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03/06/20

Our Duke of Edinburgh students have contributed an incredible 702 hours volunteering to help others, this equates to a social value of £3,054. This has made such a positive impact on our local community

02/06/20

Well done to the following Faculty Friday winners: Maria S Faris S Hailey F Sidney M-A Sunny P Jay B Anna C Here are some of their tasty creations: https://t.co/W7ghZf83Yx

01/06/20

We may have been on half-term, but reading did not stop! Students battled to win the prize for the most Bedrock lessons. Congratulations to the winners of the half-term Bedrock competition: Yr 7: Jack S 7R1 Yr 8: Anna C 8R1 Yr 9: Jessica P 9B1 Yr 10: Olamide Y 10B2

01/06/20

Congratulations to the winners of last week's Bedrock competition: Year 7- Ryan C 7Y1 Year 8 – Albie G 8G1 Year 9 – Martin N 9Y1 Year 10 – Angel M 10B1

22/05/20

The MFL teachers have set a fun vocabulary challenge for all year groups. All the details are on Show my Homework but the challenge is to find as many words beginning with the letter C in French or Spanish from the photo of a very untidy bedroom. Enjoy! https://t.co/LUai6KpMU0

22/05/20

Win an Amazon voucher in our Half Term Bedrock Competition https://t.co/xamWjCHcgB

20/05/20

Midday Mindful Meditation with Ms Marshall-Fraser can be accessed today via the following link: https://t.co/cD50AlieUZ

19/05/20

Retweetd From Harris Bromley

A massive well done to Ms Mhlanga who has been awarded for excellence in geography education at secondary level. This is an amazing recognition for the work she has done within her subject! https://t.co/OoDfhHiANT

19/05/20

Our students continue to battle to win the prize for the most Bedrock lessons. Congratulations to the winners of last week's competition: Year 7- Erioluwa E Year 8 – Molly F Year 9 – Eva A Year 10 – Kiera N

19/05/20

It has been amazing to see your creative Faculty Friday entries supporting our NHS. Congratulations to Israel for his winning piece. All entries receive 5 faculty points. Look on Teams this Friday for the next competition! https://t.co/KIrsJnBDe2

13/05/20

Our French teachers set a cooking challenge for students to master the art of the perfect "croque-monsieur", a favourite in French brasseries, by following a video recipe. The results were great and students sent proof of their successful achievements. Miam miam! https://t.co/ClQwgMe7P4

11/05/20

We may be closed but that doesn't mean reading has to stop! Last week students battled for a prize for the most Bedrock Literacy lessons. Well done to winners Y7 Israel, Y8 Mel, Y9 Bradley & Y10 Luke. Let's see if we can beat our target of 300. Who will win this week?

05/05/20

Our students are set a daily well-being challenge to support and encourage them to keep a positive mindset. One of our Yr7 students took the challenge to visit a virtual museum and explore the collections online. Her comment on the experience, “This is sooo cool!” https://t.co/158idd1zRs

01/05/20

Congratulations to Kane and Lisa who have just passed their Grade 1 and 3 piano exams! Huge thanks to Ms Reid , our wonderful piano teacher, for guiding them through it. https://t.co/TjZZYIlHux

01/05/20

Well done to a number of our Sixth Form students who are currently doing their bit by working in local supermarkets.. some students we know are also working extra shifts!

30/04/20

Art, Design and Technology department want to share some superb work that students have been doing. Look at these.. they are fantastic! https://t.co/PSgPq3j5Hz

29/04/20

Our MFL teachers set a brilliant homework for Year 7 & 8 classes to make a traditional Spanish Easter dessert, called Torrijas. A vocabulary activity was designed to learn the ingredients in Spanish and a YouTube tutorial for students to follow. You can see how tasty these look! https://t.co/yzFWZwdDUC

27/04/20

Retweetd From Anthony Horowitz

The first chapter of WHERE SEAGULLS DARE is on my website. More to follow. Let me know what you think! https://t.co/kR3YrvBbt9

27/04/20

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

We're so excited to be hosting , edited by Katherine Rundell and launched by ! A beautiful story collection from over 110 children's authors and illustrators. You can read it on our website for FREE! https://t.co/N1swKW9sAU https://t.co/ExKlTS6Ced

20/04/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

From Monday 20th April, will publish daily online lessons to help pupils expand their learning and to aid parents to engage children of all ages with learning at home 📚👇 https://t.co/QUAujL6Jr9 https://t.co/3ClmjQiwzf

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Parent Voice

The new Harris Academy Orpington Parent Voice will meet each half term and is open to any parent who would like to contribute positively to the life of the academy.

Parental involvement is crucial to the academy’s continuous improvements. Although not a decision-making body, Parent Voice will influence decisions on a wide range of issues through an open dialogue with staff.


Next meeting dates

All meetings are held at Harris Academy Orpington from 5pm-6pm.

  • 30th January 2020
  • 19th March 2020
  • 14th May 2020
  • 2nd July 2020

All parents/carers are welcome to any of the meetings.  If you would like to attend any Parent Voice meeting please contact Mrs Rumble via info@harrisorpington.org.uk

The meetings will give feedback to the academy and contribute to policy-making on issues which affect parents. Having Parent Voice will help to create a culture within which parents, and the whole community, can feel part of the decision-making process and share their commitment to the school’s future.

If you would like to join Parent Voice, or would like more information, please email Mrs Rumble via info@harrisorpington.org.uk.


Key areas discussed to date, and actions taken

Quality of communication from the Academy to parents

Introduction of half-termly Head of Academy newsletters

Introduction of My Child At School (MCAS)

Quality and consistency of homework

Introduction of Show My Homework as the online platform for homework at HAO

What pastoral provision exists at HAO?

Presentation from Ms Donnelly (Vice Principal) on the wide range of pastoral support offered at HAO