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14/06/22

Take pride! Celebrating diversity and difference this Pride month, by standing together at HAO

13/06/22

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

🚨 𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗖𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 🚨 We're delighted to announce that Jabari Christmas has signed a professional contract with QPR FC & becomes our 57th signing to a professional club that has been on our academy programme 📝 https://t.co/sQVrfVdpNn https://t.co/tDmtNYWons

10/06/22

This is amazing news! Congratulations to Jabari.

10/06/22

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Adam Flemming: “I’m absolutely buzzing for Jabari and also our football academy programme as we have had 3 players sign at professional clubs from since September and I’m sure there will be more.” https://t.co/sQVrfVdpNn

16/05/22

Calling all HAO pianists! Apply now! 🎵 🎹 https://t.co/qK7jJ2U57I

15/05/22

Check out your local library for the upcoming Queen's Jubilee 🦉📚📙📘📗📕📖 https://t.co/MmDzvwIN8Y

13/05/22

Calling all HAO musicians! 🎵🎼🎹🥁🎺🎻📯🎶 https://t.co/e6pJVgLriE https://t.co/dYVYS4L668

13/05/22

We look forward to hearing if they progress to the next round. https://t.co/dNrtUzUs3N

13/05/22

Ms Brown took a group of 5 students from Y 7, 8 & 9 who have been training weekly to compete in the for London competition yesterday. They represented the school and had a fantastic afternoon filled with maths challenges. https://t.co/eJbYXVtYZ6

11/05/22

A day of celebrating of all things dance! https://t.co/2wSIWquRa8

11/05/22

Calling all HAO musicians and anyone who would like to try! 🎵🎼🎹🎤👩‍🎤🥁🎷🎺🎸🎻📯🎶 https://t.co/Ktnk1EAp8K

11/05/22

Calling all HAO instrumental musicians! Apply now at https://t.co/VkWrc5FCyR! 🎵🎺📯🎻 https://t.co/puCerLr2sh

05/05/22

Phil shares his love for reading and writing and talks about the reasons he wrote ‘When the Sky Falls’. He will also talk about his new novel to be published next month ‘While the Storm Rages.

05/05/22

Bromley Libraries are continuing their digital programme of 'Meet the Author' which is shown on their Facebook page. This Sat at https://t.co/dJYddvQGvP on https://t.co/p54UMEfkL6, you can hear from Phil Earle, author of the shortlisted Carnegie title: When the Sky Falls.

04/05/22

A shout out to our Head Boy Lee on his win at the Kent Schools Golf Championship yesterday. Representing HAO he competed against others from around Kent. Winning the event by 2 shots he will now go on to represent HAO in the Regional and National Championship in May! https://t.co/OpMcFQMiW7

26/04/22

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

𝐑𝐚𝐥𝐟𝐢 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐝 🏆 Congratulations to Kinetic graduate Ralfi Hand who lifted the Professional Development League 2 South title trophy with Charlton Athletic U18’s at the weekend 👏 https://t.co/FMMkB4PEIo https://t.co/jtSsLDxGcr

22/04/22

Year 12 psychology students take on an egg-straordinary challenge. Introducing their new egg babies for the next 7 days. https://t.co/faiDSTqBLx

20/04/22

For aspiring writers, hear it straight from the author! https://t.co/u16mN7H2Nr

06/04/22

Many of our students are supported by BYMT's Young Musician Fund so please donate to this very good cause and help HAO to keep making music! 🎵 https://t.co/quwTDPtWl6

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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, in the Training Hub from 5pm-6pm.

Thursday 14th October 2021

Thursday 16th December 2021

Thursday 24th February 2022

Thursday 21st April 2022

Thursday 23rd June 2022

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 last Parent Voice meeting remotely.  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.