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23/08/17

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

Shona is a Science Consultant with the Harris Federation and she works closely with our trainee - https://t.co/Gzn0vR3a3l https://t.co/PZ8Ho5bdVu

23/08/17

Three of our talented students were on this evening talking about the new 9-1 grading for https://t.co/C9aAhqLmmb

18/08/17

. star Santiago will be the first in his family to go to uni - studying Architecture . Well done Santiago! https://t.co/4yqYqBWYD2

18/08/17

Teofil from visited to talk about his results: 4 A*s. He's off to to read Physics. Amazing! https://t.co/f1tVy2tYM5

18/08/17

Retweeted From James Handscombe

Jo, Rueben and Farid also all with 4A* - great team. https://t.co/Wqav2jxDFk

18/08/17

Great to see student Samantha-Jo Onyekwere celebrating a phenomenal 4 A*s in Scroll down to see! https://t.co/fu6FqYVX3C

18/08/17

. student Teofil Aleksandrov did an amazing job on talking about his outstanding A level results. https://t.co/iPSiHPE4DF

18/08/17

Retweeted From HA Chafford Hundred

A fantastic set of results yesterday, was a pleasure seeing so many young happy faces. Enjoy university guys and girls 😁 👍🏻 https://t.co/Y5oLptVnJw

17/08/17

Great piece from the about what the Harris Federation does for students from working class backgrounds https://t.co/N4aVkhjBsY

17/08/17

Retweeted From SouthwarkYA's

Congratulations everyone ☺🎉👍

17/08/17

Retweeted From HPA Orpington

So proud of all the students for working hard and reaching their potential. We will continue to get pupils secondary ready for you. https://t.co/6u46uQ5P6r

17/08/17

Retweeted From Southwark News

Harris Academy Bermondsey just added. 100% pass rate 👍🙌

17/08/17

So proud to see coverage of our amazing students in the https://t.co/PUY0MfbF2J

17/08/17

Today's A level results are the best yet for Harris Federation https://t.co/1ZglMLwWGy

17/08/17

16% students at Harris Sixth Form achieved Russ Gp university places, outperforming nat average by 5% pts. https://t.co/1ZglMLwWGy

17/08/17

Great results from . You should be very proud of yourselves https://t.co/8UUU4vSE0D

17/08/17

Calling all Harris Y13 - have any snaps with your ? We would love to see them! 📷

17/08/17

Congratulations to everyone at - amazing results today 👏 https://t.co/7LBefkzVaY

17/08/17

Retweeted From James Handscombe

Also worth mentioning Sam's degree apprenticeship with IBM - brilliant next step! https://t.co/N75vi2RND1

17/08/17

Well done 100% pass rate across all subjects and over half of the grades achieved by students were A*-B. https://t.co/6mFXyJpsmH

  • August 23, 2017 Shona is a Science Consultant with the Harris Federation and she works closely with our ...
  • August 23, 2017 Three of our talented students were on this evening talking about the new...
  • August 18, 2017 . star Santiago will be the first in his family to go to uni - studying Architecture
  • August 18, 2017 Teofil from visited to talk about his results: 4 A*s. He's off to
  • August 18, 2017 Jo, Rueben and Farid also all with 4A* - great team. Read more
  • August 18, 2017 Great to see student Samantha-Jo Onyekwere celebrating a phenomenal 4 A*s in ...
  • August 18, 2017 . student Teofil Aleksandrov did an amazing job on talking about his ...
  • August 18, 2017 A fantastic set of results yesterday, was a pleasure seeing so many young happy faces. Enjoy univ...
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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