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06/04/20

Students continue making PPE for the NHS. https://t.co/Be7HfF9KvG

03/04/20

We are making Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the NHS in Design & Technology. The NHS is currently struggling to provide enough PPE to all its workers who are working flat out to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, the students from HAPU are doing their best to help! https://t.co/NHDHGETjAj

03/04/20

These are our Easter provisions for students of Key Workers and others https://t.co/BKtdA4QMx5

20/03/20

Key Workers letter for opt-in provision: https://t.co/tlhnyfXnHj

20/03/20

Please read our letter regarding our full school closure https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

19/03/20

Letter regarding our partial closure on Friday 20th March: https://t.co/U9f5OHaWzB

18/03/20

Our partial closure continues in to Thursday 19th March': https://t.co/3wnjpPPOsu

17/03/20

Partial Closure for Years 8, 9, 10 and 12 from Wednesday 18th March https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

17/03/20

https://t.co/bSAVW7QTc9 Please visit the Harris Federation's Advice website to keep up-to-date on our response to Coronavirus and other important events

13/03/20

Parent Pay reminder and Coronavirus update https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

12/03/20

With the government likely to announce today that the country is moving into the ‘delay’ phase of fighting coronavirus, we have taken the decision to postpone Year 8 Parents' Evening tonight. Schools across the country remain open as usual to students.

12/03/20

Retweetd From Harris History Network

Great to see our Y11 students finding out about life at from some current undergrads https://t.co/dcIbhSAChE

10/03/20

Year 11 Parents' and Carers' Evening letter: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

09/03/20

You can view our Year 8 Parents' Evening letter online: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

04/03/20

A reminder that the Year 7 netball team are expected back at around 17:30 this evening!

02/03/20

We've had engineering company Mott Macdonald in this morning, running workshops for our students as part of https://t.co/Ro9aI1Gwf3

26/02/20

Tonight’s Year 7/8 netball fixture is at home and due to finish around 4:30-4:45pm

25/02/20

Yr10 students choosing the best CV at EY in Canary Wharf. https://t.co/umMUdB42t5

25/02/20

Yr10 learning interview skills at EY in Canary Wharf https://t.co/texqngVL3v

25/02/20

Yr10 students enjoying conversations about Pathways and Careers at EY in Canary Wharf https://t.co/DkBpFaGQK1

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Continuing Professional Development

The CPD programme at Harris Academy Purley aims to be highly personalised to the needs of each individual member of staff from teachers to classroom support and from technicians to the premises team. 

Too often CPD sessions are delivered to staff in a conference format where it is assumed that ‘one size fits all’. In reality we know that this is not optimal for providing staff with the skills that they need to improve their practice and have the most impact possible on student progress and outcomes. 

Our comprehensive, rigorous and individualised CPD programme, working with our ITE partners, aims to address this.

 

Faculty & Department Meetings

Faculty and Department meetings are scheduled for each week and should include a CPD slot. Department focussed training occurs within subjects and is overs-seen by Directors of Learning, Lead Practitioners and Subject Leaders.

Department focussed CPD emerges out of each subject’s Self Evaluation Document and Department Development Plan, but typically could include:

  • Past paper analysis
  • Online webinar courses from exam boards
  • Subject knowledge master-classes
  • Subject specific pedagogy – for example practical training in Science

 

DEC / MEC

Replacing Cluster CPD Development Excellent in the Classroom [DEC] and Mastering Excellence in the Classroom [MEC] are short courses – typically over 3 sessions - allowing staff to build a deeper knowledge and skill base in an area self-identified as an area for improvement. 

DEC/MECs will combine sessions with learning walks and project work. They are differentiated in the following way:

  • DECs are aimed at staff members who are looking to move to outstanding practice in their chosen area, typically Recently Qualified Teachers and those looking to go from Good to Outstanding. 
  • MECs are aimed at staff members who already have very strong practice in their chosen topic area and are looking to build deep and wider understanding. 

 

ITE

Harris Academy Purley has an enviable record of training and developing new teachers, entering the profession for the first time.

All Initial Teacher Education trainees – whether Schools direct, Teach First or PGCE – benefit from a rigorous, comprehensive weekly training plan in addition to the support from their ITE provider.

All trainees have an agreed subject mentor and a detailed mentor programme is delivered by mentors on a weekly basis with a minimum of one lesson observation per week.

ITE is over-seen by the ITE Lead Rezan Mahmud [LP Computer Science] and Miles Winter [Assistant Principal for Science, NQT and ITE].

For further information and to discuss training to teach please contact Miles Winter: m.winter@harrispurley.org.uk

 

NQT

Whether HAPU trained or joining us for your induction year New Qualified Teachers are fully supported at Harris Academy Purley.

All NQTs benefit from a reduced timetable, identified subject mentor and bi-weekly NQT training.

The Induction and the NQT CPD programme is overseen by Induction Lead Arabi Karteepan [LP Science] and Miles Winter [Assistant Principal for Science, NQT and ITE].

For further information and to discuss how we support NQTs please contact Miles Winter: m.winter@harrispurley.org.uk

Main-scale and Leadership staff

At Harris Academy Purley we firmly believe that teacher learning does not finish with Induction and we are proud that we allocate an hour every week to Continuous Professional Development, as part of directed time. We aim to combine essential all-staff training, with an individualised approach which develops a colleague, whatever their experience or starting point.

  • Staff are given a personal budget of 40 hours per academic year.  This time is separate from any department/faculty meetings or CPD that occurs within the usual school day and is additional to Whole Academy INSET days.
  • Each colleague will be asked to put together a CPD plan at the start of the year indicating the intention of how they will spend their budget.  This must ultimately be agreed with the Faculty Director.

 

CPD opportunities are divided into a range of compulsory and optional sessions, to ensure consistency across the Academy, but also so that individual staff members can meet their individual development needs.

Compulsory sessions:

  • 6 hours are allocated to Learning and Teaching development.  These will be created by the Assistant Principal LTCPD [Alex Thirkill], but delivered within Faculties.
  • 12 hours are allocated to Curriculum development.  These will be organised by Faculty Directors.
  • Additional Academy Priority CPD sessions, as determined by the Senior Leadership team.
  • Whole Academy INSET days.

Individualised options:

  • Up to 6 ours can be allocated to Subject knowledge development. These will be agreed with Subject Leaders, or Faculty Directors as appropriate.
  • Up to 6 hours can be spent on Coaching & Leadership Pathway programmes.  There will be a range of these for colleagues to apply for. For 2019-2020 the Pathways programmes, subject to update, will be;
    • Recently Qualified Teachers [RQT]
    • Developing as a Middle Leader
    • Mastering Middle leadership
    • Mastering teaching
    • Preparing for School Leadership
    • The Assistant Principal CPD programme.
    • One to One coaching.
  • Up to 6 hours can be spent on discrete ‘Pop Up’ CPD that will be advertised and organised during the year.  These could include:
    • CPD on Assessment & Feedback
    • CPD on Behaviour Management
    • CPD on Differentiation
    • CPD on different aspects of pedagogy
  • Up to 6 hours can be spent on Peer observation
  • Up to 6 hours can be spent on Research and Design.  This would be made up of reading educational research, books and studies. 
  • Up to 6 hours can be spent on external CPD run outside of normal school day. Examples could include for instance Diverse Leaders, Women Leading in Education, or Examiner training.

National Qualifications and Masters in Teaching:

The Academy is supportive of staff undertaking National Qualification [NQPML, NQPSL, NQPH], Chartered Teacher status and Masters-in-teaching. A range of options are available via the Harris Federation teaching school alliance and HE provider partners. Academy support and time for completion of National Qualifications and Masters-in-Teaching is subject to authorisation by the Principal and agreed on an individual basis.

Details of Harris Federation Teaching school Alliance programmes are available here - www.harristeachingschool.com

Details of the Chartered teacher programme are available here - https://chartered.college/chartered-teacher

Details of Masters of Research [Education] from our preferred provider are available here - https://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/education-mres/

 

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7
L&T Development Curriculum development week Subject knowledge development Pop-up week Academy priorities Curriculum development week 2 Leadership development coaching sessions
Intent, implement and impact e.g. PFL e.g. guided reading, joint planning, webinar   e.g. citizenship and RS in Tutor Times e.g. PFL e.g. train coaches
e.g. HIR            
ITE and NQT ITE and NQT ITE ITE and NQT ITE ITE and NQT ITE

If you would like further information, or to discuss how we develop staff at Harris Academy Purley please contact Alex Thirkill [Assistant Principal for Learning, Teaching and CPD] via a.thirkill@harrispurley.org.uk

We thank-you for your interest.