Happy Hannukah to the Jewish community. May this festival bring you blessings, peace, and light.


Today marked the end of our interhouse PE competitions the winners for each year groups are as follows:Year 7 - Newton Year 8 - Wallace Year 9 - Whitlock Year 10 - Tovey Overall winners - Wallace & Strike 🏆 Excellent effort from all house groups 🥳


Year 10 and 11 showcased their musical talent during the Harris Academy Ockendon Live Lounge event. Well done to all involved.


English Literature Oxford university taster day, hosted at Harris Chobham, with 8 of our year 10/11 students! Students came away with even higher aspirations than before, after enjoying various lectures & seminars on different genres of literature. A thoroughly enjoyable day!


Interhouse competitions have started this week in PE with year 8 starting the week off competing in dodgeball and benchball. Excellent start to the competition. Which house will take the win on Friday? 🥇🥈🥉


Y11 walking talking their way through English Language Paper 2 with Impress the examiner. Students working hard on a Saturday, with English teachers to support.


As part of raising awareness around men's mental health, here are some conversation starters to support people to start conversations about their mental health.


This week students had an assembly based around men's mental health. It was great to hear stories from staff from describing their challenges & how they approach self care with mental health. Giving advice to our students & exploring the stigmas around asking for help


As celebrate birth of Guru Nanak Dev ji, founder of the faith, we can all identify with his core teachings of truth, love, gender equality, working hard for an honest living, meditating upon the One and sharing with others.Best wishes all for a blissful .


We are delighted to offer 5 fully-funded places on the January cohort of our Sustain and Grow group coaching programme to parent-teachers from ethnic minority backgrounds. your place soon as these tickets will go fast!Thanks to !


Year 7 football girls in their new kit tonight. Winning both their Borough games. Excellent start to the season ⚽️ 🔥


Year 11 students engaging in the Harris experience independent learning day.


Our year 7 boys football team in their new kit last night ⚽️🔥


Happy Diwali & Bandi Chhor Diwas to all celebrating. An important time to reflect on our internal light and darkness, as well as the events taking place in our world today 🪔🪔🪔


colleagues can enjoy fully-funded 1:1 coaching with the . Choose from our Accreditation, Parental Leave, Return to Work or Transition coaching to support you as you start and grow your family. Find out more and sign up at


This morning our year 10 sports leaders had hot chocolate Friday with Ms Rainey to receive their certificates and celebrate their success over the last year on the course. Well done to all those who qualified 🎉.


U13 girls have arrived for their Essex cup match at The Billericay School ⚽️


🚨PE CLUBS / FIXTURE ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨 - Wednesday - U13 Essex Cup girls football v Billericay (Away) Thursday - Girls Football club (moved from Wednesday due to the above fixture) Friday - Rugby - all years (moved from Wednesday)


Excellent turn out for all years netball tonight! Over 50 students at the club. Amazing start to our netball season 🔥


🚨 P.E CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT this week 🚨 - Monday - All years girls netballWednesday - All years boys rugby 🏉 All years girls football ⚽️ Thursday - Years 7 boys football ⚽️ If you have any questions please see a member of the P.E department.

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Rewards and Sanctions


At Harris Academy Ockendon, we believe it is important to recognise and celebrate the achievements of all students who behave well and who work hard.  We believe that good behaviour is best promoted and developed in young people by drawing attention to and rewarding exemplary behaviour. 

The academy recognises that praise can be both public and private, and that all students are entitled to be recognised positively and to have the right to taste success.

The academy operates a hierarchical rewards system rewarding and recognising students for their achievements in the following areas: 

  • Academic achievement
  • Behaviour and manners
  • Contribution to the academy
  • Effort
  • Being an academy ambassador
  • High quality classwork and homework

The academy maintains an electronic log of all reward data. Each different type of reward is associated with a number of points which students can collect. The academy has a range of opportunities to celebrate our students’ achievements. These include:

  • Certificates 
  • Postcards 
  • Positive phone calls home 
  • Reward trips and experiences
  • House and achievement points 
  • Shout outs in assembly 
  • Celebration shields/badges. 

Students are also rewarded through subject departments - Bromcom achievement points are awarded for a range of positive behaviours linking to progress, achievement and personal development.  The achievement points correlate to House points, so students not only get rewarded themselves but also benefit the House they are placed in.

Rewards ladder 2020 1


At Harris Academy Ockendon we make it clear that unsatisfactory behaviour will not be ignored or tolerated. We recognise that young people will make mistakes and on occasions may behave unsatisfactorily. 

We believe that appropriate boundaries and positive habits of behaviour can be reinforced through the application of timely and proportionate sanctions. 

Sanctions are not purely punitive but also provide guidance and an opportunity to self-reflect and learn from their mistakes, so they can make positive changes in order for unsatisfactory behaviour to not be repeated. Additionally, students have the opportunities to repair any harm caused. 

Staff may sanction a student if they misbehave, act unsafely, break an academy rule or fail to follow a reasonable instruction.

Relationships are at the heart of our work, therefore the restoration and repair of broken or damaged relationships following an incident of unacceptable behaviour is essential and the academy ensures that time and appropriate weight is given to restoring relationships.

Sanctions ladder may 2023