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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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Talking about below 15% moisture some good questions about

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Support Staff

In addition to the whole-Academy CPD sessions, we put on CPD sessions specific to support staff. These training sessions are in response to what support staff have told us that they need/would like when they completed a needs-analysis at the beginning of the academic year, along with statutory requirements and Academy priorities.

The CPD programme is fully appreciative that not all support staff are able to attend the CPD sessions on Monday between 3.00pm and 4.00pm due to specific roles and differing contracted working hours. For support staff, in addition to providing another opportunity to attend these sessions at a more convenient time during the working week and through recordings of the CPD sessions, a flexible online CPD training course brochure has been developed. The courses are available for staff to choose throughout the academic year to ensure that they have achieved quality CPD that is relevant to their role. All of our online CPD courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service and those which are related to Health and Safety are approved by ROSPA too. Although our Online CPD offer is comprehensive, there will be areas of training that are not listed. Additional training courses are also available through the Harris Federation Health and Safety Judicium too. If there is a course that staff wish to undertake and it is not listed, they can contact Mr Childs to organise it.

Courses undertaken by support staff this academic year include:

  • Promoting Positive Behaviour
  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Financial Crime
  • Workplace First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership and Management
  • Minute Taking
  • Time Management
  • Electrical Safety
  • Noise Awareness
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • FGM, Forced Marriage and Honor Based Violence Awareness
  • Autism Awareness
  • Dyslexia Awareness
  • Safeguarding Young People
  • School Admissions
  • How to Manage Performance Reviews
  • Child Protection
  • Mental Health

All 37 support staff have taken the opportunity to complete an online course this academic year. Support staff also complete an Action Research Project based on their Online CPD Course(s) to identify what the course was about, what they took away from it and implemented into their day-to-day practice, and the impact of it on their role.

On Friday 10th February, whilst all teaching staff were involved in Subject Specific CPD at sites across the Federation, we bought in a 3-hour CPD session run by FixUp Seminars. This gave Support Staff the opportunity to cover the following three areas (1 hour on each):

  • Empowerment
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Teamwork

The feedback from Support Staff was amazing, with comments including:

“I really enjoyed this session with Fixup.  It was amusing at times (the facts that some of us shared were funny) and thought provoking at others (there were even a few tears).  I came in just after the session had started so missed the gentleman’s name, but think that he would be really good with the students as he seemed to know their language and has also had a tough time as a youngster/young man himself, so could relate to them more easily than perhaps us ‘oldies’ can”.

“What a brilliant speaker, he was very motivational, he should come and speak to our students and teaching staff. Well worth a morning’s listening, one of the best insets I have been to. Thank you for organising it”.

“Thank you for arranging an outstanding Inset morning for us it: really was an excellent session. Motivational, emotional (a real bonding teamwork section) and informative too”.

“Thought I’d give some feedback on the session today. ABSOLUTLY FABULOUS, INSPIRING, MOTIVATIONAL AND EMOTIONAL.  I truly believe Teaching Staff should have this session rolled out to them if not already done, it may open eyes to the life circumstances to some of our students and how circumstances impact on Achievement, Attendance and Behaviour.  The session was well worth my time.  Thank you for arranging this”.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the session, the speaker was really engaging. I do believe, if possible, a session should be arranged for him to come in to speak to the students”.




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