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30/11/21

Retweetd From WandSchoolGames

Here come the girls! Great evening of U14 Basketball at . Congratulations for taking part in our 🏀🏀🏀🏀 https://t.co/l6hMNYCt9K

22/11/21

A huge thank you to for organising an informative Food Industry Careers webinar for our Y10 students! https://t.co/X1hEmRD43W

03/11/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Battersea! We are so excited about this new Bedrock competition open to all of our Year 7-10 students. All you need to do is complete 140 points by the 19th of December! https://t.co/yM04UuNEGn

01/10/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Battersea! We are so excited about this new Bedrock competition open to all of our Year 7-9 students. All you need to do is complete 140 points by the 24th of October! https://t.co/vFiJk3W7n8

21/09/21

Our young people loved meeting you! https://t.co/UdQHiyPikI

11/08/21

Vacancy for Reflection & Inclusion Officer: come and join our fantastic and dedicated support staff. https://t.co/Gj4WAarck3

10/08/21

Congratulations to all of our students receiving results today. We are incredibly proud of your achievements and how hard you have worked!

14/07/21

If you’re interested in data, we’re interested in you! Vacancy for Data Manager at Harris Academy Battersea https://t.co/UYAVb00jrs

14/07/21

Looking for your next role in a diverse and successful school? Apply for our Administrative Officer role: https://t.co/UYAVb00jrs

15/06/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Battersea! We are so excited about this new Bedrock competition open to all of our Year 7-9 students. All you need to do is complete 120 points by the 18th of July! https://t.co/gJr6ypP6Y8

27/05/21

Retweetd From The Talent Foundry

Thank you to the students of for joining us this morning for the workshop! 😃 Nurses from across England came to share their experiences of nursing and excite the next generation to consider the career https://t.co/Xd5vHzyEOK

25/05/21

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Another amazing day delivering to the students at . Using 'maths by stealth' to create a large-scale event. For more information about the workshop, click here: https://t.co/BHftXmZL8O https://t.co/15sVYdjyfn

13/05/21

Thanks to for delivering such a brilliant and engaging day to our Year 8s! https://t.co/aRl80tkqAt

12/05/21

Retweetd From The Talent Foundry

We're having an amazing day delivering the to Year 7 students at . A fun, full day workshop linking maths to real-life! For more info, click here: https://t.co/BHftXmZL8O https://t.co/wAPz7vAXiP

19/10/20

Retweetd From THE PECKHAM PECULIAR

Amgad Salih, a 19 year old student from Peckham who is studying at the University of Oxford, shared this picture that his friend organised. They recreated the typical Oxford Bullingdon picture but with black students, to show black representation and inspire more Peckham people. https://t.co/F5L6ugILzz

15/09/20

Vacancy for a cover supervisor to join our support staff.https://t.co/vVflBSWYBl

15/09/20

We’re looking for an ambitious SEND teacher to join our amazing team! https://t.co/rODUGij3me

10/09/20

A fantastic opportunity to join a highly successful and forward-thinking English department! https://t.co/UYAVb00jrs

19/08/20

Thank you to Paul Jones who went above and beyond to ensure students were supported with grade appeals!

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Curriculum Overview

This page introduces the nature of our curriculum, including its intent and design. Further details of the curriculum for each subject can be found on our subjects pages.

The curriculum is the single best opportunity that a school has to improve the life chances of its students. According to Christine Counsell and Michael Fordham, “the curriculum is the progression model” and means that we can assess that students are moving forward in their learning, year on year. The curriculum is split into three connected parts.

The macro-curriculum – the model of timetabling that a school chooses to use. This includes subjects selected to teach, the hours allocated for a subject to be taught, and the configuration of this allocation of time. This is the outer framework that a school chooses to use.

The formal-curriculum – the set-out learning and knowledge that makes up the subjects, and the actual material that has been chosen to be taught in a specific sequence. This encompasses the knowledge and skills that we wish for students to demonstrate. This is the content that fills a school’s outer framework.

The extended-curriculum – this encompasses the learning and experiences that takes place outside of lesson time. This involves exposure to cultural and sporting activities, opportunities for personal enrichment, and engagement with the wider world and their own citizenship. This is the content that helps to add character and personality to a school’s framework.


Subject details

Details of the curriculum intent, design and delivery for each subject (including curriculum maps) can be downloaded from our subjects pages. However, these details can also be downloaded from the document below.


HBP93Curriculum intent

At Harris Academy Battersea, our vision is ‘to develop aspirational young people to thrive in a changing world.’ In order to enable this, we have high aims for our curriculum. We aim for our curriculum to be one where all pupils:

  • develop deep, long-lasting knowledge that they use to process new information and form strong links within and between subject areas
  • develop into accomplished readers, writers, and orators, so that they can critically and confidently engage with the world around them
  • are exposed to experiences within and beyond the classroom that enrich their learning and ensure they can make informed choices about their future
  • are equipped with the knowledge to feel empowered to challenge injustice in all its forms to affect change
  • understand how they learn, are supported to build success, and develop passions that will last for life
  • deeply reflect on their choices and the values that underpin them in order to improve themselves and their community.  

 


Curriculum design

We teach a curriculum that offers both breadth and depth. Students are enriched by learning powerful, foundational knowledge across Key Stage 3 that builds into Key Stages 4 and 5. Expert teachers educate their students with the aim of developing mastery incrementally over time through retrieval, interleaving, direct instruction, modelling desired outcomes, and deliberate practice.

Subject lessons are 75 or 80 minutes so that students have extended learning time. Personal development lessons are 40 minutes per day, comprising two PSHE lessons, two reading sessions and an assembly each week. 


Curriculum delivery

All lessons have four fundamental aspects to them:

  • Retrieval practice – students learning to recall important content easily
  • Teacher input – students being exposed to excellent teacher exposition instructing them
  • Assessment for learning – teachers checking that students have understood taught content
  • Student application – independent, deliberate practice to reinforce and master learning