Ethos and Motto
Harris Academy Morden is a modern and innovative Academy. We are a totally inclusive Academy who promote the traditional British and global values of good manners, hard work, excellent behaviour and smart uniform.
We believe that every student has the potential to succeed and that all obstacles can be overcome with persistence and support. The Academy will prepare students throughout Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 with the expectation that students will move on to high-level apprenticeships, universities including those from the Russell Group, and successful careers.
The Academy motto is: ‘Courage, Challenge and Success’.
Students will be expected to show resilience and have the determination to persist even when things are difficult. Staff will develop this trait over time through high expectations, modelling and our PSHE programme. Students and staff will be encouraged to also ‘do the right thing’ and have the courage to ‘defend the weak’ and ‘speak up’ for what is right and wrong.
Students will be expected to challenge themselves and have high aspirations. Students must be brave enough to challenge themselves, try new things and embrace the opportunities the Academy will offer during curriculum time and the extensive extra-curricular programme. Students and staff will be encouraged to challenge what they know is not true or fair and ‘speak up’.
This is for all students. Success does not come cheaply. Parents and staff must work together with students who demonstrate courage and challenge to ensure that everybody succeeds. We aspire for all of our students to be prepared to succeed in the 21st century, to have the qualifications to open any door and the human conviction to achieve the life that they wish to lead. Students and staff will be encouraged to succeed personally but help others to do so as well.
Our Academy is a community. We stand united together, aiming to ensure that the students receive the guidance and support from the adults within their life, to create the citizen of tomorrow that we can all be proud of.