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06/12/18

This week we welcomed back the team from to teach our students more about the engineering cycle. This is part of a programme to promote STEAM subjects in schools! https://t.co/5drcbi9uiH

06/12/18

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Really looking forward to my second placement induction today. I’ve heard good things about the school!

06/12/18

Last night saw victory for our Year 10 football team. We beat Trinity 4-2 in the Croydon County Cup, with all four goals coming from Kallum and an outstanding performance in goal from Francisco! Well done!

04/12/18

The next Parent Voice meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 11th December 2018 from 18:30. All parents/carers are welcome: https://t.co/U9biUFdJqy

03/12/18

Reminder: The Academy will be closed on 14th December 2018 for the Year 6 Testing Day. The only students onsite that day will be those sitting Year 13 mocks, intervention or Year 6 students. https://t.co/hn8LvCjhSk

30/11/18

It may be almost a month away, but our Food Technology students have been busy creating some fantastic edible decorations to go on our Christmas tree next week! https://t.co/0YF8TMjfv6

30/11/18

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We are looking for a Director of Learning Business .Apply now https://t.co/U5o0FkZ8rS https://t.co/piJoT5PPQi

28/11/18

Today, students have been taking part in a STEAM challenge (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths), in partnership with UCL! https://t.co/CgdMjUhA7f

26/11/18

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Monday Motivation Director of Learning Geography required .Apply now https://t.co/4UDSYXbkAZ 🌎 https://t.co/8AuCac0tbH

10/11/18

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Here's the PEPs Leaderboard up to and including October... Congratulations to Yellow House! https://t.co/ZkAx0cBOtR

06/11/18

There have been some changes to the local afternoon bus timetable. If you travel home by bus, please take a moment to see the changes: https://t.co/8d6jRlF9tt

30/10/18

Read about Day 3 of our on our website: https://t.co/YUlRobEDsZ

29/10/18

Having spent time training and playing some beach volleyball, our students are keen to play in their first football fixture in Athens this morning! https://t.co/vinCqfDHmh

29/10/18

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ICT Technician required .Apply now https://t.co/zPnR9m4jxf https://t.co/1ByFuQHZqh

19/10/18

Students have been brushing up on their African Drumming skills this morning! https://t.co/gTuF4zEwNs

17/10/18

Today, Year 8 students learned about careers within our National Health Service, led by three professionals from the NHS! https://t.co/NRBiwIcZvW

16/10/18

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ICT Technician required .Apply now https://t.co/ioyHXrzUv3 https://t.co/VXPsh4RjEe

15/10/18

Retweetd From HAPU Pastoral Hub

Here's the PEPs Leaderboard for September. Which House will take the top spot for October? https://t.co/hSu2NxdRwb

15/10/18

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is this Thursday from 5pm! https://t.co/ZqhD8wyOv4

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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.