POP-UP SHOP *TUESDAY 9th AUGUST* Tomorrow Khalsa schoolwear will be at the academy from 11am-3pm hosting a uniform pop-up shop😄 See the poster below for more details!


Retweetd From Danny Vehit 🫧⚒🫧

We coach grassroots football to talented and amazing young ladies,to start them on the journey to becoming the future of women’s football. Huge credit goes to For making huge steps towards making this happen. ⚽️💙⚽️


Wow! Congratulations girls👏🏼


*NON-UNIFORM DAY* Tomorrow all students are invited to wear their own clothes to the academy for the last day of term.


*SPORTS TOUR TO SPAIN* 🇪🇸 We have an incredible opportunity for next years Year 9 and 10 students to join us on a Football and Netball Sports Tour to Salou, Spain! Please see your emails to register your interest before Wednesday at 10am 🖊 🧳 ✈️ ⚽️ 🏃🏼‍♀️


Congratulations to Harris Academy Mayflower; clear winner of a bouquet from HARI for the smartest dressed students at our HARI transition week.


A huge thank you to for reacting so quickly and providing us with earlier buses to our car park🙌🏼 Students will be able to get the bus at 1:45pm from the academy carpark.


Yesterday our students were part of a youth orchestra with modulo for the day from rehearsals to tech runs then a final performance of the day. They studied their section brass and composed sections of music to add to the final performance 🎭


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our young saxophonists are really inspired by you 🤩🎷. They loved participating in Modulo with today and wanted to share this with you!


The awards have arrived for our Sports Awards evening 🏆


Lots going on next week in the PE dept! Monday - Year 7 Sports Day Tuesday - Year 8 Sports Day Wednesday - Year 9 Sports Day Friday - Year 10 Sports Day Arrive in your PE kit and bring plenty of water, suncream and a hat☀️


What a week it’s been! It has been great getting to know our new Year 7 students this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in September!


Today Year 10 Geographers visited Walton on the Naze to collect data as part of their GCSE Geography course. Students had a brilliant day and we even managed to get some fish and chips and ice cream after a long day of fieldwork 🍦 ☀️


Making new friends - students from 4 different primary schools at HARI transition this week 🧡


Day 2 of transition week is well underway. Students had a briefing with Mr Balogun this morning all on behaviour and self-regulation.


Well done to all our new Year 7’s for a very successful first day! It was great to meet you all. See you tomorrow ready for Day 2!


DEPARTURE⏰ Our year 6 transition students will be leaving the academy at 3:15pm (except Friday)


If your child requires any medication on site you must meet with our medical officer at the front gate to drop off any medication and forms!🧑‍⚕️


You will need to wear your primary school uniform throughout the week👔 You will be required to bring in your PE kit on the days you have PE on your timetable (not Day 1)


PACKED LUNCH 🍱 Our year 6 transition students will need to bring a packed lunch with them every day!

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Rationale for prep

Students read prep in advance of the lesson; they do this for a number of reasons such as;

Pedagogical reasons; students will learn better if they have an established schema by which to address new information; a frame of reference by which to consider it. Prep reading provides much of the core or hinterland knowledge in advance so that students can better understand it when it is referred to in class. Provided teachers plan suitable AfL, scaffolding and consolidation into lessons, the level of lesson challenge afforded by successful prep should be higher and therefore progress more rapid.

Access reasons; to level the playing field for disadvantaged students or first generation students who have not enjoyed the advantages of parental or adult discussion about the sort of powerful knowledge which should be included in the curriculum; for example some students will have visited Norman castles with their parents or have been told the story of Harold being shot in the eye at The Battle of Hastings; this provides a frame of reference which puts these students at an advantage before the lesson even starts. However, disadvantaged students may never have seen a castle; first generation British students are likely to have parents educated in other countries and who therefore do not know the story of The Battle of Hastings. This holds true of content, context and vocabulary. Prep levels the playing field in these respects.

Accountability reasons; the degree to which students have worked successfully on their prep is measured by prep quizzes and reported to parents; prep scores are also used daily to identify students who either cannot access, cannot do or have not attempted their prep.

Scholarship reasons; to practise the skill of reading, increase reading age, overcome resistance to reading, learn to disseminate information from articles and to practise independent study, organisation, self awareness and self regulation

Scaffold reasons; if prep provides – in advance- 6 weeks’ worth of access knowledge, vocabulary, schemata and the opportunity to prepare then it is easy to see how it can be used for scaffolding for SEND students