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23/07/21

See our website for the end of term Principal's letter https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

23/07/21

Sadly we are unable to host our annual exhibition of our wonderful GCSE Artwork. However, our Art Department have put together this lovely virtual exhibition so you can all still enjoy the beautiful art produced by our very talented students. https://t.co/UI8zGMRdzE...

16/07/21

Our team of y7 & y8 students competed against 20 schools in the Harris Federation KS3 Geog Quiz. Our students did exceptionally, scoring 82/90! and were only 4 points behind the winning schools. Congratulations to Connor, Elis, Ella, Joel and Phoebe for representing HAR so well! https://t.co/d6ZdDkSFe7

16/07/21

On Thursday, Year 9 and 10 athletes took part in the Federation sports day which is held at the National sports centre at Crystal Palace. For full story go to https://t.co/mjQ4E3T71N https://t.co/HU13Gg4pr7

14/07/21

The year 7's undertook a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) drop day on Friday. Students were able to speak to and question real life engineers, scientists and designers gaining an understanding of the education needed to go into these careers. https://t.co/NmLtUkioe0

14/07/21

Over 40 Y10 pupils successfully completed their Bronze DofE training. They learned basic first aid skills, how to use cooking equipment and cook a substantial meal, how to put up tents and how to map read https://t.co/sPLSMrKXNZ

05/07/21

Help us secure planning approval for our fantastic new Sixth Form for Rainham https://t.co/owt5iM6yIG

05/07/21

Retweetd From Harris Rainham PE

Under 15s come runners up in close final v in FIBA 3v3 tournament . Amazing day and event. MVP Maxwell https://t.co/URsclPVJcv

02/07/21

On Friday 2nd July, 30 Year 10 students were selected to take part in a careers event that looked at careers in nursing and other fields of the NHS. https://t.co/FMjKjdtAxq https://t.co/W286TDbmyo

29/06/21

Congratulations to Jordan Tayo (year 9) who is the overall bedrock winner for the spring term and will receive a £50 Amazon voucher https://t.co/nK5lhRlj6w

22/06/21

We are looking for our next Head Girl, Head Boy and Student Leadership Team https://t.co/HTvrXYuey8

22/06/21

So proud of our Year students on their Duke of Edinburgh qualifying expedition. https://t.co/mLYIx1Wuwg

17/06/21

Transition Event June 2021 As a result of the announcement of the Prime Minister on Monday evening regarding the extending of phase 3 of national lockdown by 4 weeks we have had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel our event. https://t.co/nLYXHydB7t

16/06/21

Please see our website for latest letter home from our Principal https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

15/06/21

Sign up to our Year 11 Headstart Programme. The aim of this programme is to keep our Y11 students actively engaged in subjects that they enjoy and are planning to choose for next year. https://t.co/JomRr5SCdO

11/06/21

Year 9 students preparing for their DoE expedition. Well done all. https://t.co/0cGjntq95r

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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.