yrs 3-4 £10

Cooking Yrs 5-6 £10

Sport Zone Yrs  5-6

Handwriting Yrs 5-6

Handwriting Yrs 3-4

Art Club Yrs 5-6

Homework Club Yrs 3-4

Homework Club Yrs 5-6

Times Tables Yrs 3-4

Times Tables Yrs 5-6

Reading Comprehension

Environment Club

African Drumming

 

Musical Theatre

Garrard Choir

Languages Club

 

 

 

Gardening Club

Origami Yrs 4-6

 


Key Stage 3, 4 and 5

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Before school

7:30am to 8:00am

 

Badminton Mixed (Years 7-11) 

Gym (6th Form) 

Badminton Mixed (Years 7-11) 

Girls Football (Years 7-11) 

Gym (6th Form) 

 

After school

3:15pm to 4:10pm

Boys Football (Year 8) 

Cooking (Years 7-8)

Film Club

Girls Netball (Year 7)

Girls Netball (Year 8)

Boys Basketball (Year 7-11) 

Dance (Years 7-9)

Football and Fitness (Years 10-11)

Geography (Years 7-9)

Mind Space (Year 7-10)

Debating (Years 7 to 9)

Trampolining Mixed (Year 7-8)

Boys Football (Year 7)

Cycling (Years 7-9)

Garrard Choir

Gardening All Through (all through)

Art (Years 7-11)

Girls Netball (Years 9-10)

Staff Badminton

Environment Club (all through)

Languages Club (all through)

STEM Club Zombie Apocalypse (Year 9-10)

Running (Year 7-13)

Origami (Year 4 to 13)

Chess (Years 7-13)

Dance (Years 10-11)

Cricket (Years 7-13)


SEND Education Co-Curricular Activities for Key Stage 3 and 4

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Before school

7:45am to 8:15am

Lego Therapy

Lego Therapy

Lego Therapy

Lego Therapy

Lego Therapy

After school

3:15pm to 4:10pm

EAL Advanced

Handwriting

Homework Club

Maths Yr 7 Catch up

Reading Comprehension

 

 

 

EAL Catch-up & Homework KS3

Handwriting

Homework Club

Reading Comprehension

 

EAL Catch-up & Homework KS3

Handwriting

Homework Club

Maths Yr 7 Catch up

 

 

 

EAL Advanced

Handwriting

Homework Club

 

 

 

 

Pupils are told about activities through Harris News and by their tutors. At the secondary phase we host a Co-Curriculum Fair each September. This is an opportunity for pupils to speak with the staff leading activities and to sign up for an activity. Permission slips are sent home so that parents are not only aware of the activities their child will attend, but also to encourage them to attend more and take an active role in this.


Other opportunities

In addition to the activities listed above, the academy hosts an annual Christmas Concert and Summer Show.  Primary phase students participate in a weekly Forest School lesson. The most able students participate in the Brilliant Club – a programme through which students are tutored by PhD students and then write a university-style essay. Sixth Form students participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

As a Harris academy, we are also part of Harris Experience. This programme has been designed for the most able students from Year 9 onwards. It exposes them to a range of cultural experiences that take their learning well beyond the curriculum. Recent examples range from learning the art of auctioneering at Christie’s to a day of lectures at the University of Oxford.


Measuring the impact

Registers are taken at every co-curricular activity so that we can track exactly who is attending which clubs, how many and how often. This is useful information for the school so that we can ensure that every pupil at HGA is given proper guidance in choosing activities and are positively reinforced; more pupils will then have access to these important activities. This information will also allow us to evaluate the co-curriculum programme regularly.

At the end of the 2018-19, pupils completed a survey in which they told us that they really enjoyed our activities and that they wanted more, which is excellent! This year we are offering more activities in response to these results. The activity that students requested the most was football - pupils want more football teams, and so this has been carefully planned out with the PE department.


Sports clubs

As well as the clubs, our PE department runs weekly training sessions for our Harris Garrard sports teams:

  • Year 7 girls netball
  • Year 8 girls netball
  • Year 7 boys football
  • Year 8 boys football
  • Year 7 & 8 girls football