Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Teaching School

Harris Academy Chafford Hundred (HACH) as part of the Harris Federation Teaching School Network offers the Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP) to interested schools in Essex and other areas. HACH achieved 93% A*-C including Maths and English in 2013 and maintained the same results in 2014. The value added, placed the academy in the top 1% in the country for pupil progress. Its most recent Ofsted inspection (November 2011) saw the Academy achieve 30 out of 31 outstanding judgements, including a 1 for teaching and learning with 94% good and outstanding lessons. HACH has real strength in all areas especially English and Maths where teaching and learning, especially for assessment for learning, is very strong. From 2013 we have run Visitor Day Conferences twice a year to share our journey to success and these have proved immensely popular with schools around the country.

The OTP is delivered by outstanding senior teachers and trainers at HACH. Alongside training sessions are lesson observations of outstanding teachers to give the programme a very practical focus. Each week there is a focus influenced by the new Ofsted framework with the common thread being assessment for learning and outstanding practise. Academies or schools send three teachers at a time. These teachers must be those their schools feel have the potential to become outstanding and who are consistently producing good standards in the classroom. For any candidate the OTP course will challenge their thinking and resilience with each receiving the necessary feedback and coaching to become an outstanding teacher.

At the end of these intensive courses each teacher will have developed the practical strategies and pedagogical knowledge to transfer into the classroom with the needed sustainability to impact pupil progress and attainment for all pupils in line with the new accountability framework.

In addition, we offer a variety of Twilight CPD training sessions each term for both Primary and Secondary schools and we are always open to suggestion for new courses and also Bespoke Consultations.  Our current courses are listed under ‘enquire about a course’ and also on the Thurrock Council website under the Information for Schools page -  Thurrock Excellence Network - Continuous Professional Development offer

To find out more please contact: Martha Lopez:

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