Happy Hannukah to the Jewish community. May this festival bring you blessings, peace, and light.


Today marked the end of our interhouse PE competitions the winners for each year groups are as follows:Year 7 - Newton Year 8 - Wallace Year 9 - Whitlock Year 10 - Tovey Overall winners - Wallace & Strike 🏆 Excellent effort from all house groups 🥳


Year 10 and 11 showcased their musical talent during the Harris Academy Ockendon Live Lounge event. Well done to all involved.


English Literature Oxford university taster day, hosted at Harris Chobham, with 8 of our year 10/11 students! Students came away with even higher aspirations than before, after enjoying various lectures & seminars on different genres of literature. A thoroughly enjoyable day!


Interhouse competitions have started this week in PE with year 8 starting the week off competing in dodgeball and benchball. Excellent start to the competition. Which house will take the win on Friday? 🥇🥈🥉


Y11 walking talking their way through English Language Paper 2 with Impress the examiner. Students working hard on a Saturday, with English teachers to support.


As part of raising awareness around men's mental health, here are some conversation starters to support people to start conversations about their mental health.


This week students had an assembly based around men's mental health. It was great to hear stories from staff from describing their challenges & how they approach self care with mental health. Giving advice to our students & exploring the stigmas around asking for help


As celebrate birth of Guru Nanak Dev ji, founder of the faith, we can all identify with his core teachings of truth, love, gender equality, working hard for an honest living, meditating upon the One and sharing with others.Best wishes all for a blissful .


We are delighted to offer 5 fully-funded places on the January cohort of our Sustain and Grow group coaching programme to parent-teachers from ethnic minority backgrounds. your place soon as these tickets will go fast!Thanks to !


Year 7 football girls in their new kit tonight. Winning both their Borough games. Excellent start to the season ⚽️ 🔥


Year 11 students engaging in the Harris experience independent learning day.


Our year 7 boys football team in their new kit last night ⚽️🔥


Happy Diwali & Bandi Chhor Diwas to all celebrating. An important time to reflect on our internal light and darkness, as well as the events taking place in our world today 🪔🪔🪔


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This morning our year 10 sports leaders had hot chocolate Friday with Ms Rainey to receive their certificates and celebrate their success over the last year on the course. Well done to all those who qualified 🎉.


U13 girls have arrived for their Essex cup match at The Billericay School ⚽️


🚨PE CLUBS / FIXTURE ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨 - Wednesday - U13 Essex Cup girls football v Billericay (Away) Thursday - Girls Football club (moved from Wednesday due to the above fixture) Friday - Rugby - all years (moved from Wednesday)


Excellent turn out for all years netball tonight! Over 50 students at the club. Amazing start to our netball season 🔥


🚨 P.E CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT this week 🚨 - Monday - All years girls netballWednesday - All years boys rugby 🏉 All years girls football ⚽️ Thursday - Years 7 boys football ⚽️ If you have any questions please see a member of the P.E department.

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Sixth Form Culture

Harris Academy Ockendon Sixth Form is a scholarly and ambitious place to be. We believe in the culture we have created and with this know:

  1. We must stop the forgetting
  2. Sixth formers must be deliberately taught how to become independent learners
  3. We must support our students in preparing for ambitious destinations

How do we achieve this?

  1. High quality teaching and learning that focusses on retrieval practice and low stakes testing that takes place every lesson
  2. Deliberate tuition of revision skills through the assembly and tutor time programme
  3. High quality practitioners who have degrees within the subjects they are teaching. Expert teachers build expert students
  4. Revision skills are deliberately taught through the tutor time programme as well as in the delivery of assembly
  5. ‘Private Study’ is timetabled to every student for three periods a week to ensure students are given structured silent revision periods where Year 13 students will consolidate their knowledge across Year 1 content and Year 12 will practice the skills they have been learning in assembly to secure their knowledge across Year 1
  6. ’30-day-plans’ are created by teachers in the build up to form examinations whereby the sequencing of revision is explicitly considered by teachers so that students can revise a manageable chunk every day, with revision activities and recall of core knowledge every day.

Supporting Our Students

Supporting our students

How Do We Support Students In Time Management?

We believe that Sixth Form students should be becoming independent learners and we want to support students with the development of these scholarly skills. With this in mind a Sixth Former will have

  1. One period of enrichment per week
  2. Three private study periods per week
  3. Five lessons per subject per week
  4. One assembly starting at 8:20am per week
  5. Two tutor times starting at 8:20am per week
  6. Six periods of non-contact time per week
  7. The school day ends at 3:30pm in order to allow students optimal time to complete independent study within or outside of school