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02/10/20

What a month! Year 11 have had a great start, we're so proud of them. Today they gave thanks to their brilliant teachers! https://t.co/7CO71Q2D3x

21/08/20

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Luca Sargeant achieved A*A*A will be going on to read Law at The London School of Economics. Jordan France achieved BBC and will go on to read Law at Anglia Ruskin University. PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Call 01708 851661 or email A.nutman.org.uk https://t.co/AxXOs1YNy3

20/08/20

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PLACES AVAILABLE ENROL NOW Harris Academy Ockendon offers a wide range of A-levels alongside vocational qualifications. Join us in September 2020 in our state of the art 6th form building. For more information click on the link https://t.co/oXkY0YfdaH https://t.co/FrOHWt28Gj

20/08/20

A huge success story for us is Valentina who has progressed extremely well throughout her career at Ockendon and is going on to study Enterprise and English Literature A-level at our successful sixth form https://t.co/6SwRguhLMN

20/08/20

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The boy did good 👍🏻👍🏻 Big thanks to the teachers and staff at Lewis is now off to College 👊 https://t.co/ItseqsYXdb

20/08/20

Really proud of our students receiving results today. Cosmina achieved 2 grade 7s, 6 grade 8s and 1 grade 9. She will be studying A-level biology, chemistry and maths at our Harris Ockendon sixth form https://t.co/c3ExXedfAu

20/08/20

Extremely proud of Harry who has made a huge amount of progress in his GCSEs this year and has secured a place to study Law, Finance and Psychology at our Harris Ockendon Sixth Form https://t.co/vwjGmuzT32

20/08/20

We’re extremely pleased with the engagement of our physical and virtual summer school this year with just over 100 students benefiting from at least one of the provisions on offer. Students in science this morning. https://t.co/6VFoYKT2Fc

18/08/20

Students working hard in English in the Summer school. https://t.co/7F9TbVoauY

18/08/20

Students working hard in Geography in our Summer school https://t.co/3A5xhWmT2C

18/08/20

Great to see so many students engaging in lessons in our Headley Summer school this week in English, maths, science, French, History, Geography, DT and PE https://t.co/A4oCHQRkuT

14/08/20

We are extremely proud of our students who received their results yesterday. It's been an exceptionally challenging first year for the newly branded Harris Sixth Form. Despite this, students gained above national average in vocational subjects (average grade of a distinction)

09/07/20

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Looking forward to our Stepping into year 13 event for year 12 at 6.00 pm tonight. Our potential is infinite, we can achieve anything. But it is determined by us reducing the impact and amount of interferences. Mr.Pearce and will be exploring this further. https://t.co/CL2NLst8C1

09/07/20

Looking forward to working with our second group of year 10s tonight at 6.30 pm for our Great Revision live webinar. If any students or parents missed out yesterday or want a refresh, make sure you follow the link in Mr.Mann's email to join in https://t.co/vSwrixDnHN

09/07/20

Make sure you tune in to this week's assembly from Mr.Webb about one of our core values Ambition. There are some great examples from former students of how they have overcome personal challenges to pursue their dreams https://t.co/orHiP6KdFI

08/07/20

Great to see so many parents and students engaging in the first of our live Great Revision sessions this evening! We look forward to going through the workshop with our second group tomorrow at 6.30 pm. https://t.co/5ofR9642Tu

08/07/20

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Looking forward to our Stepping into success webinar tomorrow for year 12 at 6.00 pm, with Mr. Pearce and . Exploring personal ambitions, being honest about our interferences and disciplined to meet our potential. https://t.co/dylq0zBNN1

08/07/20

We are looking forward to our first year 10 revision webinar tonight at 6.30 pm, following our Stepping into year 11 webinar last week. Click here if you missed last week's session. https://t.co/gKoby3Aiml https://t.co/5oLr3j1Esf

03/07/20

A huge well done to these students for answering the most questions correctly https://t.co/J2xmuISFJ6

03/07/20

Let’s end the week with another ! Do you know the value of X? https://t.co/Wxl4DVfNKL

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Learning and Teaching

Harris Academy Ockendon provides an exciting, personalised learning curriculum, which supports and challenges all our students.

Our expectations are deeply rooted in a belief that all students can succeed. To achieve this, learning is at the heart of everything we do. Our staff are experts and focus on how students can be challenged and supported to master the powerful knowledge they need to be the very best they can academically and to help them develop the skills and attributes required to thrive and have successful and happy lives.

We ensure that all teaching and support staff have access to the highest quality training programmes to provide the most innovative and cutting-edge learning opportunities for every student. 

Our teaching approach is based around the Six Principles of Teaching. It forms the basis for all CPD and accountability in the academy.

 

Principles of ‘better practice’

So that…

1. High expectations of Learning Behaviour

  • Routines and effective classroom management
  • Consistent application of behaviour policy
  • Promote active participation not compliance
  • Reinforcing effort and providing recognition
  • Minimal valuable lesson time is wasted dealing with low-level disruption
  • Students can think hard about their learning free from distraction
  • All students are engaged in thinking about key learning
  • Students understand the connection between effort and achievement

2. Quality of Instruction

  • Highly effective explanations
  • Clearly defined outcomes
  • New knowledge is founded upon old knowledge
  • Teachers model excellence and how to achieve it
  • So that students quickly grasp key ideas
  • Students have complete clarity around what they are learning and what success looks like
  • Students can learn new ideas by reference to ideas they already know
  • Students know what excellence looks like as well as how to achieve it

3. Subject Mastery

  • Exam specification expertise
  • Misconceptions are planned for and addressed
  • Comprehensive understanding of curriculum
  • Promote and uphold the highest standards of literacy
  • Students are successful in examinations
  • Students overcome common misconceptions
  • Teachers can confidently teach to the top
  • Students read, write and speak with fluency and accuracy

4. Making it Stick

  • Making connections between underlying concepts
  • Regular low stakes testing
  • Practise deliberately
  • Learning is interleaved
  • Students can make links across key subject skills
  • Students can embed learning into their long-term memory
  • Students can develop fluency and accuracy in key skills
  • Students revisit material in a way which promotes long term memory

5. Adaptive teaching

  • Support and scaffold in lesson for the less able
  • Pitch high every lesson
  • Adapts teaching as needs emerge
  • Developed understanding of Special Educational Needs in the classroom
  • Students can access the learning they are doing
  • Students are challenged to exceed expectation
  • All students make exceptional progress
  • All students with SEND make exceptional progress

6. Effective feedback

  •  Timely feedback to maximise learning
  • Formative assessment is embedded throughout a lesson
  • Comments are specific, accurate and clear
  • Time to reflect and act upon feedback
  • Students can swiftly unlock further learning
  • Teachers know which topics to re-teach that were not grasped first time
  • Student actions are refocused or redirected to achieve a goal
  • Students are self-regulated learners