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28/11/21

Today, we send peace and love to our Jewish families, as they light the shamash and first candle for the Festival of Lights...🕯💙 https://t.co/SWghWdXwJp

28/11/21

Today, we send warm wishes to our Christian families, as they mark the first Sunday of Advent. On this day, Christians light the candle of Hope to represent the hope that was felt for the coming of Christ 🙏🏼💙 https://t.co/VGQclWygef

24/11/21

Apologies however the year 7 Boys football match v Harris Wimbledon is cancelled tomorrow.

24/11/21

Our year 7’s working really hard last night at our cricket development club! https://t.co/unFGxU8dUQ

22/11/21

Retweetd From Maternity Teacher

Did you know that our 1:1 and group coaching sessions are fully funded for colleagues? Find out more about the different programmes and sign up at https://t.co/3wtjrbhewp and we'll do the rest! https://t.co/hDOcxp8ztE

19/11/21

As Sikhs across the world celebrate the birth of Guru Nanak Dev ji, we would like to send warm wishes to those in our Sikh community as we reflect on his teachings of truth, love, and equality. https://t.co/iXyynMq6cg

19/11/21

Our sixth form open event was a huge success this week, with a range of families visiting us from across Essex and Kent. Special thanks goes to staff & students who stayed on-site to showcase the ethos of our school, and speak so eloquently about our key stage 5 provision. https://t.co/e1fjWA04kf

19/11/21

Congratulations to the Year 8 Girls Netball team on their 8-6 victory against Gateway Academy 🎉 https://t.co/s4Ypc5XJqZ

19/11/21

Retweetd From Thurrock foodbank

Thank you ⁦⁩ and everyone who donated towards their fantastic 355.1kg Harvest collection for the ⁦⁩ . Your generosity is greatly appreciated ❤️thank you ❤️ https://t.co/1j3Yy4GsQr

18/11/21

"This House believes that police officers in the UK should carry fire-arms". Key stage 3 debate club absolutely smashed this afternoon's debate, with the Opposition team taking the win. Special mention to our summary speakers who offered stunning rebuttals to close the debate. https://t.co/30JynYfKSF

17/11/21

After school extra curricular PE clubs are as follows: This timetable will be followed from next Monday (22nd November). The basketball season has started and football/rugby has been paused! Everyone is welcome! Any questions, please see your PE teacher! https://t.co/AmPu0kED08

17/11/21

A big well done to everyone who took part in cross country today, showing off the talent we have in Harris Ockendon! A massive well done to the Inter Boys who won their section and were awarded this trophy! What an achievement! 🎉🎉 https://t.co/t7xsvTC7pQ

17/11/21

Unfortunately parents are not allowed to watch in the year 8 netball match at Gateway Academy tomorrow after school (17th November). We still wish them luck in their third match of the season!

17/11/21

Huge congratulations to Jack in Year 10 who has (again) smashed his Feis (dancing competition) with: 🏆1st place Open Reel 🏆10th place Open Championship 🏆10th place Modern Set We are incredibly proud! 🎉🥇🥳

16/11/21

We look forward to welcoming prospective students to our sixth-form open event this Thursday (18th November) from 5-7pm. Our wonderful staff and students will be on-hand to give you a taste of life as a HAOC sixth-former, and the range of courses available. https://t.co/a86S20aicn

15/11/21

Retweetd From Fortismere Sport & PE

What a performance by our Y7 boys this afternoon. Winning 2-1 AET in the 3rd round of the U12 PlayStation cup. Thank you to for hosting us and being involved in such a thrilling match. https://t.co/V7eZy3yrGm

12/11/21

"What time does chess club start?" "You're going to have to check, mate!" 😆 Our very skilled chess contingent, practising for their next chance at beating a teacher or two! https://t.co/uux6BMu1GZ

12/11/21

Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 15th November - Year 7 Boys Football v Fortismere school @ home (National cup) 2.30 KO Wednesday 17th November - Year 7-11 District Cross country @ Blackshots Park Thursday 18th November - Year 8A Girls Netball v Gateway (away)

12/11/21

Congratulations to the Year 8B Girls Netball team on their 6-6 draw against Gable Hall B team 🎉 Year 8 girls from both teams remain undefeated! Keep it up!!! 🎉🎉 https://t.co/Tpn5HaEUrl

11/11/21

Key Stage 3 Book Club getting stuck into some dystopian fiction! https://t.co/NE0bOcCpiK

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Personal Development

Mission Statement

At Harris Academy Ockendon, our vision is that all students strive to be the best they can be, in all settings, at all times. A cornerstone of this vision is ensuring that every student excels, not only in public examinations, but in their interactions with the world around them so they are prepared for their desired destination, whichever pathway this may take.

We want our students to be responsible, well-rounded and active global citizens, who have the confidence to make the most of all the opportunities life has to offer and the motivation to follow their own passions and beliefs.

Personal development at Harris Academy Ockendon is part of a broad and ambitious curriculum that exposes students to a diverse range of powerful knowledge and cultural capital, which expands horizons and provides enriching experiences. This is implemented through a variety of means during a student’s time at the Academy, which range from extra-curricular and Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) lessons, clubs, inter-house competitions, trips, a weekly guided reading curriculum and annual celebrations of culturally significant events such as LGBTQ+ and Black History Month or International Women’s Day.

Far from being tokenistic ‘add-ons’, personal development and cultural capital is inter-woven into the wider Academy curriculum with subject leaders having thought deeply about how to ensure their curriculum delivers the powerful knowledge required to take students beyond their everyday experiences. Subject teachers specifically highlight the contributions made by individuals and cultures from diverse backgrounds and do not shy away from having ‘edgy’ discussions that challenge students' interpretations of the world and society. Thereby, the HAOC curriculum lifts students out of their own local experience and guarantees they have both the tools and experiences to traverse whatever destination or pathway they choose.

Additionally, personal development also works to ensure students are not only culturally enriched but are equipped with relevant knowledge to make informed and safe choices about their futures. The Careers provision at HAOC is carefully planned and sequenced over both a 5 and 7 year pathway, which offers opportunities for students to explore future possibilities and ‘dream big’ whilst ensuring they make choices based on personal passions as opposed to societal or other external forces and pressures.

Interactions with employers from a diverse range of industries, webinars, university trips and bespoke career interviews all form the basis of a highly supportive careers education, information and guidance service for all students. Our PSHE, Citizenship, and Philosophy and Ethics curriculum encompasses important life skills and instils knowledge and guidance to promote active mental and physical wellbeing. Students learn about healthy relationships with peers and adults and how to be responsible, safe digital citizens. The Academy is also proud to offer mindfulness sessions to all students in Key Stage Three to support their transition to secondary school and then on to Key Stage Four to help them cope with any additional anxieties or stress in a safe and appropriate manner.

By the time our students are ready to move on from the Academy, the experiences and knowledge they have accumulated make them happy, resilient and courageous, as well as ensuring they contribute positively to society.