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02/03/21

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Going back to school can be difficult for some children. It can help to get into a good routine before term starts. We've got tips on getting into a back-to-school routine and more advice on supporting children with school: https://t.co/U3OdpVq0tC https://t.co/XUL8NtrRq9

10/02/21

What time would it be now? https://t.co/TOiKE2ZxW5

10/02/21

Can you solve our today? https://t.co/jpd2UZjFbO

09/02/21

It is time for Monday afternoon's maths teaser ! https://t.co/fd5fdO5q5f

09/02/21

An interesting Monday morning ! https://t.co/GrrS8moPFJ

05/02/21

Another day means another fun . What position are you in? https://t.co/PrlO46PGTF

05/02/21

Time to end the week with another maths teaser! https://t.co/0gHQD1wUbu

04/02/21

Another interesting for you to solve this afternoon! https://t.co/sLG6r8wyb6

04/02/21

Lets start your Thursday morning off with another maths teaser! https://t.co/V3L9lAEkKj

03/02/21

Can you solve our this afternoon? https://t.co/j9npMDxSoi

03/02/21

How many 9s are there between 1 and 100? https://t.co/ufRpyxHYrJ

02/02/21

We have a little riddle for todays - can you work it out? https://t.co/19Vu6C9dHc

02/02/21

An interesting maths teaser this morning! What is the number? https://t.co/ucG6UnvLzE

01/02/21

Its time for Monday morning maths teaser! Can you work out the answer? https://t.co/V8ze9pA5hh

29/01/21

Lets end the week with another . What am I? https://t.co/OzLUsoUFbF

28/01/21

Another Maths Teaser for you all! Let us know what you think the answer is! https://t.co/6pfysqCqNU

28/01/21

Can you solve our this morning? What direction was Jason pointing? https://t.co/iu14rQ82Ao

27/01/21

An interesting Maths Teaser this afternoon. Can you solve it? https://t.co/83OzATQ7AB

27/01/21

Here is Wednesday's morning ! How many? https://t.co/U0GrLOjtGh

26/01/21

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Meet Bear, the School Dog

BearHarris Academy Ockendon are proud to introduce you to our school dog.  He is a ‘Golden Doodle’, a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle.  At around 43kg he is a gentle giant, a huge bundle of licks and love: appropriately, his name is Bear.

Repeated studies show that school dogs can have an enormously positive impact on a school.  Indeed, there has been one at Harris Greenwich for over a year now to much success.  Bear has been prioritised to the Senior Leadership Team, SEN department and Pastoral Team who use him to work with some of our more vulnerable students.  Children experiencing emotional trauma or struggling to cope with autism or other learning issues often find the company of a dog to be transformative.  Bear is often taken for short walks by students and read to by reluctant readers; he listens patiently in therapy sessions and helps to de-escalate anxious students.

We have of course completed a risk assessment to make sure his presence is a safe one – measures are in place such as hand washing and an adult will always be present.  As a poodle cross, he does not moult, these kinds of dogs are often described as ‘hypo-allergenic’ which reduces the risk of allergic reactions considerably.  However, we do take appropriate measures to ensure that anyone with an allergy is kept away from Bear.

Similarly, if a child has a genuine dog phobia, we either make sure they have no contact, or we try to help by using our counsellor and Bear to overcome this anxiety. 

Bear has made many new friends since joining the academy and is always looking forward to making new ones.