Our mission statement is "The Royal Harbour Academy is a proud community built upon success, high aspirations and a global outlook."
Our aim is that every student at the Royal Harbour Academy gains life skills and qualifications that will allow them to lead happy and fulfilled lives whether their next steps are in education, employment or further training. It is good to know that year on year all of our students either stay on in our sixth form, go to other local schools or secure full time employment in the workplace. Having previously been Headteacher at Dane Court Grammar School, I am pleased that the school is part of the Coastal Academies Trust, which not only includes Dane Court Grammar School but a number of other local schools. This provides benefits to both students and staff through, amongst other things, collaboration and exchange of good practice. Like myself, the Trust is determined that every child has real success and the schools work collaboratively to achieve this aim.
Remote Learning instructions for students/parents.
Please refer to the instructions linked below to log in to Show My Homework via our school website or the app if on a phone/tablet device. You should then be able to access SMHW where all the lesson resources and powerpoints for each lesson below can be found.
On Tuesday, students put words into action as they turned their attention to assessing the biodiversity of their school site. Students used quadrat-sampling methods to investigate how many different species of plant and animal they could find in the school fields. All 400 students on the school’s lower site then had the opportunity to make their own eco-friendly plant pot out of newspaper and plant a giant yellow sunflower seed.
This project was the dream of Katie Green, Art teacher at the Royal Harbour Academy. Katie says “As part of our journey towards achieving the Artsmark Award, I really wanted students to gain experience of working with a real life practitioner of art. Having a residential artist like this can raise aspiration, strengthen community spirit and give students skills and knowledge beyond what we can provide in the classroom. Nova was the perfect choice for us as she has an impressive portfolio after working on numerous community projects and with other schools. A project like this however, would usually be out of reach to a school due to the costs involved, but we have been incredibly lucky to have the support from The Arts Society Thanet who have gone out of their way to apply for a special grant from their National Society and fund-raise to make this project achievable.”
The day was delivered by Katie Green and Maggie Johnson who both teach art at the Royal Harbour Academy, however many of the activities were run and supported by students from Years 7 and 9. Katie Green stated ‘This day doesn’t just allow us to work alongside our feeder schools to help each other with ideas for art and transition but it allows our students to take on leadership roles that ultimately give them confidence alongside transferable skills of planning, communication and the ability to teach others. It is also wonderful to see what the children from primary schools are capable of when given quality time to explore new techniques for art.’
On Tuesday 2nd March, Toby Winson visited The Royal Harbour Academy to deliver an inspirational assembly to Year 9 students. Toby is a young recovering alcoholic who spent his entire adult life battling his addiction, a journey which has involved 7 months in rehab and countless stints in hospital and eventually liver disease at the age of 25 which almost killed him. Now, 3 and a half years sober, Toby has turned his life around and is working as a journalist for ITV.
If the school needs to close during the course of a school day, we will announce the closure on the school website and ensure that you are contacted by telephone before your child leaves the premises. We would ask that you please make sure that the school has a current daytime phone number on which we can contact you.
We currently have a vacancy on our Governing Body for a Parent Governor at the school. If you would like to stand for election, or to nominate someone else, please complete the attached form and return it to the school by Friday 7th February 2020.