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01/04/21

To help Y11 with mock exams preparations, Harris have put together some excellent resources: https://t.co/fBYqoT74O7

01/04/21

Should you need to communicate with Harris Academy Orpington please email: Harris.Orpington.hf.com. Please limit information to your child's name and year group only. This email is being monitored and we will contact you regarding your enquiry.

24/03/21

Brilliant assembly this morning from Students have already started their portfolios

23/03/21

Well done to our Year 11s for remaining focused and working hard. See the link below to the Revision Masterclasses which are taking place during the Easter break: https://t.co/NW1lS7Qk3a

15/03/21

To reward students’ vocabulary work, Bedrock are giving away 2 Chromebook laptops& 50 £10 Amazon vouchers! Winners will be chosen at random from all students who earn 120 or more Bedrock Points this half term.Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Orpington https://t.co/WiWGw5SLop

12/03/21

Some fantastic artwork from one of our aspiring artists in Year 7 https://t.co/8ZsPJXQghQ

11/03/21

Another amazing free show - this time to celebrate International Women's Day: LETTERS LIVE ft. Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Daisy Ridley | FULL SHOW. It's available until Sunday! https://t.co/OPoENs8L21 via

05/03/21

Calling all HAO drummers and percussionists! 🎵🥁 https://t.co/bnLMwmtogG https://t.co/97TJTA1kKV

05/03/21

Calling all HAO composers, drummers and percussionists! 🎵🥁📝 https://t.co/1BlzQhcc3D https://t.co/YA0Od0ORM4

04/03/21

Take a look at these careers available in TV National Careers Week: Finding the job that fits you in television - BBC Bitesize ⁦https://t.co/R3HZfcoilJ

04/03/21

Calling all parents, carers, siblings and grandparents to join in on the fun and help to win your child's form group some golden tickets for our annual reading 'Charlie's Chocolate Challenge' https://t.co/5Ow53LBxCF

04/03/21

Happy World Book Day!!! Who says you can't have fun in lockdown? Can you name the book, author, character and member of staff from the picture? https://t.co/jufoe3m2cP

03/03/21

It's less than 24hrs to World Book Day & we have entries for Wonka Golden Tickets coming in thick & fast. 7B aka Augustus Gloop are leading the way to winning the chocolate banquet. There's still time to enter one of our home challenge or Oompa Loompa tasks on SMHW https://t.co/BvBHOktgUi

03/03/21

With world book day coming up have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a book publicist? What's It Like To Be a Book Publicist? 📚🐧 https://t.co/KZV7HECCeI via

02/03/21

Have you had a look at https://t.co/gLocvp0Wox to investigate careers?

01/03/21

This week is National Careers Week. Take a look at these future proof jobs. https://t.co/wu7mCj1WuZ

25/02/21

Our Year 10 Art students have been producing some beautiful artwork at home responding to natural forms https://t.co/3pqyYkCZ7q

23/02/21

HAO students are still making music even if the concert venue is their living room! This week's performances are bass guitar, voice & uke, and trumpet. Check out HAO Creates Music! at https://t.co/dKrJqg5NCE

22/02/21

This week's writing challenge is to create a persuasive advert for your dream Candy or Chocolate bar. It can be a poster or script to a TV advert - happy writing https://t.co/IRvNpu6IDK

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Parent Voice

Parental Feedback

We have had some fantastic feedback from Parents and Carers during the lockdown period, some of which is outlined below:

Mrs Witham:

'I just want to express my thanks to all the staff within the Academy for their continued support and hard work at such a difficult time and during the lockdown period. I work in the education sector myself and it was amazing the level of support you provided my son, and indeed all the students, with regular manageable workload aswell as regular contact from your office staff. I understand from friends, who have children of similar ages to my own, that most schools in the Borough did not infact provide this to their students ..’

‘.. Harris has certainly, in my eyes, shone above the other schools where support and education are concerned. I applaud you all and hope you continue the hard work. You have my full support at all times. 

Have a relaxing, well deserved break over half term!’

‘The teaching staff have been amazing trying to implement things for him…The mentor system is fantastic for him. We have regular contact and feedback from the school. Your staff have the patience of saints.. With regard to the online lessons and workload in this strange time, I think Harris have been once again amazing. Consistent workload, consistent contact and regular feedback! Excellent. Huge thanks.’

Miss Fiander: 

‘During lockdown I have been really impressed with the live lessons even though it is very difficult to get my daughter motivated to learn at home, Harris has done a brilliant job and cannot be faulted. Thank you’

Ms Francis:

‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank HAO for the outstanding way that they have handled the corona crisis. The phonecalls home are very welcome and nice to feel still connected to the school. The work set is realistic and consistent and well managed. Every time the government changed the rules the school has adapted accordingly with great correspondence to the parents..  I have no doubt that when all pupils return to school, Harris will do all they can to make sure the pupils catch up missed work. Please can my thanks be shared to staff and the SLT.  Many thanks’

Mrs Jenkins:

‘I would like to thank all the members of staff who helped my daughter. Ms Malik has been great during lockdown with her weekly calls home. It is obvious that my daughter and her have a good relationship as she does with other adults within the school, PE staff in particular. My son will be joining you in September and I hope he will enjoy school as much as his sister. Thank you.’

Mrs Campbell:

‘I recently emailed to express my gratitude for the covid response and the school staff in general. Problems are always resolved quickly and there is a real sense of care within the school community.’

We welcome feedback from Parents and Carers, feel free to email us at info@harrisorpington.org.uk.


The 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.

Wednesday 11th November 2020

Thursday 14th January 2021

Thursday 4th March 2021

Thursday 29th April 2021

Thursday 17th June 2021

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:

The Academy held the Parent Voice meeting remotely on 14th January 2021.  During the meeting, the Parent Voice discussed the online provision and mentioned this was an excellent blend of live lessons and tasks on Show My HomeWork.  The link to the minutes from the evening can be found below.

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Parent Voice Minutes_04.03.2021 05th Mar 2021 Download
Parent Voice Minutes_14.01.2021 19th Jan 2021 Download
Parent Voice PowerPoint 11.11.20 12th Nov 2020 Download