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23/07/21

From September we will be offering Breakfast & Afterschool clubs as we team up with ! Take a look at the information on the images for your child to take part https://t.co/vnzqBUX6Hb

22/07/21

Today Year 1 have invented ‘Tennis-ball’ and ‘Foot-boules’, whilst Year 4 made the creatively-named ‘cones, cones, cones’ and ‘10 foot bag’ with some incredible rules. Great to see the sharing of rules and games with each other! https://t.co/zGByNevs5r

21/07/21

Year 6 leavers party in full swing out in the sun! Teachers using all of their experience to pass on the dance moves to the best party songs in history 🕺🏾💃🏻 ☀️🔊 https://t.co/l5XgP80lgj

21/07/21

Year 2 have been using their leadership skills this morning. When given a box of equipment they have set up a mini football pitch, a tennis court, a ‘superstar-chicken arena’, “piggy in the middle tennis edition” and taken ownership of it all. Fantastic peer-teaching throughout! https://t.co/sFh5Pzg6f1

20/07/21

Huge thanks to the PTA for paying for ice creams for every child. Due to the weather forecast, Year 6 plans for today changed from a Park Visit to a School Cinema and an Ice Cream treat! https://t.co/cGwEZM7omN

20/07/21

Year 1 have spent time outside this morning recreating the story ‘We are going on a Lion Hunt’ using musical instruments 🦁 🥁🪘 https://t.co/qGXhWDtRdQ

16/07/21

Congratulations to Queen’s! We look forward to next year, when we will be able to have a real festival of sports and finally welcome all of the parents/guardians to enjoy the day with us!

16/07/21

The final count-up has been done, and the trophy has been handed… to Queen’s! The final scores were- 291- Queen’s 289- St Andrews 282- Oxbridge 269- Cardiff Well done to everyone that took part over the last 2 days, some amazing effort and learning opportunities through out! https://t.co/xYkxU9dVPE

16/07/21

Year 6 finished the day off to add the final points to the board…. Results are being counted and will shortly be announced! https://t.co/LNsKnNfaW5

16/07/21

Before lunch, year 5 had their turn to try and change the leaderboard! https://t.co/HLaUf1BLCF

16/07/21

Year 4 then took their chance to add some points to the leaderboard, with some pretty close finishes in the running! https://t.co/41PXZk2s0r

16/07/21

Next up was Cowell class, which produced maybe the best photo of the entire Sports Day! It doesn’t matter which team you are on, we always help out a friend! https://t.co/9lAUgKPpu9

16/07/21

And they thoroughly enjoyed the obstacle race! https://t.co/jPActH4cOC

16/07/21

Inkpen class were first up for Sports Day today! https://t.co/AaIOtoTqJM

15/07/21

The scores at the halfway point of the Sports Days: 1st- Queen’s 2nd- St Andrews 3rd- Oxbridge 4th- Cardiff There are 17 points between 1st and 4th, so it is all still to play for!

15/07/21

The day finishes with Year 3 adding some much-needed points to the tally of their teams! https://t.co/iQj5QWdMs4

15/07/21

Year 2 having some fun with the obstacle race! https://t.co/akMheSVXBF

15/07/21

Before a break for lunch, year 2 put in an incredible effort for their events! https://t.co/3s8ydGMFxc

15/07/21

Year 1 are up now! Some amazing teamwork going on today! https://t.co/K45xWRT7wo

15/07/21

What a great start to sports day with EYFS! Looks like red is in the lead! https://t.co/xRL0MsQHze

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Our Vision and Academy Improvement Plan

Our Vision and Ethos

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.

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 2020-2021

Priority 1 

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 2020 with 30% outstanding). 
  • To implement the recovery curriculum and ensure accelerated learning in reading, writing, maths and phonics. 
  • To develop the curriculum further by ensuring subject specific skills and knowledge are evidenced more clearly, in books and planning. 
  • To delivery relationships and Sex Education curriculum. (RSE) 
  • To further develop writing to build stamina for writing and to re- address presentation expectations after national lockdown. 
  • To raise attainment in reading of the lowest 20%. 

 

 

Priority 2 

Outcomes for pupils 

  • To deliver the Recovery curriculum and catch-up programme minimising gaps children’s learning.  In Reading, Writing and Maths, children to achieve 80% expected and 20% to achieve GDS.  
  • 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 at or 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 all KS2 Year groups, at both age- related and greater depth meet national figures and continue to meet or exceed national figures at all key stages.  

Priority 3 

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 ensure recovery curriculum is implemented and to continue to embed a revised curriculum across the school. 
  • To grow and develop further links with parents, improving the reputation of the academy and creating a partnership, building on the successes identified in the inspection of July 2019. 
  • To ensure behaviour systems are in line with Trauma informed Schools (UK) approach and are consistently and effectively applied to ensure continued high standards of behaviour with the new staffing and leadership model. 

Priority 4 

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.  
  • To increase number of admissions in 2021-2022