Category Archives: Harris Academy South Norwood

‘Sir’ is back in the classroom having learned a running lesson

Mr Webb was back in front of his science class of 30 or so boisterous teens at Harris Academy South Norwood yesterday morning, as if nothing had changed. But it had. Jamie Webb was now a European athletics silver medallist. … Continue reading

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Was £1m Croydon mystery donor Stormzy or Spider-Man?

Was grime star Stormzy the mystery benefactor who donated a cool £1million towards a youth centre to be built in the north of the borough? That’s one suggestion after it was announced that an anonymous donor handed over £1million towards … Continue reading

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Stormzy: Rise up and take responsibility for yourself

In the week of the release of his first album, Gang Signs & Prayer, Croydon’s global grime star, Stormzy, has given an extensive interview to Channel 4 News, in which he talks about depression, aspiration and even “power to the … Continue reading

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Government reluctant to act over ‘disappearing’ Harris pupils

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports on how a government agency fobbed off Croydon Council’s legitimate concerns over dozens of academy pupils who “vanished” just before they were due to sit their GCSEs Well done Sylvia McNamara, Croydon Council’s erstwhile director … Continue reading

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GCSE results show academies struggling to make the grades

If our education correspondent GENE BRODIE had to do an end-of-term report for the borough’s academised secondary schools after the 2015 GCSE results, then “Could do better” might be regarded as an understatement If you’re a parent seeking an educational … Continue reading

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Hundreds of teachers leaving Harris academies each year

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, reports on the mysterious case of the disappearing school staff Parents who are considering sending their child to one of the growing number of academies, primary and secondary, that are run by the Harris Federation … Continue reading

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Fear and loathing in Upper Norwood as an inspector calls

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on a gathering storm of controversy over a disputed Ofsted inspection at one of the secondary academies in the north of the borough The Anti Academies Alliance, an organisation of teachers, parents and educationalists who oppose … Continue reading

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