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13/05/21

The HPAO PTA is back! working with the school to deliver fun events and activities. Long Term, and when Covid restrictions allow, the PTA will organise regular events and themed days for the school as well as to ensure parents voices are heard🙂

13/05/21

Celebrating Eid - We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Muslim families and friends an auspicious Eid and a fun day of celebrations! We had a lovely visit this morning from Adam Haleem. Thank you Adam for your kind gifts! https://t.co/bUTNd3iqmH

12/05/21

Hot off the Press!! Covid Update from the DfE. We can now plan our Sports Day for each year group. Also, following the June half term, some after school clubs will commence. More details will follow😊 https://t.co/a4pttVZ68A

29/01/21

This week's fresh meal menu from Barings includes Smoky Bean Chilli and Sausages and Winter Mash. Parents and carers are very welcomed to collect now, remember to bring a shopping bag with you! https://t.co/mUVblsIR4O

27/01/21

Freshly made ready meals have been delivered for all our families at HPAO, last week’s menu consisted of Chicken Katsu and Vegetable Keralan🙂 https://t.co/yL6O3bOeTr

15/01/21

A BIG thank you to Barings for providing fresh ready-made meals to our families today! We have Smokey Bean Chilli and Winter Mash on the menu.

11/11/20

Our pupils in the ARP have created this display to honour Remembrance Day. We will be paying our respects as a whole school at 11am with 2 minutes silence. https://t.co/MDNTQI0nh4

10/11/20

Reception 2021 -2022 Virtual open day meetings! Wednesday 11 November 9.30am Thursday 12 November 1.30pm Wednesday 18 November 9.30am Thursday 19 November 1.30pm Please contact the school as soon as possible to book info.org.uk

30/10/20

Year 6 have been working hard at school this week. Here pupils are having fun creating art through collaging🎨 https://t.co/lJ3ZAFgGcj

26/10/20

If you are in receipt of free school meals, please collect your Hamper from our Reception: Tuesday 27 October 2020 10:00–12:00 Wednesday 28 October 2020 10:00–12:00 Thursday 29 October 2020 10:00–12:00 Friday 30 October 2020 between 10:00-12:00 Please maintain social distancing https://t.co/BFpiWmo7To

24/10/20

🚨Year 6 Parent Reminder The deadline for secondary school applications is next Saturday 31st October. Please follow the link here and let us know if you need any assistance. https://t.co/TK8MhsityN https://t.co/WXY3dfnopJ

19/10/20

Reception have been looking at ‘people who help us’ this term. They had a Teams Meeting with a Police Officer for the children to understand the job they do. https://t.co/P1OMjdWnCK

22/05/20

Miss Kirby has created an amazing Gingerbread Man shadow puppet show!! https://t.co/kCTWj6NHRa https://t.co/RfBr96unxu

22/05/20

Mrs Lone and Ms Fish have made a video to show you what school is going to be like when we re-open. Things are going to look different, but if you are coming back to school, we don't want you to be scared or worried. https://t.co/J8lTRbmCbG https://t.co/V7GnOuulGa

21/05/20

We ❤️ receiving pictures of you all hard at work on your home learning! Please do send in your pictures, whether you are working like this young man here, or doing fun activities in your garden, so we can share them in this week's Newsletter! https://t.co/iQ5NDMEvb3

13/05/20

Making the most of the breezy weather with handmade kites! https://t.co/ko4Emcy67P

08/05/20

Thanks to the awesome pupils who provide such amazing material for our feed, we now have 500 followers!!! 🎉🥳 https://t.co/RJydbpUjEs

08/05/20

Our key worker children (two sibling groups today!) have had a great day making VE Day bunting and learning to write messages in Morse Code! https://t.co/BsniEGWImM

08/05/20

A ferocious lion has been discovered in HPAO’s playground! 🦁 https://t.co/qIjFNLfG7c

06/05/20

Retweetd From Overbes

Conrad the Year 4 Lewis archaeologist. He found an ancient lost plaque from the Benin Kingdom, it's of the Oba!!!! https://t.co/0vhurCmQku

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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