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16/01/20

New state of the arts Sports Hall unveiled... https://t.co/ggOXBpzKIS

20/12/19

⭐Last Day Of Term!⭐ We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas - here's to a fantastic 2020! Our newly released December edition newsletter can be found here: https://t.co/Z8Lq8LnSt2

17/12/19

Retweetd From ThurrockNubNews@thurrocknubnews

Police engage with students https://t.co/idZtNOTNEy https://t.co/OuIm0Z5jj8

12/12/19

Congratulations to our Year 8 and 9 winners this morning! Here are some of our students who were chosen for positive Attitude To Learning awards. Amazing work!⭐️ https://t.co/tzMQ6bOGdN

11/12/19

Our Year 10 and 11 Celebration Assembly was held this morning, with students being recognised for their consistently excellent work. Well done everyone! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Year 8 & 9 assembly will be held tomorrow, with Year 7 on Friday. https://t.co/suCWkj1M6b

10/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

"I frequently say to staff, 'I don't want you here after half past five'". Harris Fed Executive Principal George McMillan offers his tips for time management, in a short film for https://t.co/tzZ3j6eTNq

09/12/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Only a few more days! If you want to in or with , come and meet the team to find out more. Local people for local schools. https://t.co/ao7KRY2bpQ

05/12/19

Tonight is the night! We are excited to share with you our brand new sixth form curriculum. No need to book, simply turn up between 5pm and 7pm. Our Head of Sixth Form's presentation will take place at 6pm. https://t.co/4v9hLQqdi9

04/12/19

Looking forward to tomorrow - our students will visit London to tour the offices of The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, with a morning of inspiration from ! https://t.co/3Usnt1nCck https://t.co/gHQ4OADoeu

03/12/19

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday 5th December, 5pm-7pm. Come and find out about our brand new courses starting September 2020. https://t.co/Gl2JdNT29j https://t.co/b3Ru6eAYaz

03/12/19

Congratulations to the winning students who entered our Christmas Card Competition! We had some fantastic entries. Winners will receive points for their House⭐️ https://t.co/veWc7uCuVY

29/11/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Looking forward to answering questions about how to in . https://t.co/pH6vUorSEW

27/11/19

Reminder: Year 11 Parents' Evening is tomorrow from 4pm to 7pm.

26/11/19

Retweetd From SLS

We're excited to welcome our newest school partner, in . An impressive, modern school with facilities to match 🤸‍♂️🥎 https://t.co/aZG691q7w6

21/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy Ockendon Sixth Form

It was great to speak with so many students yesterday, all excited for their futures and the possibilities we can offer them. Our Sixth Form Open Evening is being held on 5th December, 5pm-7pm. Find out how we can kick-start your career. https://t.co/xk44tD7uCU

19/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy Ockendon Sixth Form

We are pleased to be exhibiting at tomorrow, held at the Tilbury Cruise Terminal. We will be there all day, answering any and all questions about our courses offered from September 2020. It would be great to see you there! https://t.co/V87O7CANy1

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

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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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

Ambition 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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