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15/01/21

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Fortnightly PE Newsletter providing exercise workouts, sports articles & tasks for PE lessons during the closure. The newsletter, tracker & answer sheet can be downloaded on the website & will be needed for your PE lessons https://t.co/iDp7GCUrcV

15/01/21

Some students this week have absolutely excelled and should be extremely proud of themselves. Check out the video of our Lockdown Legends: https://t.co/iDp7GCUrcV

12/01/21

We are sharing some of the comments below that we have received from the recent parent survey. The feedback is very positive and we thank parents and carers for recognising and appreciating our efforts to support their families and children https://t.co/HLsma7V1QV

12/01/21

The English department will be running the following extra-curricular competitions for students each week; Bedrock and Writing: https://t.co/qAKt5f2WqA

08/01/21

Future Talent, in partnership with Barclays Life Skills, has managed to secure astronaut Tim Peake in an exclusive FREE virtual Q&A session for young people aged 11-18 on Thurs 21st Jan from 5-6pm. Details, including how to register are here https://t.co/Mmfej84wMP

08/01/21

Please watch (& sing along?!) to this weekend's free online concert: MICHAEL BALL: HEROES - FULL SHOW | The Shows Must Go On https://t.co/uQsXqTIGgK via Available now until Sunday!

08/01/21

We are really proud of all of our Y11 Historians this week who have been learning remotely about the ways in which the Nazis persecuted minority groups in the 1930s. Here are some thoroughly detailed notes from a fantastic student https://t.co/d1SWt4gaWL

07/01/21

How to upload completed work to Show My Homework / Submitting work online: https://t.co/z8BBh6Rr3G

07/01/21

Check out this fantastic work from Ms Miele's art group https://t.co/WM5xbh55Ud

31/12/20

Please see the important update regarding the Spring Term https://t.co/NIuZW2qAFc

17/12/20

Our wonderful new violin teacher's advent calendar of Christmas music is at https://t.co/hzPW08yBE8 & there is Christmas Music By Candlelight at https://t.co/ZTVGhZPD7A via https://t.co/GTLATx154t do check out all the free shows over the holidays!

16/12/20

Wishing you a Happy and Safe Christmas from all the staff and students at Harris Academy Orpington https://t.co/nwvfOKsX2E

14/12/20

Our last day of term will be Thursday 17th December 2020, when we will finish at the normal time. Our return date in January will be Monday 4th January 2021 for all students and staff.

11/12/20

After school Computer aided design. Fantastic efforts from year 11 Engineers! https://t.co/c8lEZChc67

09/12/20

The Sixth Form at Harris Academy Orpington provides students with the opportunity to study in an exciting and rewarding learning environment. See the link to our Virtual Open Evening: https://t.co/ihwUB1r0jh

07/12/20

Beautiful twilight sky over Harris Orpington https://t.co/tGMYepm0UZ

02/12/20

We are consulting on our Admissions Policy for entry into 2022-2023. For more information and how to respond to the consultation, please visit our website. https://t.co/bYSmRL9rgc https://t.co/yupFE1Ax7e

26/11/20

Really proud of Yr10 who have been studying forces & stresses. They've built geodesic domes using cocktail sticks & jelly sweets, then constructed their own shapes to show how triangles are used in design due to their strength, which hold the weight of several bricks! https://t.co/A8061DumDQ

25/11/20

Well done to our dedicated and amazing Yr 11’s who yet again stayed late last night for intensive coursework catch-up, with the added reward of a Domino’s feast. Same again tonight and tomorrow! 😊

24/11/20

Beautiful sky over Harris Orpington this evening! https://t.co/VZM7OQcLoS

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Rewarding Achievement and Behaviour

We have a firm emphasis on good behaviour so that the environment at the Academy, inside and outside the classroom, is calm, purposeful and orderly.

Achievement is always celebrated with regular encouragement, praise and awards for students when they work their hardest and behave well. Our high expectations, combined with a firm but fair system of sanctions, mean that all students can reach high standards as well as enjoy their education.


Positive Pathways

To recognise and reward excellent behaviour we have created the 'Positive Pathway' - a simple points-based behaviour system that allows teachers, and in fact any adult in the Academy, to award positive points to students. Students can be awarded points for good work in their lessons, showing excellent manners and taking part in extracurricular sport.

Each lesson the teacher nominates a 'Star of the Lesson' and each week they nominate a 'Star of the week'. This is for the student who has made the most progress either within a lesson or across the week. These students receive further bonus points.

As students accrue more points they will pass through boundaries and receive postcards home from their form tutors, letters from their Faculty Director and then entered into prize draws for JD Sports vouchers. A summary of the Positive Pathway is outlined in the table below:

Positive Boundary

Reward

Five

Gold star badge

Prize draw for £70 JD Sports voucher

Head of Academy breakfast

Positive letter from Executive Principal

Four

Silver star badge

Prize draw for £50 JD Sports Voucher

Head of Academy breakfast

Positive Letter from Head of Academy

Three

Bronze star badge

Prize draw for £30 JD Sports Voucher

Two

Positive letter from the Faculty Director

One

Positive postcard from the Form Tutor


Celebrating Achievements

VIVO miles. The Academy rewards and recognises hard work and commitment through the use of VIVO miles. These are given out by teachers and faculty directors in recognition of extra special effort.

Vice Principal tea. The Vice Principal hosts a half-termly afternoon tea for selected students across all years of the academy. Students are nominated by their teachers and formally invited to the event where their efforts are recognised over refreshments with the Vice Principal and invited staff members.

Celebration of Achievement Evening. The end of year culminates in our annual Celebration of Achievement Evening. Students are nominated across their subjects and receive a formal invitation to attend the evening with their families to receive their prize.


Sanctions

Sanctions are used to respond to poor behaviour. They are applied consistently, giving students opportunities to lessen the sanction at each stage. For further details see our Behaviour Policy on the Student Welfare page.