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18/06/18

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is the theme of the latest issue of our student periodical, The Whole Shebang, just published today! Includes fantastic about the high seas by primary students . Download your free copy now https://t.co/Uok4zmL6XL https://t.co/G7bxINueTx

18/06/18

Billie and Peter have entered our Creative Writing Competition. And you can too! Open to all students... Find out more at https://t.co/A06fuPBjAB. Closing date 29 June 2018 https://t.co/gUBEL1kSE6

18/06/18

'Life and learning should be a festival of the mind,' Socrates. Welcome to Ms Price from , pet therapy dog Monty and who are here to deliver the exciting Amazing Brains project - encompassing the wonders of comedy with the foundations of science! https://t.co/TdIzmEazGZ

15/06/18

Download this week's Primary Newsletter for parents at https://t.co/9ggrPGaLyh. Read about about our amazing Year 6 cricket team, a special Roald Dalh BFG reading, end of term reports and much more... https://t.co/7Dje2pRBAm

15/06/18

Year 1 have been using primary colours to help them discover secondary colours! https://t.co/hEfDUJzCr0

14/06/18

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Harris Garrard Academy is looking for an Innovation Leader for Spanish. Apply now https://t.co/fCN8JbhziH https://t.co/QtJVA8An7N

14/06/18

Our Year 6 team performed fantastically in a schools competition yesterday and has been named the third best Year 6 team in the whole of . After just five weeks of coaching! Great work everyone, we're proud of you https://t.co/jT21XFgi0H

13/06/18

We're really proud of you all! Students and their coach! A fantastic achievement. Do send us some pics if you have some...

13/06/18

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congratulations to our outstanding cricket team for finishing joint second out of the 64 schools in Bexley we where very unfortunate to have only missed out on qualification for the London youth games by run difference. Good luck to both Danson Primary & old Bexley

13/06/18

A huge well done to our Year 6 team who have made it in to the semi-finals at the County Cricket Tournament. So they’re one of the top 4 teams in the borough! You’re all champs

08/06/18

We enjoyed hosting your event and meeting you all!

07/06/18

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Apply for our and today to start a career you will love in one of our amazing academies. Head to our website for more info👉🏽https://t.co/TLTxDlluVR or apply via UCAS code 1TZ! https://t.co/LCF3X6IJlQ

07/06/18

Years 4, 5 and 6 are supporting Harris Garrard Academy in strength at the Sports Day at Crystal Palace Sports Arena https://t.co/sT7VlJx2AL

25/05/18

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Teacher of Science required .Apply now https://t.co/nCpM2LEwjo https://t.co/zoZLYxIYoy

25/05/18

Is your child in Year 8? Download our options booklet here to help them choose their subjects for Year 9 https://t.co/98WmZprJhJ

23/05/18

Chair of Governors Beverley Johnston meets former students, Jack and Vince, as part of our yesterday. The two spoke with our current Year 10 about their career paths with and . Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw. https://t.co/YyNRz3bTSw

23/05/18

Big thanks to barrister for a great five minute introduction to networking for our Year 10 students as part of their day in the City of London. https://t.co/QzTNugrhpd

23/05/18

Thank you to everyone for making our annual possible – giving Year 10 students a taste of working life in Canary Wharf and the City of London. Including . Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw https://t.co/5890WmJaRc

23/05/18

A big THANK YOU to everyone for supporting our annual – giving students first-hand experience of working in the City of London. “Today has helped me find out in life what I want to do." David, Year 10. Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw https://t.co/KCVuZuvSly

23/05/18

Thanks for your support and presentation. We’ll be Tweeting some pics later today!

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Most Able Students

Most Able students (formerly known as 'Gifted and Talented') have been defined as those students who have one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group (or with the potential to develop these abilities). 

Talented pupils demonstrate a talent or skill in creative or sporting fields in and/or out of school. In all definitions there is the recognition of the distinction between the term more able and the term talented. Most Able students appear to be more able over a wider range of academic areas while talented students appear to generally excel in one particular creative area.

Most Able pupils are those who will exceed the expectations for their age group, either in all subjects or just one. The Most Able are a diverse group and their range of attainment will be varied; some do well in statutory national curriculum tests or national qualifications. However, being Most Able covers much more than the ability to succeed in tests and examinations.

Most Able students comprise around 5-10% of the academy population. At Harris Garrard Academy we identify the Most Able students in all subjects. 

The Leader for Most Able is Eleanor Maddocks and the Leader for Talented is Esther Alonge. Further documents and policies relating to our support for ‘most able' students can be downloaded from our Equalities and additional intervention page.


How does the academy identify Most Able students?

Our Most Able students are identified on entry to the academy using information held by primary schools about that student’s learning and achievements in Key Stage 2. We use this information to make sure we provide students with the right level of challenge. Our Most Able students will be identified on entry by:

having a Key Stage 2 fine score in Maths and English of level 5.4 or above

OR

having a Key Stage 2 score in Maths and English of level 5.0 or above if they are a Pupil Premium student

OR

having a CATS test score in the top 10% nationally

OR

showing exceptional attainment in a range of subjects in the first term of Year 7.

Most Able students are identified and placed on the academy’s Most Able register. We give particular attention to disadvantaged Most Able students. We recognise that nationally Most Able students do less well in schools where they are in the minority, Most Able boys do less well than Most Able girls, and Most Able Disadvantaged Students do less well than Most Able non-Disadvantaged students.

The register is reviewed and updated regularly during the academic year, based on hard and soft data. Most Able students are not removed from the list if underperforming, instead additional intervention is agreed for these students. Pupil Premium grant money is allocated for this where students are eligible.

We have developed a culture of high expectations for students and teachers so that the quality of curriculum delivery, teaching and assessment in both foundation and core subjects is high. This begins with identification based on Key Stage 2 data, rigorous target setting and careful tracking and intervention.

In addition to using data provided by primary schools, Most Able students will be identified over time using:

  • Subject identification criteria – reviewed at the start of the year and published to all staff and students
  • Subject area nominations – based on relevant assessment profiles using multiple types of quality assessment including teacher assessment
  • Assessment results – such as standard tests, CATs and examination performance externally and internally
  • Most Able Leader nomination – using data that tracks the performance of students, the Most Able Leader will also examine nominations to make sure the correct students are identified and placed on the register.
  • Parent consultation – we will consider parental nomination and welcome any background, knowledge or evidence of a pupil’s work done at home if appropriate. This information will be cross referenced to performance data and the academy decision is final. 

What are the opportunities and events for Most Able students?

There are many opportunities for Most Able students which can include:

  • The Brilliant Club – 12 arts and humanities students will be mentored through an assignment by a PhD research student in half term 4.
  • The Challenge Project – KS3 pupils attend masterclasses in key subject areas from across the curriculum. They will hone their knowledge and develop practical skills with the support of subject specialists.
  • Literacy and Numeracy leaders
  • School productions
  • Theatre trips
  • Drama workshops

Model of support for Most Able students at Harris Garrard Academy

Model for most able students