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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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Our Vision and Academy Improvement Plan

Vision

Through our strong ethos, staff, parents, governors and friends of Harris Primary Academy Orpington are committed to working together to provide the highest quality of education that will meet the needs of every child and enables them to achieve their personal best. We take great pride in providing a stimulating and rewarding place to work which enables all of our pupils to shine and reach their potential

 

Our vision “Success for all” is the basis upon which all decisions are made.

 

We have high expectations of each other and all of our pupils. We encourage our pupils to reach for the stars and the belief that if we miss then we will hit the moon!

 

We set robust aspirational targets to achieve success. Many of our children come from challenging backgrounds and we need them to believe in themselves and develop the self confidence that they can achieve their dreams. We encourage risks to be taken and understand that mistakes are made for a reason and that they help us all to learn.

 

Historically our pupils have given up when they do not see the “desired” end result. We need them to be resilient to help them get to where they need to be. With the right mind-set we motivate pupils and help them to achieve through developing a love of learning. We aim to develop masters of teaching, every pupil deserves a great teacher, and in doing so we develop the whole child and take a holistic approach to support not only their academic learning but also their emotional well-being.

Academy Priorities for 2018-2019

Effectiveness of leadership and management

  • That leaders at all levels have a clear understanding of how the school is doing and are accountable for key areas in order to effectively drive whole school improvement.
  • To embed a revised curriculum across the school.

 

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment

  • To increase the percentage of consistently good and outstanding teaching across the school. (100% good or better by July 2019 with 25% outstanding).
  • To develop the curriculum further by ensuring subject specific skills and knowledge are evidenced more clearly, in books and planning.
  • To further develop writing to build stamina for writing.

 

Personal Development, behaviour and welfare

  • Further improve the attendance of identified disadvantaged pupils.

 

Outcomes for pupils

  • To accelerate the progress of all pupils in order that outcomes at the end of EYFS, in Y1 Phonics screening check and end of KS1 and KS2 are above national expectations for all groups.
  • Continue to accelerate progress for SEND and PP pupils by reviewing the tracking and interventions that these pupils receive.
  • Ensure outcomes in KS2 at greater depth in maths meet national figures and continue to meet or exceed national figures at all key stages.

Effectiveness of the early years provision

  • To ensure the leadership of the newly appointed EYFS Leader effectively leads a well-run and high performing provision.
  • Continue to raise the percentage of Reception pupils reaching the expected level or above.
  • Continue to support disadvantaged groups and review the gender gap.

A full version of the Academy Improvement Plan 2018-2019 is available upon request from the academy office.