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27/10/21

Come to our Sixth Form Open Evening. Thursday 11th November, 5-7pm - no need to register. It has never been easier to apply for Harris Garrard Academy's Sixth Form, thanks to our new online application form. Find out more at https://t.co/2KAdqHEiiU

14/10/21

Come to our 'Listening Ear' drop-in sessions, open to all families and students (primary, secondary and Sixth Form) on Wednesdays (9am to 1pm) during the holiday. It means we're OPEN during the break if you need to speak to someone. Details at https://t.co/6OzPjTl9L4 https://t.co/L0KRv2vTvU

13/10/21

Thank you to for excellent sessions on sexual harassment and gender-based violence at our Sixth Form yesterday. "A lot of teens do not acknowledge their actions, or the words they use, and the effects that these might have." Lydia, Year 12 https://t.co/NMwgA0ynfs https://t.co/RyGQ65R9M1

12/10/21

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What incredibly inspiring workshops w/30 awesome kids ranging from 11-15yrs old today academy. Delighted to co-host them w/#Andree & THE KIDS REALLY ARE ALRIGHT! 500 tree whips are going to a very deserving home🌳👏🏻 https://t.co/5BO8E2RP7T https://t.co/CRSGhTG2kE

12/10/21

We loved having you, thank you very much!

12/10/21

Less than a month now to our Sixth Form Open Evening, Thursday 11th November, 5-7pm - no need to register. Our staff and students look forward to meeting you! https://t.co/fGI5yEuTNm

12/10/21

Our Sixth Form students are off-timetable today engaging in workshops around and https://t.co/vdueeWfbpI

12/10/21

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Looking forward to presenting a workshop tomorrow w/ - Why designing & planting a woodland is a really empowering thing. It’s believing in a future & the generations to follow! Can’t wait to see the outcome 🌳🙏🏻💕

11/10/21

Amazing turnout today for the Year 10 boys' inter-hub competition. There was a lot of competitiveness shown throughout today. Every boy in Year 10 represented their hub with pride. Congratulations Active Science and Creative Voice for winning the match.

11/10/21

Good turnout today for the Year 10 girls' inter-hub competition. There was lots of intense games and quality on show today. Congratulations to Active Science and World Studies who came out on top today!

11/10/21

Our boys very much enjoyed playing football against St Gregory's, Tunbridge Wells, last week. A close match that went to penalties! Thank you to our hosts . . Report at https://t.co/ptGL18gBiR

07/10/21

Year 10 students combine their study of Antonin Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty with a scene from their GCSE English text, Jekyll and Hyde. https://t.co/ctAwvfedWN

04/10/21

Come to our Sixth Form , Thurs 11th Nov, 5-7pm - no need to register. We look forward to welcoming you . Find out more about our Sixth Form at https://t.co/2KAdqHEiiU https://t.co/HXOm9XG0xP

03/10/21

Thank you to everyone for coming to our Open Evening last week. Our final Open Morning of 2021 is on Monday 11th October, 9.15-9.45am. Details at https://t.co/YB4UPQ75Nx https://t.co/vDtj9WBINm

28/09/21

No need to register for our secondary on Thursday 30th September (5 - 7.30pm). Just come along! We look forward to meeting you. . Details https://t.co/2nPHpBOhHR https://t.co/gBiRMCF02j

28/09/21

Take a tour of our secondary school building on Fri 1st Oct, 9.15-9.45am. Register for our at https://t.co/aaSCMTAv1P https://t.co/YQfctSbTBb

28/09/21

For Year 9 boys it was the inter-hub competition yesterday. The teams represented their hubs amazingly and should be very proud of how they played. Congrats to World Studies and Creative Voice who both finished the tournament with eight points

28/09/21

Good turnout yesterday for the Year 9 girls inter-hub competition. Lots of fun and laughter. Congratulations to Active Science who came out on top (again!)

27/09/21

Don't miss the Harris Garrard Academy this Thurs 30th Sept, 5-7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming Year 6 students and parents. Watch a video intro from Head of Academy Steve West at https://t.co/svyu5AUgRf https://t.co/Ci8DMSFWi7

27/09/21

Students at Harris Garrard Academy are working with our advisor to learn how their education will help shape their futures https://t.co/sYnUQD0FPp

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Character & Mindfulness

Character and Mindfulness at Harris Garrard Academy is taught across Key Stage 3. The purpose of the Character and Mindfulness Curriculum is to provide students with additional ‘life-lessons’ which are not necessarily delivered elsewhere. 

The aim is to ensure that students develop their personal, social, emotional, spiritual, moral and cultural understanding and have the opportunity to discuss and debate these issues in a safe space.

Students are provided with a series of lessons dedicated to the holistic development of our children, so our students leave Harris Garrard Academy not only as high achieving academics, but also as reflective, self-aware, considerate and confident citizens. 

There are a number of principles which underpin the Character and Mindfulness curriculum. These include:

  • To support students to develop and demonstrate the Harris Garrard Academy Character Traits
  • To provide contextual knowledge which enables learners to develop a positive sense of identity and belonging for themselves and others
  • To enable learners to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed at life in modern Britain including personal, social, health and economic education; careers education; citizenship education; and relationships, sex and health education
  • To enable learners to understand and reflect on aspects of positive citizenship and consider their roles and responsibilities as members of an Academy community, local community, and global community
  • To support students to develop skills that allow them to independently focus on their holistic development, whilst they are learners at our Academy and as they move through adulthood.

For further details of the Character and Wellbeing curriculum please contact Samretta Greywoode S.Greywoode@harrisgarrard.org.uk.


Full details of the intent, implementation and impact of our Character and Mindfulness curriculum are contained in our curriculum plan, downloadable from the bottom of the page.

View/download medium term plans for all subjects. These are up to date as of 1st September 2021. Plans will be refreshed every term.

You can also download Knowledge Organisers for each year group from our Knowledge Organisers page