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18/07/18

Retweeted From Literacy Trust

The winner of the Jacqueline Wilson Creative Writing Prize will get their story published in a Jaqueline Wilson book! https://t.co/zrDBmzTIfv https://t.co/AxDqzyRycq

18/07/18

Retweeted From HPA Philip Lane

News regarding nursery and reception children for September 2018: The start day for our nursery and reception children will be 10th September 2018.

18/07/18

Have a wonderful afternoon https://t.co/vk8TFmGnuM

17/07/18

Wow! 🏆 https://t.co/OgE6H6NEJK

16/07/18

Well done - great attitude. It was a shame that let us down the day before and withdrew coaches which had been booked for months and prevented supporters taking part in their annual sports day. https://t.co/rzMkSRKIGu

16/07/18

Retweeted From World Book Day UK 📚

Packing for the summer holidays? Remember to pack some new books! We've hand picked some of the best new reads for 8 - 12 year olds to get them through the long summer months... https://t.co/7HL4SexWQe https://t.co/mo5vsKFgHc

16/07/18

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

Word of the week is nemesis. Don't forget to try and use the word in your lessons. https://t.co/HwuSNFXq52

16/07/18

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

Students are being encouraged to take up the Summer Reading list this week. Don't forget, you can pick from the Bromley 100. https://t.co/U79NhUkMp1

16/07/18

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

Don't forget to try your hand at our last Countdown for the school year. Your target is: 695, using 75 3 2 9 5 3. Why not try our other tasks? https://t.co/fBdbUQn5w3

16/07/18

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

It is the last week of school before the summer break. Don't forget that we break up at 12.40pm this Friday. https://t.co/VNlHAjSH6T

16/07/18

Retweeted From HarrisBeckenham

We are currently experiencing issues with our telephone system. We are trying to resolve this as soon as possible and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

14/07/18

9 - 13 July 2018 https://t.co/61Q767rG4b

13/07/18

It was such an amazing day of + an amazing display of skill. Thanks again to our special guest James our sponsors and . Huge thanks to Dan and his team for making the day a huge 🏆 https://t.co/cRGslWA6mK

13/07/18

Thanks to one of our sports day sponsors https://t.co/pJwKDiSKUn

13/07/18

Thanks to Baroness Margaret McDonagh for joining us at our 11th annual sports day. https://t.co/UW4wfaryoG

13/07/18

Retweeted From Harris Rainham

Dear Parents - Havering and Brentwood Bereavement service will be running a counselling session for parents on helping children cope with bereavement on Tuesday 17th July at 6.30pm in the school hall. All welcome.

13/07/18

Retweeted From Harris Rainham

Our lovely Year 8 students are holding a bake sale on Thursday 19th July in aid of cancer research. Donations of cakes, cookies, pastries etc. gratefully accepted. Please send into school on the 19th. Please also give your child 50p/£1 to buy a cake on the day. Many thanks https://t.co/TallhJioLt

13/07/18

London Needs You Alive toolkit https://t.co/J78taIRscK

  • July 18, 2018 The winner of the Jacqueline Wilson Creative Writing Prize will get their story published in a Ja...
  • July 18, 2018 News regarding nursery and reception children for September 2018: The start day for our nursery ...
  • July 18, 2018 Have a wonderful afternoon Read more
  • July 17, 2018 Wow! 🏆 Read more
  • July 16, 2018 Well done - great attitude. It was a shame that let us down the day before and w...
  • July 16, 2018 Packing for the summer holidays? Remember to pack some new books! We've hand picked some of the ...
  • July 16, 2018 Word of the week is nemesis. Don't forget to try and use the word in your lessons. Read more
  • July 16, 2018 Students are being encouraged to take up the Summer Reading list this week. Don't forget, you can...
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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