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01/04/21

Fabulous revision resources can be found for Year 11 at the following link: https://t.co/DLqGHgEpxJ

01/04/21

Year 11 Easter Intervention Timetable https://t.co/BJnOaYYeJM

24/03/21

Change to Summer Term Inset Date https://t.co/PdD9b4lHIL

23/03/21

Year 11 Mock Examinations will begin on Monday 19th April. See website for timetable. https://t.co/noBzF2FFd7

19/03/21

Red Nose day is 19 March Mr Bridges has set himself an ambitious challenge, please have a look and donate if you can. https://t.co/q1SLB8dPlK... https://t.co/iLlAJy686z

18/03/21

Havering Local Authority will be providing free school meal funds for over Easter. For more see https://t.co/WksvMcYTjT

15/03/21

Red Nose day is 19 March Mr Bridges has set himself an ambitious challenge, please have a look and donate if you can. https://t.co/oznxmWK1WE https://t.co/Ka9pNjDzig

05/03/21

The latest edition of our HAR from Home Newsletter has been published on our website today. We hope you enjoy it. https://t.co/0je6shNLXn

05/03/21

Harris Academy Rainham has been accredited for transforming practice in Principled Curriculum Design within SSAT’s Framework for Exceptional Education. https://t.co/nHGdmhdmFF

04/03/21

Our fabulous Share a Story competition videos are now on the school website. https://t.co/BiuFyVB8Zk

03/03/21

.... This is to ensure we can maintain social distancing and year group bubbles for the safety of all children. There is a summary of the dates and timings for year groups attached - however you must refer to your letter when received for the exact time of arrival. https://t.co/cQUJSkNa3j

03/03/21

Parents/Carers will receive a letter in the post this week with full details on arrangements for returning to school and with the exact date and time for each individual child. Please note that children must only come to school at their allocated date and time... more

03/03/21

National Careers Week Day 3 https://t.co/JlfHc4LmP7

02/03/21

... and encouraging teens to start loving life, to become their very best self, with tips on how to stay cool under pressure and be determined and most importantly ‘happy’. Individuals will need to register in advance for this session via libraryevents.gov.uk

02/03/21

Thursday 4th March 7-8pm – Andy Cope, ‘Dr of Happiness’ and author of the ‘Spy Dog’ series will be doing a live Zoom event of wellbeing aimed at anyone 11 + .Amongst other things he will be discussing his book ‘The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager’ ... more

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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.