Tickets to our next life drawing session are now on sale, book now to avoid disappointment! EVENTBRITE HLAW LIFE DRAWING— Harris Lowe Arts () November 27, 2023


Year 13 Sports Leaders training session with Youth Sports Trust.Delighted to be part of the National pilot to implement Multi-Sports Clubs in schools.— HLAW_SSP@ () November 22, 2023


Getting ready for the KS1 Athletics festival .HLAW Year 12 Sports leaders training before we welcome 120 children.— HLAW_SSP@ () November 22, 2023


KS1 festival underway .Future superstars showing off their skills .— HLAW_SSP@ () November 22, 2023


Competition heating up .Inspiring young leaders .— HLAW_SSP@ () November 22, 2023


Congratulations to St Robert Southwell winners of the Year 5/6 Brent Girls tournament.Runners up Ark Franklin in an incredibly close game— HLAW_SSP@ () November 17, 2023


Some excellent development work from Elsie in yr9 graphics. Can you guess the nursery rhyme she is creating an illustration for and the illustrator who inspired her???— Harris Lowe Arts () November 17, 2023


Drhuvi is embellishing her graphite portrait with intricate handmade paper flowers which she has constructed and painted individually🌸🌺🪷🌼— Harris Lowe Arts () November 15, 2023


Have you experienced how students with can fall into a cycle of negative thinking 💭? Help them to focus on a time they coped well in a situation and think about why it worked for them. For tips on tackling low-level anxiety read our blog— () November 8, 2023


Its and today is ODD SOCKS DAY at HLAW Because it’s ok to be different ❤️ The art department have gone to town with their odd artist themed socks… how many artists can you spot? Foot puns welcome!— Harris Lowe Arts () November 13, 2023


Primary Highland Games today.Year 3/4 and 5/6 teams take part in a festival led by our Year 12 Sports Leaders.#schoolgames— HLAW_SSP@ () November 14, 2023


Year 12 working with YST athlete mentor .Beyond the baseline tennis project .— HLAW_SSP@ () November 16, 2023


Happy to everyone celebrating in our community 🎊— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () November 12, 2023


In 1915, after losing a friend in Ypres, Canadian doctor, Lt. Col. John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called 'In Flanders Fields'. After WWI, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.— Harris Lowe Arts () November 11, 2023


We are so excited for the return of our life drawing classes!!! To book your place please search ” HLAW life drawing “ on EVENTBRITE— Harris Lowe Arts () November 9, 2023


Some lovely results for a first attempt at throwing on the wheel…— Harris Lowe Arts () November 9, 2023


Learning to throw… anyone else feeling dizzy???— Harris Lowe Arts () November 8, 2023


Our Year 6 poppy sellers are ready in the playground to sell poppies this afternoon for the— HarrisTottenham () November 6, 2023


Thank you for donating and supporting our sixth form students with fantastic top quality laptops— HLAW 6th Form () November 7, 2023


Tonal portrait in oil pastel by Jalil and Larisa…— Harris Lowe Arts () November 5, 2023

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Feedback and Marking

According to the latest research, there are a variety of ways in which feedback can be given including written and verbal feedback from the teacher, peers or the students themselves. 

In line with our Harris Lowe Classroom Principles, formative assessment and feedback are an expectation in all lessons across the Academy. Feedback will always be given for GEM Tasks. A GEM task is a piece of work where a student is able to show their progress at a specific moment in the Scheme of Learning sequence. 

Curriculum Areas will define the frequency of marking GEM Tasks in their subjects. This will be proportionate to the curriculum time allocated to the subject and on where these tasks suit best to maximise students' learning in their subject. 

What does effective feedback look like? 

Comments (not marks or grades, which are reserved for Summative Assessment Points) will be provided and should always be: 

  • focused on the learning not the student
  • about the learning that should be going on, not only the presentation
  • clear about what the student has achieved and what still needs further work to improve
  • phrased so that the student can understand how s/he should respond
  • phrased as targets or linked to targets already shared with the student.
  • Any written feedback will require a student to respond and demonstrate understanding on how to improve
  • Students must use green pen to check their work before it is submitted

What should happen after Feedback on a GEM is given?

  • Work should be returned promptly to students
  • Students should be given time in lessons to respond to teacher feedback. This could include doing corrections and / or redrafting parts of work. Teachers are not expected to provide written feedback on any DIRT tasks (triple marking)

How will this be monitored?

  • Work scrutiny in departments and by Curriculum Area Leaders and SLT
  • During Learning Walks