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15/10/20

Year 8 students performing their Haunted House composition. https://t.co/Qpqr0SHDqf

15/10/20

Final day of learning in our temporary building at Whatley Avenue. https://t.co/srMjroz7jK

15/10/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Year 7s battled the rain to compete in the house hockey competition. Well done to Butler house for winning. Thank you to Chris from and Jack Turner, Wimbledon and GB hockey player for refereeing. https://t.co/aulvWI1Job

09/10/20

Our virtual Prospective Parents Evening 2020 is now available to view online https://t.co/IOkCi7D7cC https://t.co/dNwYIcbe5e

09/10/20

Just arrived! Our new film introducing our staff and students https://t.co/TQyHtxhse3

09/10/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

The 1st round of the house football competition took place yesterday. It had an incredible turn out and after a slow start, goals eventually started going in. Next week will be the final 3 games, who will become the year 7 house football winners! https://t.co/vkKpNE7oIX

07/10/20

Our virtual Prospective Parents Evening 2020 is now available to view online https://t.co/IOkCi7D7cC https://t.co/RopD5oryrD

07/10/20

Our Harris Experience students are about to embark on a voyage of academic growth like no other! Through a variety of opportunities, they will develop; gaining confidence to deliver their authentic voice. Destination: Oxbridge and the Russell Group Universities. Kudos! https://t.co/eMIUcLi7KB

06/10/20

Language leaders are developing their vocabulary over and above what they learn in lesson. Their aim - to teach Spanish to local primary school students. https://t.co/OaGplTS6qL

06/10/20

LEGO League robots are nearly constructed, now time to learn how to code... https://t.co/w8BeF99RuL

05/10/20

Students in Year 8 have been writing some fantastic essays about the English Civil War. Here’s Sara’s essay on the causes and her Try Now; learning how to write like a historian! https://t.co/z4ANQM63zw

30/09/20

The PE department leading on extracurricular sport - this morning Table Tennis! Very popular with our Year 8s https://t.co/a0o557iK6X

24/09/20

Be part of the Harris Academy Wimbledon! Learn more about us by joining our virtual Prospective Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 6th October. In addition, we will be holding Virtual Open Mornings. Visit: https://t.co/aVDzkxfjFc further information and to register. https://t.co/BnmeQHybMk

23/09/20

The first outcomes of exposure printing / cyanotypes from the Year 7 Photography Enrichment group https://t.co/AGeFf6NLbM

18/09/20

Congratulations to Aaryan , who completed the GSL Summer Catalyst programme over the summer. Aaryan worked extremely hard to achieve all six certificates. Well done! https://t.co/0rGP2SvWSZ

17/09/20

Extracurricular clubs kicked off this week! We’ve had a range of clubs from Netball to Scientific Drawing where students have learnt to draw an anatomically correct heart - complete with a real heart to inspire! https://t.co/j3Mxh19gdx

15/09/20

An update from the new build! https://t.co/vZrrXwLyPO

06/09/20

For those using the coach service from South Wimbledon, students should arrive for their designated departure time. School will officially start at 10.30am but students arriving on their own at HAMD should aim to be at the school for 10am.

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Posted on May 22nd 2020

Newsletter 22/05/20

Schools are all about communities and when I look back over this half term, I am so proud of our whole community for working together to find new ways of communicating and for supporting each other.   I am particularly proud of the students who have risen to the challenge of the Virtual School and produced a lot of excellent work.

Following the parent, student and teacher surveys we have made a few changes to the Virtual School provision and will begin Phase 3 on Monday 1st June.

On Wednesdays mornings from 9-9.30am students will have a live Teams session with their House Tutor. This session will be linked to our Human and Life Skills curriculum and focus around student wellbeing.  


On Wednesday afternoons, we are introducing a series of screen free challenges. Students will be encouraged, where they can, to work with a virtual partner to complete them.  To enable this to happen, we have made some slight changes to the timetable which you can find  here: https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/Phase-3-Timetable-.pdf


You will know from the calendar that students were due to have their examination week during the second week after half term.  I don’t think it is appropriate to have an examination week, but each subject will ask students to complete a significant piece of work which they will need to send in. Teachers will set the work through the lessons and students will need to spend 45 minutes completing it in lesson time. This work will be set between the 15th and 26th June. We will send out more information about this after half term.

This significant piece of work will be marked with a percentage and returned to the students.  We will publish end of year reports on 16th July and will include this percentage within an average of other assessments completed during the year.

Students are not required to complete any revision for these pieces of work as they will be able to use their books when they are completing them.  However, please encourage your child to make this their best piece of work.


I would like to emphasise that I do not want the students to do any work over half term.  It is a time for relaxation and a time away from screens.

The 29th and 30th June will be screen free days and teachers are currently planning some exciting challenges for students to complete during these days.

Lessons from 13th - 16th July will also be slightly different and will focus on transition to the year above.  This is especially important for the Year 8 students who will move from Lower to Upper School.  Mr James is Assistant Principal / Director of Upper School and begins this role from 1st June.  He will be responsible for the pastoral care of the students in the Upper School and will be in touch with Year 8 parents after half term.

It is my ambition to invite all students (in small groups of 15) for a session on site during the week of 13th July but I can only do this if it is safe to do so.  I will continue to follow the government advice and be in touch closer to the time if we are able to do this.

We will hold a Virtual Honours Evening on Wednesday 15th July at 6pm.  Please save the date.

Thank you for your continued support and best wishes for a safe and happy half term.

Happy Eid to all our families who will be celebrating this weekend.  

 

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