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Visit to Coventry University


Multiple cuisines under one roof!


An inspirational piece of work from our Yr 12 student


Yr 13 Construction students working on their unit, Remove and replace defective roof coverings


Raising awareness on Children’s Mental Health Week


Yr 13 Construction Visit to


This week’s tutor time covers the importance of E-Safety


Yr 12 Sports Studies students developing skills in their practical session at


Lovely Christmas lunch served today


Christmas Jumper Day at HPS6F today


Yr 12 Science Trip to Centre of the Cell in Whitechapel


This week’s tutor time focuses on Mental Health Awareness


Another one of our students talking about her work experience


Our Yr 12 student talks about his Work experience placement


Please find a useful link for equipping people to provide practical and emotional support to children and young people affected by the pandemic.


Great resources for students and parents.


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


National Apprenticeship Week - students learnt about apprenticeships, where to find them, how to apply, take a look at this website.


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.


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.

Our Aims

Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form is your pathway to a successful career.

It will offer an excellent, focused and bespoke vocational provision for students for whom traditional pathways may not be appropriate.

We will enable our students to develop practical skills and knowledge related to local, national and international employment needs, while also offering the opportunity to resit or take the GCSEs they need to start a job or go on to higher education.

Once the academy is established, we also intend to offer high-quality education to adults living in the local community.

Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form will provide inspirational teaching. Students will be encouraged to develop and follow their own vocational interests, both within their chosen subjects and as part of the academy’s wider academic and cultural enrichment programme.

Resilience, Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness and Reciprocity

In addition to the formal assessments that take place, students will also be assessed on Resilience, Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness and Reciprocity. These scores give an indication of how the student approaches their studies and the level of determination to succeed. Each element is awarded a score out of 5. Where teachers are awarding scores of 3 or lower, it will be considered a cause for concern.

1. Reciprocity - Being socially adept at learning

Students who score highly in this are excellent listeners and communicators. They have empathy with others and can adapt to different situations and audiences with ease. Working with different teams, they can be successful in a range of roles as appropriate and they can cooperate with others to produce the best possible outcomes. Because of their strengths in listening and communicating they can support good learning in others as well as themselves.


Students who score highly in this will agree challenging goals for success, identify any potential barriers to achievement and explain articulately how they will overcome them.  They will demonstrate determination and a "can do" attitude to achieving their aims.  Oracy will be used to create an optimistic environment where all is possible. Through an enterprising approach to learning, students will discover fresh potential for achievement.


Students who score highly in this are able to assess situations and take risks in order to achieve their learning goals. They can exploit a wide range of stimuli and resources that support their learning potential. In particular a wide range of sophisticated Oracy skills will be highly developed as a key resource for being successful. They will use innovative ideas to solve problems and take an entrepreneurial approach in seeking out opportunities to increase motivation and improve their life chances.


Students who score highly in this are aware of their successes and know what they need to do in order to improve further. They can be flexible and make good decisions based on well thought through planning that can be transferred to a range of situations. They are able to discuss their reasons for making decisions and are experts at communicating their views clearly. Students know themselves very well and are able to build on their strengths as well as identify and work successfully on their areas for improvement.