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Teaching at Harborne Academy is ‘progressive, inspirational and dynamic, encouraging creativity, innovation and problem solving’.
A spokesman said: “At Harborne Academy, we have an exceptionally well-qualified, talented, experienced and enthusiastic team of staff.
“Together with our students, we are nurturing, passionate, perceptive and look after each other.
“We have high expectations of all, and we trust that the years your children spend at Harborne Academy will be happy, successful and memorable, and that they will leave us confident of making a difference in this world.”
Headteacher Mrs J Elbaz added: “I am proud to lead Harborne Academy.
“We have a passion for learning and we want everyone to achieve their true potential and we place our ethos at the heart of what we do – exceptional provision for exceptional learners.
“All academy visitors are overwhelmed by seeing great teaching, great learners in
“We also offer an amazing enrichment programme that is offered at lunchtime and after school within our state-of-the-art building and facilities.”
“The academy’s primary goal is to ensure that all students, regardless of their starting point, make exceptional progress.”
Harborne Academy offers a broad and balanced curriculum which helps students to develop as independent learners.
Unique to the curriculum in Year 7 is English Plus.
The English Plus curriculum offers Year 7 pupils at Harborne Academy a transition into secondary school with unique learning experiences.
The academy’s primary goal is to ensure that all students, regardless of their starting point, make exceptional progress; however, it is important that your child develops key skills that will support them throughout their academic career and beyond.
At the core of the curriculum is English; however, carefully planned schemes of work also embed the teaching of history and drama.
To ensure consistency and the nurturing environment pupils need as they transition from primary school, English Plus is delivered by a small team that works closely to ensure students have a real love for reading; have highly developed levels of oracy and are confident writers.
The English Plus curriculum means that work is channelled through beautiful, unique projects, giving learning a sense of purpose and pupils pride in their
Project-orientated learning enables students to develop key attributes, encouraging them to become resilient, creative, reflective and collaborative.
Learning is brought to life further by a calendar of experiences from bespoke educational visits to external visits from authors, poets to theatre companies and historical interpreters.
These rich experiences reflect back into the classroom to enhance and provide context for learning.
In a report last year, Ofsted stated: “Pupils are overwhelmingly proud of their school.”
While one youngster at the academy added: “I love Harborne Academy. It is a school that allows you to learn in a fun, but educational way.”
Another said: “New experiences, new opportunities – it’s all at Harborne Academy.”