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26/05/22

We've been in touch with and can confirm this damage was not caused by students. We take vandalism & anti-social behaviour very seriously, and glad to hear that our students are meeting our standards. Do get in touch if you have any further concerns

25/05/22

Great turnout for the football tournament, completely organised by the year 9 Sports Leaders! Dodgeball is up next on the 8th May! 🎉 https://t.co/OY2sF3Y1E8

21/05/22

30 - 40 mins

21/05/22

And the mini bus is off!! https://t.co/Gh6DfUf6SP

21/05/22

And they are off! https://t.co/qeP1JFdK8C

21/05/22

Tents and coming and the groups are getting ready to walk! https://t.co/xOMoUzdlbo

21/05/22

Good morning! Students are up (no alarm required with the sun) and getting ready to start day two. https://t.co/xRWKEuJnA4

20/05/22

Night night https://t.co/SmTf9j3Nqv

20/05/22

This is what D of E is about. No technology, the great outdoors come rain or shine. Back to basics! https://t.co/B1q4s26ine

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Mission and Values

At Harris Academy Ockendon, we are determined to meet the need for truly excellent secondary education which develops and challenges every student.

We want our students to develop into well-educated and well-rounded individuals, ready to take on the world once they leave this academy. Over the course of their education, we support them as they develop the skills, confidence and motivation they will need to thrive as adults, to ensure they understand their place in society, both locally and globally and seek to make a positive impact upon it.

Our motto and mission ‘Enjoy being the best you can be’ succinctly captures our sense of optimism, ambition for academic excellence and our determination to create an environment where students develop their interests and nurture their talents in all areas. Our ethos embraces feelings of trust, knowledge, reciprocity and shared behavioural norms that create a quality of life for staff and students that will be both enjoyable and productive. Our connection with each other promotes friendships, creates special moments, experiences and outstanding memories. Harris Academy Ockendon is a place where people return with great eagerness, into an atmosphere of acceptance and belonging.

Our academy values are the hallmarks of all successful people and are succinctly captured in the symbolism of our logo, ‘The little bird of Joy’, the hummingbird.  These values permeate all aspects of academy life.

The Academy Values

Ambition A strong desire to achieve.
Discipline A pattern of behaviour that produces improvement.
Honesty A truthful review of effort and performance.

We instil discipline and a ‘can do’ attitude within our students to develop their motivation and excitement about learning, and to shape their personal orientation towards their personal life, career, work and study.

These values are the bedrock of our academy and are embedded through our Academy House System.

As experienced leaders and teachers using research and cutting-edge pedagogical practice as a cornerstone of quality, our aim is to provide a purposeful and exciting educational experience. With excellent teaching, we inspire the best in each student, whether they need to be stretched, are struggling, or are somewhere in the middle. Where students need extra help on a particular topic or skill, we coach them in small groups. Special educational needs are catered for with care and expertise.

In our academy, learning does not begin and end at the classroom door. Our students regularly participate in after-school enrichment classes, activity days and educational visits, including inter-academy opportunities within the Federation, which help to bring learning alive.

We have high expectations of the way in which our students should behave. We are consistent in our approach to encouraging great behaviour and, as a result, we have established a culture which is friendly, orderly and respectful.

Harris Academy Ockendon is a place to find yourself, to learn beyond the very limits of your potential and in doing so, discover who you really are.