We are excited to have you with us!


CREATE A CAREERS LOGO COMPETITION. Design your own HARI careers logo that the careers team will use. The chosen WINNER will receive a voucher!! Any questions and entries see Miss Wright (PE)


*CAREERS WEEK* Monday 27th - 1st July 2022! Create a careers logo competition, careers briefings, careers fair, careers bingo and year 10 virtual work experience. Vouchers to be won! YEARS 7 - 12!


1 WEEK TO GO! We are only a week away from our first day of transition week!


Over the last few days 180 students have visited to conduct fieldwork as part of their studies in Geography


Thank you for a great game!


Final score: Riverside 13 - 12 Opposition District champions!!!


*Year 7 basketball team* 🏀 We are at half time in the borough final. Current score Riverside 7 - 4 Opposition It is a VERY close game!


3 WEEKS TO GO! We are looking forward to meeting our new Year 7 students on Monday 4th July for transition week!📚


What a day! Our students competed against other Harris schools in the regional athletics final today. We walked away with 33 medals across the board as well as coming overall joint 1st for Year 8 Boys and Year 9 girls 👏🏼 🏆 We could not be prouder of our representatives!


We have arrived at the Harris Federation Sports Day! Good luck to all of our students who are competing today🏆


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Good luck to Bobbi and all from today at the Athletics competition 🏃‍♀️


It's so we've been out and about in our year 7 geography lessons this week collecting data to see the environmental quality of the academy 📝🌳


Harris Academy Riverside is feeling proud to be part of the Purfleet-on-Thames community, taking part in its largest gathering yesterday in 100years, and on a momentous day in history.


Our incredible students setting off to the Purfleet community flag parade!


Junior Basketball Final 🏀 Come on boys 💪🏻


We have joined the footballrebooted mission and are accepting donations of old football boots. If you have any old/unwanted football boots or astros please bring them in and drop them in the box found in the PE classroom.


The final result: 3-1 to our opposition. The team have worked incredibly hard this season and we are so proud of how far they have come! Today was not our day, but nevertheless a good game from both sides!


Opposition have scored taking the score to 1-1 ⚽️

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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.

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Professional Development

At HARI we believe that access to a wide range of professional learning opportunities, personalised to the needs of our staff,  is integral to the future development of the academy and the personal growth of everyone.

We draw on the wealth of experience offered by our staff and the very latest in educational research to provide evidence informed continuous professional development for teachers and support staff at every level.   

 Professional Development

The aims of our personal and professional development offer are:

  • Promote subject-specific knowledge amongst our staff, as the primary and purest form of professional development through our subject knowledge enhancement programme. This ensures students recieve the most up to date knoweldge in the classroom. 
  • To improve student outcomes by developing our teachers' core teaching skills, with a focus on research-informed pedagogy through our Attitudes and Habits for Excellence training
  • Support staff with different aspects of classroom practice through our Developing and Embedding programmes
  • Provide an opportunity for experienced teachers to engage with research and even create their own through our Research Learning Community
  • Develop the leadership skills of our teaching staff through our Building Leadership courses
  • Develop working relationships with secondary schools both inside and outside the Federation, including locally
  • Widen access and participation to the wide range of Harris Federation CPD opportunities

All of this is to ensure that our students have access to the very best classroom teaching to raise their aspirations and acheivement. 

See below for an overview of our programmes