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Evidence of Impact
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is in the top 1% of secondary schools for achievement and an outstanding school in every category including ‘teaching and learning.’(Ofsted 2011)
But it wasn’t always that way. After poor results up to 2007, the academy won ‘most improved secondary school’ in 2010 and was shortlisted again in 2011. In June 2009 and June 2010 it was listed in the top 6 secondary schools in the country in the TES awards; achievements which reflect its dramatic and sustained improvement.
"I really enjoyed the programme and genuinely believe I have become a better teacher. Thank you"
Our Course Facilitators
Our course facilitators for both teacher programmes were at the forefront of this improvement.
Janet Dillon (AVP) is a senior examiner in English. When she joined the Academy in 2007 with the remit of improving performance in English, 16% of pupils achieved A* to C at GCSE. Within three years that figure had risen to 99%.
"The facilitators role modelled fantastic practice and were inspirational. Thank you"
Andrew Betts (AVP) is an AST in Business & Economics and examiner in Economics. Taking over the remit of improving teachers in 2007 after an OFSTED ‘notice to improve,’ he quickly became the coach of choice for teachers. In 2012 over half of the Academy's teachers are considered by external consultants to be ‘outstanding.’ His last two whole school cohorts achieved 98% and 99% A* to C.
"What went well? The facilitators were extremely supportive and engaging"
Gareth Stananought (VP) has been responsible for whole school teaching and learning in the period of the Academy’s dramatic improvement. His design and monitoring of teaching and learning strategies and standards and his relentless approach to rooting out areas of underachievement have been central in improving whole school standards. His sizeable Religious Education cohort achieved 65% A* to A and 100% A* to C in 2011.
The OTP and ITP programmes were developed by Olevi in association with the National College of School Leadership. The programmes had spectacular success with school in the London Challenge and have been adopted by many designated Teaching Schools, local authorities and individual schools interested in developing staff. They have a proven track record in bringing extraordinary results and impact through changing teacher thinking and action.