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17/02/18

Retweetd From FunFest Orpington

Some of the many highlights from a high energy and fun-packed half-term week. Thank you for sharing your amazing facilities with us https://t.co/GQCbVHGQkv https://t.co/eZ2jWqIH1b

12/02/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

Charlie has found a new hobby, assisting with the coaching in the few weeks Charlie has wanted to help, his work has come on!!! More to follow after half term!! Great Work Charlie🥊💪🥊 https://t.co/SLVKCwHlaq

09/02/18

Retweetd From Les Rolt

Our little ‘Howard Carter’ absolutely loved the Egyptian Day at HPA Orpington today. https://t.co/WKMUyY84Sh

09/02/18

Retweetd From Paul Robinson

And as a treat to the children , for working so hard... https://t.co/gcwHGCbfXq

09/02/18

Retweetd From Paul Robinson

House Captains very proud to be wearing new HPAO Blazers https://t.co/BCAhdDtpjC

09/02/18

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‘Fantastic Finish and Museum of Learning’ Part 1. Thanks to all the parents who came along! https://t.co/JYcQC62TAI

09/02/18

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‘Fantastic Finish and Museum of Learning’ Part 2 https://t.co/QKC9aAtIoO

09/02/18

Year 3 are dressed as Egyptians for their end of topic celebration. They have walked like Egyptians, eaten Egyptian food and added up Egyptian pyramids in maths. https://t.co/6BryxKJntv

09/02/18

Thank you to Amigo Magic who came into HPAO today to perform a magic show for all the children who have been working hard and focused on their learning this half term. https://t.co/6qWvQj4yF4

08/02/18

We absolutely love our new house colour PE tops! https://t.co/UUWi39PQul

08/02/18

At lunchtime the children spontaneously built a rocket, they then formed an orderly queue to take turns going inside. https://t.co/KvHhI20kkM

08/02/18

5Columbus had a great afternoon visiting for the afternoon having a taste of life at secondary school. https://t.co/wZY4olZjXj

03/02/18

A room full of people arrived for our first ‘What is maths mastery?’ parents workshop with Mrs Berthoud, maths lead, on Friday morning. Look out for the date of the next one! https://t.co/zxKUVRsIMs

03/02/18

At HPAO all the children are writers. Everyone wrote into neat their best piece of work this week. Many pieces have been selected for display and from these a few children will be chosen to have a special lunch with Mr Robinson. https://t.co/JdOkxp7N4N

03/02/18

Year 3 have been working hard to improve their balances in gymnastics https://t.co/XhyuNYDiAR

03/02/18

Our Young Voices 2018 choir performed a selection of songs to the staff and children in assembly on Thursday. https://t.co/RS8QggNT1r

30/01/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

Outstanding skills shown 2day by Boxer of the Week Daniel Daniel was totally focused today throughout the hole lesson, he was 1 of 3 students who completed today's challenge🥊 a 29 punch combination with 5 defences🥊💥🥊

30/01/18

30/01/18

Mr Robinson knows how to dance! https://t.co/iazaV9grYb

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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