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21/11/17

Year 5 have been researching and creating Chinese blue willow plates in art. Look at this amazing example! https://t.co/UCEycsMUR5

17/11/17

Whole school attendance for the term so far is 96.45% and in line with the National Average. https://t.co/csbYxTjCBD

17/11/17

Shanah and Mollie in Year 1 have been looking at old toys. Here is their wonderful writing! https://t.co/L0JITzxe9I

17/11/17

Reception children are eating owl ice cream, roasted fox (butternut squash) and scrambled snake! (scrambled egg) They tasted, “fluffy”, “like plantain”, and ”yummy”. https://t.co/XednmdY8i2

16/11/17

Year 2 are learning all about nocturnal animals so they have created these wonderful barn owl collages! https://t.co/ne7XFJCh2b

13/11/17

Hello. We are not supporting this year as we are focusing on just one charity this term.

13/11/17

Today in assembly we thought about and how we are all different but all equal. We celebrated the 9 children who did something unique and different by competing in Bromley cross country on Saturday. https://t.co/LU1cm91slt

11/11/17

Well done to our only Year 6 boy runner for showing amazing resilience after being elbowed at the start line. He kept going and finished!

11/11/17

Team 6 girl runners stayed together and finished together at Bromley cross country this morning. So of you! https://t.co/or1Vwpqhku

11/11/17

Our super star Year 5 boys runners are back at Crystal Palace cross country https://t.co/HuNT92H7Yf

11/11/17

Super proud of our Year 5 girl runner placing 58th in the Bromley cross country race at Crystal Palace this morning! https://t.co/cGgICeiz07

09/11/17

Reception had a wonderful trip to to enjoy a world inside a book. “I’m going to have lunch with a gruffalo” https://t.co/4vIhNCYFzN

09/11/17

Today in English Year 1 had to choose the best instructions to follow to make a jam sandwich! https://t.co/WzUF55L4kj

07/11/17

Year 6 into science. Masterclass with Mr Brown: dissection of a sheep’s heart to understand how a heart works. https://t.co/Xk5vW81HIk

07/11/17

Year 5 are having a great experience producing their own videos with Tim about Space. https://t.co/a7nHvbtP4b

06/11/17

Tim from made a short pirate film in assembly. Miss Bell was the pirate villain fighting the bravest Captain in the land. https://t.co/dDKl5NL7yM

05/11/17

Retweetd From amy nash

Very impressed with the open morning - daughter sold on the school. Informative and children were very engaged in learning. Thank you

03/11/17

Reception children joining in with bonfire night customs and traditions whilst also looking closely at change. https://t.co/Itd6MeF9K4

03/11/17

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. is looking for a class teacher to work with its amazing community of children. Apply now: https://t.co/BGPmquR0tq https://t.co/iSXwZqyMrf

03/11/17

Retweetd From Overbes

My son is in year 2. I can confidently recommend as a brilliant school. My son loves it and the teaching is outstanding.

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Teaching & Learning

Harris Primary Academy Orpington provides an exciting, personalised learning curriculum, which supports and challenges all of our students and is at the heart of our teaching and learning philosophy. We ensure that all teaching and support staff have access to the highest quality training programmes to provide the most innovative and cutting edge learning opportunities for every student.

The Academy aims to:

  • Meet the needs and aspirations of all students
  • Ensure all students can successfully access the curriculum offer, making any reasonable adjustments required where particular needs are identified
  • Recognise high achieving students and ensure they are given opportunities to stretch and challenge their learning
  • Plan opportunities for students to develop their personal potential
  • Establish an agreed range of policies and practices to guarantee a consistent approach towards learning and teaching in every classroom.
  • Involve all staff in developing and improving the quality of learning and teaching
  • Provide all staff with developmental opportunities to extend and enhance their range of teaching and repertoires
  • Develop staff to deliver skills beyond their own subject specialism and incorporate cross curricular initiatives, in particular English, Mathematics and ICT
  • Identify students’ achievements and areas for improvement, through rigorous monitoring of progress and to plan appropriate interventions to enhance learning
  • Realise the entitlements for Learners, Teachers and Curriculum though a clear monitoring, evaluation and performance management programme each term.

The suite of policies attached provide further details on how the academy support and progress the aims outlined above.

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