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11/05/22

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11/05/22

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09/05/22

Year 1 have been learning how to do a running stitch ready for when they make their hand puppets “It’s easy really. You just need to remember to go up, down, up, down!” Danny Y1 https://t.co/6Fl4tvKSs2

09/05/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/DvZ0Zejquw

06/05/22

Well done to our amazing KS2 Award winners this week! Super work and effort across reading, writing and maths. https://t.co/N2BDIoQoFr

06/05/22

Amazing to see such well groomed pupils for their class photos today. We look forward to seeing these proudly displayed on mantelpieces across Orpington! https://t.co/wuvYFjBuCH

04/05/22

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29/04/22

Well done to our KS2 Award Winners who collected their certificates today. We were extremely impressed with their acts of kindness, mathematical dexterity and creative writing. https://t.co/EWyKFYD1eT

27/04/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/dBmb6CypoG

26/04/22

Congratulations to our KS2 award winners. They have all worked extremely hard in their reading, writing and maths lessons this week! https://t.co/nu10kMZDvZ

21/04/22

There are 10 additional spaces on the Year 1-3 football club, due to the popularity of the club! Book now via ParentPay to avoid disappointment! https://t.co/jOlvbzsuUm

14/04/22

Don’t forget- for the next 12 weeks of school Year 3 and 4 will be Swimming with HPAO. Year 3 will be starting on our first day back of the term (Tuesday), while Year 4 will be on Thursdays. Children will need - swimming costume - towel - swimming hat - goggles (optional) https://t.co/BJu45ltAG4

12/04/22

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12/04/22

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31/03/22

After school clubs for Summer 1 are now live on ParentPay on a first come, first served basis! https://t.co/CgxK2xkE7P

30/03/22

Yesterday we were lucky enough to have a visit from first team players and as they held an assembly with Q & A time for the children, giving out certificates and even free tickets to ever child in the school for this Saturday’s Semi-Final! https://t.co/PwFjWL2zI0

29/03/22

It was amazing to welcome the adults of the Gymnastics Club members in on Friday to see a display of their work! https://t.co/ioLfThHeWt

24/03/22

We had a new tree sprout up in the library area today! In the background you can also see the new bookshelves. We anticipate the new library area being open after the Easter break! https://t.co/7NAn2I52TF

24/03/22

Another week with lots of pupils recognised for their amazing effort & achievement in class: values, writing, maths & learning Heroes! https://t.co/o6oS416OQR

23/03/22

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Harris Academies
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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 2021-2022

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 2022).
  • 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.

 

Priority 2 

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 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 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 staff wellbeing is enhanced, ensuring staff feel well supported and are positive and motivated about their work.

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.