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30/06/20

Faye submitted a fantastic piece for the Diversity Week Creative Task - to create a Pride flag out of anything - Faye decided to use her younger sister! https://t.co/4iSobiaz9Y

29/06/20

The Great HAPU Bake Off had some fantastic entries from our students! Below are just a few of the great cakes we received! https://t.co/82BVVVZfAo

24/06/20

One day a happy thought floated on a warm breeze infecting everyone it touched with joy, even those who were trying to social distance. Ms Smeltzer

24/06/20

One Day… the free-man unplugged the societal controlling auxiliary-cord from his mind, only then… was he free from the low frequencies stifling his mind. Growth Mindset Mr Headley

24/06/20

One day, the inscriptions in my diary will enter my life as a physical manifestation of and wrapped in God's undying love. Ms C Thompson

24/06/20

‘One day a teacher gazed outside her window. She thought about what it would feel like to be a fleecy cloud in the sky.’ Ms Lewis

24/06/20

One day a man battled to walk against the torrents of winds. “I feel old” he said to himself, “my knees are hurting”. Mr Ahmad

24/06/20

One day I attended, in altered attire, a formal assembly of bumptious coves who joyfully spoke in bellicose barks of days of yester year. Mr Winter

24/06/20

One day humanity realised that history repeats. Spanish flu conquered the world but in time retreated and faded into history. Covid19 will eventually do the same. (26 words but I tried) Miss Garner

24/06/20

One day. The dinosaurs were missed by the asteroid. They formed the first civilisation and learned forms of communication and we unfortunately never existed. Rohan, Sixth Form

24/06/20

One day, the final choice made by Roosavelt resulted in the deterioration of the atomic bombs never happening and a potential land invasion of Japan. Nickoy, Sixth Form

24/06/20

One day Herbert the mouse snuck into the Brown’s house through the tiny hole in the skirting board; it really annoyed Gerald the cat. Ms Pengelly

24/06/20

One day the world will go back to normal, invisible threats recede and the sun melts the façade. Hibernation ends revealing the new normal Mr Contreras

24/06/20

One day, the world will end. It will end in fire, in blood, in anguish, and humanity will burn – those that do not learn. Ms Claoue De Gohr

24/06/20

One day a man sat alone in his house. He heard a bark outside and found a lonely dog. Once fed neither was alone. Mr Dewfall

24/06/20

One day. One week. One month. Isolated and alone. Social distancing in social housing. 2 metres apart, 40 metres up. Hiding from the virus. Mr Clark

24/06/20

One day, a wretched old man glanced at the three little children walking across the street. The old man hadn't seen people for years. Brannon

24/06/20

One day, a cruel breeze blew through Sophie’s kitchen window. As she moved to close it, a shadowy figure emerged from the gloom outside… Ms Fowkes-Morley

24/06/20

One day a cat thought she was a person. She liked to wear a necklace of radiant pearls and spend days in bed. Ms Dower https://t.co/X6BswCcVyx

24/06/20

One day I was asked to write this entry for National Writing day – I thought what could I write?, then I ran out of… Mr Sarson

Harris Academies
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Academy Values

HAPU Mission and Vision

HAPU is an outstanding, vibrant, mixed school for students aged 11- 19 with specialisms in enterprise and sport.  We are ambitious to build on the outstanding success of the Academy thus far, already a well-established centre of academic, artistic, sporting and technological excellence.  We teach students from diverse backgrounds, cultures and abilities and enable them to make exceptional progress both academically and in their wider personal development.

Our passion and expectation is that each and every student who joins Harris Academy Purley achieves and exceeds their ‘potential’.  We want our students to be inspired and engaged in their learning, developing strong ambition and resilience to succeed.  In all aspects of school life we emphasise the traditional values of respect, integrity and self-discipline.  These underpin our entire philosophy. 

Our students join us for a seven year journey, with the expectation that they will continue their education into our Sixth Form. 

 

HAPU Values

The foundation upon which everything we do is based, are our eight core values:

Learning

Achievement

Excellence

HAPU Mission: “Student learning & achievement is at our heart, aspiring for excellence and resilience in every student, built on a celebration of individual diversity with collective unity, founded on integrity and respect.”

Resilience

Unity

Diversity

Integrity

Respect

 

HAPU: Learning • Excellence • Unity • Integrity

Learning and Achievement: This is our core business – students learning and leading to outstanding achievement.  We expect students to learn in every lesson and to make progress from whatever their starting point may be. 

Excellence & Resilience: We aim for students to attain excellence in all aspects of their school life.  We want students to achieve the very highest standards academically in the creative & performing arts; technology and in the sporting arena.  For students to reach the very highest standards they must develop resilience.  Resilience means encountering challenges and learning to persevere and bounce back when they fail.  To ensure we develop this resilience means we must ensure students are genuinely challenged in all aspects of school life.

Unity & Diversity: HAPU is a very diverse academy.  75% of our students come from an ethnic group other than White British.  Additionally we have a wide range of students from different social, religious and financial backgrounds.  We aspire for students to learn and enjoy what real unity is and that they make a meaningful contribution to the academy and external community unity – whether it be their Tutor group, House, year, whole school or external community. In contrast to this desire for unity, we also seek to see and encourage genuine diversity.  We value the individual and respect the unique talents and approaches that they bring to the Academy. 

Integrity and Respect:  These two values underpin our entire philosophy.  Integrity means ‘doing the right thing, even when someone isn’t looking’.  A school community motivated by integrity and embodying a true understanding of respect and care for others is a successful school.

 

Vision

  • To be the top performing academy in the top performing federation
  • To deliver an outstanding curriculum that prepares students for their future learning and careers
  • To be identified as one of the top comprehensive schools in the country for progress and relative attainment
    • Progress 8 of +1.0
    • Attainment of +80% Grade 5to 9 E&M
    • To eliminate the PP v NPP gap
    • Eliminate gender performance stereotypes
  • To have record levels of student, parent and staff satisfaction
  • To be the school of first choice school in the community