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22/05/17

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Don't lose your chance to vote in the UK general election Register now https://t.co/nB1wQuxpDS https://t.co/WsAMgv3rgj

22/05/17

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Test your skills at our countdown challenge this week and see how close you come to 433. Don't forget our other challenges! https://t.co/t8b3hHOHx5

22/05/17

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STAY HYDRATED Dehydration Causes Foggy Memory, Irritability, and More. Dehydration has been shown to put stress on our cognitive functioning https://t.co/nUvZQ34H6n

22/05/17

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GCSE Exams continue this week. Good luck to those students sitting English Literature and Geography exams today https://t.co/5WaQspJzXY

21/05/17

15 - 19 May 2017 Harris Academies 'the week in pictures'. https://t.co/T1IITHUMtH

19/05/17

Congratulations Year 9s. https://t.co/n7vJHNvhtH

19/05/17

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Interesting article taken from 'First News' publication. Ideal time to learn some 'Top Tips for keeping Stress at Bay' https://t.co/5YHKOA5ATN

19/05/17

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Year 5 have been designing their own mythical creatures to use for their descriptive writing tomorrow. https://t.co/XJFlrv4GFi

19/05/17

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Our Year 5 artists were interpreting the work of cubist artist, Picasso and his mural of Guernica. They have explored war themes. https://t.co/8pe7ccA8Wr

19/05/17

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19/05/17

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Having fun in Nursery this afternoon in our new boat ! https://t.co/9HgBn5eM1U

19/05/17

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Our secondary trainees are thoroughly engaged in their 'What's Special About Special?' training today. https://t.co/oAHH6dkHOH

19/05/17

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Look at our amazing turn out for Turner Class's Family Assembly https://t.co/BeQ4kquePR

19/05/17

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Today's the perfect day to apply for a Lead Practitioner role https://t.co/qonZVYXds7 https://t.co/Lfg4gOYNkb

18/05/17

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Still space on GCSE New spec Speaking, Listening, Trans & Grammar Skills Signup https://t.co/qSueQkhcor https://t.co/TKyWca2Aoz

18/05/17

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8 - 12 May 2017 Harris Academies 'the week in pictures '. https://t.co/r3b2zjBbO1

18/05/17

Great achievement, congratulations Year 8 boys! 🏆 https://t.co/3KVKoIjUnG

17/05/17

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Food Tech ! Do you need assistance with non-examined assessments? Come along to 27/6 https://t.co/RiiOUWjcCN https://t.co/6cRrXr1bHo

17/05/17

Nice work..... https://t.co/zh2ElqFv8m

17/05/17

Congratulations Champs! 🏀🏆🏀 https://t.co/XXnD7g8Mtw

  • May 22, 2017 Don't lose your chance to vote in the UK general election Register now Read more...
  • May 22, 2017 Test your skills at our countdown challenge this week and see how close you come to 433. Don't ...
  • May 22, 2017 STAY HYDRATED Dehydration Causes Foggy Memory, Irritability, and More. Dehydration has been shown...
  • May 22, 2017 GCSE Exams continue this week. Good luck to those students sitting English Literature and Geograp...
  • May 21, 2017 15 - 19 May 2017 Harris Academies 'the week in pictures'. Read more
  • May 19, 2017 Congratulations Year 9s. Read more
  • May 19, 2017 Interesting article taken from 'First News' publication. Ideal time to learn some 'Top Tips for k...
  • May 19, 2017 Year 5 have been designing their own mythical creatures to use for their descriptive writing tomo...
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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