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03/04/20

THANK YOU to all our parents, students and teachers who have been so amazing in the past couple of weeks, as we've transformed ourselves into a virtual school. Our building may be closed to most students, but our school community continues to make sure that

02/04/20

Retweetd From Jack Petchey Fdn

Read our special edition newsletter packed with resources for young people, those who work with young people and parents. You can even find out how to send a message to Sir Jack!: https://t.co/FJGOHESPiP https://t.co/isbA8MBL5o

02/04/20

Retweetd From BookTrust

Have you checked out our pages yet? You'll find: 📚 Online storybooks 📚 Games and quizzes 📚 Competitions 📚 How to draw videos 📚 Rhymes 📚 Downloadable activities 📚 Recipes Basically, SO much booky goodness! Head this way: https://t.co/uoYIy4fucr https://t.co/QcE6QfOomb

01/04/20

Retweetd From Chris Bradford

Join me, Chris Bradford, author of the Young Samurai and Bodyguard series for a virtual author visit like no other on Friday 10th April 2020 at 10am GMT! https://t.co/r20UubxZwF

30/03/20

Evening all, Ms Day (Head of PE) will be taking part in daily workout tomorrow at 9am. Please feel free to join ... https://t.co/RSodAxNLdW

26/03/20

Remember to collect your learning packs from the primary office! Also have a look at this free resource now available to you all... https://t.co/6g6IcsdS1g

22/03/20

Retweetd From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

22/03/20

Retweetd From The Body Coach

😀 PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on my YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV 📺 Please please share this with as many people as you can ❤️ Our kids need this more than ever. Share it on your stories, your wall, your Twitter, whatsapp and school newsletters ❤️ https://t.co/ioFGeFRpuK

20/03/20

A busy library today as our students ensure they have plenty of reading material to keep them busy over the closure period! https://t.co/ybS5nP4knB

20/03/20

Key worker parents - please see this important information on our website. Thank you. https://t.co/fmxp5o6mBG

19/03/20

So proud of you...

19/03/20

Retweetd From Ryan Manning

So so proud of the Y11s I worked with today who, despite all the uncertainty, still came in, still wanted to do the mock paper we planned, still want our feedback. You are amazing! 💪🤩🙌 https://t.co/kDZQku66eK

17/03/20

Dear Parents/Carers, In the light of the dynamic and changing nature of the situation regarding coronavirus Covid-19, we have created a remote working support area on our website for secondary pupils. Find out more https://t.co/vYUIb7zS9Y

17/03/20

Parents/Carers - Please note that any new information from the school about coronavirus, including details of possible school closures, can be found at https://t.co/r91RP67GNr. This will always have the very latest information. Thank you.

11/03/20

Retweetd From KMagliocco.306

A-may-zing!!! LONDON Youth Games in three sports- netball, basketball and rugby; super proud of our Thamesmead Titans!! https://t.co/ZyfWEIdHQW

11/03/20

We can’t wait! https://t.co/WqtWZGzrTD

09/03/20

Wowsers! We’ve done it! 3 finals won and we’re going to represent at the in 3 different disciplines! https://t.co/Cj8vUIWY0e

05/03/20

To celebrate World Book Day, Year 8 had a fantastic time today in creative writing workshops and assemblies led by published author - well done Jake and Amy for winning a free signed copy of Reni's book! Thanks for coming in Reni! https://t.co/YV7qgp9oTB

05/03/20

Students raised £182 for through a Readathon earlier this term, to help buy new books for every major children’s hospital in the UK. “There are people out there who don't have books,” said Leila, Year 4. "I love reading so it was a fun way to raise money.”

05/03/20

Our six student Wellbeing Ambassadors visited the primary phase yesterday to talk to younger students about and . Well done to our ambassadors Kai, Amandeep, Rubie, Mia, Kimari and Sonnie. Read more https://t.co/buPDfpZQSh https://t.co/ObIJtChG4h

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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.

Download a list of our co-curricular activities - January 2020 (pdf).

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.

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

Download our list of co-curricular clubs from previous terms: Nov 2019.