Welcome to the Newton Faculty
Our Faculty takes it's name from the English physicist and mathematician, Sir Isaac Newton.
Newton is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. He developed the theory of gravity, the laws of motion (which became the basis for physics), a new type of mathematics called calculus, and made breakthroughs in the area of optics such as the reflecting telescope and theory of colour.
Newton grew up mostly alone and was an 'adequate' student at school. At one point his mother tried to take him out of school to help on the farm, but he had no interest in becoming a farmer and was soon back at school. In 1661, Newton began college at Cambridge; where he would spend much of his life, becoming a professor of mathematics, fellow of the Royal Society, and eventually being elected to represent Cambridge University as a Member of Parliament.
In 1696, Newton became the warden of the Royal Mint in London. He took his duties seriously and tried to get rid of corruption as well as to reform the currency of England. He was elected President of the Royal Society in 1703 and was knighted by Queen Anne in 1705.
The Newton Faculty is committed to stimulating, inspiring and developing students’ functional and transferable enterprising skills. In doing this, we will aspire to the highest academic standards for all our students so that everyone achieves their full potential. We believe that all students at Harris have the right to a technological education, using state of the art equipment such as our ‘Mac suite’, leading to quality outcomes.
We are committed to celebrating the academic progress and creative achievements of students within the Newton Faculty as well as their high standards regarding attendance, punctuality and behaviour. The personal development and wellbeing of students in the faculty is monitored and supported by our team of tutors, coordinators and the Head of Faculty.
Through the Newton Faculty, we deliver the Academy’s Enterprise Specialism, developing student's key enterprising skills. Global Enterprise Week takes place between during November, where students experience a range of enterprise challenges in different subject areas, highlighting the importance of developing enterprise skills in all areas of life. In addition to this, all students in KS3 have the opportunity to start their own business through the Enterprise Club and students in year 12 participate in the Young Enterprise competition.
Out of the classroom, the Mathematics subject participates in UKMT Maths Challenges, Rubik’s Cube Challenge, World Maths Day, Pi Day, the annual Harris March Maths Month as well as other Federation competitions.