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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

01/03/18

Due to a build up of ice on the approaches to the Academy building we have reluctantly decided to close on Friday 2nd March for our students’ safety - thanks to our amazing parents, students and staff for a really productive day today.#inspireyourcommunity

01/03/18

We are open today although our car park is shut - please use Harris Chafford Hundred car park.

28/02/18

Harris Academy Riverside intends to be open as usual tomorrow. We will tweet and publish on website in the unlikely event that anything changes

28/02/18

The Academy is closed today due to the snow - please check the website for tomorrow

23/01/18

Our building work has started! Looking forward to a great future in a great community.#inspireyourcommunity https://t.co/vHQLPITeeZ

23/01/18

There is still time to apply to join us and help inspire our great students on their journey - talent, fizz and energy. https://t.co/uJfKk5qhm9 https://t.co/uGIOgWZTa7

23/01/18

Work has officially started on our brand new building - ready for September 2019.

09/01/18

Be a part of our exciting future. Join our team. Join our fantastic students. Go to vacancies. https://t.co/PGihqoa9MV

09/01/18

We are looking for a Maths teacher to help shape our future. Go to vacancies. https://t.co/IhE1Q9wgMs

09/01/18

We are looking for teachers for September 2018!

10/12/17

Currently Harris Academy Riverside is open tomorrow as usual. However due to the weather football training at 7.30 AM is cancelled .

02/12/17

Retweetd From Thurrock Local News

regeneration to begin https://t.co/o4B82HXC7C https://t.co/pmACaKWIGD

03/11/17

Retweetd From Our Purfleet

PCRL are proud to announce Swan Housing Group as our new joint venture partners https://t.co/7VPzOROv5l https://t.co/mir2THOZdC

03/11/17

Retweetd From Kyanite Advisers

Fantastic news for Purfleet! https://t.co/64GEIiOepK https://t.co/cFp6OzYbQo

10/10/17

Disadvantaged students at Harris nearly a grade higher than national average (P8 0.84 better) https://t.co/sxPBLNNWFI

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The scholarship curriculum

Scholarship Curriculum

We want our KS3 curriculum to promote the habits of learning which successful students will need to face the challenges ahead with increasingly complex academic qualifications and with an ever more demanding and fluent job market.

We want students to take responsibility for their learning by spending time in advance of their traditional curriculum lessons in preparing for them. This preparation  takes the form of reading, extracting information from texts and accumulating crucial and fundamental knowledge independently. We call this 'Prep.'

Prep allows the traditional curriculum lessons to begin with the assumption of a basic level of understanding thereby allowing higher challenge, a more meaningful engagement and more time for exploration and consolidation.

The scholarship curriculum relies on the following systems and mechanisms

  • The Prep pack
  • The prep lesson
  • Whole academy mastery concepts
  • Whole academy assessment
  • Individual learning support and challenge
  • Interventions
  • The revision pack

Individual learning support and challenge is provided in prep by 

  • learning support in lessons - including the prep lesson
  • interventions, withdrawal and clubs (during or after the academy day)
  • The Prep Principles pack which is a modified version of the 'prep pack,' designed for students who have acess difficulties
  • The Prep Plus pack which contains supplementary material aimed at more able students or those who want to study areas in greater depth or with a wider perspective  

We value 'prep' so highly at the academy that we provide it traditional curriculum time in years 7 and 8.

The Prep lesson provides students with

  • instruction on and time to practise learning skills such as building recall, extracting information, scanning text, inference, disquisition and writing styles.
  • exposure to theories of learning such as how to create habits, Dwecks' 'growth mindset,' routes to memory and 'Vygotsky's 'zone of proximal development.'
  • practical advice on organisation and
  • support for students with motivation or access problems