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01/04/20

David Hockney provides some welcome artistic relief from the current isolation. https://t.co/XjCRg54z3Z Perhaps this could serve as inspiration for some of our incredible artists?

01/04/20

Boredom is a mist that wanders into you it rids of all inspiration. You don't notice but it slowly snatches you away to a place where you can't escape without creativity. You wait for time to end but it never will. So endlessly waiting ends you. You can't escape boredom. NN

01/04/20

What have we become Kindness, selfishness, self-preservation. Extremes of behaviour, not normal life, Will we have normal again? Was our normal good? Will the world be a kinder place? Will we have learnt our lesson? What is it? Is it a punishment? Or is it meant to be? By JN

01/04/20

1/3 A selection of some of our Year 8 poems, written in their Virtual School English lesson:

31/03/20

It is great to receive photos of our industrious and resourceful students maintaining their focus while working hard from home. Keep it up! https://t.co/EMu7a2CyOB

31/03/20

Our Year 8 students have been developing their cooking knowledge while at home. Valuable life skills and part of the food technology curriculum. Well done! https://t.co/I64tRV3Ink

31/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Muaaz put in a kick up score of 10 for Rutherford. Started with great control. https://t.co/HWyWk54cjk

31/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

The first video entry for Butler. A great attempt of 12 kick ups! https://t.co/g9HwzvnprV

30/03/20

Great resilience Mr Riches! Make sure you have plenty of space when you attempt this at home! https://t.co/11MnJ8y3ZS

30/03/20

Our students are enjoying their weekly assembly. This week’s theme is independence and is led by Miss Pocock https://t.co/NFOlGhGYNT

25/03/20

Some of our students completing the ⁦⁩ workout this morning. Healthy body, healthy mind! https://t.co/FKBiZlGG2J

24/03/20

Have you ever thought of writing your own historical fiction? Take part in the national Write Your Own Historical Fiction Competition 2020. You can find more info here https://t.co/9BfEzGZ86o Email Ms Trapani if you would like to know more and if you are interested in entering.

24/03/20

Well done to all our students working hard through the Virtual School. Remember to register online using the link you have received in your email inbox from Mr Walsh. Keep up the good work!

22/03/20

Retweetd From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

19/03/20

House basketball is going down a storm! https://t.co/13REtMFGGX

18/03/20

Excellent technique shown in our skipping competition! https://t.co/2WA4afRuKB

17/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents, carers and pupils: all Harris academy updates on coronavirus will now be published on a dedicated website: https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp. You will also receive a text message as and when there is any new information.

17/03/20

House tug of war! Hotly contested with a very supportive crowd! https://t.co/RrA3I16wwy

16/03/20

Our String Ensemble have been hard at work developing their skills. Very impressive! https://t.co/wgtUOdSZx8

16/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Some year 7 classes have been learning in their PE lessons, creating routines with balances, rolls and jumps. Here are some of their group balances! https://t.co/iiPMPj3P4R

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Posted on July 19th 2019

Principal's Blog

It is the end of the first year at Harris Academy Wimbledon and what a fantastic year it has been.

The students have just completed a very rewarding half term.  It started with year 7 exams and as students received their exam marks back, we talked to them about seeing their results as part of a learning journey.  We asked them to reflect on the process that led to the results, and start to ask themselves some questions.  Did they work hard during the whole year or were they cramming at the last minute?  How effective was their revision and what can they do to improve in the future?  The most important thing in Year 7 is to focus on the process rather than the results and to look at how they can develop their learning and revision in the years ahead.

The exams were following by a residential trip to PGL.  This was a resounding success and if you haven’t seen all the photographs on Twitter, it is worth taking a look.  You will see students taking risks and having fun.

We continue with our sporting opportunities.  The hockey team had the opportunity to represent Merton at the Hockey Youth Games and the tennis club had a competition with local schools.  Sport and fitness is an integral part of our school life and we try and give the students as many opportunities as possible. Dominique and Natalie both picked up Bronze medals at the Harris Federation sports day and many medals were won at our own sports day in the last week of term.

The new year 7 created an excellent first impression on Induction day and we are very much looking forward to them joining us in September; the current Year 7s looked after them with great care and enthusiasm.  The student leadership team started their new responsibilities exceptionally well and Ellie and Patryk delivered their first speech as Head Girl and Head Boy.

We welcome a number of new teachers in September as we more than double in size.  I am delighted with the appointments; all the staff are specialists in their subject and bring with them a range of experiences and interests.  Every department will have a new member of staff and the leadership team will also grow.  Mr Maurice joins us from the Harris Federation central team as Senior Assistant Principal with the responsibility for Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Miss Pocock will be Assistant Principal with the responsibility for the pastoral care of Year 7 and 8 and Mr Arnold joins us as Assistant Principal with the responsibility for the co-curricular programme and partnerships. 

Our motto is ‘Make a Difference’ and everyone has made a positive difference to their own lives and the lives of everyone around them during the course of the year.  The students are a veritable kaleidoscope of abilities, skills, talents and experiences and it has been a pleasure to work with them and celebrate their success this year.

Next year we start a new chapter in our journey. 

Thank you for all your support this year.