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03/03/21

Please find a useful link for equipping people to provide practical and emotional support to children and young people affected by the pandemic.   https://t.co/7qeJ08bI1m

03/03/21

Great resources for students and parents. https://t.co/I1w8GakwiP

12/02/21

Functional Skills Exams : English Speaking Monday 9.45am 22.2.21; Maths 9.00am Tuesday 23.2.21; English 9.00am Wednesday 24.2.21

12/02/21

National Apprenticeship Week - students learnt about apprenticeships, where to find them, how to apply, take a look at this website. https://t.co/ytHGNHEEus

09/02/21

Today is Safer Internet Day. The Internet has brought significant benefits to our lives but there are also dangers that we as teachers and parents must be aware of to protect our children and students. https://t.co/gtD80IGBtv

01/02/21

Well done to all the Year 13 students who have been completing their UCAS applications over the past few weeks. Thank you to Ms Bhogal, Mr James, Ms Awan and Ms Whyte for all the support given.

20/01/21

Thanks Ms Miles, Director of Harris Federation Sixth Form and Ms Bhogal our Vice Principal for delivering an informative talk to Apollo House on how to apply to Harris Sixth Form schools. If you have any further questions, please contact Ms Ogunseitan or Ms Bhogal. https://t.co/6R5KU7jJnj

19/01/21

MS Teams has proved to be a great tool for delivering online teaching. For parents who would like to know more about how it works, here is a very clear guide which can be translated into different languages   https://t.co/XSFthtnsz3

11/07/19

Very Proud of Tim and his masterpiece of Mr Fox https://t.co/G7dmOR3qxT

03/07/19

Thank you for having our students today, they had a great time https://t.co/k0pOfNQP5r

03/07/19

Our students visited today, thank you for having us

Curriculum

The curriculum of Harris Professional Sixth Form comprises a broad and innovative range of learning experiences planned for each student.  A personalised curriculum offer, in conjunction with excellent teaching that impacts positively on learning and progress will enable all our students to respond positively to the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly changing world.

  • To encourage the best possible progress and the highest academic achievement for all, by setting suitable learning challenges and fully recognising the diverse learning needs of each of our students. 
  • To provide rich and varied contexts for students to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills, to encourage a love of learning and a desire for lifelong learning.
  • To enable all students to develop their creativity and talents to the full, using our Oracy and Enterprise specialism across the Academy to maximise this potential.
  • To personalise our curriculum ensuring it is flexible and appropriate, preparing students for the challenges of a fast-changing world, and their futures as successful citizens for the 21st century
  • To promote students' self-esteem and emotional wellbeing through our curriculum, offering opportunities for students to develop their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of their own and different beliefs and cultures.

 Vocational Pathway

L3 12 construction

Students who have not yet achieved English and/or Maths at grade 4 in GCSE (C grade legacy) will be timetabled resit lessons. Most students engage with the EPQ programme of study, which is an excellent taster of university-style learning and an opportunity to expand their knowledge in a particular area, as they focus on a specific subject or area of interest. They also receive two lessons a week in “Skills for Work and Life” which will revolve around these key skills:

There is also one afternoon per week of Enrichment covering sport and wider academic study, which will range from attending lectures (including lectures from visiting speakers) to independent study and seeking additional help from teachers in support sessions.

Level 2 Pathway

Sixth Form students may engage on a curriculum for one year retaking English Maths and Science with two additional option subjects. Students who are successful may then apply to a level 3 course on offer the next year or apply to an external college or sixth form to access a level 3 course.

Yr12 l2

 

Students will also receive a lesson a week in the Prince’s Trust Award which will revolve around these key skills.

  • Careers
  • Applications for work/further/Higher Education
  • Interview Technique
  • Work Experience
  • Financial Planning
  • Self Confidence
  • Literacy and Numeracy

There will also be one afternoon per week of Enrichment covering sport and wider academic study, which will range from attending lectures (including lectures from visiting speakers) to independent study and seeking additional help from teachers in support session.

Academy Timings

The Academy shares facilities with Harris Academy Aspire and is also in very close vicinity to two other Harris academies. The travel plan for HPS6F has always been designed in such a way that staggered starts for year groups are necessary to avoid “bottle necking” of transport systems and being mindful of the local community.

With the “reopening of schools guidance” there have been further changes to the start and finish times and process to minimise potential risk to students. The

The academy has put in the following actions.

  1. Tutor Time is conducted online via MS Teams until guidance changes
  2. Enrichment has been suspended for on-site activity until guidance changes
  3. Students are not allowed off site during the school day for Lunch
  4. The timetable has been configured into 3 bubbles:
  • Apollo House – Resit Pathway students
  • Gemini House – Level 3 students
  • Mercury House – Construction students
  1. The timetable has different start and finish times for the three bubble

    The timings for the three pathways are outlined below:

Timings of day aspire and yr 12

Construction bubble

L3 bubble

After Hours Study Support (Suspended until guidance changes)

The Academy has a planned program of out of hours learning, the details of these plans will be circulated to staff and parents or carers at the start of each academic year.  They will be coordinated by the assistant principal in charge of study support and will include:

  • Homework interventions. 
  • Holiday revision and catch up sessions.
  • Booster sessions for English, Mathematics and Science
  • Various extra study sessions for targeted students through departments
  • SEN support for students with coursework, homework or classwork