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10/04/24

Student leadership is really important to us at Harris Clapham Sixth Form and this week we announced our new Student Parliament President and our new Vice Presidents! pic.twitter.com/IwgHeQ0GDw

10/04/24

Happy Confidence Term from Harris Clapham Sixth Form! Yesterday our Executive Principal gave an assembly to our Year 12 students on the importance of being confident and taking opportunities in life. pic.twitter.com/V6JClA2veM

10/04/24

Today our Head of School, Ms Heuston gave an assembly to our Year 13 students which highlighted the importance of removing distractions and remaining focused in order to achieve success. pic.twitter.com/BxlHtyaRcL

10/04/24

Yesterday we had our first assembly of Confidence Term at Harris Clapham Sixth Form. A delight to be able to share two of my cultural favourites, a character deficiency, and to celebrate the new student President:https://t.co/QvNOPtz1MM

10/04/24

Eid Mubarak to all of our students and families who celebrate it (and to everyone else, actually - have a great Eid). https://t.co/fSQOOk8gwU

10/04/24

A strong reading recommendation from our Executive Principal (and a beautiful cover). https://t.co/T8IJdtI97e

10/04/24

A new book to go into the work bag - thanks to (and others) for the recommendation. pic.twitter.com/9KzilnOqcG

10/04/24

Oscar Wilde said “Why was I born with such contemporaries?” Gore Vidal went further with “It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.”These witty comments touch on a darker part of humanity, and one of the things I love most about schools is when they challenge this.

18/03/24

Last Wednesday the Year 12 Biologists visited Beckenham Place Park to complete some of the field work required for their A level studies. Despite challenging weather, students did incredibly well and were able to finish their practical work. pic.twitter.com/3bbOQ3xhpO

18/03/24

Congratulations to Year 12 drama students who performed brilliantly in their recent theatrical crime drama for an invited audience of teachers. pic.twitter.com/whplo1TLzV

18/03/24

Clapham Cultural Society celebrated Ghana Independence Day by hosting a fun quiz highlighting key facts about Ghana pic.twitter.com/77GryY3t3y

18/03/24

As part of our celebration of World Book Day, teachers continued to share their favourite books through ‘Drop Everything and Read. Form tutors dedicated the first 5-10 minutes of the session to read a book excerpt aloud to tutees. pic.twitter.com/4EovuDK8N5

18/03/24

Thursday 7th was World Book Day and at Harris Clapham Sixth Form classroom doors were adorned with posters showing favourite books of staff members.The range of titles and genres demonstrated the varied interests across the school. pic.twitter.com/rdIhzzsbZT

04/03/24

At , we have as two “cornerstones” of our development “Empowerment” and “Joy” - staff should feel able to make change and everyone should have fun at school.If you’re interested in a school that works this way, we’re hiring.https://t.co/T4zoVUcSh1 https://t.co/bV0OY3Ry36

04/03/24

At , we have as two “cornerstones” of our development “Empowerment” and “Joy” - staff should feel able to make change and everyone should have fun at school.If you’re interested in a school that works this way, we’re hiring.https://t.co/T4zoVUcSh1 https://t.co/bV0OY3Ry36

04/03/24

Glad to see someone actually saying we should have joy in schools.

04/03/24

Glad to see someone actually saying we should have joy in schools.

28/02/24

This was a wonderful event - huge thanks to our guest speakers and a big welcome to the students who came to look round: we think you'll fit in well and are looking forward to getting to know you in September. https://t.co/c1zfKqwIPM

26/02/24

Last chance to sign up to our Careers Open Evening which is happening tomorrow! We have speakers from the world of Medicine and Law and a wide range of careers on display. Sign up using the below link. #claphamsixthformhttps://t.co/tvUltblXQ4

26/02/24

I'm really looking forward to this week's Open Evening at - we've got great speakers from the worlds of law, medicine & finance to underpin our thinking of sixth form as a step from childhood to the adult world & the need to earn a living:https://t.co/zBgWFl9SbP

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Leadership Team

2 150 lMr Handscombe, Executive Principal, is wholeheartedly committed to the idea that learning is amazing: since the end of last century he has taught maths to students both reluctant and enthusiastic across two hemispheres and four London boroughs. In order to broaden his scholarship he has more recently been developing a passion for 20th Century poetry and for catching up on reading the literary classics that passed him by whilst he was absorbed in the glories of algebra and geometry. Since 2014 he has been Principal of Harris Westminster Sixth Form and he is firmly convinced that the two years that students spend at Harris Clapham Sixth Form have the power to transform the trajectory of their lives and send them off on a rewarding and, at least mostly, enjoyable adventure (which is how he sees adult life).

 

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Ms Heuston, Head of School, firmly believes in the power of a brilliant education to change lives and sees it as a force for social mobility. She has worked in several outstanding Harris academies from the start of her career and is deeply committed to working to improve life chances for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. She has been proud to work in vibrant and diverse London academies, and see students go on to first class universities and apprenticeships with the confidence to speak out and make a difference.  

Miss Heuston loves teaching her subject, English Literature, and is continually inspired and amazed by the power of literature to speak to us about the human experience. Teaching remains an absolute joy for her and the best part of any day, as she discusses and analyses beautiful and insightful language with equally dedicated students.  

Although she has worked in secondary academies, she has always enjoyed working with Sixth Formers the most because they are at such a pivotal moment in their educational lives, where thirteen years of learning in school culminates in decisions about what they want to do with their exciting futures. She is now doing what she has always dreamed of: leading a Harris Sixth Form on its journey to ‘be the best’.  

Mark lloydMr Lloyd, Vice Principal.

 

 

 

Website Photo HCSFMs Buakuma, Assistant Principal, unequivocally believes in the transformative power of education. She has seen how education has provided her with opportunity, purpose, and deep meaning and this fuels her desire to see other young people experience the same. She is also passionate about supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve success and disrupt barriers to social mobility. 

Fascinated by Psychology in 6th form, Miss Buakuma went on to study Psychology at the University of Surrey. She takes great pleasure in introducing students to a subject she perceives inherently sparks curiosity, self-awareness, critical thinking, and a changed worldview. 

Ultimately, Miss Buakuma is a lover of learning. Her wish for every Harris Clapham Sixth Form student is that what may begin as a pursuit of knowledge towards a particular destination is transformed into being captivated by knowledge in and of itself. From here, students will have the chance to go into the world with confidence and thrive in any space they find themselves in.

CaptureMs Adams, Assistant Principal.