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28/01/22

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28/01/22

Well done to our KS2 Award winners today who have gone this week. Amazing achievements in Reading, Writing & Maths. https://t.co/WfpmxVAJwy

27/01/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/2BUu77b7oh

25/01/22

Take a look here to see the fantastic work going on in our partnership 👇🏻 https://t.co/FO2vds6PHG

25/01/22

Fantastic session with Bromley FC last week. Looking forward the next KS1 training evening tonight: https://t.co/tMpQvzrMVh https://t.co/7JWkdrPRyv

21/01/22

Well done to all of our KS2 award winners who have gone above and beyond in Reading, Writing, Maths and Values this week. https://t.co/ePMqfvQajb

21/01/22

Congratulations to our staff superheroes who have gone ‘above and beyond’ this week. Without their incredible hard work every day, HPAO wouldn’t be the special place that it is to work and learn. https://t.co/QMojsZ3qNB

21/01/22

If you contact the school’s office, you can put your son on the waiting list for next term to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to join the clubs!

21/01/22

Retweetd From Bromley FC

Our after school club at continued yesterday with a special visit from Jude Arthurs and Byron Webster 🙌 One lucky pupil even got to wear the skipper's jacket! https://t.co/PbaU215uR7

20/01/22

Retweetd From Bromley FC

Pupils at enjoyed a surprise visit from Marcus Sablier and Scott Wagstaff at yesterday's after school club! We have more to come today too! https://t.co/3rE9K9st4z

19/01/22

It was great to have First Team players Scott Wagstaff and Marcus Sablier come and join us at the after school club today! The players even gave out tickets to the next two Bromley FC first team matches! https://t.co/MbmxG1oU7d

18/01/22

Make sure you’ve checked out our newsletter this week: https://t.co/jdvdmjuxaZ https://t.co/XyTSU3lOd1

18/01/22

We were delighted to celebrate the achievements of our KS1 pupils this week. Their hard work and excellent behaviour was recognised by their teachers and peers. https://t.co/HyD2NIXNoF

18/01/22

Well done to all of our KS2 award winners! Their hard work this week was outstanding. Teachers have out certificates for reading, writing, maths and values achievements https://t.co/8ckezicapi

18/01/22

Congratulations to our new House Captains who were selected by pupil vote. We look forward to their first event - the penny roll - which will be launched this week! https://t.co/oYcBF9wkc9

18/01/22

Our Y1 pupils had a surprising visitor from outer space on Thursday. The dramatic crash landing in the hall will act as inspiration for their writing this week! https://t.co/h2JQvjfOFi

18/01/22

Congratulations to our EYFS superstars who have earned their awards this week https://t.co/Ckpt4I28cu

18/01/22

Our Y5 pupils discovered a mysterious letter in a bottle as part of their literacy this week. We look forward to the writing it will on Friday https://t.co/XSXnB6Dbhx

18/01/22

Thank you to our amazing staff super stars who have been going above and beyond this week https://t.co/rctNbAw6iD

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PSHE

PSHE is taught throughout the school and is considered to be a really important subject at Harris Primary Academy Orpington.

PSHE sessions offer classes the opportunity to discuss issues such as bullying, British values and current issues being discussed in the news and society in general.

At Harris Primary Academy Orpington we promote ‘British Values’ through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education which permeates through the curriculum offer and supports the development of the ‘whole child’.

We recognise that such development is most successful when those values and attitudes are promoted by all the staff and provide a model of behaviour for our pupils.

‘British Values’ have been identified as:

Democracy;

Rule of Law;

Individual Liberty;

Mutual Respect;

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs:

At Harris Primary Academy Orpington we serve a multi-faith community where each person is respected and valued equally without regard to ability, gender, faith, heritage or race.

Pupils are encouraged to experience British Values through all aspects of the curriculum and the enrichment activities which add to their education and understanding. Schools take part in local and Harris Federation sporting activities which help to instill ‘fair play’ and engender a ’team spirit’.

The staff work closely with parents, carers and other professionals to ensure that the pupils are happy, well cared for and enabled to learn the skills they need to live a fulfilling life as part of their community

We welcome many visitors into our school to support our PSHE teaching- the London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police, London Transport, Child line and the school nurse will be regular visitors.

Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: A Guide for Parents


We want all children to grow up healthy, happy, safe, and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain. That is why, from the academic year 2020/2021, all primary age children will be taught Relationships and Health Education.

These subjects are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life. The world for all young people looks very different from the way it did 20 years ago when this curriculum was last updated – these changes bring the content into the 21st century, so that it is relevant for your child.

Harris Primary Academy Orpington will have flexibility to deliver the content in a way that is age and developmentally appropriate and sensitive to the needs and religious background of its pupils.

Relationships Education

Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online.

Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age-appropriate way, your child’s school will cover how to treat each other with kindness, consideration, and respect.

By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on:

  • families and people who care for me
  • caring friendships
  • respectful relationships
  • online relationships
  • being safe

Health Education

Health Education aims to give your child the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.

By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on:

  • mental wellbeing
  • internet safety and harms
  • physical health and fitness
  • healthy eating
  • facts and risks associated with drugs, alcohol, and tobacco
  • health and prevention
  • basic first aid
  • changing adolescent body

Your rights as a parent

The important lessons you teach your child about healthy relationships, looking after themselves and staying safe, are respected, and valued under this new curriculum. Teaching at school will complement and reinforce the lessons you teach your child as they grow up.

At Harris primary Academy Orpington,  it’s important we take into account parent views when developing our policies on Relationships Education. Parents were asked express their opinions and have helped to develop the how and when to cover the content of the statutory guidance. We are required to ensure our teaching reflects the age and religious background of our pupils.

Right to withdraw your child

You cannot withdraw your child from Relationships Education because it is important that all children receive this content, covering topics such as friendships and how to stay safe.

If you do not want your child to take part in some or all of the lessons on Sex Education, you can ask that they are withdrawn. At primary level, the head teacher must grant this request. The science curriculum in all maintained schools also includes content on human development, including reproduction, which there is no right to withdraw from. If you want to know more about what will be taught as part of the new subjects, the best thing to do is speak to your child’s school and read the RSE policy.

We will invite parents of year 5 and 6 pupils to workshops to share the content of the curriculum before it is taught.

Harris Primary Academy Orpington’s RSE Policy

The comprehensive program of RSE, used by Harris primary Academy Orpington  provides accurate information about the body, reproduction, sex, and sexual health. It also gives children and young people essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful, and non-exploitative relationships, focusing on staying safe both on and offline.