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01/07/22

Our school performance of Little Shop of Horrors is on Tuesday 19th July. Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30 start! Have you reserved your seat? 🌱😵🌱 https://t.co/MhNuQSVOB0 https://t.co/UGBtG813Hz

01/07/22

This looks great 👍

28/06/22

We achieved an impressive 56 medals and 1 gold trophy at Federation Sports Day. Our boys finished 3rd overall and our girls finished 2nd! A fantasic achievement. Great to see students supporting one another. Y10B=5th Y10G=5th Y9B-TBC Y9G=2nd Y8B=3rd Y8G=2nd Y7B=4th Y7G=1st https://t.co/CtLQubq44F

17/06/22

There are planned rail, tram & underground strikes on Tue 21st, Thur 23rd and Sat 25th June. Croydon Tramlink drivers will walk out on 28-29th June & 13-14th July. Disruption expected to last several days. Please keep this in mind for your commutes! 🚜🚁 Details from TfL to come

13/06/22

Our end of year exhibition for art, textiles and photography is taking place this evening until 18:00. Parents and carers are welcome. https://t.co/wrCi69sOWc

26/05/22

Today was World Day at HAPU! We celebrated with cultural activities including language lessons, world cuisine tasting and even dance classes! Many attended school in cultural dress. Thank you to the students who helped organise the day and to staff who ran sessions! https://t.co/1vUhHJM3SH

23/05/22

On Saturday Ethan competed for in the 4x100m relay at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. He ran the 4th leg and received the baton in second place and did what Ethan does best - WIN! He finished nearly a second ahead and helped set a season best of 43:03 🥇 https://t.co/qhmQPmIEQm

17/05/22

On Monday evening, the Academy hosted the regional finals of the Jack Petchey "Speak Out" Challenge! Talented students from across the borough spoke about topics important to them. Chidi delivered a talk entitled, 'A man thought he could be.' View it here: https://t.co/f0RLHOHO8y

17/05/22

On Monday three Y7s competed in this term's South Quadrant Cook Off at HASN! The students had 1 hour to produce a three-course meal with the theme 'The Queen's Jubilee'. Merton were *crowned* the winners, but as you can see the dishes looked (and tasted) amazing! https://t.co/QiYQl0rFi5

10/05/22

TfL have announced bus strikes in south London on May 11th, 16th and 17th. Buses in Croydon, Thornton Heath, Streatham and Brixton are among those affected. Please keep these strikes in mind when planning your journey to and from school! 🚌 https://t.co/tYXF8Gt0Ca

09/05/22

After a competitive game that went into extra time, our boys managed a 5:4 win against St Joseph’s on Friday. Their next game will be the final! Good luck! ⚽️ https://t.co/KiH8tRQVB6

06/05/22

Earlier in the week, our students met with author Simon James Green, who came to talk about the process of having his novel 'Noah Can't Even' published. His novel deals with 🏳️‍🌈LGBT+ themes and Simon was overwhelmed by the way our pupils support and promote equality and diversity https://t.co/11NzYrCOPz

05/05/22

PE had the pleasure of taking Y7 and Y8 teams to the Croydon Athletics Relay Championship. The Y7 girls were just beaten on the line for a podium finish. The Y8 boys competed in a final against Trinity, HCACP, Tenisons and Oasis to finish 1st and be named Croydon Champions! 🥇

05/05/22

It was great so see our students so engaged in rugby training yesterday. The session was led by a coach from the Matt Ratana Foundation and will get the players ready for our game against Lanfrac! 🏉 https://t.co/PCXfE8aSJy

28/04/22

Our amazing Year 8 football team managed a 5-2 victory over Clapham in their semi final yesterday. The boys will face either Harris Academy Riverside or East Dulwich in the final! Goals courtesy of Raff, Kahlan and Judah! ⚽️

20/04/22

Our latest Newsletter is available from our website: https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/YkfWoFDIOo

14/04/22

The issues in the Academy kitchen have been rectified. Hot and cold meals and snacks will be available from Tuesday 19th April.

03/04/22

We've cooked our dinner and pitched our tents. We're now enjoying the sunset ☺️ https://t.co/F2djV2M9ZQ

01/04/22

Our Silver Duke of Edinburgh students have set off for a weekend of walking around Ashdown Forest on their practice expedition. It's a bit chilly! 🏕️💨 https://t.co/nV3FjbqDce

01/04/22

Earlier in the week we posted about Gardening Club being busy planting crops before the break. We are now excited to announce https://t.co/zdHtqQI6yK has granted us £1,994 to go towards our gardening project! We're eager to share what we use this amazing sum for next term! 🚜🥕🥔 https://t.co/2urCBAcRsd

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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 and 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 overseen 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

ITERezan Mahmud

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 overseen by the ITE Lead Ms Mahmud and Assistant Principal Ms Pengelly.


ECTHelen

Whether you have trained at HAPU or are joining us for your induction years, Early Careers Teachers are fully supported at Harris Academy Purley. All ECTs benefit from a reduced timetable, identified subject mentor and ECT training from the facilitators linked to the Harris Crystal Palace Teaching School Hub and our Awarding Body, UCL. 

The Induction and the ECT CPD programme are overseen by Ms Pengelly. 


Main-scale and leadership staff

At Harris Academy Purley we firmly believe that teacher training does not finish with Induction and allocate time every week to Continuous Professional Development, either as a whole staff body, within Faculties or Departments. We aim to combine essential all-staff training with an individualised approach which develops a colleague whatever their experience or starting point. Whilst the majority of CPD is delivered in department areas, focused on the development of teaching and learning, subject knowledge and departmental improvement, there are also opportunities for more individualised staff development including voluntary sessions focused on behaviour management and strategies to support specific SEND students on a regular basis.


National Qualifications

The Academy is supportive of staff undertaking the new National Qualifications (NPQLT, NPQLTD, NPQBC, NPQSL, NPQH, NPQEL) with a range of options for these and other opportunities via the Harris Leadership College and School-Led Network. Academy support and time for completion of National Qualifications is subject to authorisation by the Principal and agreed on an individual basis. 

Details of NPQ programmes: www.school-led.org.uk/123/our-npq-programmes-1