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22/10/17

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

Boxer of the week showing his new skills Boxing4Schools Skills and Fitness programme 🥊 https://t.co/PNhpBR3aFX

20/10/17

Whole school attendance for Autumn 1 is 96.61%. https://t.co/3XGSiKQx2k

19/10/17

Hi. Let me know which club R is interested in and I can ask. I will check if parentpay is set up too. Mrs B.

19/10/17

You can come in at 9am to view your child’s topic work

19/10/17

The author Abimbola Akinmade visited us today to share her story in assembly ‘Say my name’. https://t.co/BGEGWjsVIl

18/10/17

Yes. Clubs letter for autumn 2 coming out tomorrow.

17/10/17

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Today Boxing4Schools After School Club a great 12min sustained jog by all students! Great Work. 🥊🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ 🥊

17/10/17

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That is the best song ever! Well done year 2.

17/10/17

Special award and free half term sports camp to a child in Year 6 for exceptional sportsmanship this half term. https://t.co/GirZkGBhyw

17/10/17

Well done to these children who were awarded super star sportmanship awards in assembly today from our Premier sports staff. https://t.co/A7E0pUczMB

17/10/17

Year 2 sang ‘London’s Burning’ whilst their houses burned down. https://t.co/cLTNpC8SsI

17/10/17

Year 2 set fire to their Tudor houses to help them understand how the Great Fire of London spread. https://t.co/1MrP2SxZ0c

17/10/17

A wonderful real life experience for Year 2 this morning to help them answer 'Who set London on fire?' https://t.co/6mxM1hHm6c

15/10/17

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Harris Primary Academy Orpington is looking for a Class Teacher. Apply now https://t.co/yXPaoCVuPQ https://t.co/3g3ysi3VvA

13/10/17

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Stunning...better than the ones the Greeks made many years ago!

13/10/17

Whole school attendance is currently 96.51% https://t.co/m2zk8DTvue

13/10/17

Year 5 have designed and made clay Greek pots. They will be painted black and red next week. https://t.co/EhWlRFK9tb

13/10/17

Year R went on a walk today around our grounds to look for signs of Autumn. https://t.co/z9uBV2GRPH

13/10/17

Year 2 are working together to make Tudor Houses this afternoon. They will be painted on Monday and set fire to on Tuesday! https://t.co/gwuNseYdn4

13/10/17

Wonderful descriptive writing in Year 1 this morning inspired by finding a yeti in our forest area last week! https://t.co/jx5s3j8xA9

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.

British Values

The Department for Education state that there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values were reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2014. At HPAO these values are reinforced regularly in our assembly schedule, through display and in the following ways.

Democracy

Democracy is embedded at the school.  Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.  Pupils also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our School Council and questionnaires.  The elections of the school council  members are based solely on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced.  Our school has ‘Golden Rules’, which are deeply embedded in our work every day.  Each class also discusses and sets its own rules that are clearly understood by all and seen to be necessary to ensure that every class member is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment.  Our pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.  As a school we educate and provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and an empowering education.  Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely; examples of this can be clearly seen in our e-safety and SMSC lessons.  Whether it is through choice of challenge; of how they record; of participation in our numerous extra- curricular activities; our pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect:

The pupils know and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have and to everything, however big or small. Children at HPAO regularly raise money for charities, so far we have supported:

Macmillan Cancer Research

Jeans for Genes Day

Children in Need

British Legion

Battersea Dogs and Cats home

Red Nose Day

Tolerance of Those With Different Faiths And Beliefs

Harris Primary Academy Orpington enhances pupils understanding of different faiths and beliefs through religious education studies. Beliefs, traditions and customs will be studied in depth, with visitors being invited in to our school to enrich and extend understanding.  Through this our pupils gain an enhanced understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society.  

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