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25/05/20

Our latest assembly looks at personal reflection during lockdown. In particular it focuses on Muslims who have spent the month of Ramadan reflecting on the values that underpins ones of the 5 pillars of their faith https://t.co/oHZAWTNBuv

24/05/20

Today marks the celebration of Eid'l Fitr by the Muslim community, the end of their month long fast for Ramadan. We wish all a blissful Eid'l Fitr https://t.co/gfc2GJyxPb

22/05/20

Well done to the following students for their positive improvement attempts https://t.co/dj2e2nalsJ

22/05/20

3030 Essex is back for June 2020! A month dedicated to moving! So get your resource pack downloaded, your trainers out and the bike tyres pumped! Head over to https://t.co/Y1DLy23idt and get involved! https://t.co/RuaehhdRVG

22/05/20

Lets start Friday morning off with a - can you get it? https://t.co/gSmxGp1LmK

21/05/20

A huge well done to the following top students for completing the most unique skills https://t.co/8au8R9LzKa

21/05/20

Here is a helpful little checklist to structure your day to support your home learning and wellbeing! https://t.co/qQNWvBkeED https://t.co/hYhHyrZyEx

21/05/20

Here is Thursday's for you to have a go at! Can you get the answer? https://t.co/lSw1jWwBih

20/05/20

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20/05/20

Well done to the following students for spending the most hours completing memri quizzes! https://t.co/ikpuNKckj6

20/05/20

Why don't you have a go at Wednesday's below? https://t.co/OoCFOjiik8

19/05/20

A huge well done to our top learners for answering the most questions correctly https://t.co/2X6oxwEDJT

19/05/20

Here is Tuesdays great - can you get the answer? https://t.co/ym6M4czOJ9

19/05/20

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If your child finds it difficult to talk about their feelings, here are some conversation starters that you can use. https://t.co/excdDI11AD

19/05/20

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📣#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek has begun!😊Join us this week as we talk about why to our mental health. 🌎"We chose kindness because of its singular ability to unlock our shared humanity. It strengthens relationships, develops community & deepens solidarity."💚 https://t.co/jHt8pItdx4

18/05/20

Well done to our top learners spending the most time learning skills! https://t.co/II954t8wi2

18/05/20

Here's Monday morning's ! Can you get the answer? https://t.co/flBklihbd2

18/05/20

Get involved in this week's challenge from the PE department involving a toilet roll! Send your videos in to news.org.uk so we can compile a lockdown video with staff, students and families giving it a go! https://t.co/1wVhrjyg1h https://t.co/aJ4BWOCOcl

15/05/20

Well done to our highest achieving students with the most quizzes completed with 100% last week! https://t.co/xouHUeQCUF

15/05/20

Have a go at our challenge from the Maths department. Can you beat Mr. Crawford's time? Get the whole family involved! Send your videos to news.org.uk https://t.co/f30rRxC0MP https://t.co/zBE53DNFCe

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Welcome to Vacancies

Our vacancies site is an easy way to search and apply for various opportunities in our Academy. Like our sister academy, Harris Greenwich, we’re aiming to do something different in this school. We believe you can have an incredibly fulfilling career with great training, great opportunities and great craic, without ever burning out.

To discuss growing your career at Harris Ockendon please contact the Executive Principal or Principal for a confidential chat.

20 reasons to work for us

Vision, Values & Culture

Vision, Values & Culture

1Our staff are passionate about developing successful students who enjoy being the best they can be.

2These words are really important for how we show up at work too.

3Our mantra of ‘Work hard, be nice, take responsibility’ ensures students behave brilliantly…and in the rare occasions that they don’t, support for teachers is instant.

4We are developing a supportive, coaching culture of high rapport, high challenge to have you teaching at the top of your game.

5A highly motivated and positive staff.

Leadership

Leadership

6A staff voice that is actually listened to – an open door to the Principal.

7No game-playing with results, admissions or people. Honesty is important – even when it's difficult to hear sometimes.

8Good leadership at all levels with integrity and moral purpose at the heart of all we do.

9Senior leaders you can trust, who are human and who all still teach!

10Leaders who walk the talk.

Results & Opportunities

Results & Opportunities

11An area with high deprivation but a wonderful community that is really supportive of the school.

12All subjects genuinely valued and a wide curriculum: we even have rabbits, chickens and snakes!

13Your career development taken seriously with excellent CPD and leadership development at all levels.

14A brilliant opportunity to make your career and help us reach a sustainable ‘outstanding’.

15The best facilities in Essex and a state-of-the-art building.

Salary & Perks

Salary & Perks

16Competitive salary with generous Harris enhancement (not performance related) and loyalty bonus.

17Free healthcare plan; loans for season tickets, ICT, bikes; 20% off Tapi carpets.

18Relocation help.

19A commitment to our '40 ways we reduce staff workload' to ensure zero burnout. Ever.

20An additional second week off in October and every Friday afternoon off.

...21 IF YOU INCLUDE GREAT STUDENTS!

Staff Testimonials

Rachel
Working here has allowed me to work and live in a community I care about greatly. Harris Ockendon have supported me on my continued professional development allowing me to study and work at the same time. They strive to support me to meet my goals providing training and support, proving they are here to help educate the staff with as much pride and passion as they do students.

Rachel

Cover Supervisor

Naomi
In comparison to other schools that I have worked in, the pupils at HAOC have a real dedication to extra-curricular activities. In Drama, we have regular before and after school clubs where pupils spend extra time working on skills, revising, rehearsing exam pieces or devising their own performances. Pupils are also really willing to volunteer at Open Evenings and Parents' Evenings, allowing them to really show the public and the community where their passions lie.

Naomi

Head of Drama

Tabi
I have worked successfully across a whole range of schools and in a vast variety of roles, but I feel happier at HAOC than I have in any of my prior workplaces. The main thing for me, aside from our fabulous students, is the support and challenge in the team I work within. Although far from perfect, we all embrace the fact that we are on a journey to be ever better classroom practitioners and there is a genuine hunger amongst us to give the students transformational learning experiences. Another aspect of the school I love is the quality of the CPD. We totally love the sessions as they focus entirely on honing skills in the classroom. Everything we learn is practically applicable and I feel this year that I now understand more about my practice than I ever have.

Tabi

English Lead Practitioner Trainee and 2i/c English

Stephanie
As soon as you walk in the building you are met with students who are hungry for challenge. They want to learn and want someone who will push them. I love working at Ockendon as it pushes me to deliver challenging lessons every day and I am met with fabulous students who I wouldn't change for the world. You have a Head who goes above and beyond in service to the children - this is a staff community supported by a leader who wants to serve the Ockendon community and make every student be the best they can be. Her vision permeates through the building.

Stephanie

Maths senior teacher and consultant

Louise
Teaching here has allowed me to sharpen my pedagogy, enhance my professionalism, and most importantly of all, afford us all the privilege, and indeed the right, to not only believe in the students again, but believe in ourselves.

Louise

English Lead Practitioner Trainee