Our Y11 students enjoying the spectacle that is Quantum Theatre's rendition of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'. It was, to quote the man himself: "wonderful, wonderful, won-der-ful!" 👏🏼👏🏽👏🏿 Thank you 🎄📚


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's Road Safety Team are currently looking for 3 School Crossing Patrol (SCP - lollipop persons) to join them in helping keep children and adults safe while crossing roads to school. More info. is attached!


Year 7 basketball is cancelled tonight and will instead be on Monday 10th and Wednesday 12th in preparation for their match on Thursday


Happy new year to all of our families! We are looking forward to welcoming students back to school today. COVID testing times and back to school arrangements are detailed below (as a reminder). Please make sure that students arrive at the correct time for their year group.


We have accumulated quite the collection of coats in lost property! Uncollected items will be held onto until January 14th and then donated to charity if unclaimed.


Well done to everyone for taking part in the inter-house PE competitions this week. The overall winners for each year group are: Year 7 - Whitlock 🎉 Year 8 - Strike 🎉 Year 9 - Strike 🎉


SMASHING end to the term for our debaters! KS3 Vs KS4, with our judges scoring a DRAW! Improvised closing speeches enabled a win in favour of the Proposition Team. Well done speakers: you were compelling, convincing, & thoroughly entertaining! 👏🏻👏🏿


Our Y13 Lit students were transported back to the ROARING '20s this week at the immersive Gatsby experience in London. They danced the Charlston, gave the characters marriage advice, & cried at Daisy's long-awaited reunion with Jay Gatsby. What a NIGHT!


Year 8's posters to raise awareness of issues affecting our oceans are coming along beautifully...


Well done to the Year 8/9 Girls Football team who placed 2nd at the Harris Federation Football Tournament 🎉


Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 6th December •Year 10/11 Boys Basketball v gateway (home) Wednesday 8th December •Year 9 Girls Netball v OPA (home) Thursday 9th December •Year 8/9 Boys Basketball v HACH (away) •Year 8 girls netball v St cleres (home)


Great turn out for the Year 8 and 9 Cricket Development Squat last night!


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Wonderful start to our day at with a lovely warm welcome from all the staff here and stairs to success! Great subject day for and trainees.


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Our ft PE Teacher David Roast educating us all things 🏉


Unfortunately the year 7/8 girls football match has been cancelled. It will be rearranged for a later date.


Fixtures for this week are as follows: Monday 29th November •Yr 7/8 girls football v St Cleres (away) •Yr 7 Boys Basketball v WES (home) Wednesday 1st December •Yr 9 Harris Cup v Falconwood (away) Thursday 2nd December •Yr 8/9 Boys Basketball v Hassenbrook (home)


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


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 🙏🏼💙


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

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School Support Services

Your child's wellbeing is a top priority at Harris Academy Ockendon.  Students are given opportunities to develop as effective, independent learners both academically and socially.  To enable our students to grow we look to support them in becoming resilient, self-motivated, attentive, open-minded, inquisitive, respectful, polite and driven.

We have a range of provisions in place to ensure the physical and emotional welfare of each child is met.  We base our successful pastoral care system on tried and tested methods that mean each student is safe, happy, involved in academy life and able to perform to their full potential. 

There is a strong pastoral team who work closely with parents to ensure all families are supported.  The Assistant Principal for behaviour and safeguarding is responsible for this important aspect of academy life and works closely with Achievement Leaders and Pastoral Managers for all matters relating to personal development, safeguarding and pastoral care.

We are aware that some students require additional emotional support so we make pastoral care a priority.  We seek to bring a common-sense approach to our students' needs.  Our team strongly believes in boundaries, consistency and ensuring students know the choices available to them.

To ensure our community understand this we have a universal offer which includes teaching a safeguarding curriculum; including British Values, relationships, health and wellbeing, current affairs assemblies, guest speakers on contextual topics and a clear scholarly work ethic where we focus on Ambition, Discipline and Honesty.

We value parental views and believe that good communication lies at the heart of a child's development.  Our staff are well-informed and always mindful of individual abilities and character.  Lessons and enrichment are pivotal in helping to develop a toolkit of opportunities.

There are times when children may need someone to talk to; this is actively encouraged.  Our Pastoral Team are on hand daily to deal with any issues or concerns your child may have.  We also have a counsellor and mindfulness coach for students who are facing challenges that require more in-depth guidance.

Please browse the pages to the left to find out more about our support services and meet our teams.