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04/03/21

Today is Our staff are reading extracts from their favourite books, which you can listen to on our website: https://t.co/IIbYZT2C1S Our Senior Team will be sequentially reading extracts from Roald Dahl's Lamb to the Slaughter throughout the day! https://t.co/N07iXOT6a9

02/03/21

Our Sports Hall is now a rapid lateral flow testing centre, ready for the start of the Government's mass testing in schools programme! Teachers and support staff are trained and ready to guide you through the test. We're looking forward to seeing you all! https://t.co/EczN4Auiu0

01/03/21

Retweetd From Coulsdon Sixth Form College

Are you considering your College options? Join us at our virtual Career Pathway events in March and discover where your chosen courses could take you. Book your place now: https://t.co/Bjb2uErIVC https://t.co/F7sfhKBNDG

01/03/21

Letters regarding our reopening this month are on our website. Please follow the link within the letter to give consent for COVID testing on-site. Thank you in advance! https://t.co/DvcxkqVEFb

01/03/21

Year 12 Parents and Carers' Evening is on Thursday 25th March 2021! Follow the link for more information and to view your pre-booked appointments: https://t.co/DvcxkqVEFb

23/02/21

We are delighted our students will be returning to school in just under 2 weeks. Please read our letter from the Principal regarding our reopening on 8th March 2021 https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

22/02/21

We have a number of LGBTQ+ tasks for our students to attempt this term including lip-syncing to a well-know song, recreating the inclusive rainbow flag and designing a LGBTQ+ Month logo. Have a look at these slides to find out more: https://t.co/S1InTlsKlJ

22/02/21

Our virtual Year 8 Parents' Evening is approaching (25th February 2021). There is a letter on our website explaining how this process works: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

08/02/21

Leilani has submitted a homemade lava lamp for the Faculty Challenge https://t.co/WlvvBwCuxw

05/02/21

National Apprenticeship Week is approaching! Check out our website for online events you can get involved in! https://t.co/fNkQvROlIS https://t.co/sMS5FBHQMV

02/02/21

It is Year 9 Parents' Evening on Thursday (4 Feb). Check our website for information on how to attend virtually... https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

01/02/21

Mr Ahmad is pleased to announce the launch of our Faculty Events and Competitions. This is a great opportunity to take part in some fun and interesting activities, earning points for your faculty in the process. Check out this short video to find out more: https://t.co/NrqSTaFncR

21/01/21

Literacy for Learning have a number of conferences for students and parents to enjoy, starting today at 4pm with a keynote speech from Alex Quigly entitled ‘Literacy in Secondary School – Successful Ways Forward’. Check our website for links and timetable: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5 https://t.co/ZNQIBk7lhf

20/01/21

If you have any concerns about a student's mental health or wellbeing, please complete this form to assist us in providing help and support for the student: https://t.co/ncAe9Bx18A

07/01/21

Year 7 is scheduled for that date. Please note that this will be a virtual event - all information, including a guide to booking appointments is on our Letters Home section of the website https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

05/01/21

A letter regarding Year 13's A-Level and CTEC examinations is now on our website: https://t.co/dgSRmX7JeG

05/01/21

Year 11 Parents' and Carers' Evening is on Thursday 7th January 2021. You need to book an online appointment. The letter regarding the evening and a guide to booking an appointment is on our website: https://t.co/dgSRmX7JeG

05/01/21

A letter regarding this year's GCSE examinations is now online: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

04/01/21

A letter regarding on site provisions for students of key workers and vulnerable individuals has been emailed out and is also on our website: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

31/12/20

Information regarding yesterday's announcement is now on our website: https://t.co/08dOW6XuSJ

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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 overseen by the ITE Lead Ms Mahmud and Assistant Principal Mr Winter.

For further information and to discuss training to teach please contact:

Mr Winter (Assistant Principal) 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 Ms Karteepan and Assistant Principal Mr Winter.

For further information and to discuss how we support NQTs please contact:

Mr Winter (Assistant Principal) 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 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 (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 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:

Mr Winter (Assistant Principal) m.winter@harrispurley.org.uk