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25/04/17

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

Join the allotment club, every Tuesday and Thursday mornings. https://t.co/pRyP1RFeiX

24/04/17

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

"A bright future for Primary Languages and working across Primary/Secondary." https://t.co/Mah2oMK407

24/04/17

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

Vicky Gough from talking to future trainee teachers about scholarship opportunities https://t.co/6zBHnkEgsy

24/04/17

18 - 21 April 2017 Harris Academies 'the week in pictures'. https://t.co/EzqvaCrAbO

20/04/17

Retweeted From HABE Sport

HABE sport leaders running the show at Harris Fed Tag Rugby Championships 's 🏉 🏆 https://t.co/t0sAMrbQUm

20/04/17

Retweeted From Paula J matthews

found these three vikings in the playground ! Fantastic start to a new term !! https://t.co/rzxSoKrFGE

20/04/17

Retweeted From Harris Rainham

Early morning meet up for revision in the library. Well done Year 11. Fantastic dedication to succeed https://t.co/LuYKshGkDD

20/04/17

Retweeted From Harris Experience

Our Y10s are visiting today to experience a range of lectures and learn all about life & . https://t.co/NbfuQFewv2

17/04/17

Retweeted From HAB Principal

Happy Easter from HAB. An term ahead, including: GCSE and A-Level exams; Sports Day; . https://t.co/GR4DFhgC8b

17/04/17

Retweeted From Harris Kenley

📆As per our term dates, the children return back to the academy on Monday 24th April📅 ⭐️Enjoy the rest of the Easter break⭐️ https://t.co/Ul580qtnri

13/04/17

We are delighted that three new Harris free schools have been approved. https://t.co/cVyhv5bkei https://t.co/9GdvtJ5vH3

07/04/17

Well done - Happy Easter! https://t.co/kqy6J5rB4C

06/04/17

Retweeted From HarrisBoys'Academy

Team pic of our incredible snowsports group coming towards the end of their amazing Alps adventure https://t.co/EpIhUCrEgE

06/04/17

Retweeted From HGABR Sixth Form

Our latest Insight issue is here! Check it out on our website now at https://t.co/LdTDTB3rCO https://t.co/PZQQ7O5b0k

06/04/17

Retweeted From HarrisColerainePark

Easter fair was so much fun. Great to see so many parents. https://t.co/TdlphIZyEY

05/04/17

Retweeted From Harris Kenley

📆As per our term dates, our last day in the Academy before Easter is Friday 7th April, we return on Monday 24th April 2017. 📅 https://t.co/EU3Jzffchx

05/04/17

Retweeted From HCACP Geography

Day 1 all done! Lots of fun seeing the bears...having fun...and every student dancing with the locals! https://t.co/J1uwY03BHC

05/04/17

Retweeted From Beddington Park

Don't forget to join us tomorrow morning for some Easter Xplorer fun! We'll be at the Pavilion between 11am and 1pm https://t.co/ZcfLpziqvZ

05/04/17

Retweeted From HarrisBoys'Academy

Live pics from our ski trip to the Alps, to show parents we're having a good time! More pics at https://t.co/hnvkz1PHSE https://t.co/In3MpgQbCI

04/04/17

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

  • April 25, 2017 Join the allotment club, every Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Read more
  • April 24, 2017 "A bright future for Primary Languages and working across Primary/Secondary." https:...
  • April 24, 2017 Vicky Gough from talking to future trainee teachers about scholarship opport...
  • April 24, 2017 18 - 21 April 2017 Harris Academies 'the week in pictures'. Read more
  • April 20, 2017 HABE sport leaders running the show at Harris Fed Tag Rugby Championships ...
  • April 20, 2017 found these three vikings in the playground ! Fantastic start to a new term !! https:/...
  • April 20, 2017 Early morning meet up for revision in the library. Well done Year 11. Fantastic dedication to suc...
  • April 20, 2017 Our Y10s are visiting today to experience a range of lectures and learn a...
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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