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16/06/19

We are wet but rain doesn’t stop play here!! 💦 https://t.co/LF4ZxgGdLg

15/06/19

Shattered is an understatement - and that’s just us teachers!! An afternoon of zip wires, ladders and sensory trails! https://t.co/tx5bjR8YRd

15/06/19

Ahoy there! https://t.co/PG7dnGIoMk

15/06/19

We are up, fed and ready for rafting! https://t.co/skmY5fdGQl

14/06/19

Its been an action packed afternoon, 3G swing, ropes course and now a geography quiz that has Y6 running around the site!! https://t.co/w7D1VLLIBl

14/06/19

Lunch time! Bit of entertainment while we wait!! https://t.co/enfQAU6Kc2

14/06/19

And we have arrived - luggage service! 😀 https://t.co/reqYNxElbh

14/06/19

Good journey so far with Y6 - let’s hope it stays that way https://t.co/qrpVyQVSMC

23/05/19

Great team building games as part of training today! https://t.co/AJjyj7Z40h

29/04/19

Year 2 have been invaded - by pirates! Freshwater Theatre have transported Y2 back in time to meet some pirates - what a great way to start their new topic: "Land Ahoy!" https://t.co/RLfSVfCbqh

25/04/19

Congratulations to the winners of our Easter Bonnet Parade!!! https://t.co/lYGVte4wSV

12/02/19

Parents do not forgot you are all invited to the E-Safety workshop this morning at 9am in the gym hall. Hope to see you there!

12/02/19

A Fantastic Friday Finish was seen last week at HPAO we hope the parents who came enjoyed it! https://t.co/3GcNKJm7WL

06/02/19

Look at this fantastic writing - are these Year 6 pupils? No, they are in YEAR TWO!!! Amazing ⁦⁩! https://t.co/LS6nyLNATa

01/02/19

More live action from at - its tea time! https://t.co/iom61ZaejB

01/02/19

Young Voices at the O2 right now - Mrs Dando reports that it is fab!! Sing your hearts out and have a great time! https://t.co/pAUSbtA51f

31/01/19

Weather Watch: If HPAO needs to close tomorrow we will Parentmail and put a message on the website by 7am.

31/01/19

More Shining Stars at HPAO - Take a bow, Year One!!!! https://t.co/7vOwD5tTv6

23/01/19

Year 5 are on an Egyptian Exploration with and helping to break the curse! https://t.co/s5Ud4C3MW7

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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.