A huge well done to everyone who took place in the MiSST 'Play Day'!Students played a wide range of repertoire and a very short period of time culminating in an excellent performance at the end of the day.


Our second day working, alongside , with Harris Academy schools in London. Today we’re based and our day began with DPhil student Emma Slater looking at literary theory.


Thanks to today’s participating schools: Your students are so engaged and articulate! 🥰


Great to see our Sixth Formers leading the Peer Mentoring programme in the academy. A great way for some of our younger students to build confidence, optimism, and resilience!


We are marking from the moment students arrive today. Here's Mr James and some of our Year 7 volunteers distributing white ribbons and collecting student pledges, as they enter the building. "I promise to never use, excuse..."


White Ribbon Day at Invictus


Thank you to the team for the super organised and informative Year 11 Independent Learning Day today! Our Harris Experience Year 11 students loved it, especially the debates and philosophy sessions!


Today, our Safer Schools Officers have come in to talk to each year group about Harassment & Inappropriate BehaviourOverseen by Mr James, our Designated Safeguarding Lead, we share the importance of these themes within the Academy & our wider context.


Yes Tops! Thanks for having him - Best of luck for the season! 💛#SuttonUnited | 🟡🟤


A pleasure to host the brilliant Tope Fadahunsi from yesterday!He supported our fantastic Y7 Football team in their first game of the season & talked to the students about what it takes to be a pro footballer. Thank you to Mr Xavier for organising!


Students came down from as far as Newham to meet the staff and ambassadors.They spoke to Pharmacists, Nurses, Non-Clinical staff, healthcare assistants, and more on the different careers in the NHS. Fabulous crowd of students and families!


Tonight we’re the hosts of a Croydon and Sutton wide event with NHS Careers with a wide range of volunteers in healthcare. What a huge turnout this evening!


We are celebrating Diwali this week, so It’s Curry Day today! A tasty array of Curries and delicious sundries keeping the students happy and fed throughout the day! Thank you to the and the whole team! to all our celebrating families !


Well done to all the schools taking part in our KS4Boys Badminton today.🏸 Congratulations to the winners! 👏👏👏🥇A big thank you to the teachers umpiring the matches. 🙏🏸


Well done 🎉🔥⚽️


Here’s a fantastic video of our wonderful science technician, Mr Flemetakis, eagerly prepping for sixth form open evening last night! Superb physics, Mr F!


Today we had the DISCOVER Team from come in to deliver their assembly to 6F on Wellbeing.With discussions on managing stress, workload, and emotional resilience. We’re looking forward to having them back in for their workshop! Thank you Emilie & Ajua!


Our students displayed not only their football skills but our fantastic new 4G pitch for visitors tonight!


Ms Bent, our Associate Vice Principal, and Faculty Coordinators Ms Brown & Mr Barker, talked to prospective students and parents about the vast no. of opportunities offered at our Sixth Form.

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The wider curriculum:

Tutor Time

All pupils will participate in literacy activities during tutor time once per week covering a termly focus on key literacy skills.

Teachers will use the framework within these sessions to deliver the tutor programme.  

  1. Autumn Term: First Chapter Mondays/Tuesdays/Fridays 
  1. Extracts or the first chapters of high interest books are selected and presented like an advertisement to students. Where possible, books are accompanied by trailers or read by authors available through YouTube. 
  2. Tutors present the programme to students to promote the books available in the library thereby increasing the foot traffic in the library, promote a love for reading and develop WORD skills through a variety of activities.
  1. Spring Term: Critical Literacy: Children as Changemakers in their world 
  1. The programme for Spring is a highly student-centred approach based on group enquiry i.e., working together in a community of enquiry to understand difficult issues/concepts. Each year group will be assigned a key global theme/issue including the Conflict and Violence, Refugees and Movements, Climate Change, Gender and Covid-19. Each theme/issue will empower students to contribute to positive change by developing: 
  • knowledge and understanding of the topic  
  • the ability to think critically about global issues  
  • the skills needed to initiate, plan and carry out positive action through organising year group expositions to raise awareness in their school / community 
  • peer-education skills and the ability to apply their knowledge and skills  
  • creativity and problem-solving skills 

Summer Term: Read to Achieve 

Students participate in reading a prescribed text for tutor time i.e. one text read over a term to improve reading fluency and to develop a love of reading for pleasure and scholarship. 

Teachers lead the sessions using the Reciprocal Reading approach which teaches the good habits of a successful reader. It is a ‘structured method of guided reading where children are gradually taught to take on group roles to explore and find meaning in texts. Roles include: 

  • The Director 
  • The Predictor 
  • The Clarifier
  • The Summariser 
  • The Questioner 

The Reciprocal Reading Approach helps to promote teamwork, increase students’ vocabulary and comprehension, introduce students to unfamiliar genres, authors and books and fosters a love for reading.