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13/06/24

With thanks to and photographer Erroll Jones for our fancy official team photo 🤩🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/oZfB5kI7dJ

10/06/24

We are excited to invite you to our Open Evening on Thursday, 11th July!Come and explore what makes HASU so special. Meet our dedicated staff, tour our facilities, and learn about the amazing opportunities we offer.⬇️https://t.co/9NjD7oIcOI⬆️#OpenEvening pic.twitter.com/JsvBls3TVJ

06/06/24

Not only did we come 3rd 🥉 to two outstanding independent schools, but we got to meet in THE BEST author panel - what a day! pic.twitter.com/57JxH9PePl

06/06/24

3rd place!!! 🥉 Extremely proud of our Reading Champions! They clapped, cheered and whooped their way through a fantastic final. Thank you so much for a brilliant day 🤩 📚 📚 pic.twitter.com/67peUxIPKa

30/05/24

The latest HASU Newsletter is now available to read on our website. To view it, follow the link below: https://t.co/BZXFtiisec#HASUnewsletter pic.twitter.com/vhKiJN0I0f

29/05/24

Few more photos from Y12s trip to NewYork. pic.twitter.com/C8inNAfcSC

29/05/24

Our Sixth Formers had an amazing trip to New York. ✈️ Making unforgettable memories for life!Looking forward to hearing all about it as students and staff reunite at school on Monday. pic.twitter.com/ocxUbFr6n7

24/05/24

And they all have left...Very emotional day, filled with joy, laughter and occasional tear.#year11 pic.twitter.com/p3CU0f1S6r

24/05/24

Year 11 Celebration Day!What an amazing atmosphere in HASU today with students and staff signing shirts. Some really lovely designs out there!Here's to our awesome Year 11s! 📸#Year11 pic.twitter.com/YRzSwnYZCw

24/05/24

Our students are ready to fly out of Gatwick.✈️🌍Have a fantastic time! pic.twitter.com/uiYJ99eOoK

21/05/24

Our Scholarship Advanced Programme students had a masterclass presented by Ms Taitz on "Influence is your Superpower, how to get what you want without compromising who you are" by Yale Business School lecturer Zoe Chance.What a wonderful chance to expand their cultural capital! pic.twitter.com/juu7LqLmY5

21/05/24

The team had a quick but fruitful trip to to spend their winning Reading Champions book tokens. Plenty of revision too for the final in June 📚 pic.twitter.com/CmkbSzOGl8

15/05/24

🛍️👕 Attention Parents! 👕🛍️Join us for the PTA Second-Hand Uniform Sale on Saturday 25th May! Find great deals on HASU uniforms and support our wonderful PTA.Let's recycle, save money, and contribute to a greener planet!🌎♻️#SchoolUniformSale pic.twitter.com/G7ZSAcAiRP

10/05/24

Congratulations to all of our brilliant participants in the Junior Maths Challenge 2024. We were delighted that 21 of our Year 7 and 8 students achieved gold certificates – this is the most golds we’ve ever had in the JMC!🌟 pic.twitter.com/qeNhobVUZI

07/05/24

Last week our students performed a fun singing session during The Inter House Sing Off challenge organised by our lovely Ms Anthony as part of celebrating Performing Arts Week. The signing was heard all around the corridors. Well done to all the participants!#performingartsweek pic.twitter.com/jNlz3d2rQx

07/05/24

What I thought would be project that spanned weeks was actually done in three days! Never again will I estimate model building in the library with members of the robotics team and other architectural wizards. pic.twitter.com/VV4SAIZOvm

07/05/24

Ms Lock & Mrs Jones had a fantastic Friday evening listening to talk about 'Ultra-Processed People' - an eye-opening investigation in to ultra processed food. Chris then very kindly signed our library copy for all to read & 'keep learning' pic.twitter.com/ZpLZOXpOwF

03/05/24

Our Year 10 students explore pH of acids and bases through scientific experiments and discussions using the "rainbow liquid" experiment.#Science pic.twitter.com/goVr28RQCL

29/04/24

Our Year 12 students are , visiting The London Centre to learn about the future shape of the capital.#nla pic.twitter.com/Zw0DiCbMUm

29/04/24

Good luck to our students who take their Spanish exams this week! You can do this! pic.twitter.com/9cNhWolMum

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Mr Duffy

Acting Assistant Principal, Head of Year 11

Mr Duffy is Head of Year 11 and teaches Music and Performing Arts. These are both roles that he absolutely loves. As Head of Year 9 he is responsible for the academic progress and the wellbeing of the 240 students in his Year Group which involves getting to know each individual student in order to best meet their needs and maximise their outcomes. He is passionate about pastoral care and ensuring every student has the opportunity to flourish and succeed. As a teacher of Music and Performing Arts he gets to work closely with all of the students to help them unlock their creative potential as well as seeing them grow in confidence through the medium of performance. He is also a trained Stonewall School Champion and leads LGBTQ+ inclusivity within the school.

Mr Duffy started playing the piano at the age of 4, and the oboe at the age of 8. He knew from a very early age that he wanted to pursue a career that involved Music in some way. He did his degree at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, achieving a BMus(Hons) degree. It was during his degree that he undertook a module linked to teaching, and it was at this point that he discovered that teaching Music was what he wanted to do as a career. He then went on to get his PGCE from the University of Reading.   

Mr Duffy began his teaching career in Mill Hill, North London where he worked as a Teacher of Music for 4 years. He then moved to a school in Surrey as Head of Music, where he taught for a further 4 years. Prior to coming to Harris Academy Sutton he was a Head of Year and Subject Lead for Music at a school in Reading, where he was for nearly 5 years. He feels his experience as a Pastoral Lead and as a Curriculum Lead gives him the skills required to enable the students at Harris Academy Sutton in his Year Group and in his classes to achieve the very best they can.

When Mr Duffy isn’t working you are most likely to find him running. He has run more than 40 marathons and has recently got into the slightly crazy world of Ultramarathon running, sometimes running races of more than 50 miles in length!

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