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Welcome to Harris Aspire Academy

Harris Aspire Academy provides an outstanding ‘all round’ education to all of its students. It is the hub for an alternative education provision, providing a personalised learning programme for its students, delivered by highly trained staff who inspire, motivate and re-engage them. Aspire gives students a second chance to achieve to their full potential.

Lower School students are engaged in a programme which will enable them to return successfully to their mainstream school at the end of the academic year, equipping them with the social and educational skills to ensure success. Upper School students are all focused on achieving educational outcomes which will allow them to move onto level 3 courses, an apprenticeship or a vocational career programme.

Working with the students at Harris Aspire is exciting and rewarding. It is amazing what students can achieve in one year and to watch them grow in confidence is very special.

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Being socially adept at learning

Students are excellent listeners and communicators. They have empathy with other and can adapt to different situation and audiences with ease. Working with different teams they can be successful in a range of roles as appropriate and they can cooperate with others to produce the best possible outcomes. They are excellent listeners and communicators and can support good learning in others as well as themselves.


Being in-tune with learning

Students will agree challenging goals for success, identify any potential barriers to achievement and explain articulately how they will overcome them.  They will demonstrate determination and a "can do" attitude to achieving their aims.  Oracy will be used to create an optimistic environment where all is possible. Through an enterprising approach to learning students will discover fresh potential for achievement.


Being perceptive of learning

Students are able to assess situations and take risks in order to achieve their learning goals. They can exploit a wide range
of stimuli and resources that support their learning potential. In particular a wide range of sophisticated Oracy skills will be highly developed as a key resource for being successful. They will use innovative ideas to solve problems and take an entrepreneurial approach in seeking out opportunities to increase motivation and improve their life chances.


Being aware of learning potential

Students are aware of their successes and know what they need to do in order to improve further. They can be flexible and make good decisions based on well thought through planning that can be transferred to a range of situations. They are able to discuss their reasons for making decisions and are experts at communicating their views clearly. Students know themselves very well and are able to build on their strengths as well as identify and work successfully on their areas for improvement.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Harris Aspire Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015
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