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17/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Careers

Applications NOW open! National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML), the qualification that provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a Middle Leader. Request your application pack today!

17/01/20

Retweeted From Brasenose News

We are thrilled at Brasenose to be making offers to Elizabeth, Kane and Yusriya from . Look forward to seeing you all in October 🎊🎊🎉🎉😃🎆 - and congratulations to everyone else too! https://t.co/1ZV7ak2g1r

17/01/20

Retweeted From Graeme Smith

Thrilled that three of our "outstanding" sixth form students have had offers from Universities this week. https://t.co/AOgScria7t

16/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Academy Ockendon

New state of the arts Sports Hall unveiled... https://t.co/ggOXBpzKIS

16/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Garrard

⭐️He has done it!⭐️ Congratulations to Basit who has tonight been presented with an award for his Musicianship by the Mayor of Bexley 🥁 What a proud moment for Basit, his family and his HGA family. Well done! 👍🏽⭐️ https://t.co/2RNUFQG9Jc

16/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Federation Geography

Excellent day with the trainees considering how to teach controversial issues in Geography https://t.co/ftJIJY6Chi

16/01/20

We've had a record-breaking 61 offers at the Harris Federation so far, including 43 from . Well done to every single one of these amazing students. Read about how last year's cohort from Harris is getting on at Oxbridge in this fantastic interview. https://t.co/zGDZ5pcwrg

16/01/20

Retweeted From James Handscombe

25 Harris Westminster students have Oxford offers this year (a school record). Cambridge still trickling in but also looking good. https://t.co/ROZixY1Jqy

16/01/20

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

Another training day and today the focus is on developing knowledge. Thank you to our wonderful consultants and subject leads for your input.

15/01/20

Retweeted From HarrisTottenham

Great opportunities in creativity at school in Haringey https://t.co/NEYyV5veC8

15/01/20

Retweeted From HWSF PTE (Mr Stone)

I’m so delighted with how our partnership has gone at all levels since 2014. Thank you for being brave to think hard about how we work together. Whether Team teaching with , watching or playing bridge, it’s just good. https://t.co/xRpP7TpkNo

14/01/20

Retweeted From HCACP PE

Congratulations to Ufuoma in Yr10 on becoming the first student to represent in their recent fixtures in Spain. We all here are very proud of your achievement. https://t.co/VScnogOuPb

14/01/20

Retweeted From HarrisDulwichGirls

Magdelena, Year 12, gives a talk on at the Royal Academy of Arts as part of the ARTiculation public speaking prize. “Magdalena analysed the work beautifully and allowed us to view it in new ways.” Eliza Bonham Carter, Royal Academy Schools https://t.co/6kdMO7FL5H https://t.co/Yat54U4FAi

14/01/20

Retweeted From Christopher Jackson

It was awesome. I’ve never talked geology to such a racially and ethnically diverse audience...

14/01/20

Retweeted From Christopher Jackson

Doh! I should have got the handle(s) correct! I spoke to students from at in Westminster. Thanks specifically to () for the invitation and hosting! 🤗 🥂 https://t.co/0XvhdUPaOB

13/01/20

Retweeted From Karen Haward

What a fantastic evening! A packed house for our lecture on ‘how to look inside a volcano’ by Professor Chris Jackson from . 220 students from 14 different schools! . Thanks to for hosting us. https://t.co/A01Y0LTYSG

13/01/20

Retweeted From Dame Rachel de Souza

Important from Sir Dan and - agree 100%. Also think practically that variability in the quality of inspectors is too great and must be addressed if this complex new framework is to be successfully implemented. https://t.co/iLiXqEyKta

13/01/20

Retweeted From William Stewart

‘Children from tough backgrounds need the credentials that exam grades give... Nobody ever obtained a job or won a university place because they have taken a virtuous curriculum,’ ‘reality’ check for from & https://t.co/SxXHJNoofA

13/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Academy Clapham

All plans on track to welcome our students in September! Our building continues to take shape (thank you ), our senior leaders have been appointed and our next round of recruitment is well underway. https://t.co/386BkZiIJb

12/01/20

Retweeted From Total Essex

BBC Essex "Principal of Harris Academy Chafford Hundred secondary school in Thurrock, Nicky Graham, tells DaveMonkEssex she's delighted it's been chosen to help improve teaching standards. It's been named as a Teaching School Hub by the Department fo… https://t.co/MQ4tRRXwUA"

  • January 17, 2020 Applications NOW open! National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML), the qua...
  • January 17, 2020 We are thrilled at Brasenose to be making offers to Elizabeth, Kane and Yusriya from . ...
  • January 17, 2020 Thrilled that three of our "outstanding" sixth form students have had offers from
  • January 16, 2020 New state of the arts Sports Hall unveiled... Read more
  • January 16, 2020 ⭐️He has done it!⭐️ Congratulations to Basit who has tonight been presented with an award for his...
  • January 16, 2020 Excellent day with the trainees considering how to teach controversial issues in Geography
  • January 16, 2020 We've had a record-breaking 61 offers at the Harris Federation so far, including 43 fro...
  • January 16, 2020 25 Harris Westminster students have Oxford offers this year (a school record). Cambridge still tr...
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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