🎉 Excited to kick off our culture evening with standing room only to celebrate the different cultures of our student community through dance, music, and so much more! Let's embrace and enjoy the rich diversity of our school. 🌍💃🎶


🎄✨ This week, the festive spirit has taken over Harris Garrard Academy! Our students and staff enjoyed a delightful lunchtime of festive dancing, getting everyone in the holiday mood. Wishing everyone a wonderful and festive time ahead! 🎅🕺💃


Lunchtime! 🥪


The last pic, a seemingly decrepit old computer? This was the world's first web server, marking the very beginning of what we know today as the World Wide Web. It first went online over 25 years ago at CERN, laying the foundation for the development of the internet as we know it.


Mr. Adams has unapologetically taken the liberty of sharing some nerdy and amazing photos from the computer section at the Science Museum! From technological innovations to really nerdy stuff, our Year 8 students are having a blast exploring the world of science and technology.


🦖 While Year 8 is exploring the wonders of science at the Science Museum, another group is stepping back in time at the Natural History Museum! They've even spotted a T-Rex dressed as Santa. Who said learning can't be festive? 🎅


🔬 Year 8 are off to the Science Museum today as part of our character education program! We're excited for them to explore the wonders of science and technology. Stay tuned for updates on their educational adventure. 🚀


Last Week our Indoor Athletics team took part in the Finals. The team performed excellently, winning the event and now have the opportunity to represent Bexley at the in February. Huge congratulation to the team and


Continuing the celebration of our talented students and the Christmas spirit at HGA, here are more highlights from our festive performances! 🎄🎶 Our talent show contestants truly shone, delivering heartwarming renditions of Christmas classics.


Our musicians at HGA never disappoint! Considering Christmas is approaching, a performance of Christmas songs by our music students and talent show contestants left us in awe. HGA has got the Christmas spirit!🎄❄️


Our year 11's got a special treat today - a virtual tour of , the UK's national synchrotron science facility!💡Students saw the impressive particle accelerators up close. 📸 We're so glad our students could experience this cutting-edge science, even remotely!


There were some outstanding individual performances during thefinal of our yr5/6 Sports Hall Athletics competition today. Well done to all the pupils involved & sports leaders for officiating👏🥇 🥈 🥉


And the finalists!



The shortlist…



Calling all future historians! 🏰 Our Year 7B Hi1 students created incredible Motte and Bailey castles, demonstrating their understanding of King William's England. Bravo, young minds!


Heat 3 of the SHA took place with 5 schools competing for a place in next weeks final. Congratulations to who finished in 1st place & well done to all who took part👏Thank you to for officiating at the event 🙏



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Careers - Student Resources

Careers1Our Careers Advisors are John Milne and Julie Smith from our Harris Federation Careers Team.

Students can contact them at any time or drop-in for advice and guidance on Thursdays in the Careers Corner.

Click HERE to visit the Harris Federation Careers Education website.

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Excellent futures using Unifrog

Unifrog is a core platform for careers education for Excellent Futures at Harris Garrard.

We believe it is never too early to start thinking about your career. We provide our students with access to the Unifrog platform from Year 7 to support them in making the most informed decisions about their futures.

Unifrog has a range of tools that are suitable for all year groups. Each student has their own personal account that provides a range of information related to their interests and aspirations. Students can access the platform 2 ways:

  • Clicking a link in their welcome email where they create a password.
  • Signing on directly to and using the reset password option with their school email account (ending in

You can download the guide to using Unifrog here.

Unifrog highlights – sign on and start today.

  • Exploring pathways. Explore pathways using personality quizzes, career and subject profiles, MOOCs (online courses) and webinars. Explore what subjects you would be interested in studying and how these choices can lead to different career paths and higher education.
  • Recording what you have done. Self-reflection about extracurricular activities and key employability skills.
  • Searching for opportunities. Search tools showing live vacancies/courses/placements for apprenticeships, universities (in the UK and abroad), FE, virtual work experience and much more.

Careers - Unifrog tasks for Years 7-13

Excellent futures using Skills Builder

The Skills Builder Partnership exists to ensure that one day, everyone builds the essential skills to succeed.

Listening: receiving, retaining and processing of information or ideas

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Speaking: oral transmission of information or ideas

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Problem Solving: ability to find a solution to a situation or challenge

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Creativity: use of imagination and the generation of new ideas

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Staying Positive: ability to use tactics and strategies to overcome setbacks and achieve goals

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Aiming High: ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them

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Leadership: supporting, encouraging and developing others to achieve a shared goal

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Teamwork: working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal

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Our students will have the opportunity to explicitly identity where they are learning these skills in lessons, activities and events and assess their progression in the mastery of these skills.

Students can also access activities and homework on the Skills Builder Homezone:

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Your careers journey

We provide each student with a road map to their Careers Education that highlights the learning, activities and events that will take place throughout the time at Harris Garrard to support them in their journey to a fulfilling career.


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