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20/02/19

We think you’re fabulous!!

20/02/19

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Are you ready to embark on a career in teaching ? are awarding £28,000 to talented individuals who embark in physics teacher training in September 2019. https://t.co/OriDgf53SQ

20/02/19

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Parents... there's still time to take part in our small focus group about our Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy. We'd love your views. It's Thurs 28 Feb, 6pm. Find out how to take part at https://t.co/BK2OAnxcQo

20/02/19

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Join our Reading Challenge and read five books by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic authors. Loads to choose from in the school , including by . Find out more at https://t.co/APT9GD5Kl9 https://t.co/slnsVYRZHe

17/02/19

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Jamie! You are such an inspiration for us & for your students! Huge congratulations for all you've achieved so far.⭐ We'll be cheering you on at each step as an athlete & as a ! https://t.co/Hrqy3cKvwa

17/02/19

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This is a great photo & an incredible opportunity for your young students! https://t.co/qEvjNbQnLm

15/02/19

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A MASSIVE thank you to for sharing your story and inspiring us all. It was a pleasure to have you at HAP. https://t.co/tUQrX1kjPY

15/02/19

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It's important that schools give children immersive experiences. we'll get creative! https://t.co/1i87hANsVa

15/02/19

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It’s very exciting to be opening our Sixth Form this year as part of . With our new artwork & study spaces being installed we are expanding the family once again as we welcome our Year 12 in September. We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/8YuKMmkYyu

15/02/19

11 - 15 February 2019 https://t.co/5RcQysBJKx

14/02/19

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Thanks to everyone who dressed up. Sharing culture and finding common ground in a time of increasing intolerance is somehing we should all be proud of! https://t.co/GIcdfKjwBO

14/02/19

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Our & have time for discussion and reflection with around in the classroom and the links to . https://t.co/fux4W8r5tk

14/02/19

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Calling all former HAB girls... We would love to hear what you are doing now. Study, employment... please get in touch and let us know! Find out more about our new scheme at https://t.co/JGEyyruNiF https://t.co/Cr94NqQId2

13/02/19

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Congratulations to Year 9 student Yeray, who performed with the today at ! 🎶 https://t.co/wO0gpKSaX5

13/02/19

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Year 8 inspired by MP Sharon Hodgson’s journey from single parent household on benefits to the Palace of Westminster. Thanks We will all be dreaming BIG! https://t.co/uKJZgmqBBN

12/02/19

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Heart warming story here https://t.co/VF1r8oFvrq

11/02/19

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The is now open! https://t.co/SVE3mHmPrQ

11/02/19

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Another successful in . Today our parents enjoyed engaging in learning with their children during our session! Thank you to everyone who came along, we loved having you! https://t.co/B3njMQmVgN

11/02/19

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Friday 15th February is an Inset Day, students are not required to attend the Academy on this day.

  • February 20, 2019 Are you ready to embark on a career in teaching ? are awarding £28,000
  • February 20, 2019 Parents... there's still time to take part in our small focus group about our Behaviour and Anti-...
  • February 20, 2019 Join our Reading Challenge and read five books by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic authors. Loads...
  • February 17, 2019 Jamie! You are such an inspiration for us & for your students! Huge congratulations for all you'v...
  • February 17, 2019 This is a great photo & an incredible opportunity for your young students! ...
  • February 15, 2019 A MASSIVE thank you to for sharing your story and inspiring us all. It was a pleasur...
  • February 15, 2019 It's important that schools give children immersive experiences. we'll get creati...
Thashan Pillay

Thashan Pillay

Deputy Lead Science Consultant

"I went into teaching because I believe that education is the biggest tool to improve a child’s life chances and provide them with opportunities to fulfil their goals.  Another big reason was because I love Science – nothing is better than giving students an understanding of the world around them and what, why and how things happens!"

I was attracted to Harris by the unique role of a Science Consultant, which is unlike any other Senior Leadership jobs in schools, and became Deputy Lead Science Consultant last year.  My job involves providing academies with expert Science support.  Subject consultants train, coach, mentor and manage staff – always with the best outcomes for students at the heart of the conversations we have.

I work with a team of likeminded individuals who work tirelessly so children have the best Science education in all of our academies.  We have over 101 years of teaching experience between us, and we learn from each another. Not only do we work as a team of Science Consultants, but we also work collaboratively with other subject consultants and senior leaders in academies to drive improvement and achievement.

One of the most exciting but most challenging parts of my role is leading on the delivery of the new Science curriculum for GCSE. We have introduced new Schemes of Work, created resources and matched the demands in practical work and mathematical skills to that of the new curriculum.  Our Science consultant team and teachers from around the federation have been involved in creating, delivering, assessing and evaluating what we have produced; this ranges from teaching resources to assessments.  We are constantly reviewing what we have done so that students are as prepared as possible for the new GCSEs they will sit for the first time in Summer 2018. 

You can expect to work hard at Harris, but no harder than any other school or academy – teaching is profession which demands commitment and hard work, but being part of the Harris Federation, you will also be supported more than any other school or academy I have ever worked for.

If you’re thinking about applying for the Harris Federation, my one piece of advice would be to do it! If you strongly believe in improving the life chances of students, then this is the place for you.  No matter what academy you work in, you will be surrounded by professionals who have the same determination to get the best they can for our students.  You will be exposed to CPD unlike anything I have seen in the schools or academies I have worked in.

We have fantastic students in our academies – they all want to do well and sometimes just need our help to find out how they can achieve this.  The support across the Federation is amazing – all the way from being a trainee teacher to working in senior leadership.  You are surround by hardworking, dedicated individuals who truly believe that having a good education is the best starting point in life.

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