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18/05/24

Chilling out at the finish line! pic.twitter.com/mUhCjPKw9l

18/05/24

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18/05/24

Day 2 and all groups are on their way pic.twitter.com/z59N44TdEt

17/05/24

All back at camp, tents set and up cooking dinner. pic.twitter.com/DttuiS3pbY

17/05/24

Groups are walking well! The weather is great 😊 pic.twitter.com/vKj1MO0Lsn

17/05/24

D of E Bronze are well underway! pic.twitter.com/DcrSzYuDyA

17/05/24

Silver D of E 2024 are ready to go! The sun is shining ☀️ pic.twitter.com/iTCMxmSdf8

16/05/24

Success for our sports leaders running their first whole school event ⚽️ 🏆 pic.twitter.com/LXkjAuDS7d

16/05/24

Our year 9 sports leaders running the first of three whole school events with a year 7 and 8 football tournament ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/Wz52G7cdvD

16/05/24

Our year 9 sports leaders running the first of our three whole school events with a football tournament tournament for year 7 and 8 ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/NhJe9Yayqa

08/05/24

"📢 Exciting news! Joe from Visionpath just delivered an amazing assembly to our year 12 students, promoting The Futures Academy. This program provides invaluable support for students with work experience & also sheds light on the numerous apprenticeship opportunities available pic.twitter.com/wcj3x7PbOV

07/05/24

📣 Students having an epic time in year 11 French intervention this morning! We played 'One Pen, One Die' and the competition was fierce! Translation has never been so much fun! 🇫🇷💪 pic.twitter.com/l2nPRwStGq

27/04/24

D of E: students are one hour out of the finishing point. Please leave now if you are collecting.

27/04/24

When the sun was shining pic.twitter.com/MF0A7VPm8z

27/04/24

D of E Day 2 has started! pic.twitter.com/dQp77uWqlB

27/04/24

Good morning from a very wet Skreens Park! pic.twitter.com/Wdi9vH4aTN

26/04/24

S’mores before bed! pic.twitter.com/3bcCvWPLu3

26/04/24

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Ofsted

OFSTED VIEW: “PUPILS EXPERIENCE AN EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION AT HARRIS ACADEMY OCKENDON”

~ Academy judged Outstanding in all areas ~

~ Academy described as a “centre of true excellence” ~

Students and staff at Harris Academy Ockendon are celebrating after being judged Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted inspectors.

Following a two-day visit to the Essex secondary school in February, inspectors have given Harris Academy Ockendon a fantastic report in which they have highlighted many strengths of its provision. 

Beginning their report with ‘Pupils benefit hugely from attending this remarkable school’, the inspectors have praised the Academy’s ‘high-quality curriculum’, its ‘wide range of enrichment activities’ as well as the strength of its PSHE and Careers education.

Whilst the inspectors complimented the Academy’s leaders and teachers for their expertise and commitment, they were extremely impressed by the Academy’s students who were said to be ‘attentive’, to ‘work hard’ and ‘to take responsibility for their learning’.  The inspectors were also pleased by the way in which students support and mentor each other.

Recognising that students’ achievements are ‘very high’, the inspectors praised the standard of teaching and learning and found that there are robust systems in place to ensure no student ‘falls behind’ particularly those with SEND who ‘learn as well as their peers.’  The inspectors were particularly impressed that almost all students are entered for ‘the entire suite of GCSEs which make up the English Baccalaureate’ reflecting the Academy’s high academic standards. 

Inspectors also noticed that the Academy ‘goes far beyond the norm’ in developing students’ understanding of the wider world.  They cited the success of the Academy’s comprehensive careers programme and strong PSHE curriculum as helping students ‘understand what it means to be a citizen in modern Britain’.

Jo Rainey, Principal of Harris Academy Ockendon, said:

“We are thrilled with this report which is a fitting testament to how hard everyone has worked to provide our students with an ‘extraordinary education’.  At Harris Academy Ockendon, we have high aspirations for our students and are committed to giving them the very best educational opportunities that will enable them to achieve their goals.  I am incredibly proud we are able to offer these opportunities, but I am even more proud of our students’ positive attitudes, how they support each other and how much they grow and achieve in their educational journeys with us.  Whilst we are very pleased to have achieved this judgement, we remain highly ambitious and will continue to work hard to enhance the opportunities available to our students so that they all benefit from an exceptional education.”

To read the full published report please click HERE to be taken to the Ofsted webpage for Harris Academy Ockendon.