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 🎭


Retweetd From Harris Federation Music

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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CPD Resource Bank

Important Area

Books in Staff Room

External Links


  • ‘Questioning’ by Walter Messa

Middle Leadership

  • ‘The Art of being a Brilliant Middle Leader’ by Gary Toward, Chris Henley and Andy Cope
  • ‘Brilliant Teams: What to Know, Do and Say to Make a Brilliant Team’ by Douglas Miller
  • ‘Legacy: what the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life’ by James Kerr


Engagement and Behaviour Management

  • Running the Room by Tom Bennett
  • When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic shifts in school behaviour by Paul Dix

The Science of Learning

  • ‘Make it Stick’ by Peter Brown, Mark McDaniel & Henry Roediger
  • ‘Sticky Teaching and Learning: How to make your students remember what you teach them’ by Caroline Bentley-Davies
  • Retrieval Practice: Research and Resources for every classroom by Kate Jones






  • Closing the Vocabulary Gap by Alex Quigley


  • Michaela: The Power of Culture by Katharine Birbalsingh



Subject Knowledge

Coming soon from your SPLs


Scaffolding and Modelling

Rosenshine’s Principles in Action by Tom Sherrington

Promoting Progress

  • Boys Don’t Try? Rethinking Masculinity in Schools by Matt Pinkett
  • Responsive Teaching: Cognitive Science and Formative Assessment in Practice by Harry Fletcher-Wood
  • Mindset: The New psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
  • Making Kids Cleverer with David Didau – Becoming Educated Podcast (available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify)

Effective Use of LSAs



Other Useful Books and Resources

  • The Learning Rainforest – Great Teaching in Real Classrooms – Tom Sherrington
  • What Does this Look Like in the Classroom? Bridging the Gap Between Research & Practice – Hendrick & MacPherson
  • Why Don’t Students Like School? – Daniel Willingham
  • The Hidden Lives of Learners – Graham Nuthall
  • Making Every Lesson Count: Six Principles to Support Great Teaching & Learning – Allison & Tharby
  • Teach like a Champion - Lemov