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23/04/19

Transition Evening is from 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday 24th April 2019) and will end around 8pm. Please let us know in advance if you would like to drop younger children off in the crèche while the talks are going on: info.org.uk

04/04/19

Year 7 students have been taking part in a STEM challenge with Mr Dauban in Design & Technology today! https://t.co/p9V9FO4WT7

01/04/19

Letters for our End of Term and Start of Term arrangements are now on the website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

29/03/19

Purley, South Norwood, Palace and Beckenham Y11 Media students are attending a special workshop at to prepare them for their upcoming exams! https://t.co/xnsoyooEOJ

28/03/19

A group of our students were invited to Accenture's 'Decoded' workshop to improve their teamwork and communication skills. Accenture work with some well-known companies including Google and New Look, fixing their technical issues. The students had a great time! https://t.co/YS1SepBRa7

25/03/19

The issues with our Virgin line have now been resolved. Email and telephones are working once again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!

25/03/19

Unfortunately our network issue are continuing this morning. Staff emails are currently affected. Reception have a temporary telephone installed for urgent calls using the main academy number. This line may be busy!

22/03/19

Eco Club, led by Miss Buckley, continues to do great work in recycling the plastic bottles our students get through each week. All of this would have ended up in landfill if these students didn't do such a great job! https://t.co/GX6nBgEHqZ

22/03/19

We are currently suffering from a network outage, which is affecting our telephone system and email. You can still use our info.org.uk address for urgent messages. We hope to have this issue resolved soon.

21/03/19

Our Jack Petchey Speak Out finalists delivered six amazing speeches to their peers this afternoon. Topics ranged from hidden disabilities to battling depression. After careful deliberation, Freya was crowned the winner and will go on to the next stage of the competition! https://t.co/Hi1OXeWsEi

14/03/19

Thank you to all the students, parents and carers who attended our very busy Year 8 into Year 9 Options Evening! https://t.co/tyOPYvBWC1

14/03/19

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Premises Manager required .Apply now https://t.co/ojFOiYZWpZ https://t.co/r7OZbo2pkr

14/03/19

A reminder that it is our Year 8 into 9 Options Evening this evening for students and parents/carers. We look forward to seeing you from 17:30! https://t.co/kPDsGpeYSJ

11/03/19

conducted an impromptu search of all of our students using metal detecting ‘knife arches’ this morning. The search was in response to recent headlines concerning knife crime, but was not prompted by anything specific to our Academy. No illicit items were discovered! https://t.co/74RQDmqEvv

07/03/19

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Harris Academy Purley are looking for a Lead Practitioner/Aspiring Lead Practitioner: MFL. Apply now https://t.co/cMFIz4gxxF https://t.co/XKBgDwMhTl

07/03/19

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04/03/19

Retweetd From sufiya ahmed

Brilliant day Met ys 7,8,9 & 10 with Secrets of the Henna Girl. Bright confident pupils eager to learn and ready to question about Thank you for inviting me 🙂 https://t.co/9o6A9hHR6t

04/03/19

Our next Parent Voice meeting will take place tomorrow (5th March) from 18:30 until 19:30. All parents and carers of our students are welcome to attend the meetings. They are an ideal opportunity to provide feedback to our Leadership Team and Principal https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

01/03/19

A huge thank you to distinguished author Sufiya Ahmed for coming in and talking to our students today! https://t.co/TyOQJtFk71

15/02/19

Wishing Harris Academy Purley and South Norwood students a safe and pleasant trip to Austria today! If you'd like to keep up with the action on and off the slopes, follow: https://t.co/INKhXfwL40 (also on Instagram)

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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

All Initial Teacher Education – whether Schools direct, Teach First or PGCE is run by our Lead Practitioners and are overseen by the Assistant Principal responsible for professional mentoring. Training is provided on a weekly basis in concert with our external partners. 

A detailed mentor programme is delivered by subject mentors on a weekly basis with a minimum of one lesson observation per week. 

 

NQT

Induction training sessions are run bi-weekly, supported by weekly mentoring sessions and bi-weekly observations. 

 

OTT and other non-QTS instructors

Harris Academy Purley actively supports overseas trained colleagues and others to acquire Qualified Teacher Status.

 

‘Boost’ - Improving Teacher Programme

Standards and expectations of staff are high at Harris Academy Purley. Teachers who are not meeting required standards of teaching through MER [Monitoring, Evaluation and Review] process will receive expert coaching, typically with an LP, or Middle leader to support them returning to an excellent standard. Details are within the Performance management section above.