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29/11/21

Make sure you take the time to grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy the latest version of our weekly newsletter. Now published via it has all the latest news, updates and pupil achievements for you to enjoy: https://t.co/iIlAITEAqb https://t.co/9P9ibh7vE7

29/11/21

thank you for the imaginative trip around the U.K. with our Year 1 pupils. With Baxter Bear at the wheel our pupils got a grand tour of all four parts of the United Kingdom! https://t.co/ClI4J7dtG3

29/11/21

There are some amazing book corners in our classrooms that clearly show the value teachers place on reading! https://t.co/Yj9lbRAg8l

24/11/21

Today it’s the turn of Year 4 to take ownership and team-run the set up of the Football Club. Pitches set up, teams picked and the football is flowing! Here we learn problem-solving as well as football skills! 🤔 ⚽️ https://t.co/BlHP37zTqh

09/11/21

SCHOOL DISCO AND OWN CLOTHES DAY- FRIDAY 12TH NOVEMBER https://t.co/Fxwisb7ex9

02/11/21

As the sun is setting in Orpington, the football club is in full flow with members taking ownership and picking their own teams, tactics, creating their own carousel for matches, and team practice games while they are not on the ‘main pitch’. Great work by all! https://t.co/ZmEFNB2e9S

22/10/21

October School - A happy end to a hard and enjoyable week of maths and reading. Well done to all the students. 👏 https://t.co/RTvp8WpuJd

21/10/21

October School; today students are enjoying logic games, in maths - Tyrone beat his teacher Mr Sawh 7 - 0!!! https://t.co/GEGT1r8js9

20/10/21

October School Year 6 tackled more reading challenges today! https://t.co/Gbp9lyclY1

19/10/21

October School pupils are exploring synonyms📚 https://t.co/EZ8lRvRXMk

19/10/21

October School is off to a good start! Children are reading, looking closely at poetry and discussing the use of imagery... https://t.co/aqH9lrblgo

13/10/21

HPAO PTA - we are holding our Autumn Fair this Friday at the Academy and look forward to seeing you🙂 https://t.co/mdbTYFwg7W

08/10/21

Mini Autumn Fair coming up soon! https://t.co/KukoCTQ3CB

07/10/21

PTA School Disco coming soon! Take a look below for the details! https://t.co/oSuGfnpFqY

01/10/21

HPAO Sports Clubs are now all live on ParentPay for bookings. Places are being booked quickly so book now to avoid disappointed! Tennis is the latest addition and starts on Monday! All clubs are 3:30-4:30PM https://t.co/hNY8U0bBuz

29/09/21

Retweetd From HPA Orpington

Coffee Morning 30th September 2021! We look forward to seeing you 🙂 https://t.co/bJevBJIPZy

28/09/21

Football club is back! First week- indoor 4v4s with a Futsal ball! These children have really been working on their dribbling over the summer! https://t.co/DtAZO7Eb2y

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6 September 2019Harris Primary Academy Orpington judged ‘Good’ by OfstedChildren and teachers at Harris Primary Academy Orpington are celebrating after being judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in their first inspection since joining the Harris Federation in 2016. Ofsted inspectors praised the school’s transformation over the past three years, from being previously judged as ‘Requires Improvement’ under the predecessor school to becoming ‘Good’ across all inspected categories. The report says that the strong leadership at the school has been instrumental to its success. It says that the school’s leaders, including governors, ‘refuse to accept second best’ for pupils. Other notable comments from the report include: ·         ‘Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. Their behaviour and attitudes to learning reflect the values of the school’ ·         ‘Pupils are safe. Staff care for pupils. Adults respond well to pupils’ welfare needs and ensure that pupils are well looked after’ ·         ‘Pupils from early years to Year 6, including disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), are achieving well’ ·         ‘Leaders monitor pupils’ progress in reading, writing and mathematics routinely, so they can quickly support those pupils who need to catch up’ ·         ‘The curriculum is broad and balanced’ ·         ‘The family support officer is instrumental in providing tailored support for pupils’ emotional needs’ ·         ‘Leaders are knowledgeable about the range of pupils’ needs’ ·         ‘Staff are proud to work at the school’ Matt Britt, Executive Principal of Harris Primary Academy Orpington, said: “I am sure everyone will be delighted to read the Ofsted report and to know that this community is served by a good school, reflecting the huge improvements made since the Harris Federation took over the predecessor school, which required improvement. Our school has a vibrant curriculum and dedicated and talented staff. The report reflects the hard work of our pupils, parents, staff and governors. “I became a teacher in order to play a part in helping children from all backgrounds achieve their best. It is therefore heartening that Ofsted have recognised that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those with special educational needs, are thriving at our academy.”
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