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29/11/21

🎭The Year 11 GCSE Drama students were in full swing rehearsals last week preparing for their Component 1 Devising exam! 🎭 Mrs Stanley could not be more proud at how hard all her students are working and their passion and enthusiasm which they bring to each lesson. https://t.co/29DHajSEBm

25/11/21

Please see our website for a letter we have been asked to distribute to all parents/carers from Public Health Havering https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

19/11/21

Dear parents/carers, we are asking that all student bring a face covering to school from Monday 22nd November to wear in communal indoor areas while at school. Many thanks for your support.

18/11/21

Please see our website for a letter emailed home to all parents today https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

17/11/21

Year 8 information evening on keeping your child safe online will be held on Monday 6th December at 6pm. All welcome. https://t.co/bVO6XosMuN

17/11/21

This week we are focussing on mental health awareness and anti-bullying. Great assemblies yesterday led by Shocka. See more about his work at https://t.co/HPcLxtk7MA You can see our students' feedback on facebook at https://t.co/L4mcGcjXo7 https://t.co/tQCwzOwKaI

15/11/21

Year 7 Parent Information Evening: Understanding the assessment and report process. Tuesday 23rd November at 6pm https://t.co/4BTGBzRyc5

11/11/21

Congratulations to Jyot K, Bethany L, Gabriel S, Mason D and Mya L who were invited to share hot chocolate today with the Principal, Mr Stananought, and Assistant Principal, Mr Whitehead, in recognition of outstanding participation and behaviour at the academy. https://t.co/R9VvNP8peG

11/11/21

Harris Academy Rainham marked this year's remembrance day by holding a two minute silence in the front courts this morning at 11am. A very moving occasion and so proud of our students for their respectful behaviour. https://t.co/c2rYXHJ6dy

10/11/21

Non-uniform day. Friday 19th November in aid of Children in Need. https://t.co/fHzXecWKp8

05/11/21

Poppy Appeal 2021 In support of the Royal British Legion, our school council will be selling poppies during break and lunch times next week. We thank you for your support. Suggested minimum donation £0.50. https://t.co/ciUViy72Yg

04/11/21

Don't forget our Post-16 information evening tonight from 4pm to 6pm for our Year 11 students and parents. https://t.co/O7OO1y293J

03/11/21

October Subject Awards - Well done all! https://t.co/YaGeRjAasL

03/11/21

October Subject Awards - Well done all! https://t.co/WmORXS2hIz

03/11/21

October Subject Awards - Well done all! https://t.co/9I7mSnZPjV

03/11/21

October Subject Awards - Well done all! https://t.co/F0ufsvRlbQ

19/10/21

Post 16 Information Evening – Thursday 4th November from 4pm to 6pm. See letter on our website for further information https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK https://t.co/iHWUlgMhoV

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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.