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19/04/18

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Visit from Harris Academy today looking at food production from birth https://t.co/lwe3ZnG4Wp

19/04/18

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Talking about below 15% moisture some good questions about https://t.co/Bwe8lioObJ

19/04/18

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New job: is looking for an Assistant Principal - Science Faculty. Apply now https://t.co/qMDFE1MceK https://t.co/BkUDaipVRz

19/04/18

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Teacher of Science required .Apply now https://t.co/knmP0XmQhR https://t.co/ulFl5XOSvK

19/04/18

For more images and the full article: https://t.co/EspQ6POcmF

19/04/18

Harris Academy Purley hosted the Year 8 Netball Competition yesterday. Unfortunately we missed out on the finals by a single goal, but the weather was wonderful and the students played exceptionally well! https://t.co/pgs8ilL1b7

17/04/18

Some of our students have been officiating a primary school basketball competition this morning, which contributes to the Sports Leader qualification they are undertaking! https://t.co/rFoGVHRkcE

16/04/18

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Evening Cleaners required .Apply now https://t.co/KzliO1W58n https://t.co/SM5slXG1eK

16/04/18

The winners from last term's Science Fair are (from Year 7) Charlotte A Manahil and Ria & from Year 8 Alice K, Musharafa and Rashid. See Miss Homewood for your prizes!

28/03/18

Term Dates: https://t.co/IyRwC8rn0f

27/03/18

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Games Force leadership training students learning how to deal with scenarios that could arise at the upcoming primary events. https://t.co/ejfMxKqhCX

27/03/18

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Are you looking for a Teacher of Maths? Apply now https://t.co/65Jl5cbBqa https://t.co/RAthNHBASt

26/03/18

Our End of Term Arrangements letter is now on our website: https://t.co/iveoiqhvDZ

23/03/18

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Join . Science Technician required https://t.co/mk22MYLsz7 https://t.co/RzVkKm6sAG

23/03/18

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New job: is looking for an Assistant Principal - Science Faculty. Apply now https://t.co/Zd7gmhmqL2 https://t.co/kU6NBgZ3yH

22/03/18

Jack delivered a fantastic speech at the Speak Out Challenge regional finals this week! Several teachers from our English department went along to support him throughout the evening! https://t.co/lu33zcGr8t

22/03/18

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New job: Director of Learning Mathematics .Apply now https://t.co/AV3MvhieIc https://t.co/XvGj2SyuaU

22/03/18

Students attended a special assembly on Eating Disorders this morning, delivered by Phoebe from the SLAM team (South London and Maudsley). For further information, head over to: https://t.co/ok9UNy2LtY https://t.co/Wcqi33f57Y

20/03/18

This afternoon, the RAF popped in to help launch the 'rocket cars' students have been designing as part of https://t.co/5nSolJs43X

16/03/18

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Students at are taking part in Games Force training. Thank you the students loved learning the roles and responsibilities when delivering a competition. https://t.co/0UJsj6cfpV

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

CPD

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The CPD programme at Harris Academy Purley is centred around being 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 aims to address this:

Whole staff training on statutory requirements and academy priorities

  • Twice each half-term staff will receive training on academy priorities for that academic year and statutory requirements such as safeguarding. 

MER feedback through lesson observations, learning walks and book looks

  • Each half-term SLT, Directors of Learning and Subject Leaders undertake lesson observations, learning walks and book looks. Based on these, formative feedback can be provided to staff with suggestions and strategies for them to improve their practice and have maximal impact on progress and outcomes for their students. Teachers also have regular opportunities to observe others across the school to identify ‘golden nuggets’ and implement these within their practice. 

Cluster CPD sessions that staff sign up to based on their individual needs and wants

  • Each half-term, staff sign up to one of a range of CPD sessions led by staff across the academy (not just the Teaching and Learning Team - to ensure the sharing of everyone’s expertise). We also use practitioners from across the Harris Federation and external to the federation too. The sessions that run each half-term are a result of a staff consultation at the beginning of the academic year where individual CPD needs are submitted. Each of the sessions have clear ‘takeaways’ that staff can put into practice immediately. After trying these new strategies for a sustained period of half a term, staff are then asked to reflect and provide feedback on how their practice and student outcomes have improved as a result. 

Department-specific CPD sessions based on departmental needs and wants

  • At the beginning of the academic year, department teams meet and discuss what subject-specific CPD sessions they would like to run. These take place once every half-term and are either led by staff from within the department, outside the department to develop cross curricular links or specific aspects of practice, within the Harris Federation such as subject consultants, or external providers. As with the individual sign-up CPD sessions, each have clear ‘takeaways’ that staff can put into practice immediately. After trying these new strategies for a sustained period of half a term, staff are then asked to reflect and provide feedback on how their practice and student outcomes have improved as a result.

Action Research project

  • All staff across the academy complete an Action Research project over the academic year. The aim is to improve an aspect of the individuals practice. Staff choose the focus for their project in consultation with their line manager. There are a number of structured sessions run throughout the year to guide staff through the process including: selecting a focus, clarifying theories, identifying research questions, collecting data, analysing data, reporting results, and taking informed action. In the second half of the summer term, staff present their Action Research projects in the academy hall in the form of a gallery walk. Staff therefore have the opportunity to read and comment on each other’s projects, and take away further ideas to improve their own practice based on evidence that is contextualised and relevant to the academy.

Individual and departmental evaluation for the academic year and next steps

  • At the beginning of the academic year, all teaching staff complete a review of where they feel they are against the Teachers’ Standards. At the end of the year they are asked to review themselves again to see how much they have progressed and how much of an impact the personalised CPD programme has had. The impact will also be evident in terms of student progress and outcomes along with Performance Management reviews.
  • Each department is given time towards the end of the academic year to work together to identify and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses over the year and put in place next steps to continue to improve for the next. This complements the requirements for each department to produce a Self-Evaluation Form (SEF) and a Departmental Development Plan (DDP).
  • All staff are given the opportunity to provide honest feedback on the CPD programme so that changes can be made ready for the next academic year to ensure that it is as effective as possible.

For more information, please contact Mr Childs: m.childs@harrispurley.org.uk or 020 8681 1141 ext. 3120