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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

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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