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14/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Two Harris academies celebrated their official openings in Thurrock last week - opened its new building and marked the start of its 'exciting journey'. https://t.co/PEBSXTZ2ju

13/11/19

Join us on 20th November 5.30-7.30pm at , for our joint Sixth Form Open Evening, to explore Sixth Form courses & see how we can kick-start your future! Our Sixth Form Open Evening is 5th December 5-7pm - meet the teachers, speak with students and view facilities. https://t.co/Z6KqtXzoYB

12/11/19

Come along to the Information Event and find out how can help you achieve your career in teaching. https://t.co/FAfHxlmJeU

11/11/19

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We Will Remember Them.

07/11/19

Yesterday, our Academy was officially opened! This marks the start of our exciting journey which we are proud to share with our students and the community. Thank you to our special guests who attended, including Lord and Lady Harris, and Sir Moynihan. https://t.co/70S4m59z0h

06/11/19

We are so proud of our Choir's public performance today at our official opening, in front of Lord and Lady Harris, Sir Dan Moynihan, and many other important guests. A wonderful afternoon to celebrate a wonderful start to our Harris journey. https://t.co/LahxQ9mmVg

05/11/19

Mock Examinations are currently underway for our Year 11 students. Please make sure to regularly check the following page, for Year 11 information updates: https://t.co/mFFR88DgIv

04/11/19

Retweetd From University of Essex

Pupils from immediately got to work discussing themes of intolerance and discrimination at workshops. If you came to our induction day, why not share your photos of your creative project with us? https://t.co/kFkNq6YHRi https://t.co/yavcyKOGQJ

18/10/19

We have completed our first half term! Follow the link to read our first ever Newsletter, packed full of activities and accomplishments. https://t.co/Z8Lq8LnSt2 Students will be back on Monday 4th November - have a great two weeks!

17/10/19

Our House Points system is now up and running! Current stats: Cook=5, Newton=11, Pullen=3, Strike=3, Tovey=26, Tudor=6, Wallace=21, Whitlock=4 Olivia, Year 7, recently won a Geography competition giving Tovey the lead! Points will be updated weekly on our website's homepage.

17/10/19

Congratulations! Great game👏

16/10/19

Today is ! We offer students a wide variety of food, inspired by cultures from around the world. Every day, students have the opportunity to expand their food horizons with nutritious and healthy meals. Here's an example menu from our canteen! https://t.co/SO4iVWYy9G

14/10/19

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time" - Thomas Edison Our Pre-Public Exams have started today and we would like to wish our students the best of luck during this time. We believe in you all. 👏 https://t.co/NIZJKNTyZK

10/10/19

Here at Harris Academy Ockendon, we are a community. Be kind to yourself, your friends and others around you. A smile and a chat goes a long way. 🗣️ If something is troubling you, remember to tell a staff member; we are all here to help. 🙌 https://t.co/RhR4SnX0xW

08/10/19

Today, have been delivering an outstanding "WW1 Battlefield Medicine" workshop for our Year 10 History students. Students have been fully immersed in the action; a fantastic way to remember key facts and details. https://t.co/9x2Mq2O0iM

07/10/19

We have an extensive programme of Enrichment activities, available for all year groups. From Breakfast Club to Rock School, there is something for every student. View our timetable of activities here: https://t.co/L5Y1xTmeVx

04/10/19

If you would like to book your place on a Principal Tour, please visit our website for details. https://t.co/Gl2JdNT29j We look forward to meeting you!

04/10/19

If you could not attend our Open Evening, we are keen to offer parents and families the chance to view our facilities, meet our teachers and see students engaged in their lessons. Our Principal is conducting tours on the 10th and 17th October, both at 9am.

04/10/19

Thank you to all of the families who joined us for our Open Evening last night. We hope to welcome many of you into our Academy community from September! We are especially proud of our student helpers during the evening, who conducted themselves maturely and responsibly.

03/10/19

We are looking forward to inviting families into our Academy this evening from 4.30pm to 7.00pm. Our students are eager to show you our fantastic facilities and talented staff! We're excited to show you the range of opportunities and experiences we can offer every student. https://t.co/c2XmHmlkAW

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Our Aims, Values and Ethos

At Harris Academy Ockendon, we are determined to meet the need for truly excellent secondary education which develops and challenges every student.

We want our students to develop into well-educated and well-rounded individuals, ready to take on the world once they leave this academy. Over the course of their education, we support them as they develop the skills, confidence and motivation they will need to thrive as adults, to ensure they understand their place in society, both locally and globally and seek to make positive impact upon it.

Our motto and mission ‘Enjoy being the best you can be’ succinctly captures our sense of optimism, ambition for academic excellence and our determination to create an environment where students develop their interests and nurture their talents in all areas. Our ethos embraces feelings of trust, knowledge, reciprocity and shared behavioural norms that create a quality of life for staff and students that will be both enjoyable and productive. Our connection with each other promotes friendships, creates special moments, experiences and outstanding memories. Harris Academy Ockendon is a place where people return with great eagerness, into an atmosphere of acceptance and belonging.

Our academy values are the hallmarks of all successful people and are succinctly captured in the symbolism of our logo, ‘The little bird of Joy’, the hummingbird.  These values permeate all aspects of academy life.

The Academy Values

Amibtion Our commitment to a culture of success and character development.
Discipline Our orderly and joyful environment to work and learn.
Honesty Our honest appraisal of the efforts, attitude and performance of everyone in all areas of their education and work.

 

We instil discipline and a ‘can do’ attitude within our students to develop their motivation and excitement about learning, and to shape their personal orientation towards their personal life, career, work and study.

These values are the bedrock of our academy and are embedded through our Learning Centres and Academy House System.

As experienced leaders and teachers using research and cutting-edge pedagogical practice as a cornerstone of quality, our aim is to provide a purposeful and exciting educational experience. With excellent teaching, we inspire the best in each student, whether they need to be stretched, are struggling, or are somewhere in the middle. Where students need extra help on a particular topic or skill, we coach them in small groups. Special educational needs are catered for with care and expertise.

In our academy, learning does not begin and end at the classroom door. Our students regularly participate in after-school enrichment classes, activity days and educational visits, including inter-academy opportunities within the Federation, which help to bring learning alive.

We have high expectations of the way in which our students should behave. We are consistent in our approach to encouraging great behaviour and, as a result, we have established a culture which is friendly, orderly and respectful.

Harris Academy Ockendon is a place to find yourself, to learn beyond the very limits of your potential and in doing so, discover who you really are.

 

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