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01/03/24

Planning for the 2024 Kinetic Girls Tournament has begun 🥳⚽️🏆 https://t.co/mcDdtkhV2o#KineticAcademy pic.twitter.com/WuYbGdSJoj

28/02/24

An incredible experience at the tonight with some of our Most Able cohort watching Just For One Day - the story of Live Aid. We learnt a lot about the importance of collective action to fuel change! 👊👊🏽👊🏿#bromleyexperience pic.twitter.com/WYw9LwA5XG

28/02/24

Harris Girls Academy () hosted GAU today with Mike delivering two workshops on the dangers of hate and the power of forgiveness. Here is our Founder reflecting on a productive morning session. pic.twitter.com/ubXzIsy0Vn

28/02/24

Harris Girls Academy () hosted GAU today with Mike delivering two workshops on the dangers of hate and the power of forgiveness. Here is our Founder reflecting on a productive morning session. pic.twitter.com/ubXzIsy0Vn

28/02/24

Privileged to welcome to speak with our students today. He shared his powerful story. Educating about the rejection of hate, extremism, and violence and promoting the values of unity, tolerance, and understanding.#allcanwewill pic.twitter.com/XNj1hcoPPq

27/02/24

We welcomed Patricia Underwood, Lead Archivist for the borough of Lewisham to our library yesterday to reveal the mysteries held within local archives. She also shared invaluable career advice to our budding historians & archivists pic.twitter.com/ZPYss643hv

22/02/24

🌟 We are delighted to restart our ongoing collaboration with 🎓 with their sixth formers continue to support our students in the classroom! 📚💡 A big thank you for making a difference in our community! 🤝💖 pic.twitter.com/cPJXr7OkyR

22/02/24

Welcome to our Library of Curiosities at HGABR. From the tales of Brer Rabbit to Victorian science. It's all here! Mr Clarke and our dedicated team of school librarians are here to help you find your next book pic.twitter.com/bkkCz0Y0jp

22/02/24

Read your latest copy of the 1884 paper in the HGABR Library Now! In 1884 the world was black & white, but thankfully the weekly Girl's Own Paper was full of colourful articles on the science, anatomy, and the occasional piano forte! pic.twitter.com/1b3riuw7FM

21/02/24

🌟 We are delighted to restart our ongoing collaboration with 🎓 with their sixth formers continue to support our students in the classroom! 📚💡 A big thank you for making a difference in our community! 🤝💖 pic.twitter.com/cPJXr7OkyR

20/02/24

🚨ANNOUNCEMENT🚨 Fri 22nd March is our annual Careers Fair! We are always looking for professionals to inspire our girls. If you would like to be involved and discuss your career with our students contact us on c.wright.org.uk or c.blackburn.org.uk pic.twitter.com/G1pKEfK6bh

20/02/24

HGABR is back and ready for a marvellous Spring 2! What better way to return to learning than an opportunity for our girls to hear from the amazing live via webinar from This talk was truly inspirational for our young writers! pic.twitter.com/K4lUDjLCm8

19/02/24

HGABR is back and ready for a marvellous Spring 2! What better way to return to learning than an opportunity for our girls to hear from the amazing speaking live via webinar from This talk was truly inspirational for our young writers pic.twitter.com/5rAQFUZ3ZV

12/02/24

Paris Trip 2024: We have arrived in London and our ETA back at HGABR is approximately 9pm

12/02/24

Sad to say au revoir to Paris. The group has now departed on the 18:12 Eurostar. Due to arrive into St Pancras at 19:30. Further updates provided when we have arrived in London pic.twitter.com/feriWTDPGI

12/02/24

Our final activity of Paris 2024 - a trip to the Musée du Louvre, battling the crowds to see the Grande Galerie and of course La Joconde (the Mona Lisa). A great way to sign off a truly fantastic trip pic.twitter.com/Ckbjkz3YzW

12/02/24

Let's embrace the traditions and culture that make this occasion so special!May the Year of the Dragon bring us all good fortune, health, and happiness.恭贺新禧!(Gōng hè xīn xǐ!) Happy New Year! pic.twitter.com/ImaIfN3K8b

12/02/24

Happy Chinese New Year from HGABR!All week we held a thrilling assembly to celebrate the arrival of the Year of Dragon! Students from Year 10 and Year 13 performed a dazzling Dragon Dance, sang Chinese blessings that speak of hope, and shared fun facts about Chinese New Year. pic.twitter.com/UijAKTFzAB

12/02/24

Competing with the Madrid weather as best as we can! A quick visit to see the outside of the Centre Pompidou with its unique architecture by Richard Rogers (who also designed Lloyd’s of London). pic.twitter.com/RXSbdg9rz1

12/02/24

Blue skies at the Royal Palace for our last day in Madrid ☀️#HarrisBromleyMFL pic.twitter.com/tBVvhwios9

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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.

Harris Girls' Academy Bromley 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 demographic. 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 (LAPs)
  • 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 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT)
  • Students who are Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Young carers, sick children, children from families under stress

Covid Catch-up Premium

The Government has announced additional funding to ‘catch-up’ any students detrimentally affected by Academy closures and the impact of Covid-19. The focus will be on catching up on lost teaching and ensuring students are in line with curriculum expectations and make progress in line with Academy targets.

The proposed Covid catch-up budget has been analysed and signed off by the Academy’s Governing body and its impact will be monitored and reviewed throughout the year by the Governing Body and Executive Principal. Further details can be found in the Covid Catch-Up Funding document at the bottom of this page.


Pupil Premium (PP)

An Academy Governor is responsible for monitoring the Pupil Premium strategy. She visits the Academy each term and receives an update on the impact of funding. She also meets with children and the Faculty Director in charge of Pupil Premium and produces a report and feedback for the wider Governing Body.  

Attendance is monitored weekly and the attendance team produce a weekly report that is discussed at the Academy Leadership Group meeting.  Academic performance is further monitored each term and impact reports are produced and shared with the Governing Body. Attendance at enrichment activities, academic lectures and during LRC sessions is monitored weekly to ensure that Pupil Premium students are benefiting from the extended curriculum, as much as those who are not Pupil Premium.

A Pupil Premium strategy review takes place between September and October, of each academic year. The Executive Principal holds the budget for Pupil Premium and authorises all expenditure. Pupil Premium funding is currently targeted at three aspects of: student development; teaching and learning, attendance and behaviour.

Further details of our Pupil Premium spending plan can be found in the document at the bottom of this page.


Literacy catch-up

Catch-up funding is used to reduce the size of English classes, create additional ‘literacy’ lessons each week for Year 7 and Year 8, buy in additional speech and language therapy sessions and provide additional literacy sessions with a specialist HLTA.

Lucid testing and GL assessments are in place to ensure that students receiving support make progress. We provide specialist literacy support for girls who arrive with a reading age below seven years and/or KS2 below 4. We have targeted reading intervention for any student who has a reading age below 7 and will be targeting a small group through the introduction of The Hackney Trust literacy programme. 

We have a dedicated English specialist who provides mentoring and subject specialist intervention for all girls who arrive in the Academy with Reading, Writing and Speaking score of below 4.


Numeracy catch-up

There is a numeracy section in the students’ planners, which the students have out in all lessons to help them in all their subjects. The introduction of the online resource Hegarty maths, means that students are able to access a targeted online learning platform outside of lessons.

During Maths lessons, we ensure our strongest teachers are with the students who need more support with basic numeracy. We have employed a dedicated Maths HLTA who provides support in and out of lessons to ensure that all girls who arrive with a KS2 level below 4 make at least expected progress. Students who require additional numeracy support receive this via discreet maths lessons built into their personalised curriculum.

 

16-19 Tuition Funding

For details of the 16-19 tuition funding for 2021-22 please click HERE.

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