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Tutor Time

Tutor Time

All students in the Academy have tutor time between 8.35am and 9.00am. There is a rolling carousel of activities that include form time reading, the Harborne Academy Big Read*, PSHE and a year group assembly. Our assemblies each week centre around a ‘Big Question’ allowing students to learn and reflect on big issues and current affairs.

Examples of ‘Big Questions’ that will form the basis of our weekly themes include:

  • What’s the point in learning another language?
  • Who are Birmingham’s black heroes?
  • How do you win friends & influence people?
  • Is modern art rubbish?
  • Should we aim to conquer all fear?

An example of a tutor time schedule is outlined below:


* The Big Read

On alternating weeks, all staff & students partake stop what they’re doing & read the same book. We are currently reading Philip Pullman’s ‘Grimm Tales’:


On the other week, students read the ‘Around the World’ current affairs section, along with one other selected article from The Week Junior:



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