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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

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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. 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

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

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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.