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16/04/19

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If you are applying for a degree in the arts, you still need to write a personal statement! Learn how to write about your ambitions, skills, and experience that will make you suitable for the course 🎸👇 https://t.co/CWmytNX1NU

16/04/19

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Can’t make a uni open day? Do the next best thing and go on a virtual tour! 🕹️ https://t.co/oTq17pYQY5

16/04/19

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There are apprenticeships available at all levels, in a huge range of sectors. Find out more facts here 👉 https://t.co/M8O7ghu0NZ https://t.co/q4XXwU9LwV

16/04/19

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Leaving school soon, but still unsure where your future lies? Sign up for UCAS updates and we can tell you about: 🎓 university 🛠️ apprenticeships 🙋‍♀️ volunteering 🌴 gap year programmes 💼 career opportunities Sign up today 📩 https://t.co/oufHzEQSnB https://t.co/d3qE1sHwFU

16/04/19

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Students with mental health problems can disclose this on their UCAS application, to make sure they can access the support they’re entitled to. and discuss the benefits of disclosure in this short blog 👇 https://t.co/LntNLPTro8

16/04/19

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Thinking about training to in or ? Visit our informative website this sunny for more info, trainee blogs & FAQs ☀️ A perfect move for & ! 1TZ https://t.co/vaiUAOYfRg

16/04/19

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Parent/carers of Year 7 students are warmly invited to attend the Y7 Parent Consultation evening on Thursday 9th May from 4.30 to 7.15pm. Letters and appointment sheets will be given to Y7 students after the Easter break.

15/04/19

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So excited to be seeing at the https://t.co/aEABqpzH0A

15/04/19

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So excited to be at the O2 tonight to hear speak! Ready to be inspired https://t.co/5JXwT8IP7c

13/04/19

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Unless your a or teacher, in which case we have fully funded places ready to go! https://t.co/jVAdCRvTTK https://t.co/Mx5nZWU7KF

13/04/19

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What a beautiful location for our tour award ceremony... and our award winners are... https://t.co/TzMBWoyr6C

13/04/19

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What a great staff team! Looked like you had the best time! Thank you for giving our students such an amazing opportunity!! https://t.co/fYKWgCuq2R

12/04/19

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Students in Year 10 taking Fast Track Maths also need to come to school on Monday 29th April to sit their Maths Mock GCSE paper at 9am. Many thanks for all your support this term. https://t.co/67Z3HFc9oX

11/04/19

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Do you work for a or school? Take advantage of fully funded Accreditation places as part of their forward-thinking and empowering partnership with the ! https://t.co/SPJekkyEm0

10/04/19

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Our £170 million investment in Institutes of Technology will boost young people’s skills across the country and set them on a path to high skilled, high wage careers in https://t.co/mvE6uGlhyR https://t.co/VYH1lE1twp

10/04/19

Great news, well done! https://t.co/MAMAOZZh1v

10/04/19

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So proud of so many staff making Easter school possible for half of the entire academy! Year 2, Year 3,Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. https://t.co/BI6pdLDpyk

06/04/19

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Excellent essay by ⁦⁩ on access to top universities https://t.co/Y1wQC6YKod

06/04/19

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We have arrived in Switzerland for ! A long journey & a little tired but a quick unpack and explore of our rooms, then off to Ski Fit to get our gear! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/RmdHWo3FfK

06/04/19

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Harris Boys‘ have arrived in Crans🇨🇭 A smooth crossing on the Eurostar, 7 hours 💤 , checked into our Chalet and now getting our skis and boards fitted🎿 🏂 ⛷ 😁 https://t.co/PjWYoump5j

  • April 16, 2019 If you are applying for a degree in the arts, you still need to write a personal statement! Learn...
  • April 16, 2019 Can’t make a uni open day? Do the next best thing and go on a virtual tour! 🕹️ Read more...
  • April 16, 2019 There are apprenticeships available at all levels, in a huge range of sectors. Find o...
  • April 16, 2019 Leaving school soon, but still unsure where your future lies? Sign up for UCAS updates and we can...
  • April 16, 2019 Students with mental health problems can disclose this on their UCAS application, to make sure th...
  • April 16, 2019 Thinking about training to in or ? Visit our informative website this sun...
  • April 16, 2019 Parent/carers of Year 7 students are warmly invited to attend the Y7 Parent Consultation evening ...
  • April 15, 2019 So excited to be seeing at the Read more
Matt Britt

Matt Britt

Executive Principal of Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred & Harris Primary Academy Mayflower

"My own calling into teaching was inspired by some very special teachers."

When I was studying for my A levels in Solihull, I worked in two local primary schools, including with a truly inspirational teacher who helped build my confidence and completed my education as a person. At 18, I volunteered with disadvantaged pupils in London, opening my eyes to the wider world. Later, an amazing socialist politics teacher opened my thinking again and challenged my prejudices and narrow mindedness.

All of these factors combined to make me a better person and to develop a passion for teaching. I applied to study at the University of Warwick and once I'd graduated in 1991, I launched my teaching career at Bellenden Primary School in South London.

I joined the Harris Federation in January 2014, taking on Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred before opening the new five-form entry free school, Harris Primary Academy Mayflower, in September 2014. In September 2016, I also became the Executive Principal of Harris Primary Academy Orpington. This is an exciting new challenge as we attempt to turn around the performance of a predecessor school which has been requiring improvement since its 2014 inspection.

In addition to this, I have been working to support the Principals and staff at Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace and Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane in 2015-16. I have loved being part of these successful and vibrant academies.

I love the collegiate feel of being part of the Harris team. Sabeena Hasan, our Regional Primary Director, and Sir Dan, our Chief Executive, are nationally renowned school and system leaders and the support we receive is second to none. 

Before joining the Federation, I heard some negativity about the accountability of working for Harris, but I have never worked with a stronger, more supportive team. Of course, we expect the best for every Harris pupil, but we are all very much in it together. When things have gone well, I have been asked to share the best practice and it has been celebrated, and when things haven't gone as well the support I've had from colleagues and the Harris team has been heartfelt and incredible. This is not a place for hero leadership; it is most definitely a sustainable and hugely collaborative approach.

I love knowing that I am part of the most successful academy chain in the country and I love the fact that the support for business management, project management, HR, recruitment and ICT leaves me free to focus on the business of leading teaching and learning. Even though I am responsible for three primary academies I do have a good work life balance. This is due in no small part to the Harris approach.

The three academies I lead have some fantastic strengths. Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred has vibrant displays and the work in pupils' books and Early Years Learning Journals is exemplary in terms of presentation and quality.

Harris Primary Academy Mayflower is set in an inspiring new building. The vision for the academy of “Excellence. Every Child. Every Day.” is brought to life through the core values which underpin the behaviour and teaching and learning approaches.

If you are applying for a position at any of these academies, you should come with an open mind, a willingness to embrace change and receive feedback, and a good sense of humour. Be prepared to put your heart and soul into shaping the very best education for each of our pupils but be prepared to learn and grow every day too. Even if you're just thinking about working for a Harris Academy, do pay us a visit – we are always willing to show visitors around.

Teaching at Harris gives you a chance to learn your trade with the best academy chain in the country and supported by an incredible team of gifted educationalists with a track record of success. Why would you look anywhere else?

My top three qualities when looking for a teacher:

  • Someone who is open to reflective practice and will grow and develop, whilst embracing change and improvement.
  • Someone who can communicate well both when speaking and in writing.
  • Passion for the job and someone who has done their research about me and the academies before coming to interview.

 

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