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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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House System

The Academy House System promotes a sense of belonging and is a commitment to building a community, knowing every child individually fostering team spirit, collective responsibility, friendly competition and care for others. It is built on the two core principles of participation and leadership. The Academy House system underpins our behaviour for learning policy, ethos and values.

We have 8 houses which are named after local inspirational people (chosen by our students) who are representative of our diverse community. They epitomise the academy values and have made, or are making, significant contributions to their communities. All students and members of staff will be committed to a house throughout their time at Harris Academy Ockendon. House points will be earned for exemplary behaviour, learning, sporting and community activities.

Houses

Alastair CookCOOK, Alastair

Alastair Cook is a former England cricket captain and played for Essex County Cricket Club.  He holds a number of English and international records. He is one of the most prolific batsmen of the modern era as the fifth highest test run scorer of all time. 

Alastair Cook had a strong commitment to develop a culture of success and developed his character along the way. Alastair Cook had discipline, which underpinned his working and learning ethic so he could achieve greatness. He also embodies our value of resourcefulness; Alastair had the confidence to face challenges and be creative in facing challenges. 

Isaac NewtonNEWTON, Reverend John

Reverend John Newton had the courage to speak against the slave trade. The hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ was written by Reverend John Newton. ‘Amazing Grace’ is one of the most recognisable songs in the English speaking world with a strong message of forgiveness and redemption. He embodies our value of ambition as he was committed to developing a culture of success by speaking out against the slave trade. Newton encompasses our value of honesty through his actions later in life; he realised that he was committing sins and that he was going against God in which he was swift to turn this around. In Newton’s later life he had discipline, teaching himself right from wrong and creating an environment that was eventually joyful to work and learn in.

Eileen PullenPULLEN, Eileen

Eileen lived in Rainham, Essex and worked for Ford.  She first started working at Ford in 1947 and retired in 1984. She was pivotal in the equality movement and achieving equal pay for women within the company. Eileen is immortalised in the film Made in Dagenham. She displayed many of our values including resourcefulness. Eileen Pullen and many of her co workers were very confident, creative and had the ability to embrace challenges, which gave women the equal pay act in 1970's. Eileen Pullen underpins our value of honesty as he colleagues and herself wanted to be recognised as skillful workers, and be paid the same as men. 

Anne StrikeSTRIKE, Anne Wafula

Anne is a Harlow-based British Paralympic wheelchair racer. Her category is T7 Paralysis. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to disability sport and charity.

Anne won a bronze medal in the Paralympic world cup in Manchester 2007. Anne has not only focused her time on racing but dedicates a lot her time helping others in other countries to achieve their dreams of partaking in Paralympics. Anne has also released a book 'in my dreams I dance'.

Anne underpins our Academy value of connected; she has a social conscience, understanding of the world and has a considerate approach to other people.

Elizabeth IITUDOR, Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I delivered an encouraging speech to her troops in Tilbury on 19th August 1588, before they set sail for the Spanish Armada. As an independent and empowered monarch who fought against the patriarchal norm, she is highly regarded as one of the most important historical British figures.

Queen Elizabeth 1 underpins many of the Academy's values especially resourcefulness; she was very successful in being confident and creative, having the ability to embrace many challenges that she faced during her reign, especially as a woman in a male dominated society.

Russell ToveyTOVEY, Russell

Russell is an English actor who grew up in Billericay. He studied performing arts at Barking College. 

Russell Tovey faced many adversities in his adolescent life and has used this as a platform to campaign for equality. He is known for his acting in Being Human, The Pirates! Band of Misfits and The History Boys, along with many more well-known titles.

Russel Tovey encompasses many of our Academy values but in particular, connected and ambition. He has developed a lot of his time embedding a culture of success and has worked hard to be where he is. Russell is also very socially conscious and understands the world by campaigning for many LGTB groups. 

Alfred WallaceWALLACE, Alfred Russell

Alfred Russel Wallace lived in Grays from 1872 until 1876. He is associated with Charles Darwin for proposing the theory in the evolution of species by natural selection; a contentious theory during the Victorian era where religious belief was fundamental to society. As a member of the scientific community, he rallied against this. 

Alfred Russel underpins our values of ambition, discipline and resourceful. He was very committed to having a culture of success within his work. His honest approach was recognised through his efforts in education and work, and he certainly knew how to embrace challenges.

Max WhitlockWHITLOCK, Max

Max is a British artistic gymnast who was born in Hemel Hempstead. Max joined South Essex Gymnastics Club in Basildon.

He has won many awards, including being a double Olympic gold medallist from the 2016 summer games.  His meticulous and disciplined training regime along with a strong ambitious drive has led him to be the most successful British gymnast of all time.

Max encompasses all of our Academy values but in particular, ambition, discipline and resourceful.