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18/09/17

Retweetd From Schools Week

Class Teacher (with TLR for co-ordinating RE or Art/ DT) required at https://t.co/d1Em0ZX8ue

18/09/17

Retweetd From Schools Week

EYFS Coordinator required to cover Maternity Leave at https://t.co/QCIqyP1G9L

13/09/17

Welcome to our nursery and reception classes who started today! Have an out of this world time at HPAPL... https://t.co/tjFUQHN1mr

13/09/17

A sneak peek of rehearsal for our performance on 9th October! 10 from our choir will be joining 350 pupils from other Harris Academy choirs. https://t.co/nWNmfQXbCu

12/09/17

We have a number of nursery places still available at the academy. To apply/find out more see our admissions page: https://t.co/YFqAlmVxtG

12/09/17

We have a very limited number of reception places still available. To apply/find out more see our admissions page: https://t.co/YFqAlmVxtG

12/09/17

Yesterday was at HPAPL and Mia from Barcelona class dressed up as Ms Penzer! Ms Penzer was really impressed with her efforts. https://t.co/P25PPLAT2r

11/09/17

We hope to have times when the library is open for parents to visit, dates and times will be published shortly.

11/09/17

We have bought hundreds of new books and a barcode system to enable us to track the books being borrowed.

11/09/17

Over the summer, staff have refurbished our library so that it is a calming, inspirational space for your child to read. https://t.co/0Nlifb3JGV

05/09/17

2/2 All classes will be met by their teacher in the junior playground. Remember, gates open at 8.45am and school starts at 8.55am

05/09/17

The new school year is upon us and we're looking forward to welcoming children in years 1 to 6 back on Wednesday 6th September. 1/2

16/08/17

2016 - 2017 A recap of just SOME of the things we got up to last year at HPAPL. https://t.co/WjimVUdRws

08/08/17

The academy re-opens for staff INSET days on 4th & 5th September 2017. Children return on Wednesday 6th September 2017.

18/07/17

Our amazing AR readers have arrived at the Olympic Park https://t.co/ZSNPI4IlfU

14/07/17

Summer BBQ is now open for business https://t.co/3BAxM5Fxqe

14/07/17

Tug of war champs!! What happened to the teachers and parents 😬 https://t.co/JYWP0SmY76

14/07/17

Jump jump - HPAPL will make you, jump jump uh uh https://t.co/k9dewc6Zkp

Harris Academies
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.

Our Curriculum

As learners at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane our children are expected to do their best and  value their education.  As a Literacy specialist academy  we dedicate a lot of class time to ensuring our pupils become confident communicators, readers and writers, alongside developing  imagination, creativity and confidence. Our aim is to prepare all students as fully as possible for their secondary education so that they are ready to hit the ground running when they change school at age 11.

There are daily lessons in mathematics, reading and literacy for children of all ages. As pupils progress from our  Early Years,  the curriculum and teaching styles will evolve so we continue to arouse our pupils' natural curiosity  alongside teaching pupils the key  skills and knowledge set out in the National Curriculum. Other subjects including science, computing, religious and physical  education are taught each week.   Homework letters and curriculum snapshots are sent home to families at the start of each new half term and are also available from the link in the menu to the left.

Teachers work in teams, supported by subject specialists to develop  themes each half term  to teach other subjects (including history, geography, art and design). Much of this learning is supported by our strong emphasis on arts education including drama, dance, music and visual art. This means  we can keep the children's learning very topical and relevant. It also enables us to promote curriculum links and  purposeful opportunities for children to  apply  their  reading, writing, computing, scientific  and mathematical skills across all curriculum subjects.  Please click on the links to the right to view  our  curriculum overviews for each year group. 

We spend time with all our children helping them to understand what they can achieve now as well as what they need to do to become even better. teachers' marking focuses children on their next steps and encourages pupils to respond and to reflect on their learning.  Teachers are expected to know exactly where the children in their class are in terms of achievement and the senior leaders set  stretching targets for all pupils at the start of each year.

Children with identified Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND)  will be assessed to be included on the Special Educational Needs register.  Provision for these children is then mapped to ensure that they are able to access the full range of curriculum opportunities to progress and succeed.

Wherever possible we bring in subject specialists to enhance children’s learning.  Currently subject specialists teach art, physical education, music and in some year groups, computing and  swimming.  We also have a senior teacher specialising in primary/secondary school  transition. As  well as engaging our year 6 pupils in the excitement of change, this prepares them for a smooth progression to secondary school.  For the most academically able children, we also begin introducing elements of the secondary curriculum early, ensuring they are fully stretched and stimulated.