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07/08/20

Our leadership team have been having great fun reading during their holidays! If any of our students or parents would like to borrow a free summer reading book we would be delighted to lend you one. Visit reception next wednesday at midday to pick a book of your choice. https://t.co/YfjuRdfotV

05/08/20

This is not the first pandemic (part 3) https://t.co/DOgTyJPl5Y

04/08/20

This isn't the first pandemic (part 2) https://t.co/LNWeTQKDMI

04/08/20

This isn't the first Pandemic (part 1) https://t.co/aiZrAmOHat

31/07/20

Retweetd From AQA

Students: we know this year has been challenging. It's completely normal to feel nervous about your results – so here's some advice on managing stress while you wait > https://t.co/ydH23cHVp5 https://t.co/uCFILQbIuZ

23/07/20

DofE London Director, Clare Argar, has given her thanks to the DofE Managers Mr Spooner and Mr Lewis and our incredible DofE participants who have made such a positive impact on their local community.  

23/07/20

Across London, DofE participants contributed an incredible 356,616 hours volunteering to help others, which equates to a social value of over £1.5 million.

23/07/20

We are delighted to be sharing a Duke of Edinburgh certificate of social value for 2019-20 which shows an incredible 700 hours DofE participants at Harris Academy Orpington donated to our local community. https://t.co/jnAD9cueXE

22/07/20

Enjoy part 2! https://t.co/APbxLPd6qB

22/07/20

Welcome to all Year 7s joining us in September 2020. We hope you enjoy part 1 of your welcome video... we are so looking forward to meeting you. https://t.co/xaRogeePNe

21/07/20

Year 10 are enjoying the sun whilst having a socially distanced learning break ☀️ https://t.co/1nYyPJOFA8

21/07/20

Travel and Tourism day 2... keep up the great work year 10! https://t.co/hcHMgMVUeF

21/07/20

Day 2 of summer school at HAO and the students are ready for action https://t.co/pKPePv8N2w

20/07/20

20/07/20

We are so proud of our year 10 students that have come in on the first day of their summer holiday to embark on summer school tuition https://t.co/lzJHGhTZNE

17/07/20

As Mathematicians, we know Maths is all around us. Maths department challenge you to find the maths in your everyday lives. Over summer we would like you to use your photographic/art skills & Tweet pictures asking, 'where is the Maths in this?' Use https://t.co/JvN7oAcqus

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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.