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20/06/19

Staff and students had a wonderful time at the Year 11 Prom yesterday. Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page: https://t.co/ZDLy8EEWsL https://t.co/0PQOhVhuj6

19/06/19

Please come along and celebrate our Art, Photography, Textiles and Graphics students' achievements this year in our first public exhibition! The private viewing is from 5pm at the LOFT gallery in the Croydon Arts Store in the Whitgift Shopping Centre from 5pm - 8pm. https://t.co/9KXHKS6IyJ

14/06/19

Wishing all of our Year 11s a restful break, having finished their GCSE examinations! Information about GCSE Results Day can be found on our website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

14/06/19

Year 9 Art students have worked hard this week on their self-portraits; learning how to use tone to create depth within the face. Marita, Grace and Maya have definitely caught a likeness! What a talented group of artists - Miss Forsdyke https://t.co/9R1HKvAZia

11/06/19

The library team have made some fantastic D-Day displays, celebrating the 75th anniversary. Students using the library at break and after school have access to newspaper articles and books about the event https://t.co/0KI6XpgzHB

07/06/19

This week students have been on trips to Goodwood Farm to see where their food comes from. They had the opportunity to meet some of the animals and see some super cars on the nearby race track. One student even had the opportunity to operate a £140,000 tractor! https://t.co/ZLDgfvPrwX

05/06/19

Year 9 Mock Exam Timetable is now on out website: https://t.co/WwbEDKn28p

03/06/19

Mr Sarson had the privilege of presenting our prefects with bespoke prefect ties this afternoon. Well done to the whole team! https://t.co/KA80YVCLSW

22/05/19

On 3rd July, Year 9 students will be taking part in an employability skills day and we need your help! Here are the details: https://t.co/BShqa58lBF If you would like to take part, please email n.vanderweide.org.uk - Thank you!

14/05/19

From the 7th to the 9th May, 12 lucky Year 10 & 12 students took part in an Architecture workshop lead by the 3.09 Collective; a group of young architects aiming to open doors for students from diverse backgrounds into the world of Architecture and Urban Planning. https://t.co/nbNZxzIY37

14/05/19

Maya attended an awards ceremony at City Hall this week for being a Runner Up in her age category in the Mayor of London's Fourth Plinth competition. Maya's artwork 'Women's Journey' will remain on display to the public at City Hall. Well done Maya! https://t.co/j4Nu2j5BRx

13/05/19

Retweetd From 3pointohnine

We had an amazing 1st day starting our programme , facilitating young people in the built environment who are underrepresented in the industry https://t.co/e4a3bdCnY1

13/05/19

Congratulations to Charlie for coming 3rd in the Murrayfield ice skating compeition this weekend! Charlie is also competeting in Aberdeen on the 20th-21st May... Best of luck! https://t.co/er7VRXa6NW

29/04/19

We now have some wonderful new seating and picnic tables in our quad area! https://t.co/LrlzRi8wLi

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!

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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.