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Some more methane bubbles from Year 7 science yesterday!


Year 7s were lighting methane bubbles with Miss Homewood yesterday. Don't try that at home!


We said goodbye to our Year 11s today. We're wishing you all the best for results day (23rd August for GCSEs). See you there!


Students performed alongside spoken words artist Abstract Benna this afternoon. AB has been working with the students over the past six weeks.


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yr12 students currently in an Apprenticeship Mock Assessment Centre activity delivered by


Students enjoyed their very own Comic Con on the last day of term, with comics, competitions and a workshop provided by the team at on Shaftesbury Avenue!


Miss Homewood has filmed some exciting practical demonstrations in slow motion with Year 8s this week!


Ed: Not the bit about Zaha obviously... 😆


Our very own Sheresse Miller won the Under 13s Shot Putt at the Surrey County Track and Field Championships last weekend at Kingston. Read more about it here:


Our Year 11 Prom will take place on Wednesday 4th July 2018. The venue for this year’s prom is Farleigh Golf Club:


The latest edition of our weekly Newsletter is on our website! Check it out for all the latest news, term dates and information about the week ahead. Have a great weekend.


Yesterday, seven students went to Christie's Auction House with Ms Robbins and Ms Msemburi. Read more about it:


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The winning teams from our Year 7 rocket cars project went to RAF High Wycombe yesterday to complete in the regional finals! Their car design was fantastic. Results to come...


We're always grateful to receive new books! Our doors are always open (between the hours of 8 and 4) :)


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Visit from Harris Academy today looking at food production from birth


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Action Research

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 (an area of practice which needs improvement), identifying research questions, clarifying theories and conducting a literature review, collecting and analysing data, reporting results, and taking informed action. In the second half of the summer term (SU2), staff present their Action Research projects in the main academy hall in the form of a gallery walk. This provides all staff with 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.

Examples of topics from this year include:

  • Quality of written feedback
  • Pace of lessons
  • Student leadership
  • Rewards systems in lessons
  • Student engagement
  • Improving literacy
  • Using effective questioning to improve progress
  • How to improve exam techniques
  • Differentiation
  • Increasing the significance of Citizenship across the school
  • Using data effectively
  • Quality of tutor time provision
  • Strategies to challenge the more able
  • Theories of learning
  • Assessment for Learning strategies
  • Engaging SEND students in practical subjects
  • Increasing the attainment of MA students
  • Stretch and challenge
  • Project Based Learning to improve engagement and progress
  • Use of enterprise skills
  • Increasing the significance of Literacy across the school
  • Improving language skills through technology
  • Strategies to increase fluency in MFL
  • Targeted writing to accelerate progress
  • Behaviour management strategies
  • Promoting independent learning
  • Increasing the significance of Numeracy across the school
  • Increasing problem solving skills

Next academic year we are looking at staff working in small groups to research Academy priorities such as the embedding of Enterprise Skills within lessons, in addition to individual research projects on areas of personal interest.

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Action Research Presentation MCH 29th Nov 2016 Download
Action Research Proposal Form 29th Nov 2016 Download