CPD - Harris Academy Purley

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Students also enjoyed a trip to Greenwich University https://t.co/fNorveKqx9


Students enjoyed a trip to Brighton yesterday! https://t.co/4mLabm5IWc


Key Stage 3 Science pupils were challenged to design a smartphone app that would transform how health services are delivered and how medical staff communicate with patients. Here are some of our winners! https://t.co/ZVnjToh62u


Students visited the Sky Academy Skills Studio on Friday. You can watch what they got up to here: https://t.co/MjyJlElPve


Purley athletes enjoyed several podium finishes at this year's Sports Day! https://t.co/RvW6lpVvB8


Federation Sports Day is on Thursday, then we have an Own Clothes Day on Friday. Read more about them in our Letters Home: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ


You'll be home by 7...


Our students are looking forward to performing in our FREE production of Oliver on Wednesday afternoon! Please come along and show your support! https://t.co/VYSYEILjGr


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Miss Homewood and her students are pleased to send a cheque to the Adoption For Pets charity, using the money they have raised from selling their bath bombs, lip balm and bath salts made in science lessons! https://t.co/XhE9r5jSyo


It was perfect weather for our Year 11 prom last night! As you can see, the students looked fantastic... https://t.co/aj2khizsRx


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Students have been enjoying a coding workshop from TFL this afternoon! https://t.co/L3o1mtIFMk


Bronze DofE completed! https://t.co/Eg81OHL5o6


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Our Bronze DofE students have made it to High Ashurst and set up camp! https://t.co/9KlGnpMDAR


Our Year 9 and Year 10 students will be taking part in the Athletics Competition this afternoon. The event should be finished by 16:00. Photos from yesterday's Year 7 and 8 competition: https://t.co/wPGdqN9YYB


Minutes from the Parent Voice meeting in June are now on our website. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 from 18:30 https://t.co/CkvdfYH7i1

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.

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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