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22/02/24

This year we had the privilege of hosting a number of Universities, providers and professionals.All years got a chance to go throughout the day as it is never too early to start thinking about your career!It was well received and our students really enjoyed it! pic.twitter.com/EhSV2pFttY

21/02/24

First hockey match against St Dunstan's College. HAWI team had great fun and gained some invaluable match experience - The students represented the school fantastically well throughout. pic.twitter.com/kVjrI3nM3N

20/02/24

Students attended a performance of La Boheme at the Royal Opera House organised by the Harris Experience. Students had a fantastic time watching the musicians in the orchestra and the incredible vocalists from The ROH perform and even had front row seats to the show! pic.twitter.com/mN9J80fCAp

19/02/24

Want to be a sports reporter? Look around...it's not just about the sport itself. More top tips from ➡️ https://t.co/TjNuxs8dkz pic.twitter.com/QXEENxjbCC

19/02/24

After a busy assessment week, it was great to see our sixth form students relax, and really enjoy the opportunity to socialise with each other outside of school at Mini Golf⛳️🏌️‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/4ikj0wavdL

19/02/24

📌Year 7 Parents' Evening. 🗓️Thursday 22nd February 4-7pm pic.twitter.com/HY5AKiDcYW

19/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zebv8

17/02/24

Want to be a sports reporter? Look around...it's not just about the sport itself. More top tips from ➡️ https://t.co/TjNuxs8dkz pic.twitter.com/QXEENxjbCC

14/02/24

Another brilliant day on the farm with everyone really finding their feet and loving every second! pic.twitter.com/cI2PqAzlar

13/02/24

First morning at Jamie’s Farm helping to prepare meals for the day pic.twitter.com/wFpTqVN5sm

12/02/24

Our students and staff have arrived safely at Jamie’s Farm and are already enjoying getting muddy! pic.twitter.com/l7qLW2mRJm

12/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zebv8

09/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zdDFA

09/02/24

Figges Marsh junior Parkrun. Take part in the community walk-run for 4-14 year olds and their families and carers. https://t.co/jINwvDLSdn

09/02/24

🧑‍🏫We are thrilled to be sharing the experience, expertise and empowerment opportunity in house with our students for the duration of the summer term. This club will be run weekly by local charity Rise Up. pic.twitter.com/m7mSVip0Dq

08/02/24

Well done to our year 7 hockey team this evening. Mr Heald and the students dedication to weekly training and growing the team has been amazing, culminating in their first game pic.twitter.com/JXOlEaAklk

08/02/24

Amazing work from our Spelling Bee representatives for HAWI. This took a huge amount of bravery to stand up in front of a large audience, spelling complex words. Well done! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/ehzuXM623u

07/02/24

Well done to our year 7 hockey team this evening. Mr Heald and the students dedication to weekly training and growing the team has been amazing, culminating in their first game pic.twitter.com/JXOlEaAklk

07/02/24

We were lucky enough to be visited by bestselling author Manjeet Mann, known for writing books such as “Run Rebel” and “The Crossing”. She engaged the students in an inspiring creative writing workshop. Highlighting the importance of celebrating books and reading! pic.twitter.com/X2M6ZThzy5

06/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zdDFA

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Teacher Development

This page will briefly outline how teacher development is organised within the academy, so that parents, visitors, and prospective teachers and teaching assistants (TAs) can better understand how staff continue to improve in their practice.

Our Vision

Harris Academy Wimbledon’s founding principle is ‘Make a Difference’. To help teachers and TAs make a difference to the lives of those educated in our school, we place great importance on teacher development. In this way we maintain excellent teaching, learning and leadership at the academy.

Pathways

We provide high quality professional development pathways which nurture exceptional teachers and TAs so that our students can achieve their potential. Teacher development is grouped into five pathways which overlap depending on the requirements of the teacher or TA.

Pathway

Who is it for?

How often?

What does it include?

Pathway 1: Instructional coaching

All teachers

Weekly

  • Peer-to-peer coaching using Step Lab
  • Weekly practice on a Monday Morning
  • Additional practice for beginner teachers (see below)

Pathway 2: Directed Time and Inset

All teachers and TAs

Bi-weekly

  • Instructional coaching focusing on key academy priorities run by our ‘expert coaches’
  • Training run by external providers for example Merton Council
  • Includes training on personal development in addition to classroom practice
  • Harris Federation conferences

Pathway 3: Beginner Teacher training

ITT Teachers

Early Career Teachers

Weekly

Pathway 4: Subject-Specific CPD

All teachers and TAs

Bi-weekly

  • Subject specific CPD held in department meetings on Monday afternoons
  • Responsive to department priorities
  • Steers provided by leadership

Pathway 5: Formal certification/ accreditation

Selected teachers and TAs

Ongoing

 

Below you will see how these pathways might overlap for three example teachers:

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Instructional Coaching

The premise that underpins instructional coaching is that the key to great teaching is not in-born talent, but practice. Therefore, using Step Lab, time is set aside each week for teachers to engage in high quality practice:

  • All staff are partnered up with a ‘collaborating peer’
  • Once every fortnight collaborative peers will conduct a drop-in visit focusing on a specific technique identified from the Step Lab action steps (or other technique were appropriate)
  • Feedback will be provided verbally and documented using the Step Lab app

Academy Priorities

Teaching is a responsive profession, and like a teacher responding to the needs of learners as they unfold in a lesson, teacher development responds to priorities as they emerge over the course of the year. A such, time is set aside each term to lead teacher development focusing on emerging priorities, for example embedding high quality oracy in lessons, or supporting those with a special educational need.

However, we have identified six academy priorities which we map across the academic year. These align with our Teaching and Learning Policy and inform instructional coaching and Inset across the year.

Autumn 1: Conditions for Learning; techniques which ensure the classroom environment is positive and focused

Autumn 2: Explanation; strategies that help teachers to explain powerful academic knowledge clearly to students

Spring 1: Checking for understanding; techniques which help teachers to gather accurate data on what students do and don’t know in any given lesson or sequence of lessons

Spring 2: Modelling and worked examples; techniques which enable teachers to model great work so that students can achieve ambitious outcomes 

Summer 1: Practice and discourse; techniques which enable teachers to plan lessons which prioritise practice

Summer 2: Support; techniques which will ensure teachers put in place support for specific students or groups of students, for example those with a SEND