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28/11/21

Retweetd From Sutton Council

's world-leading building in Belmont has won not one, but two prestigious awards! 🏆 The super low-energy secondary school was named Civic Building of the Year + Sustainability Category Winner by . Read more: https://t.co/vVR5y6sjop https://t.co/FlUa52VU1Y

23/11/21

An outstanding 8 - 0 win for our Year 9 boys football team, away to Harris South Norwood yesterday afternoon. On to the next round of the Harris Cup. Well done boys! https://t.co/Eaq4V2IXdq

22/11/21

Incredible news from Zoe R in 9A4. She won her first U14 HSBC Cyclocross National Trophy race in Sunderland on Saturday. Congratulations Zoe! What an amazing achievement. 🥇 Zoe is now 2nd overall and has a chance to go top if she wins the remaining races. Good luck Zoe!🏆 https://t.co/v3ISLf5ynq

21/11/21

The Time Out Youth Project is running a three day Christmas Holiday Camp at HASU in the first week of the holidays. Booking here: https://t.co/B5nr7EjgKN https://t.co/2onVzIQwLO

19/11/21

Winners! 🥇Congratulations to Allegra G, Jake R and Harry M who represented HASU at the Borough Public Speaking event on Climate Change at Carshalton Boys. They won the prize for best team. Allegra in Year 7 also won the Best Speech award. What a fantastic achievement! 🧬🏆 https://t.co/BYRGw9JCta

17/11/21

Winners! 🥇❤️🧬 We’re so proud of our amazing team of students. https://t.co/CyMyf46Him

17/11/21

Retweetd From Sutton Green Scene

Wow. What an inspirational afternoon listening to young students in our borough speak about climate action in our schools public speaking competition. The standard was SO high! Thanks and well done to

14/11/21

A group of Year 7 students joined Mr Fisher to represent Harris Academy Sutton at a Remembrance Parade in Belmont this morning. https://t.co/kVqm2bxdTI

13/11/21

Retweetd From Architype

"Judges felt that the internal spaces feel generous, bright and airy, and the exposed timber wall and ceiling surfaces of the CLT construction, together with the choice of internal finishes, create an internal environment which has been very well received by pupils and staff."

13/11/21

Retweetd From Architype

It's been a big week for , being named both Sustainability winner and Civic Building of the Year at as well as featuring in the 's exemplar library (link in thread). https://t.co/IwuArrEU9n https://t.co/5uLfvsnvS0

10/11/21

We’re really looking forward to seeing Year 9 parents and carers at our Key Stage 4 Options Launch event tomorrow night. https://t.co/5b6FDCAUEq

10/11/21

Retweetd From SPACES Collaboration in Public Sector Construction

Congratulations to the Sustainability Category Winner. Nominated by .uk and , Client . https://t.co/JIuBPUTJ6a

10/11/21

Retweetd From SPACES Collaboration in Public Sector Construction

Congratulations to the Winner of this year’s Civic Building of the Year. Nominated by .uk and , Client . https://t.co/XMCZ2J1Xlz

06/11/21

Year 10 investigating osmosis in Biology https://t.co/sYqdLyq20Y

06/11/21

Poppies, wristbands and poppy stationery will be sold in tutor times throughout next week to raise money for the Royal British Legion. Suggested donation £1. https://t.co/klw2nVxLYn

05/11/21

Year 10 had a visit from our local MPs in today’s UK Parliament Week assembly https://t.co/LE9EtIsclI

03/11/21

Some photos from today’s board games enrichment club https://t.co/zJ0kcFadC9

02/11/21

A Harris Sutton parent is running Festive Cooking Classes in the Food Tech room at HASU. The course runs for 6 weeks from Sat 6th November to Sat 11th Dec 2021. Details here: https://t.co/GfLznw9BF3 https://t.co/llUaRRzlvg

01/11/21

Retweetd From Bedrock Learning

The Bedrock Stars Prize Draw is back with 52 amazing prizes to be won!🏆 , earn 140+ points by December 19th to be eligible. , enter your school by simply retweeting this post on your school's account. Full T&Cs: https://t.co/VyRKKuZ2WB https://t.co/iwovt3PKJa

31/10/21

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school tomorrow! As usual, gates open from 8am, breakfast will be available, and all students must arrive by 8.25am. It’s Week 1 on the timetable. https://t.co/CVjtE2LTd8

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Our Curriculum

At Harris Academy Sutton (HASU) we believe that our curriculum, which is the substance of what we teach, is one of the most important elements of our work as a school. We aim to ensure that every student attending our Academy has the opportunity to enjoy an ambitious, broad, balanced, culturally rich curriculum which will enable each individual to achieve their very highest potential, regardless of their background or starting point.

At the heart of our vision and ethos are our core values: Innovation, Integrity, and Discovery. We aspire, through our curriculum, for students to leave us with integrity at the heart of their character, ready to use the rich and powerful foundation of knowledge developed during their schooling to find innovative solutions to the challenges of tomorrow, and furthermore to discover new knowledge themselves that will help them to drive forwards the frontiers of our understanding.

We believe that the best way to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world is with a broad, challenging academic curriculum through which every student can access and engage with the best that has been thought and said. We are a school with our Science specialism at our heart, and our curriculum vision takes inspiration from, among other sources, one of the great scientists of the past:

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants." Isaac Newton 1675

We aspire for our students to see themselves as flourishing scholars, learning the best there is to learn and standing on the shoulders of giants to gain an ever greater understanding of the world around them.


Our curriculum intent

At Harris Academy Sutton, we intend for all students to:

  • Experience a broad, balanced and deep curriculum, rich in powerful knowledge that will enable students to understand, engage with and help shape the world.
  • Develop into literate, numerate and eloquent communicators
  • Mature with strong character, underpinned by the principle of acting with integrity.
  • Personally develop into culturally literate, rounded, healthy and happy individuals who are able to lead safe, satisfying and successful adult lives.
  • Leave us equipped with the qualifications, experiences, knowledge and skills required to progress onto their next steps and futures.

Our curriculum encompasses ‘what we teach’ in the broadest sense, drawing together:

  • The academic curriculum taught through discrete subjects
  • The personal development curriculum taught through tutor time, assemblies and IID days
  • The wider curriculum taught through educational visits, enrichment, and our abundance of further curriculum experiences
  • The ‘hidden’ or ‘cultural’ curriculum, taught through the day to day experience of being a student within the Harris Academy Sutton community.

How is our curriculum designed?

Each subject has its own bespoke curriculum, designed by our subject specialist curriculum leaders to provide breadth, challenge, and powerful disciplinary learning. Subject teachers maintain their high levels of subject knowledge through regular, subject-specific training and self-study, and draw on further support from active engagement with subject associations and collaboration with the Harris Federation’s expert central teams of subject specialists.

Each Subject Curriculum is developed with our six guiding curriculum principles in mind:

  • Challenge
  • Powerful Knowledge
  • Cultural Literacy
  • Sequencing
  • Retrieval
  • Student Futures

More information about what we mean by these principles can be found in our Curriculum Policy.


How can you learn more about our curriculum?

Each subject has its own page on this website, a list of which can be found here.

On each page, you can find the Subject Curriculum Plan for each Year, which sets out the intended curriculum and the rationale for what subject leaders have chosen to teach and when. These documents provide a foundation for more detailed curriculum planning by setting out the knowledge and skills to be taught during a given period of time.

The Personal Development and Wider Curriculum is detailed in the Personal Development section of the website, which can be found here.


How is our curriculum organised?

Timetable

Students are taught through 5 x 60-minute lessons a day, in addition to 30 minutes of tutor time a day and at least 1 hour of compulsory enrichment per week. The academy day is detailed here.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 encompasses Years 7, 8 and 9. During Key Stage 3, all students will follow the Academy’s Key Stage 3 curriculum which incorporates the full National Curriculum entitlement, Religious Studies, the HASU Personal Development curriculum and age appropriate Relationships and Sex Education.

The Academy’s Key Stage 3 curriculum remains as broad as possible for as long as possible, ensuring that all students study a full range of academic subjects until the start of Year 10.

KS3 Curriculum Model 2021

Key Stage 4 Options process

During Year 9, students are inducted into the Key Stage 4 options preferences process. The vast majority of students are encouraged to choose the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects in addition to choosing options from a wide variety of Key Stage 4 subjects.

Students are provided with detailed information, advice and guidance so as to ensure that they make decisions with which they will be satisfied and which will allow them to achieve their potential.

The Academy’s options process ensures that all students follow a curriculum that is right for them, while remaining as broad and academically rich as possible.

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 encompasses Years 10 and 11. During Key Stage 4, students follow a personalised programme of study based on their Key Stage 4 options, in addition to the HASU Personal Development curriculum (incorporating further learning in Religious Studies and Computing for students who have not selected the subjects at GCSE) and age appropriate Relationships and Sex Education.

KS4 Curriculum Model 2021 r

Key Stage 5

Harris Academy Sutton will offer a Sixth Form from September 2023. Our subject specialist curriculum leaders are already preparing for the transition from GCSE to A-Levels, and our curriculum planning carefully considers the needs of an effective seven year curriculum. Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is intended to provide students with an excellent foundation for further study in any subjects that they should choose to take further.

More information on our Key Stage 5 curriculum will be available in the coming months of 2021-22, and will be shared here.


Our Policy

The Academy's Curriculum policy can be found in the Teaching and Learning section of the Policies area of the website, here.