It is time for the HAOC 2021 Sudoku Challenge! Keep an eye out for the answers that we will be sharing on Friday morning and let us know how you got on - enjoy!


We have created a helpful video for parents, explaining what the expectations of students are, how to help your child and the rationale behind our virtual school. Click here


Lateral flow covid testing for staff and students to ensure the HAOC community are as safe as possible


To all parents, students and members of our Harris Ockendon community, we know that you will have lots of questions after tonight’s announcements. We are here to help and support. Please be reassured that we will update you as soon as we can.


Food parcels being delivered to families in the local Ockendon community, by Principal Jo Rainey & our fantastic staff. They have volunteered to support this kind gesture from , who donated the meals


Congratulations to all pupils putting in the hard to work to help their Houses improve this week!


Well done to all our students making positive contributions to their lessons and learning this week


Please see our current HAOC House Points below:-


HAOC House Competition - An exciting competition to take part in - don't forget to hand/email your design to Mr Robertson by Friday 6th November 2020!


What a month! Year 11 have had a great start, we're so proud of them. Today they gave thanks to their brilliant teachers!


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Luca Sargeant achieved A*A*A will be going on to read Law at The London School of Economics. Jordan France achieved BBC and will go on to read Law at Anglia Ruskin University. PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Call 01708 851661 or email


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PLACES AVAILABLE ENROL NOW Harris Academy Ockendon offers a wide range of A-levels alongside vocational qualifications. Join us in September 2020 in our state of the art 6th form building. For more information click on the link


A huge success story for us is Valentina who has progressed extremely well throughout her career at Ockendon and is going on to study Enterprise and English Literature A-level at our successful sixth form


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The boy did good 👍🏻👍🏻 Big thanks to the teachers and staff at Lewis is now off to College 👊


Really proud of our students receiving results today. Cosmina achieved 2 grade 7s, 6 grade 8s and 1 grade 9. She will be studying A-level biology, chemistry and maths at our Harris Ockendon sixth form


Extremely proud of Harry who has made a huge amount of progress in his GCSEs this year and has secured a place to study Law, Finance and Psychology at our Harris Ockendon Sixth Form


We’re extremely pleased with the engagement of our physical and virtual summer school this year with just over 100 students benefiting from at least one of the provisions on offer. Students in science this morning.


Students working hard in English in the Summer school.


Students working hard in Geography in our Summer school


Great to see so many students engaging in lessons in our Headley Summer school this week in English, maths, science, French, History, Geography, DT and PE

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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.



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.


Staff Testimonials

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.


Cover Supervisor

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.


Head of Drama

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.


English Lead Practitioner Trainee and 2i/c English

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.


Maths senior teacher and consultant

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.


English Lead Practitioner Trainee