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16/07/20

We are so proud of our word millionaires: Zohaib, Ethan, Hafiz, Sohial, Bethlehem, Karen, Danat, Megan and Abdulrasheed. They have read more than one million words!! What a brilliant achievement! #HAPheros https://t.co/E5zJuSaYf7

16/07/20

Retweetd From Anthony D

Time for some more suprises! I am pleased to welcome our final Keynote speaker! The wonderful discussing 'The Power Of Music' 🎶🎼🎷🎻🎧🎤🥁 https://t.co/4O5qrJoWVL

16/07/20

Retweetd From Kerry Rogers

Delighted to be a Keynote speaker at 💙🎶 talking about the importance of music in education and all the wonderful activities we do in . See you there! https://t.co/FL9MO2KwrD

14/07/20

ATTENTION YEAR 11s: Things might be a little bit different this year, but that shouldn’t stop you from keeping doing good. If you want a chance to develop your skills, re-build your community and spend time with your friends, has got you covered: https://t.co/y5mTDB6hoQ https://t.co/WrCDFooJJ9

14/07/20

To celebrate the work of our fantastic students this year we've made a short film - Harris Academy Peckham Highlights 2019-20. It's been a shorter than usual academic year, but there is still loads to celebrate! We hope you enjoy watching it! https://t.co/0zJb0vez5P

13/07/20

Well done to Tegan and Prince (pictured) for being selected to join the prestigious summer programme. This challenges and motivates high-flying students and introduces them to the world of research-led academia. Huge congrats! Find out more https://t.co/E3xyk9e9Jr https://t.co/BjMHjGyJXG

09/07/20

Special thanks to for the chats to our Yr 7 & 8 students today! Commercial solicitors, motivational speakers, Oxford graduates, aviation engineer - all 4 vols were eloquent, articulate & inspiring. Proof that BAME can break the glass ceiling in any field! https://t.co/EPYhvJSCuL

09/07/20

Great refresher session from Pathway Programme with Duro from Change 2020 on 'understanding the mind'. Looking forward to September's sessions starting back. Remember your mind is limitless! https://t.co/IW5eIWLh14

09/07/20

Retweetd From Harris Bermondsey

The charity has created a great series of FREE online mini-modules to help mums develop their tech skills over the summer. You'll find modules on getting started with the internet, email, safety online, social media, and more. Have a look! https://t.co/WK84cnnL2I

08/07/20

Looking forward to relaunching the DTT Career Pathway Programme virtually with our Year 9 students on MS Teams on Thursday at 1pm https://t.co/hVUSrCK9Ax

08/07/20

Retweetd From ECD Architects

We very much enjoyed delivering an online insight session to Yr9 & 10 students yesterday. Great attendance and useful feedback, it’s an to be a part of the next generation of & workers https://t.co/QyAONZjY7H

08/07/20

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Looking for summer activities? Find out more about this 'Summer of Food and Fun' programme for children and families in and . https://t.co/eP6j251HmX https://t.co/tZqQBM0voN

08/07/20

Thank so much to Alice & Lizzy from for delivering an online insight session to our Yr 9 & 10 students. Informative, interesting and inspiring for our students. We look forward to building (no pun intended!) a longstanding relationship with the company! https://t.co/f2eKb6bDy0

06/07/20

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Southwark Libraries have some great events, videos and fun activities for young people as part of their . Big thanks to our for everything they are doing for young people in . https://t.co/54j1OkjYPX

02/07/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Thank you to all our academies who shared their strategies for supporting the most vulnerable pupils during lockdown by getting them into school https://t.co/PbhI870oSH

01/07/20

Thanks Josie, have passed this on to the careers lead!

01/07/20

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

Have your say on the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. Write a story in 500 words for the competition. Categories for 5-9 and 10-13 year olds. Closes 3rd July. You can do it! https://t.co/CprttbnXcG https://t.co/88urcLcXOc

24/06/20

Help us create a Black archive in 2020 to preserve documents and items from this moment in history. What should we add to the school archive? What will help us teach future generations of children? Take part at https://t.co/KjkxIwqsCE

23/06/20

Joselina, one our Spanish students, has written a poem to express her feelings of solidarity with the black community. You can read "This Hate Inside Me Will Not Conquer Me", with artwork by Anisa, at https://t.co/jhedBqzbHs https://t.co/CerhFQPT4i

19/06/20

"Once Again People of Colour Have Been Failed by the System". We were very impressed with this and illustration by Navilah, on the theme of the movement, and wanted to share it with you. Read Navilah's poem at https://t.co/h7NXaQMC1Q https://t.co/MsShNUFUm3

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Announcement

Thank You to Our HAP Community - A Message From The Executive Principal

Rebecca hickeyAt the end of one of the most eventful school years in history, we'd like to say thank you to the HAP community.

Despite the unprecedented situation we’ve found ourselves in with the global pandemic, with the support of our students, staff, parents, governors and local community, we’ve had one of the most productive years at Harris Academy Peckham so far.

Coronavirus has caused immense challenges around the world, including here in Peckham. Lockdown was difficult, stressful and challenging for all of our students and families. But we are proud of the way in which we worked together as a community to support each other and make the best of a bad situation:

  • We stayed open throughout, including during the Easter holidays, providing a safe and welcoming place to be for many students who needed this;
  • Back in March, we were early to predict that schools could be closed to control the spread of the virus and made many preparations to ensure that we would be able to continue with live online lessons from Day One of lockdown. Thanks to the Harris Federation coronavirus hardship fund, we were able to distribute laptops and internet dongles to many students within days of our Academy closing;
  • We did everything we could to support families in need whilst our Academy was closed, including weekly care packages, free breakfast and lunch deliveries and supermarket vouchers;
  • We kept Year 10 students safe and sound when they were asked to return to our Academy, with many adjustments in place such as new handwashing facilities outside, social distanced classroom organisation and temperature checks at the door.
  • We invited every single Year 7-9 student onto site during the last three weeks to meet with their teachers and become acclimatised to their new COVID-prepared Academy.

We are so excited about the start of the new school year in September and cannot wait to see our students, some of whom have not been able to come to school since March. We will be giving students all our support, academically and pastorally, so that we can make the next academic happy and successful for everyone.


Top 10 highlights

But aside from marking the highs and lows of the pandemic, we also wanted to celebrate some of the other achievements of the school year. Here are our top 10 highlights:

  1. Pastoral care for children was transformed, with two new pastoral leaders, our new behaviour for learning mentor and our new Education Welfare Officer. We put in place a series of other extra provision, including our talented and brilliant new basketball coach, Mr Dulice. There were no permanent exclusions last year, which reflects the superb behaviour of students.
  2. Under the leadership of Ms Rogers, music continued to be a standout feature of academy life. Our HAP Choir gave a stunning performance at Buckingham Palace for the Duke of Edinburgh, whilst our a capella singers Hapaphonix finished an incredible third place in the national Jack Petchey Perfect Pitch competition.
  3. Our Peckham Poets excelled in their contribution to HUH: Roundhouse Live to celebrate the unveiling of the Blue Plaque on Bob Marley’s historic home.
  4. In the world of sports, we experienced some standouts firsts. Our Year 9s came an impressive third place in the Project Rugby tournament at Old Colfeians – the only all-female side to take part. Likewise, our Harris Peckham Junior NBA team won their first ever basketball game 34-13.
  5. More widely, students across our Academy enjoyed many exciting and enriching trips, including visits to the Royal Academy of Arts, the British Museum and Christie’s auction house.
  6. Students benefited from some fantastic careers-focused events. Some of the most popular events with students were the opportunity to participate in Mock Bar Trials at the London Courts, a workshop at the Institute for Public Policy Research, and a special medical careers day at Harris Academy Sutton.
  7. Our students and staff engaged amazingly with #BlackLivesMatter, creating many profound pieces of art and poetry to share with the Academy. We are well underway with auditing our curriculum and, while there is already some excellent practice in place, we will develop it even further in the next academic year.
  8. As always, we strove to engage with and give back to our local community wherever possible. Most notably, our Year 9s worked together to create our Giant Peckham Plait – a fabric art installation representing culture, diversity, community and gratitude – which they donated to All Saints Church.
  9. Our Student Council did an excellent job representing HAP. They met with Helen Hayes, MP for neighbouring Dulwich and West Norwich, to discuss universal credit and how we can help combat homelessness. Likewise, our Student Council Vice Principal Tegan addressed community leaders from Southwark about the need for proactive democracy; we are so proud of the confidence and intelligence with which she expressed herself.
  10. Finally, we tried our best to bring smiles to the faces of all our young people, with our staff creating a ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ video, showcasing the real strength of our Academy community.

Ms Rebecca Hickey, Executive Principal/Assistant Director