Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Equalities & Additional Intervention

We believe that all children should be equally valued at our Academy. We will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe. We have a range of agreed policies both at academy level and through the Harris Federation.

Harris Primary Academy Shortlands is committed to inclusion and part of the Academy’s strategic planning involves developing cultures, policies and practices that include all learners. We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties. This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but that we will respond to learners in ways that take in to account their varied life experiences and needs.

We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, demographic group, ethnicity, additional need, attainment and background. We pay particular attention to the provision for and the achievement of different groups of learners:

  • Students from families that are financially disadvantaged (PP - Pupil Premium)
  • Students who arrive with below nationally expected ability in any area
  • Boys or Girls
  • Students from minority faiths, ethnicities, travellers, asylum seekers, refugees
  • Students who have English as an additional language (EAL)
  • Students who have Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
  • Students who are Gifted and Talented (G&T)
  • Students who are Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Young carers, sick children, children from families under stress

Pupil Premium

At Harris Primary Academy Shortlands we are committed to ensuring the progress and attainment of all of our pupils, whatever their backgrounds. The Pupil Premium is funding aimed at raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap between them and their peers.

Please find below the most recent published report relating to our Pupil Premium spend for the previous academic year. The impact of the strategy will be measured through attainment and progress in July 2017.

Sports Premium

"The PE and Sports funding is used by schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport that they offer.

This means that they should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years"                            DfE website

Please find below a report which outlines our proposed spending of this income for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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