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18/11/20

Help your community by making a donation to Rainham Foodbank. We are collecting until December 4th. https://t.co/m78mBm5bPc

18/11/20

Retweetd From Harris Rainham PE

Extra Curricular clubs back up and running this week!! Hope to see you all there🏃‍♂️⚽️🤸🏼‍♀️

18/11/20

Christmas has come early to the Art Department at Harris Academy Rainham and year 7 and 8 have been busy creating the design for our school Christmas card. Thank you to everyone who entered the competition and well done to the winner, Eugen Jurjiu from 7F! https://t.co/BWgQwm7Cp0

13/11/20

Happy World Kindness Day! Our Year 7 Captains Nell, Alicia and Sophie are sending emails to check in with a Year7 student currently shielding. Well done, this is such a kind act. https://t.co/xBIQ40MLmB

05/11/20

Please support our Foodbank Drive 2020 https://t.co/412VaD7yHl

15/10/20

Rainham Experience Newsletter for Year 10 and 11 students now available on our website https://t.co/BAqaAbskeU https://t.co/YSTvXfvDug

14/10/20

Year 11 October Half Term Intervention Timetable. See our website for details https://t.co/ATvfhmBm3M

12/10/20

Upcoming Careers Events at HAR https://t.co/CmeQxKjNeF

12/10/20

Year 11 Mock Examinations will take place from 2nd November 2020. For more information and the full timetable see our website at https://t.co/Z3rQZ7ceI3

12/10/20

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award for Y9 and Y10 https://t.co/q52e5BhVf0

06/10/20

Welcome To Our Virtual Visit From The Principal https://t.co/JWRZPOcNNV

29/09/20

Library Help Desk and Book Collection Service The library is offering a help desk and book reservation/click and collection service via the library door, located in the quad area. Please see below poster for opening times, weather permitting. https://t.co/SAaXz28cyY

29/09/20

Year 11 Virtual Academy Arrangements for self isolating students https://t.co/PFhjbjbDGS

29/09/20

Y7 student council applications will open Monday 28th September. Applications can be downloaded, collected from learning guides or from the library. Completed applications should be posted in the box in the library by Wednesday 7th October. https://t.co/wfl7I30mfP

23/09/20

Please see our website for a letter from London Borough of Havering regarding Covid 19 https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

21/09/20

Due to Government Covid-19 restrictions, the Open Evening scheduled for late September will no longer take place. A virtual tour and a range of other information and resources will be placed on the Academy website by 5th October and will be available until 31st October.

17/09/20

Retweetd From HPA Kent House

6-Martin Luther King Class have been writing lovely messages to put inside their kind jar. If someone is feeling upset or a bit down, they can take a message out and read it to put a smile on their face😊🌈 https://t.co/dbTv2iqyek

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Personal and Professional Development - Staff

We are very proud of our extensive programme of personal and professional development (PPD) for staff at Harris Academy Rainham.

Our approach to professional development is individual and personal. We draw on the experience of our staff and develop their leadership skills through a range of programmes.

The aims of our personal and professional development programme are to:

  • promote subject-specific knowledge amongst our staff, as the primary and purest form of professional development
  • develop our teachers core teaching skills, with a focus on research-informed pedagogy
  • develop the skill and knowledge of leadership within all teaching staff at the academy
  • develop working relationships with secondary schools both inside and outside the Federation, including locally
  • build relationships with communities of experts in different subjects outside of the academy.

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How we deliver personal and professional development

The different stages of our personal and professional development (see below) use a wide range of research-based practices and opportunities.

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  • Middle leaders at the academy run weekly professional development sessions for their department following half-termly schedules.
  • Each week there is departmental training focusing on curriculum development.
  • Departments coordinate and learn from each other about the curriculum and its implementation.
  • We use cognitive and other forms of research to enhance teachers' implementation of their subject-specific expertise.
  • We empower our teachers to explore the best knowledge and pedagogy used in their subject area and promote conversation and practice, including with external providers.

What this means for our staff

As a result of our personal and professional development programmes, our staff have a mastery of the subject knowledge related to the curriculum. This means that our students become knowledge-rich too – gaining a wide range of core and related knowledge in subject areas.

We encourage the use of effective pedagogy, using the latest research and approaches in cognitive science, to enable student of all groups to make good or better progress.

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Find out more about our personal and professional development programmes.