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08/02/24

🔥 🚒 👩‍🚒 Firefighter Visit 👩‍🚒 🚒 🔥 Our students have the opportunity to meet experts from a range of careers. Today, Year 2 were visited by Emma - a firefighter from London Fire Brigade. They showed off their fantastic knowledge of The Great Fire of London and also learned more… pic.twitter.com/MdY98tPtBG

07/02/24

🎓🔴⚡ Yesterday's Red Cluster University Challenge for Y5 & Y6 at HPAS ⚡🔴🎓Yesterday, children from Y5 and Y6 across Red cluster faced off in the thrilling ‘Red Cluster University Challenge’, showcasing their knowledge across our broad and balanced curriculum. From… pic.twitter.com/bJPxatY1mA

06/02/24

🖌️📜🇨🇳 Whole School Chinese Calligraphy Workshop at HPAS 🇨🇳📜🖌️HPAS celebrated the art of Chinese Calligraphy with a whole school workshop! Students from every year group had the chance to dip their brushes into this ancient art form, learning about its cultural significance… pic.twitter.com/BbjFe3uDD3

05/02/24

📖 🐉 🏫 Year 5 Author Adventure 🏫 🐉 📖 Our Year 5 pupils had a fantastic time this afternoon attending a talk by about her new book Paper Dragons: The Fight For The Hidden Realm. They were inspired the story of how she became a published author and came away… pic.twitter.com/kDg5G6Dw14

02/02/24

🐻‍❄ Polar bear class also had a wonderful time! Thank you 🐻‍❄ pic.twitter.com/iOexKiq3EU

02/02/24

🌟❄️📘 First February Stars of the Week at HPAS 📘❄️🌟Congratulations to our first Stars of the Week for February at HPAS! Kicking off the month with remarkable achievements, these students have shown exceptional dedication, kindness, and academic excellence. Here's to many… pic.twitter.com/8APFOzCUmm

02/02/24

📚🐧👶 Reception Penguin Class Visits Shortlands Library 👶🐧📚The Reception Penguin Class from HPAS had a delightful trip to Shortlands Library! Immersed in a world of stories, they explored books, shared tales, and ignited their love for reading. A wonderful adventure in the… pic.twitter.com/ZiilsWiADi

31/01/24

Update:We are about to travel through the parent aisle in the O2. We will be at Wagamamas shortly.

31/01/24

🎶🎶 🎶🎶 Can we get a shout out for Harris Primary Academy Shortlands! We are all HUGE fans!!! pic.twitter.com/vWjGOpLRjI

31/01/24

🎤🎵🏟 Young Voices at the O2! 🏟🎵🎤Exciting news from HPAS - our Young Voices choir has arrived at the O2 Arena! Ready to lift their voices in one of the world's most iconic venues. It's going to be an unforgettable experience filled with music, energy, and joy. WE ARE VERY… pic.twitter.com/h0Bh5DEKXH

30/01/24

🗣️🗣️Parent Forum🗣️🗣️Our parent forum is about to begin on Teams! We hope to see many of you there to celebrate the positives and discuss how we can make our academy even better!#AspireBelieveFlourish pic.twitter.com/MyK2AE6pLG

26/01/24

🔬💻🧮Careers in STEM 🧮💻🔬This afternoon Year 4, 5 and 6 had a visit from STEM ambassadors. They loved the opportunity to learn about the fascinating studies and careers in science, technology, maths and engineering. 🧬🧮💻 pic.twitter.com/ESK5kM2ZiC

26/01/24

🧪 🖥️ STEM Ambassadors ⚙️ 🧮 We were extremely fortunate to host a STEM ambassador event at HPAS today that was streamed to three other academies. Inspiring!#InspiringTheFuture pic.twitter.com/resOrrJILy

26/01/24

🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️ Athletes in Schools🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️Victoria Ohuruogu worked with our ‘Athletes of the Future’ to develop their sprinting technique. Thank you for organising this inspiring event! pic.twitter.com/HPo3TG91Ei

26/01/24

🌟 🥇 🏃 Ready, steady, go! 🏃 🥇 🌟 The children at HPAS are thrilled to have Victoria Ohruguoru visiting. Victoria's inspiring assembly on patience and perseverance has set the stage for an unforgettable experience. 🌟🏃‍♀️ … pic.twitter.com/EZL9n81pDI

25/01/24

🐦🌿🔍 Year 6 Explores Evolution and Inheritance 🔍🌿🐦Year 6 at HPAS dived into the fascinating world of Evolution and Inheritance! Today's lesson revolved around Charles Darwin and his Galapagos finches discovery. Experimenting with various utensils as 'beaks', they grasped… pic.twitter.com/DPRWvl7zpH

23/01/24

🪨🔭 Rocking Scientists! 🔭🪨Year 3 have been consolidating their Science learning about rocks and soils. So far they have been exploring the properties of some sedimentary rocks, identifying which rocks are permeable, what different rocks are used for, whether these rocks can… pic.twitter.com/deUI6r21jg

20/01/24

Travel UpdateWe aim to be back at the academy slightly later than planned due to a train not running. We will arrive back at Shortlands station at 11:23. You are welcome to collect from there. (Please communicate this to the parent WhatsApp group). You are also welcome to…

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Harris Primary Shortlands Curriculum Intent

At its heart, our curriculum aims to foster and develop children who are confident, interested and well-rounded. Confident in themselves as individuals, and in their abilities as resilient learners. Interested in the world around them, and able to question the things that they see. Well-rounded, in that they have been exposed and introduced to a curriculum that has breadth and depth, and can make links and connections with the world around them. Able to thrive in academic learning but also able to engage in extra curricular activities, which foster a love of learning. Our core values Aspire, Believe and Flourish run throughout this.

 

Please click here to read Harris Primary Shortlands Curriculum Intent

 

Ensuring Equality and Inclusion at Harris Primary Academy Shortlands

Harris Primary Academy Shortlands welcomes all children and values them as individuals, treating them equally and with respect. We believe that all children have the right to have their own needs incorporated into their curriculum in order to achieve success through the following approaches;

  • Provide an accessible environment, which is secure and safe, so that all our children can flourish.

  • We believe that all teachers are teachers of children with special educational needs and it is therefore a whole school responsibility to ensure that these children’s needs are addressed.

  • Through staff working together as a team, and in partnership with pupils and their parents and carers, we strive to ensure that our aims are met.

  • Ensure all staff are aware of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting and valuing equality and diversity.

  • Promote early identification of children with additional needs to ensure interventions are in place to address their needs.

  • Monitor the progress of all our children to ensure they are meeting their full potential.

  • Work with all external agencies and organisations

  • To build relationships with other schools within our community including specialist and other Harris Federation schools.

  • We ensure that our curriculum is fully inclusive and will not discriminate against the protected characteristics: age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.  

  • Our inclusive teaching approach ensures that all children can access the learning using resources and strategies that they may need, including modified language, additional support or resource.

  • Follow the guidance in the SEN Code of Practice, Equalities Act 2010 and The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014

Please also see our SEN Information Report, Accessibility Plan and SEN Policy, which can be found HERE.