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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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Introduction

What is our vision and philosophy?

At Harris Academy Ockendon, our curriculum philosophy is ‘Knowledge is power, we make it stick’ and this is no different when it comes to our approach to the design, sequencing and implementation of the Personal Development curriculum.

We define powerful knowledge as that which takes students beyond their everyday experience and equips them with knowledge, skills and cultural capital that will help them write, speak and perform like experts.

Within the personal development curriculum, the knowledge is powerful because it is designed to equip students with the tools they need to live happy, safe and successful lives by giving them exposure to knowledge and experiences that will help them respond to the contextual challenges facing their own lives and their community. We want to ensure that students end their academic journey having curious, enquiring minds, are equipped with the tools to navigate and thrive in our rapidly changing world and are unafraid to challenge injustice.

Our personal development curriculum has been inspired by the 7 habits of highly effective teens by Sean Covey.  These habits not only underpin everything we do but are explicitly instructed to students throughout the personal development curriculum.

Click here to see our specified endpoints for each key stage and what we aim to ensure all students know or are able to do by the end of a 3, 5 or 7 year journey as a result of the personal development curriculum.

How do we ensure our vision becomes a reality?

 The curriculum is implemented in a variety of ways:

  • Citizenship and Religious Education, delivered once per week to all students in KS3, 4 and 5. Click here to view the curriculum map.
  • Personal Development Days, which see all students in KS3, 4 and 5 receive four full days of lessons throughout the academic year all related to the 7 habits. Click here to see the content of our personal development days.
  • A carefully planned and sequenced assembly map for KS3, 4 and 5. Click here view the map.
  • Enrichment options delivered once per week as part of the weekly curriculum for KS3 and 5. Click here to view the enrichment options and each option’s curriculum map.
  • Extra-curricular activities before and after school.
  • Guided reading programme delivered two mornings per week to KS3 and 5. Click here to view the guided reading curriculum map.
  • Community Projects completed by KS3 and 4 once per year to give students the opportunity to serve their community. Click here to see an overview of the projects our students take part in.
  • House competitions and charity fundraising events for KS3,4 and 5 throughout the year
  • ‘Make Memories Week’ where all students in KS3,4 and 5 will experience the outside world and deepen their cultural capital.

 

Personal development at haoc