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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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The Clapham Eagle

If you fly on the wings of the knowledge eagle, you will learn many things.

The largest eagle in the world is the white-tailed eagle with a wingspan (which is how we’re measuring “large”) of up to 220cm. They are large enough to hunt foxes as prey but are nowhere near large enough to carry a human being. The Clapham eagle (or knowledge eagle as it is sometimes known) is, fortunately, a much larger bEagleeast, large enough to lift us high above the city streets to where our ambitions can fly free. Eagles are known for their courage – white-tailed eagles have been seen to attempt to catch porpoises larger than themselves – for their commitment – with the white-tailed eagle being found all across Eurasia from the tundra of Siberia to the southern coast of the Caspian Sea and from Hokkaido in Japan to the west coast of Iceland – and for their confidence – the skill with which they pluck fish from moving water beneath them is breath-taking.

 

Our knowledge eagle is an inspiration, an admonishment, and a help in time of trouble.

 

Inspiration: The eagle soars high above us, free to go where it will, unfettered by the constraints that we find on the ground. We look to a future in which we will have choices about our lifestyle, choices about the work we do, choices in the way we want to shape the world.

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Admonishment: The great beats of the eagle’s wings have lifted it off the ground into the sky: it may appear to soar effortlessly now, but we know the effort that has taken such a huge creature to get up there. So we are reminded to work hard: simple physics reminds us that you don’t get to fly without an investment of energy. We are also able to look up at the eagle and to reflect that there is always more space up there, always more to learn, always more knowledge to acquire.

 

Help: We don’t have to do all this ourselves – we can fly on the wings of the knowledge eagle: it is large enough to lift and carry us. The more we learn, the more our existing learning helps us learn more; the harder we work, the better we get at working, the more effective our time becomes. The Clapham eagle is there (in the form of staff and fellow students) to help us when things are hard, to listen, to advise, to support.