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20/01/22

Our Year 8 football team continued their dominance in the Croydon league with a 12:0 win over Thomas More yesterday. The boys controlled the game from start to finish and showed amazing sportsmanship throughout. An impressive 36 goals in 4 league games!

18/01/22

Our Year 9 basketball team played against The Norwood School in the Greenhouse Sports league. The hard work they have been putting into their sessions really paid off with a 42-19 win. Congratulations! https://t.co/byrrf0JG2F

18/01/22

Our Year 9 team have reached the next round of the Croydon Cup thanks to a super 8:2 win against Oasis Shirley Park. The teams went into the second half with 2 goals each, but thanks to some precision passing and finishing, managed an extra 6 goals to take the win!

18/01/22

Retweetd From Oasis Academy Shirley Park PE

The year 9boys started well today but were unable to capitalise on a good first half. We bow out the cup competition and wish good luck for the next round. https://t.co/48dlqJzRGl

13/01/22

The Academy will be closed to Year 7 students on Friday 14th January. Work will be available from our website: https://t.co/fEMjFeQ4i6

13/01/22

The Academy is closed to Year 10s today (Thursday). Work has been set and is available from the website https://t.co/ujSdNQXACj

11/01/22

The Academy will be closed to Year 9 on Wednesday 12th January. All other year groups should arrive at the normal time. Work will be provided on our website: https://t.co/YFsSzmlvNj

11/01/22

Following Mr Allman’s letter on Monday, we have had to make the decision to close to Year 8 students on Tuesday 11th January 2022. Years 7 and 9-13 should all be on-site as usual at 8.25am https://t.co/AdWRl2LWjt

10/01/22

A letter from the Principal regarding contingency planning around COVID19 can be read on our website: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

04/01/22

Our start of term arrangements can be found in the Letters section of our website. Please note the staggered start based on year groups. Normal lessons will begin on Thursday. https://t.co/TaG0P8DLG2

17/12/21

At the end of last half term our Y10 boys took part in a Croydon Schools u16 table tennis competition. Today, they finally received their medals and found out they finished second in Croydon! They will be competing in the individual South London competition in February! https://t.co/v3tTgMVpFp

17/12/21

Mr Poulton took eight Year 9 boys to to take part in a rugby training game. The session was led by Year 11 students. This was our student's first experience of full contact rugby! They enjoyed the session and look forward to more rugby after Christmas! https://t.co/fQvCHO1Fa2

10/12/21

Our arrangements for the end of term and start of term can be found in our Letters Home section: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

10/12/21

Our end of term newsletter is available from our website: https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/YjH9BkYwjX

09/12/21

Last week we took our Y7 Sports Hall Athletics team to to take part in a Croydon Schools Competition. They worked fantastic as a team, with the boys and girls teams finishing 5th in Croydon! The Y8 team went to Lanfranc where boys finished 5th and the girls 6th in Croydon!

08/12/21

Today we met with Year 11 students to discuss career aspirations and to consider subjects they may wish to study next year. Meetings with external applicants will take place after Christmas. A Sixth Form taster day will be held on 17 December. Apply here: https://t.co/2v1BBgvzrt https://t.co/X23oAdNW6l

01/12/21

Thank you to for our Christmas tree! We take hundreds of students to Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre each year. They are raising funds for the centre through a charity tree sale! https://t.co/A8hVOyN0G4

29/11/21

Our Year 12 students are encouraged to complete the Senior Prefect application form on our website: https://t.co/1RECF4ayL1 https://t.co/AsAQaCHLkv

26/11/21

Our Year 7 netball team continued their winning form with a dominant win over Archbishop Lanfranc. The team worked exceptionally well together and showed excellent sportsmanship, including encouraging and supporting the opposition. https://t.co/5uE4vtJgQM

24/11/21

Our Year 8 football team returned to their winning ways last night, with a emphatic 8:2 win over Trinity. The boys dominated from start to finish and even had a little left in the tank at the end! Raffael was MOTM, controlling the game from the middle. Well done!

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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

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


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 Ms Karteepan and Assistant Principal Ms Pengelly.

Ms Pengelly (Assistant Principal) h.pengelly@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 for LTCPD, 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 2012-2021 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 Qualifications (NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH), 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 Leadership College programmes:

www.harrisleadershipcollege.org.uk

Details of the Chartered teacher programme:

https://chartered.college/chartered-teacher

Details of Masters of Research (Education) from our preferred provider:

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 you would like to discuss how we develop staff at Harris Academy Purley, please contact:

Ms Pengelly (Assistant Principal) h.pengelly@harrispurley.org.uk