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.

Teaching & Learning

Harris Primary Academy Benson provides an exciting, personalised learning curriculum, which supports and challenges all of our students and is at the heart of our teaching and learning philosophy. We ensure that all teaching and support staff have access to the highest quality training programmes to provide the most innovative and cutting edge learning opportunities for every student.

The Academy aims to:

  • Meet the needs and aspirations of all students
  • Ensure all students can successfully access the curriculum offer, making any reasonable adjustments required where particular needs are identified
  • Recognise high achieving students and ensure they are given opportunities to stretch and challenge their learning
  • Plan opportunities for students to develop their personal potential
  • Establish an agreed range of policies and practices to guarantee a consistent approach towards learning and teaching in every classroom.
  • Involve all staff in developing and improving the quality of learning and teaching
  • Provide all staff with developmental opportunities to extend and enhance their range of teaching and repertoires
  • Develop staff to deliver skills beyond their own subject specialism and incorporate cross curricular initiatives, in particular Literacy, and Numeracy
  • Identify students’ achievements and areas for improvement, through rigorous monitoring of progress and to plan appropriate interventions to enhance learning

The suite of policies attached provide further details on how the academy support and progress the aims outlined above.

At Harris Primary Academy Benson we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning centred round letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing.

Title Date  
Admissions Policy 08th Dec 2016 Download
Behaviour 06th Jan 2017 Download
Behaviour policy 2016 updated.pdf 23rd May 2017 Download
English Policy 14th Jan 2016 Download
EYFS Policy Revised 14th Jan 2016 Download
Gifted and Talented Policy 14th Jan 2016 Download
Mobile Phone Policy 26th Sep 2014 Download
NEW Marking and Feedback Policy 14th Jan 2016 Download
Phonics Policy 14th Jan 2016 Download
Pupil Premium Statement 2013 - 2014 01st Jul 2014 Download
Sports Provision statement 24th Sep 2014 Download
Teaching and Learning Policy 14th Jan 2016 Download