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03/12/19

Students enjoyed the National School & College Leavers Show at Ascott Racecourse today! https://t.co/F6BAJPu8v0

03/12/19

Purple Faculty will be raising money for the Scoliosis Association, starting on 17th December at our Careers Fair. Buy a Christmas treat and give generously!

02/12/19

invites you to our Careers Fair 17th December 17:00-19:30 (Year 9–13) . https://t.co/EQQFUKHdJL

29/11/19

A tutor group show their support for our diabetic students during Diabetes Week, this week 💙 @ Harris Academy Purley https://t.co/mKzD4TLCBo

19/11/19

The term dates for next year are now on our website: https://t.co/Q6a5xBJ41P

18/11/19

On 15th November, 60 Year 10 students spent the day at Skills London 2019. This Careers Event, held at the Excel centre, showcases a vast number of career pathways and study opportunities in every industry imaginable! https://t.co/svHxD44PP1

15/11/19

This week's newsletter is now available on our website: https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/gk7t74Epld

14/11/19

Drama students are enjoying a musical workshop from Fairfield Halls today! https://t.co/6HMhm4IZrr

12/11/19

It was a privilege to have Mr Gurung, our Premises Officer and former Gurkha in the British Army, lay Harris Academy Purley's wreath yesterday. Year 7 students also attended a special Remembrance assembly prior to the school observing a 2 minute silence. https://t.co/p6ZlUxeOus

07/11/19

Due to the General Election taking place in December, our Year 13 Parents' Evening has been moved to Wednesday 11th December.

17/10/19

We look forward to seeing you at this evening's Sixth Form Open Evening! Ensure you pick up a copy of our Course Information booklet, which tells you about all of the courses we offer at Purley https://t.co/zP4TadZ2El

14/10/19

Our Sixth Form Open/Options Evening is this Thursday! https://t.co/pHDGTeBlVe

10/10/19

Well done to the Year 7 and the Year 8 netball teams on their victories last night! Year 7 won 18-0 and Year 8 won 8-0

24/09/19

Open Evening is this Thursday from 5pm! Students are ready to take you on a guided tour around our fantastic Academy. https://t.co/s4bJ8HuYaB

12/09/19

The council have introduced driving restrictions on Kendra Hall Road between 08:00-09:30 and 14:00-16:00. Using the road between these times will result in a Penalty Charge! Please see our website for further information.

22/08/19

Biology, Chemistry and Physics saw 100% of results at grade 4-9, with over 60% being grade 7 or higher - all with more than +1 Progress! English rose by 6% to 76% grades 4-9. Media achieved an impressive 96% at grades 4-9 and Art saw 86% (33% of which were grade 7 or higher)! https://t.co/71LcWss5Xk

22/08/19

A huge congratulations to Year 11 students collecting their GCSE results today! All of their hard work has paid off with another year of fantastic results! We look forward to welcoming them back next year as Sixth Form students! https://t.co/q7w2Fn8hIy

15/08/19

Our Sixth Form students collected their fantastic A-Level and CTEC results today! Congratulations! 🎉 https://t.co/CXrBeoP0kS

15/08/19

Good luck to our Sixth Form students collecting their A-Level and CTEC results today! You can pick them up from Harris City Academy Crystal Palace from 9am (8am for those requiring support with UCAS applications). See you there!

12/07/19

We witnessed some great performances at yesterday's Harris Federation Sports Day, including 4 medal finishes for Purley! Well done to all of our athletes, spectators and staff who represented our academy at the event! https://t.co/ikZctUh83m

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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.