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Posted on: April 24th 2020

Our academies are currently open for vulnerable young people and to aid key workers during the COVID-19 response.

With such a rapidly evolving situation comes a huge amount of uncertainty in every part of society. This means that teachers and support staff have a vital role in responding to the government-mandated school closures with positivity and resilience. Thankfully, we are learning every day how our academies are keeping life as positive and inspiring as possible for our students.

In the transition to at-home learning, there has been a significant lean towards digital technology and online resources to support learning outside the classroom.  Through applications like Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Skype, and platforms such as Education City and SAM Learning, classes everywhere are fostering a sense of school community from afar!

Picture 2At Harris Primary Academy Shortlands, reception children at home have been creating fantastic NHS wellness packages for key workers! Meanwhile, Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich donated 155 pairs of safety goggles to the NHS. At Harris South Norwood, year 7 students have not let the closures stop their love of reading, and students have passed a whopping 102 Accelerated Reader quizzes on the books they’ve been reading. Harris Tottenham staff have been hard at work recording HatoTales, recording bedtime stories for students to enjoy at home.Picture 1

CPD won’t stop any time soon!

The dedication towards keeping learning alive doesn’t end with the students! Teachers everywhere are finding that academic networks and educational organisations are supporting career development through collaboration and online courses. If you’re in need of some teaching inspiration? Check out Sec Ed’s Dos and Don’ts on remote learning here.

Twitter, as ever, has been a great source of academic collaboration between teachers, academies and educational organisations. Sharing resource libraries, recording CPD sessions and building scholastic community has given great insight into how the teaching profession is pushing forward. Join the conversation with us on Twitter here.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to the key workers across the UK for their service: keeping food on the shelves, supporting the most vulnerable in society and saving lives. Thank you so much.

Contacts and links to more information

Have an open application with us? If you have any questions about your application or any other queries, you can contact the Careers team here.

For questions about COVID-19 related to education, staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline: 0800 046 8687 or send an email to:

Links to COVID-19 information

NHS COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Advisory Information

Harris Federation COVID-19 Update site

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