Harris Primary Academy Orpington
Bromley, United Kingdom
About Harris Primary Academy Orpington
Harris Primary Academy Orpington aims to provide pupils with a well-rounded and enjoyable education that ensures each child succeeds academically, physically and emotionally - preparing them for life in an ever-changing world.
Our evolving curriculum has been designed to challenge and inspire children; exposing them to a wide variety of exciting experiences including visits, events, sports, music and drama, but also time to reflect and respond. As a result, our children develop excellent behaviour and social skills while they learn.
The aim of our teachers is always to deliver lessons that children enjoy and feel motivated by. We believe that all lessons should be creative, not just arts subjects. In work and in play, our children are encouraged towards the 4Rs to be reciprocal, reflective, resilient and resourceful.
The specialism at our Academy is Literacy, which we chose because we believe that learning to read, write and communicate effectively is extremely important. All of our students have a reading lesson every single day – this is so that they can read fluently by the time they are age 7.
We want all of our pupils to be confident readers, writers and mathematicians. Our teachers make sure these areas, as well as the rest of the National Curriculum, are taught in ways that engage the natural sense of curiosity that children have. The result of this is that children become eager, confident pupils who understand the joy of learning and are prepared well for academic success.
Our teachers and other staff seek to discover and nurture at least one special talent within each child. There is something for everyone in our extracurricular programme which is packed full of dance, drama and sport. Creativity and fun are important aspects of the way we do things at the Academy – there is always time and space for children to develop their imaginations and thinking skills.
Working for Harris Federation
The Harris Federation is a not-for-profit charity. Led and run by teachers, we established our first school over 25 years ago.
There are now more than 40 happy and highly successful primary and secondary academies in our federation. All of these are in and around London. With each school that has joined us, the expectations we set ourselves have increased.
Every Harris academy so far inspected by Ofsted is rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, with three quarters of our inspected secondary academies judged ‘outstanding’. Our primary schools are newer, but almost half are ‘outstanding’, with the rest ‘good’.
To find out more about working for Harris Federation, please see our Careers Prospectus via the link below.