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Harris Academies
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Meet the Senior Leadership Team

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Mr George McMillan

Executive Principal

Mr McMillan is the Executive Principal of Harris Greenwich, Harris Ockendon and Harris Avery Hill (opening 2021) and is a National Leader of Education (NLE). Originally from Glasgow, he graduated from Aberdeen University with an MA in English Literature, and then from Edinburgh University with a PGCE and a burning desire to teach.  Mr McMillan taught English for five years at a secondary school in Edinburgh serving one of the most deprived areas in Scotland, latterly having a whole school remit in charge of promoting positive behaviour.  Shortly after moving to London in 2006 he joined the Senior Team at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred and was part of their journey from ‘Requires Improvement’ to Outstanding in every area.

When Mr McMillan first took over the leadership of what is now Harris Academy Greenwich in 2011, it was in ‘Special Measures’ and inadequate in every area.  Within three years, the school achieved ‘Outstanding’ status from Ofsted.  For the last six years in a row, Harris Greenwich has been in the top 15% of schools in the country.

 

 

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Ms Jo Rainey

Principal

Ms Rainey is the Principal of the Harris Federation's newest Academy in Ockendon. Originally from Belfast, she graduated from the University of Ulster with a first degree in History and Geography, followed by a PGCE acquired from Leeds University. After completing teacher training, Ms Rainey moved to London in 1998 to begin her career in teaching. Over the past 21 years, she has taught history and led in schools across London and Essex with most of her senior leadership career being spent in Hackney. In 2008, after gaining her NPQH, Ms Rainey became a Senior Vice Principal and began her preparation for headship.

Ms Rainey is thrilled to be part of the Harris Federation and is excited about what the future holds for the academy and her students.

Ms Rainey has an unwavering belief that all students can succeed and that teachers have the power to transform our students’ lives regardless of their ability, background, social status and life opportunities.

 

 

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Mr Jack Docherty

Vice Principal

Originally from South London, Mr Docherty graduated with a First in Biochemistry from the University of Bath. After spending a few years in the medical research field, he realised that his passion lay in the classroom and qualified to teach through the Teach First programme.

Mr Docherty joined Harris Greenwich in 2011 and worked as a Lead Practitioner and Head of Science before being appointed to Assistant Principal, where he led teaching, learning and staff development.

Since joining Harris Ockendon in September 2020, Mr Docherty is responsible for overseeing KS4 as well as teaching and learning in the Academy, a post he is incredibly passionate about.  He is enjoying being part of a thriving school community and contributing to its journey to being an outstanding Academy.

 

 

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Mr Darren Pearce

Vice Principal

Mr Pearce joined Harris Academy Ockendon as Vice Principal in September 2020 but has been part of the Harris family for some time, working at Harris Academy Greenwich for seven years, first as a Head of Humanities and then as an Assistant Principal.

Originally from South East London, Mr Pearce attended a local comprehensive school in Lewisham and went on to read History at the University of Oxford.

He worked as an Executive Search Consultant for two years before his passion for History led him in to the classroom where he now enjoys teaching all key stages. He is also a trained Systems Coach and enjoys working with teams of professionals from across the Academy to help them reach their leadership potential.

During his time at Harris Academy Greenwich, he helped oversee the transformation of the school’s fortunes from ‘special measures’ to ‘outstanding’ and is proud to have helped secure its status as a World Class School.

Now responsible for the Quality of the Curriculum at Ockendon, Darren wholeheartedly believes that every student in the Academy has the right to a first class education. He is motivated to ensure the curriculum offered to all students is diverse, ambitious and rich in cultural capital. He is also responsible for overseeing KS3 and 5 outcomes across the Academy, with the determination to ensure all our students achieve the results and education that enables them to reach their chosen academic or career destination.

 

 

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Miss Sam Dodge

Assistant Principal

Miss Dodge began her teaching career in a local Thurrock secondary school as a Teacher of Physical Education after qualifying from the University of Brighton.  She spent 10 years in this school progressing her way from Head of Year to Associate Assistant Principal.

Her main focus has always been the pastoral support and wellbeing of students. 

In 2015 she joined The Ockendon Academy as Assistant Principal.  Miss Dodge leads on Safeguarding, behaviour and attendance at HAOC. These roles have led her to constantly strive to ensure the best for our students in all walks of their school life.

Miss Dodge has completed a range of training and continued professional development courses including the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) which has enabled her to apply the valuable skills learnt to her everyday practice in a bid to support the students.

Miss Dodge is our lead for First Aid being qualified in First Aid and Emergency Aid and also a qualified trainer and assessor.  This has resulted in her delivering annual training for our year 9 and year 12 students, and providing them with an invaluable life-skill to help them become more risk aware and equip them with skills to keep themselves or others safe, and help themselves or others if involved in a medical emergency.

Miss Dodge is also our Duke of Edinburgh Award co-ordinator.  The Duke of Edinburgh award aims to help young people gain essential skills, experience, confidence and resilience to successfully navigate adult life.  Students are involved in a range of activities such as volunteering, physical (such as sport, dance or fitness), developing skills (such as first aid, animal care, or sports coaching), or undertaking an expedition.

At Harris Academy Ockendon, we have been involved with the programme for a number of years, and have helped many students achieve their Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

 

 

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Ms Alice Nutman

Assistant Principal

Ms Nutman grew up in Southend and read Geography at Queen’s University Belfast before completing an MA in Cities and Cultures at Queen Mary’s University of London.

During this time, she taught in West London and found that teaching, particularly helping students discover a love of learning, was her true vocation.  

Driven by her belief that education is foundational to social mobility, Ms Nutman qualified as a Geography teacher through St Mary’s University, Twickenham and began her teaching career in Hackney.

In Hackney she was responsible for key stage 5 Geography provision before moving to Havering as a Head of Geography. Here she worked with Havering ITT as Geography subject lead. She moved to Harris Academy Ockendon in 2020 as Assistant Principal. Her current remits include leading the Sixth Form and Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) provision.

 

 

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Ms Harroop Sandhu

Assistant Principal

Ms Sandhu graduated from City University with a first-class degree in Mathematics with Computer Science. Working as an analyst in the city, she quickly realised that she wanted a more fulfilling career, so left her job in favour of pursuing a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course at Canterbury Christchurch University. Juggling this career-move with her role as a mother instilled within her a drive to want to support others in achieving their goals, whatever their circumstances may be.

She has been teaching mathematics since 2006 and taken every opportunity to develop as a practitioner and leader, most recently completing a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. 

Her ambition has always been to get the best out of her students, with an equal emphasis on empowering staff. She pursues this ambition by ensuring that she is well-read, up to date with professional knowledge and research, and creating environments where people feel confident to take risks in order to meet their potential.

 

 

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Mr Chris Senior

Assistant Principal

Mr Senior grew up in South East London, and after attending secondary school at Harris Academy Peckham, and sixth form at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, he went on to study Theoretical Physics at University College London. During this time, he realised he had a hunger for teaching so applied to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Mr Senior’s career began in a large school in Croydon where he was promoted to Curriculum Leader of Science within his 11 – 16 College. In 2014, he joined the Harris Federation as a Lead Practitioner in Science and Mathematics, going on to gain accreditation as a Specialist Leader in Education and complete the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL). This has enabled him to train, challenge, support and develop staff across both the Federation and other schools.

In 2020, Mr Senior joined Harris Academy Ockendon as Assistant Principal with a focus on Key Stage 3 outcomes, homework and student personal development, where he continues his enthusiasm for developing both students and staff to reach success in their lives.

 

 

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Miss Alicia Thompson

Assistant Principal

Miss Thompson grew up in South East London and graduated from Kings College London. She discovered her love and passion for teaching when she was studying her A-Levels at St Dunstan’s College.  Here she knew that she wanted to go into teaching with the aim to drive and help others succeed in their studies as well as become caring, passionate and considerate individuals. 

Miss Thompson has been working at Ockendon since 2008 where she joined as a teacher of Religious Studies, going onto lead the department, then become a Head of Year, and is currently part of the leadership team as an Assistant Principal.  

She is looking forward to leading and propelling the Academy with the rest of the leadership team to ‘outstanding’.  

 

 

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Mr Adam Webb

Assistant Principal

Mr Webb grew up in Hornchurch and graduated with a degree in Biology from the University of Bath before qualifying to teach through the Teach First programme. He has previously worked as an Advanced Skills Teacher supporting schools throughout Redbridge, and as a Head of Science and Associate Assistant Headteacher in Romford before joining Harris Academy Ockendon as Assistant Principal in 2017.

Mr Webb is an enthusiastic and passionate teacher who is driven to make a real difference to students lives. By leading on learning, teaching and staff development, he ensures that all our teachers are expert practitioners and that students make the most of every minute of every lesson.