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24/02/17

Retweeted From HPA Orpington

One of our pupils wrote a letter to Lord Harris and here is his response. Exciting new equipment arriving soon!… https://t.co/ONqh3QJk84

24/02/17

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Some of our brilliant science trainees are developing their Chemistry practical skills by making copper… https://t.co/qDrBSHs3Ry

24/02/17

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Wow amaze your eyes at our budding authors, inspired by the The Gingerbread Man. https://t.co/3mCxBY1hE8

21/02/17

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Core Maths Conference Tue, 21st March for Senior Leaders / current and prospective teachers of Core Maths: Book now… https://t.co/RK5CZyr69J

20/02/17

Retweeted From Harris Haling Park

Do you need help? Year 1 are coming 'To the Rescue!' What a super start to our new topic!! https://t.co/Eei1wCFSsU

16/02/17

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of what our girls + have planned for on Monday.… https://t.co/hxdB9tG0NO

16/02/17

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16/02/17

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Great news for that will open much needed High School in 2018 https://t.co/LtHH5ctYCc

15/02/17

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We're looking for a receptionist/administrator . Apply now at https://t.co/RI4yXBuJdI https://t.co/Y7kkCIIySe

15/02/17

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Passionate about a starting a career in teaching? Apply via UCAS to train at one of our amazing academies in 17/18.… https://t.co/OHOjwQ9aNM

14/02/17

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UCAS is still open and you are still able to submit your application to us! Our provider code is 1TZ! https://t.co/k2XTTvMB9j

14/02/17

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Do you have a qualification that is due to expire? Book your place on the refresher course now… https://t.co/acV1JIeAgB

13/02/17

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Thinking about applying for the scheme? Read our FAQs first, then get cracking on that applicatio… https://t.co/HVToGNg2mi

13/02/17

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YR 12/13 - DOCUMENTARY TIME! Watch this to supplement Tuesday revision session. https://t.co/z3zYPEHHWu https://t.co/gvLIdtaFDu

11/02/17

6 - 10 February 2017 Harris Academies 'the week in pictures'. https://t.co/UNFpnjW4zC

10/02/17

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Harris Westminster Sixth Form is looking for an Invigilator. Apply now https://t.co/vUWz9RNLWV https://t.co/ZGNNVhJczY

10/02/17

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Midday Supervisor required .Apply now https://t.co/fVvfluMDQW https://t.co/R0dzmfAFqr

10/02/17

Retweeted From Harris Purley Way

Children enjoying a tour around their new school. Exciting times ahead for HPAPW https://t.co/HA17qn5n8x

10/02/17

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No students in our corridors today but lots of teachers learning about Sixth Form matters -now on a brea… https://t.co/nNVVIoCuKI

10/02/17

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Young people living & loving - https://t.co/eiLJAiDV8J

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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