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23/03/17

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Teaching a 19th century novel - Team English subject day https://t.co/rQN1R5Zlrd

23/03/17

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Meet and Tour for prospective parents at The Mayflower Building - our home for the first two years… https://t.co/hU6DkcZg7o

23/03/17

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Term dates are now available https://t.co/uid7xDcfUC

23/03/17

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Thank you to all the families who are supporting us with healthier packed lunches for their children. The transform… https://t.co/Mte1J9oAXE

23/03/17

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to see so many Class of 2024 girls and families at their first welcome evening yesterday.… https://t.co/C48hSENkQr

22/03/17

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A fantastic trip! Lots of good memories https://t.co/2en5RdMPmH

22/03/17

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Year 1 fraction superstars! Identifying halves and quarters https://t.co/Q23COKTz25

22/03/17

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We're very proud that Zahra has been voted onto Youth Council . Well done to all the ne… https://t.co/OTfbEMAS9V

22/03/17

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U13 boys rugby team win 3 out of 5 at today's https://t.co/DAAYpGboWo

22/03/17

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Year 1 leave the bustle of Tottenham to enjoy the beauty of nature . Fantastic enrichment https://t.co/t9A9MNAj6j

21/03/17

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HCACP Students experience science like never before using to take a virtual tour of the human dig… https://t.co/QUNq5wiOW0

20/03/17

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Our year 7, 9 & 10 Rugby teams all through to the finals. Come and support on Tuesday 28th March!

20/03/17

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Meet & our lovely team this Thurs to discuss your career in MFL https://t.co/kBudzYtyS7

18/03/17

13 - 17 March 2017 Harris Academies 'the week in pictures'. https://t.co/cNv3hyrtLn

17/03/17

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of all does every day to help create a more equal, diverse and inclusive society.… https://t.co/ahnA8c6urr

17/03/17

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that EVERY HAB6 Year 13 has received university offers, many from .… https://t.co/9g3WFYz7ps

17/03/17

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Well done Ezri - we are proud of you. https://t.co/zx50wxV6f3

17/03/17

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Our students are covering a number of topics today for . We will be sharing their news reports this… https://t.co/WQ2G6N0adh

17/03/17

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NEW BLOG: Carrie Senior, Principal of , talks transforming lives in our latest post:… https://t.co/X7ND0pJnCw

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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