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21/09/20

On Thursday 24 September we will host a virtual Open Evening on YouTube for Year 6 students considering joining us in September 2021. Our Principal’s presentation starts at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm and is followed by a live Q&A session after each presentation. https://t.co/kR4qwtIalz https://t.co/N4lo8fctBM

14/09/20

We will be hosting virtual Parent Information Evenings on Thursday 17th September 2020. Please see our letter for further information: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

14/09/20

Our first newsletter of the academic year is out! https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/kEbd7N46dU

02/09/20

We're looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students this Friday! For information about our uniform supplier Stevensons and other important messages, please check our website: https://t.co/ITFDlH6jvU

20/08/20

Congratulations to all our incredible students picking up incredible results today! It has been a pleasure teaching you 🎓 https://t.co/n0dty2RWOF

13/08/20

Congratulations to all our Sixth Form students collecting results today! It has been a highly unusual year, but you've made us proud and we're looking forward to seeing all the great things you're going on to achieve https://t.co/ynf3aB2wBY

30/06/20

Faye submitted a fantastic piece for the Diversity Week Creative Task - to create a Pride flag out of anything - Faye decided to use her younger sister! https://t.co/4iSobiaz9Y

29/06/20

The Great HAPU Bake Off had some fantastic entries from our students! Below are just a few of the great cakes we received! https://t.co/82BVVVZfAo

24/06/20

One day a happy thought floated on a warm breeze infecting everyone it touched with joy, even those who were trying to social distance. Ms Smeltzer

24/06/20

One Day… the free-man unplugged the societal controlling auxiliary-cord from his mind, only then… was he free from the low frequencies stifling his mind. Growth Mindset Mr Headley

24/06/20

One day, the inscriptions in my diary will enter my life as a physical manifestation of and wrapped in God's undying love. Ms C Thompson

24/06/20

‘One day a teacher gazed outside her window. She thought about what it would feel like to be a fleecy cloud in the sky.’ Ms Lewis

24/06/20

One day a man battled to walk against the torrents of winds. “I feel old” he said to himself, “my knees are hurting”. Mr Ahmad

24/06/20

One day I attended, in altered attire, a formal assembly of bumptious coves who joyfully spoke in bellicose barks of days of yester year. Mr Winter

24/06/20

One day humanity realised that history repeats. Spanish flu conquered the world but in time retreated and faded into history. Covid19 will eventually do the same. (26 words but I tried) Miss Garner

24/06/20

One day. The dinosaurs were missed by the asteroid. They formed the first civilisation and learned forms of communication and we unfortunately never existed. Rohan, Sixth Form

24/06/20

One day, the final choice made by Roosavelt resulted in the deterioration of the atomic bombs never happening and a potential land invasion of Japan. Nickoy, Sixth Form

24/06/20

One day Herbert the mouse snuck into the Brown’s house through the tiny hole in the skirting board; it really annoyed Gerald the cat. Ms Pengelly

24/06/20

One day the world will go back to normal, invisible threats recede and the sun melts the façade. Hibernation ends revealing the new normal Mr Contreras

24/06/20

One day, the world will end. It will end in fire, in blood, in anguish, and humanity will burn – those that do not learn. Ms Claoue De Gohr

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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

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 over-seen by the ITE Lead Rezan Mahmud [LP Computer Science] and Miles Winter [Assistant Principal for Science, NQT and ITE].

For further information and to discuss training to teach please contact Miles Winter: m.winter@harrispurley.org.uk

 

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 Arabi Karteepan [LP Science] and Miles Winter [Assistant Principal for Science, NQT and ITE].

For further information and to discuss how we support NQTs please contact Miles Winter: m.winter@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 LTCPD [Alex Thirkill], 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 2019-2020 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 Qualification [NQPML, NQPSL, NQPH], 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 Federation Teaching school Alliance programmes are available here - www.harristeachingschool.com

Details of the Chartered teacher programme are available here - https://chartered.college/chartered-teacher

Details of Masters of Research [Education] from our preferred provider are available here - 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 to discuss how we develop staff at Harris Academy Purley please contact Alex Thirkill [Assistant Principal for Learning, Teaching and CPD] via a.thirkill@harrispurley.org.uk

We thank-you for your interest.