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23/09/17

18 - 22 September 2017 Harris Academies https://t.co/tcy4UrqOoV

22/09/17

Retweeted From HGABR Sixth Form

A reminder that students finish at 12.40pm on Monday, due to the Open Evening.

22/09/17

Retweeted From Harris South Norwood

A few Y10s had a chance to try BMX thanks to and https://t.co/jStWeDE3xY

21/09/17

Retweeted From Harris Greenwich

You'll love working here. Apply for an English position, Jan start: https://t.co/AgBZWITRxJ

21/09/17

Retweeted From Jonathan Limb

Sometimes teaching can be a bit of a handful but engagement & progress are key parts of ! Y6 Open Evening 2017 https://t.co/QqzQixGqbo

21/09/17

Retweeted From Harris Careers

. needs an After School Club Assistant. Apply now: https://t.co/fqoosVWEa9 https://t.co/hUQlnH3Ybi

21/09/17

Retweeted From HarrisMerton

First address from our Principal “we are an Academy that is outstanding and maintains that accolade every day” https://t.co/ZZEeWl4WZC

20/09/17

Retweeted From Mumsnet Merton

It's secondary schools' open season. Visit Ofsted - Open Evening Wed. 20 September https://t.co/MidSuP8Vi4 https://t.co/YtTP8g9i1i

20/09/17

Retweeted From David Carter

https://t.co/keX7tCOWP0 New Executive Leaders programme from Certainly worth a look if you are leading or aspiring to lead a MAT

19/09/17

Retweeted From EducationNews

First ever inspection sees Merton school rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted https://t.co/8l4i5m6kbK

19/09/17

Retweeted From Roger Keens

Merton School ‘outstanding,’ says Ofsted https://t.co/ZazJRuN2Ug via

18/09/17

First ever inspection sees Merton school rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted https://t.co/AtkyIWClAj

18/09/17

Retweeted From Siobhain McDonagh MP

My huge congratulations to wonderful for their OUTSTANDING Ofsted results across the board. Delighted for you all - so deserved! https://t.co/E4grlp7ktc

18/09/17

rated 'outstanding' by in all areas in first ever inspection https://t.co/5PFt2rfwnP https://t.co/X6wFWEtF9g

18/09/17

Retweeted From Mumsnet Merton

The reasons behind the need for new school, Harris Federation Academy Wimbledon (you can now apply for a place... https://t.co/NJmjw2SJFo

18/09/17

Seven in a row - rates seven newly inspected Harris Federation academies 'outstanding' https://t.co/2SzoIPp4ei https://t.co/frT5003QgV

16/09/17

Looking forward to hearing Harris in Harmony perform.

16/09/17

Retweeted From HAB_music

Harris in Harmony rehearsals off to a flying start at HAB 🎶🙌🏼 https://t.co/6EpUHoDVkA

16/09/17

11 - 15 September 2017. Harris Academies https://t.co/LMlSIWW5b5

14/09/17

Retweeted From HPA Orpington

Beautiful playing and gold stars being awarded today in piano lessons. https://t.co/iapj1JL11Z

  • September 23, 2017 18 - 22 September 2017 Harris Academies Read more
  • September 22, 2017 A reminder that students finish at 12.40pm on Monday, due to the Open Evening.
  • September 22, 2017 A few Y10s had a chance to try BMX thanks to and Read...
  • September 21, 2017 You'll love working here. Apply for an English position, Jan start: Read more
  • September 21, 2017 Sometimes teaching can be a bit of a handful but engagement & progress are key parts of
  • September 21, 2017 . needs an After School Club Assistant. Apply now: Read more
  • September 21, 2017 First address from our Principal “we are an Academy that is outstanding and maintains that accola...
  • September 20, 2017 It's secondary schools' open season. Visit Ofsted - Open Evening We...
Thashan Pillay

Thashan Pillay

Deputy Lead Science Consultant

"I went into teaching because I believe that education is the biggest tool to improve a child’s life chances and provide them with opportunities to fulfil their goals.  Another big reason was because I love Science – nothing is better than giving students an understanding of the world around them and what, why and how things happens!"

I was attracted to Harris by the unique role of a Science Consultant, which is unlike any other Senior Leadership jobs in schools, and became Deputy Lead Science Consultant last year.  My job involves providing academies with expert Science support.  Subject consultants train, coach, mentor and manage staff – always with the best outcomes for students at the heart of the conversations we have.

I work with a team of likeminded individuals who work tirelessly so children have the best Science education in all of our academies.  We have over 101 years of teaching experience between us, and we learn from each another. Not only do we work as a team of Science Consultants, but we also work collaboratively with other subject consultants and senior leaders in academies to drive improvement and achievement.

One of the most exciting but most challenging parts of my role is leading on the delivery of the new Science curriculum for GCSE. We have introduced new Schemes of Work, created resources and matched the demands in practical work and mathematical skills to that of the new curriculum.  Our Science consultant team and teachers from around the federation have been involved in creating, delivering, assessing and evaluating what we have produced; this ranges from teaching resources to assessments.  We are constantly reviewing what we have done so that students are as prepared as possible for the new GCSEs they will sit for the first time in Summer 2018. 

You can expect to work hard at Harris, but no harder than any other school or academy – teaching is profession which demands commitment and hard work, but being part of the Harris Federation, you will also be supported more than any other school or academy I have ever worked for.

If you’re thinking about applying for the Harris Federation, my one piece of advice would be to do it! If you strongly believe in improving the life chances of students, then this is the place for you.  No matter what academy you work in, you will be surrounded by professionals who have the same determination to get the best they can for our students.  You will be exposed to CPD unlike anything I have seen in the schools or academies I have worked in.

We have fantastic students in our academies – they all want to do well and sometimes just need our help to find out how they can achieve this.  The support across the Federation is amazing – all the way from being a trainee teacher to working in senior leadership.  You are surround by hardworking, dedicated individuals who truly believe that having a good education is the best starting point in life.

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