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19/01/18

Retweeted From Harris Federation

Work has started on the new building for Harris Academy Sutton https://t.co/nc8KRTWohh

19/01/18

Retweeted From New Art Centre

Congratulations to students from St John's Wood St Pauls' and UCS and a huge thank you to for adjudicating. was a very special place to host https://t.co/d45JGn892s

19/01/18

Retweeted From Louise Martin

Interview in for the campaign. Very proud of our students https://t.co/gUNIl6pei4

19/01/18

Retweeted From Louise Martin

We’re getting there! https://t.co/2BYukYuX5S

18/01/18

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

Published today. Our Extra Curricular Activities information for 2018 -2019. Clubs, sports, dance and support sessions. https://t.co/6ctKnPnyA4 https://t.co/FjsWxSGyiL

18/01/18

Retweeted From HGABR Sixth Form

This weeks current affairs covers the recent criticism of a Vlogger and a video post, deemed controversial. Student delve into the topic of who should be responsible for dealing with inappropriate internet content. https://t.co/0NyEodH4aQ

18/01/18

Retweeted From HarrisBromleyY7

: Y9 Parents/Carers Evening is 1 February 2018, 4.30-7.00pm https://t.co/PJGc2pWdVa

18/01/18

Retweeted From Harris Rainham

Geography GCSE Question of the day Explain how human factors can make the effects of drought worse. (6 marks)

18/01/18

Retweeted From Harris Federation Chinese

95 students from & starting a fantastic day of film and Chinese cultural learning today !! looking forward to a fun day!

18/01/18

Retweeted From HAGR Performing Arts

Two music classes joined to make a band of 50 kids! Playing Living on a Prayer to brighten up our Thursday morning. They are concentrating faces (not miserable ones- we promise!) https://t.co/IgMjqHRSEJ

17/01/18

Retweeted From Sutton Voice

Work starts on new school in Sutton https://t.co/OrD9Y0jmqu https://t.co/R4tM6v7Fzt

16/01/18

Retweeted From Borough Of Sutton

Work begins on the new building for Harris Academy Sutton https://t.co/ajU0CJqSUR https://t.co/BJrF7Tq4mv

16/01/18

Retweeted From Croydon Advertiser

A huge new secondary school is being built in Sutton and it will open this year https://t.co/AmIFWI7DBl

16/01/18

Work has started on the new building for Harris Academy Sutton https://t.co/nc8KRTWohh

15/01/18

Retweeted From Sutton Council

A new £40 million secondary school on the site of one of the UK’s most significant regeneration projects, The London Cancer Hub, is set to create the next generation of young scientists. https://t.co/TBbPDuNtFM https://t.co/2tSRngnMfn

15/01/18

Retweeted From HPA Philip Lane

We are delighted to announce that Michael Foale CBE, the British-American astrophysicist and former astronaut, will visit the academy on Friday 2nd February 2018. Stay tuned for more information coming very soon. https://t.co/n3HsxujAEh

15/01/18

Watch: video on the start of building work for the new Harris Academy Sutton building https://t.co/HugRRIpP4i

13/01/18

New site is close enough to a number of Harris academies with strong A-level offers that pupils will be supported to move should they wish to https://t.co/kSTDzSdYcz

12/01/18

Retweeted From Croydon Advertiser

Here’s what happened after a Croydon school banned energy drinks https://t.co/uoMCebIAbM

Rebecca Hickey

Rebecca Hickey

Executive Principal, Chobham Academy and Principal, Harris Academy Beckenham

I came into teaching inspired by a love for English Literature and an outstanding teacher who guided me through GCSE and A Level.

My career started in local authority state comprehensives, rising from NQT to assistant principal over seven years, before joining the Harris Federation – where I have now worked for ten years.

My time with Harris has been hugely rewarding. I have been given endless opportunities to improve my professional skills and have met some wonderful colleagues, with whom I have felt privileged to collaborate. It is exceedingly challenging, and expectations are very high, but the satisfaction I have felt through successes in my various roles have made every minute worth it.

The most positive aspect of working for the Harris Federation is the way the team works together. There is always somebody available for advice, guidance and encouragement, with no issue being too trivial. The support network is quite phenomenal, and this has not lessened despite our rapid growth as a Federation.

The academies I lead are very different, but both have enormous strengths. Beckenham is a very special Academy: a true community comprehensive serving its local residents. It has improved year on year and is increasingly becoming the school of choice in our area. Our staff and students are remarkable and our ethos of scientific enterprise as well as our relentless focus on WORD (Writing, Oracy and Reading Development) makes it a thriving, dynamic place of learning.

Chobham is in the heart of East Village and, as the Olympic legacy school, its building has a stature and elegance which has led to architectural awards and accolades. We specialise in performing arts and English, both of which are very successful areas of expertise at the Academy. We attained a judgement of Outstanding across every category within our first 18 months of opening – a phenomenal achievement for an all-through state school, and one of which we are very proud.

If you are applying for a position at either academy, you need to have optimism and a ‘can-do attitude’ among your core values – they are fast-paced, challenging places of learning. You will need to be flexible to the needs of our students and dedicate yourself to every aspect of academy life.

If you possess these qualities, the Harris Federation is a truly exceptional place to build your teaching career. There is nowhere better to receive exemplary professional development and to work with experts across every aspect of the educational realm.

My top three qualities when looking for a teacher:

  • Subject expertise
  • A ‘can-do’ approach
  • The ability to communicate effectively and accurately

 

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