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25/05/20

Our latest assembly looks at personal reflection during lockdown. In particular it focuses on Muslims who have spent the month of Ramadan reflecting on the values that underpins ones of the 5 pillars of their faith https://t.co/oHZAWTNBuv

24/05/20

Today marks the celebration of Eid'l Fitr by the Muslim community, the end of their month long fast for Ramadan. We wish all a blissful Eid'l Fitr https://t.co/gfc2GJyxPb

22/05/20

Well done to the following students for their positive improvement attempts https://t.co/dj2e2nalsJ

22/05/20

3030 Essex is back for June 2020! A month dedicated to moving! So get your resource pack downloaded, your trainers out and the bike tyres pumped! Head over to https://t.co/Y1DLy23idt and get involved! https://t.co/RuaehhdRVG

22/05/20

Lets start Friday morning off with a - can you get it? https://t.co/gSmxGp1LmK

21/05/20

A huge well done to the following top students for completing the most unique skills https://t.co/8au8R9LzKa

21/05/20

Here is a helpful little checklist to structure your day to support your home learning and wellbeing! https://t.co/qQNWvBkeED https://t.co/hYhHyrZyEx

21/05/20

Here is Thursday's for you to have a go at! Can you get the answer? https://t.co/lSw1jWwBih

20/05/20

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20/05/20

Well done to the following students for spending the most hours completing memri quizzes! https://t.co/ikpuNKckj6

20/05/20

Why don't you have a go at Wednesday's below? https://t.co/OoCFOjiik8

19/05/20

A huge well done to our top learners for answering the most questions correctly https://t.co/2X6oxwEDJT

19/05/20

Here is Tuesdays great - can you get the answer? https://t.co/ym6M4czOJ9

19/05/20

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If your child finds it difficult to talk about their feelings, here are some conversation starters that you can use. https://t.co/excdDI11AD

19/05/20

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📣#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek has begun!😊Join us this week as we talk about why to our mental health. 🌎"We chose kindness because of its singular ability to unlock our shared humanity. It strengthens relationships, develops community & deepens solidarity."💚 https://t.co/jHt8pItdx4

18/05/20

Well done to our top learners spending the most time learning skills! https://t.co/II954t8wi2

18/05/20

Here's Monday morning's ! Can you get the answer? https://t.co/flBklihbd2

18/05/20

Get involved in this week's challenge from the PE department involving a toilet roll! Send your videos in to news.org.uk so we can compile a lockdown video with staff, students and families giving it a go! https://t.co/1wVhrjyg1h https://t.co/aJ4BWOCOcl

15/05/20

Well done to our highest achieving students with the most quizzes completed with 100% last week! https://t.co/xouHUeQCUF

15/05/20

Have a go at our challenge from the Maths department. Can you beat Mr. Crawford's time? Get the whole family involved! Send your videos to news.org.uk https://t.co/f30rRxC0MP https://t.co/zBE53DNFCe

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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