🎉 Excited to kick off our culture evening with standing room only to celebrate the different cultures of our student community through dance, music, and so much more! Let's embrace and enjoy the rich diversity of our school. 🌍💃🎶


🎄✨ This week, the festive spirit has taken over Harris Garrard Academy! Our students and staff enjoyed a delightful lunchtime of festive dancing, getting everyone in the holiday mood. Wishing everyone a wonderful and festive time ahead! 🎅🕺💃


Lunchtime! 🥪


The last pic, a seemingly decrepit old computer? This was the world's first web server, marking the very beginning of what we know today as the World Wide Web. It first went online over 25 years ago at CERN, laying the foundation for the development of the internet as we know it.


Mr. Adams has unapologetically taken the liberty of sharing some nerdy and amazing photos from the computer section at the Science Museum! From technological innovations to really nerdy stuff, our Year 8 students are having a blast exploring the world of science and technology.


🦖 While Year 8 is exploring the wonders of science at the Science Museum, another group is stepping back in time at the Natural History Museum! They've even spotted a T-Rex dressed as Santa. Who said learning can't be festive? 🎅


🔬 Year 8 are off to the Science Museum today as part of our character education program! We're excited for them to explore the wonders of science and technology. Stay tuned for updates on their educational adventure. 🚀


Last Week our Indoor Athletics team took part in the Finals. The team performed excellently, winning the event and now have the opportunity to represent Bexley at the in February. Huge congratulation to the team and


Continuing the celebration of our talented students and the Christmas spirit at HGA, here are more highlights from our festive performances! 🎄🎶 Our talent show contestants truly shone, delivering heartwarming renditions of Christmas classics.


Our musicians at HGA never disappoint! Considering Christmas is approaching, a performance of Christmas songs by our music students and talent show contestants left us in awe. HGA has got the Christmas spirit!🎄❄️


Our year 11's got a special treat today - a virtual tour of , the UK's national synchrotron science facility!💡Students saw the impressive particle accelerators up close. 📸 We're so glad our students could experience this cutting-edge science, even remotely!


There were some outstanding individual performances during thefinal of our yr5/6 Sports Hall Athletics competition today. Well done to all the pupils involved & sports leaders for officiating👏🥇 🥈 🥉


And the finalists!



The shortlist…



Calling all future historians! 🏰 Our Year 7B Hi1 students created incredible Motte and Bailey castles, demonstrating their understanding of King William's England. Bravo, young minds!


Heat 3 of the SHA took place with 5 schools competing for a place in next weeks final. Congratulations to who finished in 1st place & well done to all who took part👏Thank you to for officiating at the event 🙏



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Rewards & Behaviour

It is essential that we create an environment where all students feel they belong and are safe where they can thrive as individuals and learners.

This requires establishing appropriate learning-focused relationships where expectations are high and everyone knows the routines and the boundaries.  

Ready, Safe, Respectful 

We know that at the heart of our behaviour expectations are three concepts that must be embedded at all levels for learning to be able to take place. Our mantra, and all of our behaviour conversations with the students, focus on these three key principles:   

Rewards 1

Ready – Students are ready for learning by having good attendance, in full school uniform, determined to do their best and focused to always strive for their full potential.  

Respectful – That respect goes both ways with all our students following the instructions of their adults, listening carefully to those in their classroom, speaking respectfully to peers and adults while showing good manners and kindness to those in our school community. This also means being respectful of our school, keeping it both tidy and clean.  

Safe – We all deserve to feel safe at school. Not only by keeping our hands and feet and unkind words to ourselves but also feeling safe to be ourselves promoting equality and friendship.   

Zones of Regulation  

We understand that students require support in regulating their own behaviours to make sure they can identify the best way to be ready for learning. We therefore use the four zones of regulation to discuss how best students can regulate their feelings to prepare them for their learning time.   

Rewards 2.1

Blue Zone: sad, sick, tired or bored (low state of alertness – brain and/or body is moving slowly or sluggishly).

Green Zone: in control, calm, happy and ready to learn (regulated state of alertness).

Yellow Zone: more intense emotions and states but able to maintain control, worried, frustrated, silly, excited, scared or overwhelmed (heightened state of alertness but you still have some control).

Red Zone: elated, angry, wild, terrified (heightened state of alertness and out of control). 

Rewards 3

Hub Points  

All staff and students are included in our Hub System to help build team spirit and add a competitive nature to the students across year groups and classes. Through the in-class behaviour system, students can be awarded Hub Points for meeting our Ready, Respectful, Safe values. They can also be awarded Hub Points by members of SLT as well as for attendance and for being a Star of the Week.  

Hub Points are celebrated weekly during Celebration Assemblies and through corridor displays to keep students aware of how their hub is performing. Each hub also has a ‘Head of Hub’ who runs events and co-ordinates the hub. Students work towards receiving extra playtime as a collaborative reward. They also accumulate Hub Points on an individual basis and these lead to being entered into a raffle to win a prize each term.  

Attendance Awards 

To celebrate those students who are able to keep 100% attendance, students are able to work towards the following awards: 

  • Bronze: HGA Shield – 1 Term of 100% Attendance 
  • Silver: HGA Shield – 2 Terms of 100% Attendance 
  • Gold: HGA Shield – 3 Terms of 100% Attendance 

These can then be worn for the next term to celebrate this success and are handed out during Celebration Assemblies.   

Stars of the Week  

In Reception, certificates are awarded to Reader, Independent Learner and Mark Maker of the Week in class. These certificates are taken home with the child. 

In KS1 and KS2 during Celebration Assemblies, the time is given for teachers to select and celebrate the behaviour, work or accomplishments of one student in their class. These students receive a hand-written certificate from the leader of the Celebration Assembly and 5 Hub Points. These certificates are taken home with the student.