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07/12/19

Retweeted From HarrisColerainePark

Setting up has started for the local Tottemham lights event. Our amazing steel pan band will be bring the Christmas music https://t.co/7XweguZZqF

06/12/19

Retweeted From Trinity College

Are you coming for a interview and wondering how to prepare?? look no further thanks to and their new podcast...! https://t.co/S87yd4rMed

06/12/19

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Harris City Academy Crystal Palace are seeking an outstanding Teacher of to work within our high performing Academy, this position is open to both NQTs and more experienced teachers. https://t.co/Jwc2TTLVHA https://t.co/KO6mRJqTv5

06/12/19

Retweeted From Harris Wimbledon

Great seats at the . Our Year 7s are anticipating a great performance! https://t.co/SR5VdX2pT2

06/12/19

Retweeted From HCACP DofE

A great achievement and deserved recognition for our DofE Silver award holders last night at our annual HCACP awards evening! Well done for all your hard work and dedication over the past year. https://t.co/f0SuI9O6sj

06/12/19

Retweeted From Louise Martin

| FULL MARKS | Blimey, that was emotional! Congratulations to Khadija - what a star! - and an acknowledgement to the incredible support of to get her that place https://t.co/RfmAdWS3Wd

05/12/19

Hear more about Khadija’s inspirational journey to . With thanks to her teachers and Harris Experience https://t.co/O4TgvKPc1k

05/12/19

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

A key aim for our course is to support our to become & literate, so it’s great to see our trainees working collaboratively to discuss research articles in preparation for their next assignment. https://t.co/ZeKbpGXr0o

05/12/19

Retweeted From Harris Primary Academy Kenley

Year Six have had a busy day making bread as part of their learning for DT. https://t.co/GUw9uTcvHE

03/12/19

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Visiting to deliver sessions on and https://t.co/CyfiNx6eRO

03/12/19

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

HCACP students listen to a talk by highlighting the problem of knife-crime and educating students on how to stay safe in London. https://t.co/wnCuLYUHcy

03/12/19

Retweeted From Harris Academy St John’s Wood

Year 11 student Kisha at school speaking with Princess Laurentien of how “luck” or lack of it is the cause of so much inequality in education - where we are born affects how much opportunity we have: her job is to challenge this. https://t.co/dnZCYC9soa

03/12/19

Retweeted From Khadija 🇬🇭

Your girl made it to The Times! 🥳Make sure to go check it out: https://t.co/IZ2Af4U5qu

03/12/19

Have done so

03/12/19

Retweeted From Soarpoints

2 students are at today hearing from & being interviewed by Princess Laurentien of Netherlands ...”look for the invisible children, not just the eloquent children...find the unknown and the stigmatised” https://t.co/EyHV2EGABq

03/12/19

Retweeted From Harris Fed Languages

Bravo Khadija et bonne continuation! https://t.co/iQWtqGZkET

02/12/19

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Fantastic https://t.co/nK8dTpQYx2

02/12/19

Retweeted From Harris Peckham

An exciting day with Simon Singh, author of the Simpsons and their mathematical secrets, at Harris Westminster. https://t.co/X19bCm36SE

02/12/19

Retweeted From Sathnam Sanghera

I long for the day when disadvantaged students getting into Oxbridge is not deemed exceptional or "inspiring", but mundane and routine https://t.co/JLmUgokA0v

02/12/19

So proud of Khadija and all the Harris students interviewed for today’s Times 2 https://t.co/ft7a5Twx9C

  • December 7, 2019 Setting up has started for the local Tottemham lights event. Our amazing steel pan band will be b...
  • December 6, 2019 Are you coming for a interview and wondering how to prepare?? look no further thanks...
  • December 6, 2019 Harris City Academy Crystal Palace are seeking an outstanding Teacher of to work wit...
  • December 6, 2019 Great seats at the . Our Year 7s are anticipating a great performance! Read more
  • December 6, 2019 A great achievement and deserved recognition for our DofE Silver award holders last night at our ...
  • December 6, 2019 | FULL MARKS | Blimey, that was emotional! Congratulations to Khadija - what a star! - and an ack...
  • December 5, 2019 Hear more about Khadija’s inspirational journey to . With thanks to her teachers
  • December 5, 2019 A key aim for our course is to support our to become & ...
Rebecca Hickey

Rebecca Hickey

Executive Principal, Harris Academy Peckham 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.

Harris Academy Peckham sits at the heart of its richly multi-cultural community and provides an excellent standard of education and personal development for every student. Our ethos of LEAP (Leadership Enquiry Aspiration Perseverance) underpins all of our key policies and creates a clear and powerful vision for our students and staff. An exciting place to work, with the opportunity to make a truly significant difference to young people’s life chances, Harris Academy Peckham is a place of ambition and aspiration through and through.

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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