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27/05/22

The Harris Academy Rainham Geography department is excited to launch a new gardening club In the spirit of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, we would appreciate donations of gardening equipment, hand tools, gloves, seeds, soil, pots and anything gardening related. https://t.co/98pgR2c7pb

23/05/22

Please go to our website for details of the Y11 intervention sessions on offer during the May half term. https://t.co/lEOke73VV9

23/05/22

Year 8 and 9 Parent Information Evening Your are invited to a parent information evening on Wednesday 25th May at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. https://t.co/qxjSVYynY9

19/05/22

HAR Sixth Form Consultation: See the letters home page of our website for the latest letter from the principal with details of upcoming consultation events. https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

12/05/22

Year 10 students visited Blenheim Underwriting in Fenchurch Street yesterday as part of their mentoring programme with an award-winning charity, Future Frontiers, where they received a warm welcome from CEO John Lynch. https://t.co/KmQkj5cJop https://t.co/5Hr3boPZIy

09/05/22

Year 11 English Literature Challenge Seminars Friday Mornings 8.15-8.50 B33 with Mrs. Turker

05/05/22

Yesterday some of our Y10 students visited London firm Crawford & Co. where they met the CEO and were mentored by business professionals to develop aspirations and build a life-long engagement with learning. Full story at https://t.co/5jIPxtE3I8 https://t.co/hYsGeSbuAq

31/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day so bring some cash and buy some treats! All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. https://t.co/0w0YfT9YLj

30/03/22

Key Stage 3 Survey for Years 7,8 and 9. It is important to us that we continue to receive feedback on your experiences and views. If you have the time could you please follow the link for our online Spring2 questionnaire. https://t.co/XSOMxrOt0c

28/03/22

Reminder. Year 7 parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

24/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day to raise some extra funds. All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

24/03/22

We would like to invite you to a parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

16/03/22

Y11 students were lucky to have a visit from the Principal of Newham Collegiate School, Mr Ismail. He spoke to our students about what it is like to study at a highly academic sixth form and what they should do to fully prepare in the run up to their GCSE exams. Thank you NCS! https://t.co/ksuMdOi0KN

28/02/22

The rescheduled GCSE artwork collection evening will now take place on Thursday 3rd March from 15:30 - 18:00. Please sign-in at reception upon arrival and remember to bring something to carry your sketchbooks home in.

08/02/22

Well done to Tianna, Tomas, Fiona, Daniel, Kierat and Alfie who were invited to hot chocolate with Mr Stananought and Mr Whitehead in recognition of their excellent behaviour and participation in school. https://t.co/rzS3arbKg8

07/02/22

See our website for details of our half term intervention programme for Year 11 https://t.co/bSaGtQF3wo

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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.