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25/03/17

Retweeted From Karl Hoods

Another great conference. Thanks to those that organised and for hosting!

25/03/17

Hovers doing practical science! https://t.co/9aEv7NFSsa

25/03/17

Lord Harris presents awards for our Governors that have served in our schools for 5 years and over - Thank you! https://t.co/u6G2keXNLC

25/03/17

Retweeted From Harris Fed TSA

Governors understand the new mathematics curriculum by learning like students. https://t.co/QUX6nHiWCi

25/03/17

A great day of training on offer for our Governors. https://t.co/6Cyff3fNb8

25/03/17

We are really grateful for all you do 🏆 https://t.co/QlGGbHHUoE

25/03/17

Science Consultants presenting to Governors on the New National Curriculum & Assessment for Science.… https://t.co/fShQHfzN6z

25/03/17

Retweeted From Matt Britt

Well done Michelle Cunningham, Jerry Spillane and Ann Slater for getting Governor Awards. https://t.co/ylsRqXhPnW

25/03/17

Lord Harris of Peckham addresses Governors and thanks them sincerely for all the hard work within our schools… https://t.co/0gf3bNVKfr

25/03/17

Sir Dan Moynihan addressing Governors. https://t.co/kkn66QuISn

25/03/17

Governors will also hear from sponsor, Lord Harris, Sir Dan Moynihan & Director, Andy Meighen.

25/03/17

Conference topics include: an introduction to the New Inspection Dashboard & Governing with the New National Curriculum & Assessment.

25/03/17

We look forward to welcoming colleagues to our "Governing for Impact Conference" starting in under an hour!

24/03/17

Retweeted From HPA Orpington

Year 2 have made cards for to say thank you for keeping us safe and doing an amazing job. They will be… https://t.co/tvnpMNlYPu

24/03/17

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

A free theatre performance for young people from the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs foundation. At the Bernard Weatherill Hous… https://t.co/bH3r2hWk68

24/03/17

Retweeted From Harris Rainham

Sports Fixtures for week beginning 27th March 2017 https://t.co/K4Wluz0h3L

24/03/17

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

HCACP students cooking up some bread items in today https://t.co/62bEg3PIK3

24/03/17

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

HCACP Rugby Trails will be held tomorrow March 25th 2017. Learn more at https://t.co/tcLzFfkiiA https://t.co/6kslj7lKsi

24/03/17

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

If you are being bullied or think you know someone who is – make sure you tell an adult. We are here to help you:… https://t.co/xY2PqbeJry

24/03/17

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

65% of students achieved at least five A*-C grades incl. English and maths and 40% achieved Ebacc. https://t.co/HpYAJ5y3wu

  • March 25, 2017 Hovers doing practical science! Read more
  • March 25, 2017 Lord Harris presents awards for our Governors that have served in our schools for 5 years and ove...
  • March 25, 2017 RT : Governors understand the new mathematics curriculum by learning like students. ...
  • March 25, 2017 A great day of training on offer for our Governors. Read more
  • March 25, 2017 We are really grateful for all you do 🏆 Read more
  • March 25, 2017 Science Consultants presenting to Governors on the New National Curriculum & Assessment for Scien...
  • March 25, 2017 RT : Well done Michelle Cunningham, Jerry Spillane and Ann Slater for getting ...
  • March 25, 2017 Lord Harris of Peckham addresses Governors and thanks them sincerely for all the hard work within...
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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