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07/11/19

Retweetd From Miriam L-U

Jonjo is amazing. Known for helping recover the Boleyn Bricks and give them back to their proud owners, fundraises in memory of his nan and the for cancer, and is also known for helping out with the scheme. Also he's head boy at 👌💯 https://t.co/uD6UBARchv

07/11/19

Due to the upcoming General Election on Thursday 12th December, we have moved Year 13 Parents' Evening to Thursday 5th December.

28/10/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation Geography

Group 4 at the top of Vesuvius! The views from the top are definitely worth the steep climb up - well done to everyone. 🌋🇮🇹🌞#hfnaples https://t.co/Q6Wi6eTQyH

15/10/19

Students from year 8 are visiting Greenwich Maritime Museum today for LBC Day. Quick stop off for the fantastic view first! https://t.co/iedQtYeUZC

11/10/19

49 Primary and Secondary Academies in one place...wow! Excellence:Every Child, Every Day

11/10/19

Today our staff are attending the Federation Conference. https://t.co/ZfCewsFqaK

09/10/19

ACADEMY OPEN AS NORMAL THURSDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2019 The Academy will be open tomorrow.  The water supply has been restored. All students should attend as normal.

09/10/19

ACADEMY CLOSURE UPDATE: The Academy is expected to be open as normal tomorrow and all students should attend as normal. If there is any change to tomorrow's status, the Academy website will be updated to reflect this by 9pm this evening.

09/10/19

Please contact regarding this.

09/10/19

Due to unforeseen circumstances regarding a failure in the water supply, the Academy will be closed today for health and safety reasons. Students will be sent home once parental permission has been obtained. Further information will be on the website later today.

17/09/19

This week's Thought of the Week is from Mr Anderson's Assembly about Prevent. https://t.co/gV0TNYlRh5

05/09/19

Retweetd From Schools Week

Design Technology Technician required at https://t.co/YMODUsQW2m

03/09/19

Retweetd From Cleverbox

A UK first, Harris Nursery Hub in Peckham is the only free nursery in the country. It offers 32 places for children where all parents in the household are working, seeking employment or studying full time. Those who live closest are given priority. https://t.co/w3iU6kKRFn https://t.co/A1dvMjmAzX

03/09/19

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Teaching Assistant required at https://t.co/JBTF8SOlXS

21/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Congratulations to Esther from who is to study English at - good luck Esther! https://t.co/5YxOtQg5KJ

10/07/19

Bexley students win Jack Petchey awards for outstanding achievements https://t.co/SXVuZOTBOS

05/07/19

Retweetd From Miriam L-U

Thank you so much 6th form team for celebrating our achievements. I feel very happy to have been awarded for Subject recognition in ICT. Well done to everyone in my cohort who achieved something, you all deserved it. It's nice to get awards even in year 12👌😁 https://t.co/WByZmYOSYr

04/07/19

Congratulations to our fellow students at on your winners 👏👏

04/07/19

Our fantastic Jack Petchey Award Winners received their awards tonight at The Orchard Theatre. Congratulations to ally he students and our Teacher Award Winner Mrs Donovan! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/Xp7pGovfrb

04/07/19

Today as part of Focus Day, year 9 are hearing about the Holocaust from survivor, Hana Kleiner https://t.co/VubQKGt6rR

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Announcement

Read our latest Ofsted report

Ofsted inspection 2019

Harris Academy Falconwood was inspected by Ofsted last month. This was Ofsted’s third inspection of our Academy.

We are one of the first schools in the country to be inspected under Ofsted’s brand new inspection framework. This judges schools according to a new set of criteria, with the achievement of pupils less prominent than before.

We are very pleased to have been rated a ‘Good’ school under this new framework.  The Ofsted report is clear that ‘pupils value their education’ and ‘achieve well in a broad range of subjects’.  Inspectors also judge that ‘leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behavior and are ambitious for their academic achievement’.

Our Academy was previously rated ‘outstanding’ and we are clear that our academic and pastoral standards are still just as high as they were before; however, Ofsted has recently changed its criteria for judging schools.  Under its new criteria, Ofsted identified three new areas for improvement in order to be ‘outstanding’. These are:

  1. To ensure our ‘well-designed and ambitious’ new curriculum is put into practice. Ofsted would like to see more opportunities for students to study more music and computer science in Year 9 and beyond.  Ofsted recognised that we had already begun to work on this before our inspection: ‘leaders have already taken steps to address this issue’ ;
  2. To ensure more students take up the extra-curricular opportunities already on offer, which inspectors found to be ‘interesting and exciting’ (they just want to see more participation);
  3. To enhance our careers education programme.

We acknowledge the significance of these three areas and will certainly prioritise them. Equally, however, we are pleased with Ofsted’s many broader findings about the Academy.  Beyond the academic achievements of our Academy – which for our students are their passport to successful futures – Ofsted found:

  • Our students to be ‘well-mannered and considerate’ and able to express themselves with confidence – well done to all students who spoke to the inspectors!
  • A high quality of support for students with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds;
  • Effective support of students' personal development;
  • Good support from leaders and the Harris Federation for teachers;
  • Effective safeguarding.

Thank you to all parents, students, staff and governors who participated in this inspection.

Yours faithfully,
Ms Terrie Askew
Principal

The full Ofsted Inspection Report can be found here.