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05/06/24

🌍 TEDI London Engineering Day 🏠 Our amazing students are diving into the world of smarter homes and sustainability. It's an exciting day of learning and innovation at TEDI London. 💡 Future engineers in the making! pic.twitter.com/SIgxupetub

24/05/24

Some of our year 7 girls football team had hot chocolate Friday with Ms Rainey this morning to celebrate the success they’ve had this season. Thank you again to for the signed shirt. We look forward to hopefully working with you again next season! 🏆⚽️🥳 pic.twitter.com/fUr6M0r3Ya

23/05/24

Our second group of year 9 sports leaders running another whole school event with a year 8 dodgeball tournament 🏆 pic.twitter.com/6fQLfrHN3b

20/05/24

Our year 7 girls football team have wrapped up an amazing season by winning all their matches in their pool, securing a spot in the finals tonight. During the final, they displayed incredible teamwork and courage. Finishing second in the borough. We are so proud of you all 🎉⚽️ pic.twitter.com/A8G1Ooe84i

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

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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.