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30/06/22

Well done to this week’s EYFS / KS1 Award Winners. We have heard some amazing tales of phonics progress, great collaboration, powerful writing and dazzling maths skills. https://t.co/qLn16h6mcm

17/06/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/mtT8caAbv6

17/06/22

Congratulations for our amazing Award Winners in KS2 this week. Fantastic to hear such positive praise from about their & values led behaviour! https://t.co/cTUKUxib4x

16/06/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/YDMbEIcsY3

10/06/22

The Y6 children are back! https://t.co/lATzfXm2VY

10/06/22

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08/06/22

It’s been a busy day on the farm today with the pupils visiting the bees. Dressed up in their overalls and head guards they were well protected as they went to farm the honey. https://t.co/w9M1SJ2Fcr

08/06/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/LC9mhppkRc

08/06/22

Today’s mission, which they chose to accept, was to cook a rhubarb crumble! It will be interesting to see how much of it is left by the end of dinner time. https://t.co/tv9LUuehYz

07/06/22

Photographic proof that the children can tidy up, clean tables, sweep and reset the dining room! https://t.co/ik4Ofm7vL8

07/06/22

The children take turns cooking for each day - today the mission was Cornish pasties. How do you think they did? Do we have any budding Greggs pastry chefs in our midst? https://t.co/7V08gFeIfN

07/06/22

Our merry farmers off to feed the pigs before they had their breakfast this morning! No lie ins on the farm. https://t.co/OZLvAX3Wm0

06/06/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/uE8qSPqkR7

27/05/22

this morning. Looking forward to seeing parents at 2.30pm for a shared sing a long! https://t.co/20r4edk3YW

27/05/22

After school clubs for Summer 2 are now live on ParentPay on a first come, first served basis! https://t.co/OFKvJR75ty

11/05/22

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

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

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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.