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⭐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:


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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!⭐️


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.


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"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


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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.


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.


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 !


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


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


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Looking forward to answering questions about how to in .


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


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We're excited to welcome our newest school partner, in . An impressive, modern school with facilities to match 🤸‍♂️🥎


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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.


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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!


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Two Harris academies celebrated their official openings in Thurrock last week - opened its new building and marked the start of its 'exciting journey'.


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.


Come along to the Information Event and find out how can help you achieve your career in teaching.

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Personal, Character and Wellbeing Curriculum

At Harris Academy Ockendon, we value personal growth alongside academic development therefore we prioritise time for personal and character development and wellbeing within our core curriculum offer for all students.

Harris Academy Ockendon offers an enriched pastoral character curriculum, ‘Be the best you can be’. Our character education includes all explicit and implicit educational activities that help young people develop positive personal virtues. At Harris Academy Ockendon our values of ambition, connected, discipline, honesty and resourcefulness are explored in a virtues framework to provide a coherent curriculum offering breadth and depth through years 7-11. Harris Academy Ockendon believe character education is about helping students grasp what is ethically important in situations and how to act for the right reasons, so that they become more autonomous and reflective in the practice of virtue. In this process, students are encouraged to act well, think well and develop a good moral sense in the differing circumstances of students’ lives, knowing how to choose the right course of action in difficult situations and encourage a growth of ethical insight.

The ultimate aim of our character education is not only to make individuals better persons but to create the social and institutional conditions within which all citizens can flourish.

Throughout the programme of study, students will explore a range of age-related topics from three main strands; resilience, wellbeing and responsibility. This covers aspects of the SRE statutory curriculum as well as careers advice and guidance, diversity and equality and e-safety. A separate strand of leadership qualities and initiatives will be covered in each year group through the house system. Competitions and enterprises will occur throughout the course of a students’ learning journey ranging from sporting to develop teamwork, communication and problem solving to academic developing oracy along with lead roles of house captains and prefects.

The key themes of resilience, wellbeing and responsibility will be tracked by tutors through a variety of informal assessments throughout the year. Students will use a personal learning check list to monitor their own progress against key knowledge and the application of skills. Mindset will be monitored through half termly reviews of positive communication with all staff, house points, attitude to learning grades and behaviour logs.