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11/11/19

Retweeted From HAB Sports

Great experience for girls. Dreaming of becoming future 🙌🏾⚽️💫 https://t.co/B1w3wqgfBh

11/11/19

Retweeted From Harris Careers

Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified teacher to work as Head of English in our team to help develop and deliver outstanding teaching and pastoral support. https://t.co/FOJ07tl1MT https://t.co/0u8GGMBDdd

11/11/19

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

Are you thinking about training to teach? Come to an informal information event in on Wednesday 11th December. We can answer any questions you may have. Book tickets here: https://t.co/teHYtqgz36

11/11/19

Retweeted From Friends at Beckenham

Our next Friends at Beckenham meeting is Tuesday 19th November 6:30-7:30, all Parents and Carers welcome.

11/11/19

Retweeted From Harris Rainham

Our Head Boy Eliot and Head Girl Olivia proudly represented Harris Academy Rainham and laid a wreath on behalf of the Academy at the remembrance service at Rainham War Memorial yesterday. https://t.co/gzW5IZEtSB

11/11/19

Retweeted From HarrisBeckenham

Staff and students from Harris Academy Beckenham were proud to join with the local community for the Remembrance parade and service, honouring all those service men and women who fought so bravely. https://t.co/Fzzr87iE8O

11/11/19

Retweeted From HPA Philip Lane

What a great buzz this afternoon for parents evening! https://t.co/lYvskvz6Qv

11/11/19

Retweeted From HarrisDulwichGirls

We warmly invite you and your daughter to the Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 14 November from 5pm to 6.30pm to find out more about the courses and facilities we offer. Find out more https://t.co/8doZDQ4O7U

11/11/19

Retweeted From Harris Rainham

Two minutes silence today at Harris Academy Rainham "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them." https://t.co/eK9nvyf8cu

11/11/19

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

Manythanks to for providing our P16 science students with VIP tickets to Dr Brian Cox's recent superstar physics lecture at the 02 arena. https://t.co/474V2qhDXh

11/11/19

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

Congratulations to all our exceptional performers who took part in last nights concert. https://t.co/4eGOQiBiKm

11/11/19

Retweeted From HarrisDulwichGirls

We are excited to be offering the Duke of Edinburgh award for the first time at Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich. This exciting opportunity will be available to Years 9, 10 and 12. Find out more https://t.co/14SlC3B3P1 https://t.co/xAF4zMRdg5

07/11/19

Retweeted From Harris Federation Classics

Day 7- What a great and memorable last day of this trip. The magnificent Epidaurus theatre with its perfect acoustics and healing centre and Palamidi fortress in Napflio. https://t.co/yyWUhOMVTR

07/11/19

Retweeted From Panayia

A wonderful trip in the ancient greek world comes to its end! We are leaving wiser and more excited about the wonders of the ancient world! Huge thanks to all my students and colleagues for this amazing experience! https://t.co/jiBFfJmEQ6

07/11/19

Retweeted From Harris Primary Academy Kenley

Groups 2 and 3 on the Zip Wire this morning. https://t.co/yupRGTcD0i

  • November 11, 2019 Great experience for girls. Dreaming of becoming future
  • November 11, 2019 Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified teacher to work ...
  • November 11, 2019 Are you thinking about training to teach? Come to an informal information event in on W...
  • November 11, 2019 Our next Friends at Beckenham meeting is Tuesday 19th November 6:30-7:30, all Pa...
  • November 11, 2019 Our Head Boy Eliot and Head Girl Olivia proudly represented Harris Academy Rainham and laid a wre...
  • November 11, 2019 Staff and students from Harris Academy Beckenham were proud to join with the local community for ...
  • November 11, 2019 What a great buzz this afternoon for parents evening! Read more
  • November 11, 2019 We warmly invite you and your daughter to the Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich Sixth Form Open ...
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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