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11/07/19

Congrats to our long distance runners 🏅👏 800m https://t.co/mIM3iDQ62t

11/07/19

Big support from the rest of our school 👏😁📢 https://t.co/e4HDQT8k38

11/07/19

Our first 🏅 for Discus Well done 👏 https://t.co/yjuxZMW99Q

11/07/19

We have arrived 🏅🎽😁 Good luck to everyone competing 👏 Lets bring some 🏅 home to Riverside 🔶️◼ https://t.co/ZUzo1Eb77h

05/07/19

Well done to all students who supported and took part in todays sports day 👏🏅🎽🌞 https://t.co/VEwLlaTRH8

02/07/19

Busy week ahead for Transition Week ✅ Science Museum 🚀 History Museum ✅ Sports Day 🏅

25/06/19

Great work guys, great times ahead 😁👏 https://t.co/7eXRNzhrkx

18/06/19

More 🎖 for our athletes 😁 Shot Put Discus 200m https://t.co/0m4Iu9X52p

18/06/19

Congratulations to our athletes representing and bringing home 🎖 800m High Jump ✖2️⃣ Javelin https://t.co/LiPqyQTL15

17/06/19

At the Harris Regional Heats 🎖 Good luck to all of the athletes 🤞 https://t.co/R3CAenSooU

11/06/19

Good luck to the Yr 7 boys who are competing in the Tape Ball Cricket competition 🏏 From us all at Riverside ◼🔶️🤞

06/06/19

Congratulations to yr 8s football team who take home the 🏆 We should be proud of our achievements this season 👏 2️⃣ 🏆 Finals League Winners 🥇 Big well done from us all at

06/06/19

Riverside Yr 8s warming up ⚽️🔶️◼ https://t.co/MNg6KLOh98

06/06/19

Harris Fed Cup Final Day 🏆 Location 📍 El Essexico 🆚️ ⚽️ Kick Off ⌚ 4.30pm Make sure you come down and show some support for the YR 8 Boys 👏 Come on Riverside 🔶️◼

09/02/19

Ready for our HARI recruitment event https://t.co/IevHH2fw9o

30/03/18

Retweetd From Our Purfleet

Great to see moving forward. has a very exciting future! https://t.co/tXrjJh7DXC

26/03/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

What a great day at the Roman baths with exemplary Harris Chafford and Riverside students. https://t.co/eZrf4XN9ME

23/03/18

Come and join our journey. We are looking for an addition to our pastoral team. See ‘vacancies’ on the website.

05/03/18

We are back to normal! Thanks for everyone's patience and support during the bad weather and with our network! Our students are now - as we tweet - going great guns in their exams!

02/03/18

We are closed today due to ice on our approach roads and paved areas

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The work of the student leadership team

The student leadership team are currently reviewing the quality of lessons. The team  designed and wrote the following criteria by which to assess the quality of lessons. After a few weeks, the team will give their assessments of the quality of lessons and make recommendations for improvement.

Planning

The lesson should be well planned and well organized so that it is clear what the point of the lesson is. There should be no wasted time and lessons should fit the time provided. Papers and power points should be ready so the children don’t procrastinate. We should be busy learning all the way through. The teacher should also make sure the lesson links with the previous lesson and that it is related to our prep.

Explanation

The teacher should be able to explain difficult things and make sure that everyone understands. We children should feel comfortable to ask questions and make sure we understand everything. The teacher should know what they are talking about in the subject and our lessons should give us the information that we require to improve our “do now.” The teacher should use different methods to teach us, such as: videos, role play, discussions or other things that really help.

Timing

The teacher should ensure that we have a suitable amount of time to complete tasks and do what is expected, but not too much time so that students get bored or irritated. The teacher should also make sure that if we are fully engaged in a topic that there is time to discuss it, but also that no time is wasted by anyone. The teacher should also ensure that what we are expected to do is varied so that we do not end up writing for the whole lesson or talking for the whole lesson. A variety is best.

Challenge

The teacher should make sure that the work is challenging, but not impossible. The teacher shouldn’t underestimate the intelligence of a student when they are concentrating and engaged in a lesson. We need to feel like we have learnt something in the lesson that we didn’t know before. Some students may comprehend things quicker than others, but everyone needs to feel like the lesson has been valuable for them but not too difficult. The teacher should make sure we don’t forget essential things we did in the past but also that we don’t repeat things that we already know. Moreover, we shouldn’t play games during lesson as they aren’t useful, despite if they are fun.

Expectations

The teacher should make sure that we know what is expected. We want to learn without being distracted by students being impolite and messing around. On the other hand, we should be told if we should work in silence, rather than being punished when we weren’t told what was expected. This means that we need to be told when we can or cannot talk about the work. We want the teacher to be precise on what we should do and not say one thing but do another or let students get away with things they have been asked not to do. The teacher should stick with our routines and rules (like sitting in our designated seats) because the lesson functions better when everyone does this all the time. We want calm starts to the lesson, when students are silent for the first part of the lesson. The teachers shouldn’t allow bad behaviour until they lose their temper and then suddenly tell random students off.

Care

We want the teacher to care and motivate us. We don’t want teachers to be distracted or spend too much time at their desks. They should be engaging and interactive with the students. Teachers should not be disrespectful towards students, because it may lower a student’s self-esteem or cause them to be upset – this shows that they don’t care. Teachers should be in charge by being strict but fair. However, they should not be dismissive or insulting to students. We don’t want teachers to let us get away when we do bad things and try to be our friend; we want them to teach us so that we are successful in life and in our exams. This shows that they care. We want to be told if our work isn’t good enough but also be told when we do right. We want teachers to listen to us but also let us know that they are in charge.