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02/04/20

For our older , another of our very favourite tales, The Twits, read by our very own Mrs Cushing https://t.co/PkPAH1C9ij. https://t.co/vXZ20Wkky5

02/04/20

No apologies for another “Very Hungry Caterpillar” post. Beautiful work, Ato. https://t.co/DS6t57KAdx

02/04/20

Is there anyone that doesn’t love “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”? Our EYFS are doing a marvellous job with their projects this week https://t.co/EiDnA56bVt

01/04/20

Retweetd From Harris Primary Purley Way

So our window inspired the staff and children at to create their own and it looks great! Any other Harris academies up for the challenge? https://t.co/JQcxXBfUmR

31/03/20

We are just so excited about our school Newsletter this week, we have had some great contributions including our Year One fruit salad makers here https://t.co/CPo6gPyWjr

27/03/20

In the best use of an old roll of wallpaper we have seen for some time, here we see a live experiment to find out where our organs are inside our body. Definitely one to try out, HPAO Home Learners! https://t.co/djY9ogCXT3

27/03/20

This family had their own Praise Assembly today, with songs and rewards, followed by Fishfinger Friday (of course!). We love this! Well done on your certificates, boys! https://t.co/DssBUgLEuJ

26/03/20

These two HPAO Home Learners have made their own Rocket Reward Chart which we think is just STELLAR! Glad to see you are at the top, boys 😉 https://t.co/Qjm2OGLlES

26/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

We have been informed some parents have received an email stating: ‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’. This is a scam email - do not respond, and delete immediately. https://t.co/r6cJP28dyY

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

24/03/20

We wanted to share this awesome Timetable created by one of our TAs for her family - how great is this?! DEAR means “Drop Everything And Read- a great way to finish off a day of learning. How are our other Home Learners organising their day?#successforall https://t.co/cqJuW5OzVS

23/03/20

Fantastic pics from our HPAO Home Learners today, working out to and getting busy growing! Keep sending your pictures in. You are not alone, you are part of our AMAZING team, let's keep sharing. https://t.co/RWMItImcBn

23/03/20

Retweetd From Nick Gearing

On behalf of , we support . I joined in at 9am from home (today isn’t one of my rota days at school), I know a lot of our students and staff would have done too! https://t.co/coNNJaY8G4

22/03/20

Retweetd From HPAEastDulwich

Although we are open tomorrow to those parents who are critical keyworkers in the fight against COVID-19, if you can keep your child at home you should.

22/03/20

Ok, HPAO Home Learners, let's kick off Monday morning with some PE with Joe Wicks on YouTube: Mums, Dads, littler and bigger siblings, those of us still in school - we will all be doing it! 9.00am every day https://t.co/hj9wH8VqKr

13/03/20

Fantastic visit from GB athlete today, lots of active fun had by all and money raised for the school too! https://t.co/f24Pq2WCba

05/03/20

Assembly time! A fabulous effort from the staff, pupils and parents of HPAO https://t.co/yu7SDsQIVk

05/03/20

at HPAO kicking off with story time in the library with 2 Browne, followed by identifying the difference between fiction and non fiction https://t.co/76ZezQZ8mo

13/02/20

EYFS WOW Day - are you a pirate or a dinosaur? EYFS are discovering their inner explorers .... what will they find? https://t.co/MzhPLu6ca3

06/02/20

Next up....its Tony Hadley lighting up the O2 at https://t.co/nR2Ty8qW6r

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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.”