Teaching & Learning

Harris Academy Upper Norwood provides an exciting, personalised learning curriculum, which supports and challenges all of our students and is at the heart of our teaching and learning philosophy. We ensure that all teaching and support staff have access to the highest quality training programmes to provide the most innovative and cutting edge learning opportunities for every student.

The Academy aims to:

  • Meet the needs and aspirations of all students
  • Ensure all students can successfully access the curriculum offer, making any reasonable adjustments required where particular needs are identified
  • Recognise high achieving students and ensure they are given opportunities to stretch and challenge their learning
  • Plan opportunities for students to develop their personal potential
  • Establish an agreed range of policies and practices to guarantee a consistent approach towards learning and teaching in every classroom.
  • Involve all staff in developing and improving the quality of learning and teaching
  • Provide all staff with developmental opportunities to extend and enhance their range of teaching and repertoires
  • Develop staff to deliver skills beyond their own subject specialism and incorporate cross curricular initiatives, in particular Literacy, Numeracy, ICT and Enterprise
  • Identify students’ achievements and areas for improvement, through rigorous monitoring of progress and to plan appropriate interventions to enhance learning
  • Realise the entitlements for Learners, Teachers and Curriculum as promoted by the Student Learning Commission

To view the curriculum for each subject as well as an overview of the options process please click here 

Harris Academy Upper Norwood opened in September 2013 and has yet to go through an OFSTED Inspection. We expect an inspection in the next two terms and will publish our report here when it is available.  Similarly, Harris Academy Upper Norwood has yet to appear on DFE performance tables, when the data is published for this academic year we will include a link here.

However, you can still complete the Parent View informing OFSTED what you think about the Academy. This information will be used by OFSTED when considering parent/carers views.  You can access this by clicking here

To view the Academy's performance on the DFE performance tables: Click here


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