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16/09/21

Fantastic enthusiasm from our cookery enrichment group, which is part of our extended curriculum. https://t.co/a0f8u39mOv

13/09/21

Another exciting start to the week for Harris Orpington and another fantastic performance from the Globe Players. A Christmas Carol was brought to life to years 10 and 11 and yet again, they were brilliant! https://t.co/gKt6EUpFWp

12/08/21

Delighted to see so many happy faces here this morning at Harris Orpington with our incredible year 11 students collecting their GCSE results https://t.co/TzLGzTB6Ng

10/08/21

We are really proud of our Year 13s after such a difficult year and absolutely delighted to see so many happy faces https://t.co/zLlVoNYguV

01/08/21

Retweetd From Formula 1

BREAKING: Sebastian Vettel has been disqualified from the , losing his second place Stewards were unable to take the required amount of fuel for sampling following the race https://t.co/Cbts8m9R0f

23/07/21

Girls turn https://t.co/ahXlnNIu1L

23/07/21

Students getting ready for the year 10 200m race. HAO sports day https://t.co/FKn8J5dO3h

21/07/21

Year 12 and 10 attending the Spirituality Conference today https://t.co/yRVkZZNNji

19/07/21

Year 7 students have created some fantastic Islamic inspired art prints https://t.co/ihViBLAyXT

19/07/21

Some of our Year 8 students completed their watercolour lesson in the sunshine. They produced some fantastic work! https://t.co/z5xi3dfphK

19/07/21

Including an 'in action' video! https://t.co/tPqHoloqHm

19/07/21

Year 8s learned about forces and propulsion in their recent workshop, creating cars powered by balloons! Check out some of these awesome designs! https://t.co/DhGjlIu5aT

14/07/21

Year 10 started their virtual work experience this morning with Everyone is working hard

13/07/21

Year 10 engaging with Holocaust Memorial day and exploring the discrimination and atrocities https://t.co/2eHp55OHTf

13/07/21

We're pleased to see another team have escaped! https://t.co/NW2RMcBEGV

13/07/21

I 'wonder' which Year 7 will win our reading bingo today? https://t.co/sWYvDF9gMI

13/07/21

More 'escape' room antics and team building from 'The Big Picture' Day https://t.co/Yklln0IdqA

13/07/21

A great start to our ‘The Big Picture’ Day! So far we have had interactive timelines with Year 10. Year 9 trying to ‘escape’ the ranch from ‘Of Mice and Men’ and Year 7 completing team building. There’s more fun to come! https://t.co/iALk9wwBBZ

08/07/21

It was lovely to welcome the ‘Globe Players’ back to perform Macbeth to our year ten students today. Students are already looking forward to next year’s performances of An Inspector Calls and A Christmas Carol https://t.co/1vYDsCHOUQ

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PSHE

Rationale

Our curriculum is designed to ‘expand the opportunities of all students…continuously build on what they know and understand, whilst enabling them to explore the unfamiliar…and the world they will live in.’ PHSE is an essential part of our curriculum and has been designed to help our students navigate successfully through an increasingly complex and challenging world.

There are many safeguarding challenges that young people face growing up in Orpington and our PHSE programme is as important as other subjects and has been designed to help students deal successfully with matters that we know they may face.


Aims

  • To ensure that students know and understand what they need to do to maintain their Health and Wellbeing, including about dealing with transition, physical/mental health, reproduction, identity, personal safety and risk;
  • To ensure that students have a developed and broad understanding of and knowledge of Living in the Wider World, including aspiration, careers, finance, rights/responsibilities, globalisation and sustainability and racism, terrorism and discrimination; 
  • To ensure students know and understand how to develop Relationships, including identity and safety, attitudes to relationships and sex, staying safe (including from harassment and violence) and relationships and diversity;

Principles

  • For many of our students, life is challenging and knowldges and understandig of them and our contextual safeguarding information, has informed planning for PHSE so that help students navigate successfully through many of the challenges that we know they may face;
  • Student Voice informs our PHSE planning and implementation and is pivotal to our reviwing impact;

Process

  • PHSE lessons in Key Stage 3 and 4 are planned and taught by members of the Academy Leadership Team or senior members of the pastoral team;
  • PHSE in Key Stage 5 is planned and delivered by the Head of Sixth Form;
  • Students in Year 7-11 have a dedictaed PHSE lesson each week and this is combined with one tutor period each week, assesmblies and drop down days; (Appendix 1)
  • Students in Key Stage 5 have dedicted drop downs days, tutor sessions and assemblies; (Appendix 2)
  • Our Student Equalities Team are involved in co-planning  and reviewing all PHSE lessons before the are delivered to the students and they provide feedback to the Faculty Director who leads on equalities;
  • Students are assessmeed on PHSE knowledge and understanding in line with other subjects and it is included in the reporting cycle; 
  • Given the gaps in learning that were caused by national lockdown, we have mapped last years’ PHSE programme, identified particular areas that need to be revisited and ensured that this is clearly identified in 2021-2 planning; (Appendix 3)

Appendix 1 (Key Stage 3 and 4)

PSHE 1


Appendix 2: (Key Stage 5)

PSHE 2


Please see the links below for details of our PSHE curriculum: