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15/10/21

Fixtures for next week are as follows: Thursday 4th November - Year 7 Boys Football V Thomas Tallis (Away) 2.45 KO - Year 8 Girls Netball v Harris Riverside (Home)

15/10/21

A massive congratulations to the boys year 8 football team who have won all 5 matches this term, finishing with a 14-0 win against Greig City 🎉🎉

15/10/21

A massive congratulations to the year 8 girls netball team who won their first match against Harris Chafford Hundred, 17-1! 🎉🎉

15/10/21

A big well done to all students who have attended our extra curricular clubs so far this term! It’s great to see such a high uptake and we hope it continues when we come back!

08/10/21

Boys football club is cancelled on Monday 11th October for Boys year 7 and 8. Training is still on for Year 8 Boys.

08/10/21

Thursday 14th October - Year 8 Girls Netball v Harris Chafford Hundred @ home - Year 8 Boys Football v Greig City @ home (National Cup) - Year 10 Boys Football @ Harris Riverside (3/3)

08/10/21

Wednesday 13th October - Under 13’s Girls Football @ Highsted Grammar (National Cup) - Year 9 Boys Football @ Maltings Academy (National Cup) (2/3)

08/10/21

Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 11th October - Year 7 Boys Football @ Harris Riverside - Year 8 Boys Football v Hall Mead @ home (Essex Cup) (1/3)

07/10/21

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears" ... The wonderful cast of HAOC's 'Julius Caesar' in rehearsal this week. https://t.co/55iQcNsqHn

07/10/21

Well done to our key stage 3 debaters who held their first formal debate today in debate club 👏🏻 The teams were confident & well-prepared, with the proposition securing the win by half a point. So proud of you all! https://t.co/vTvCcjPd3S

05/10/21

Congratulations to the Year 9 Boys Football team on their 3-1 victory against Gateway Academy for their league and cup game 🎉

04/10/21

Years 7-9 girls football working hard at club! https://t.co/ujx8kU5MYb

04/10/21

Our year 10/11 girls preparing well for their U16 netball rally! https://t.co/n5tlQfxGsv

04/10/21

Year 10 and 11 boys rugby trying out and working hard on some new drills! https://t.co/2T9TkEjdV9

04/10/21

Great turn out for our year 7, 8 and 9 boys football today! https://t.co/bfbu8PiPYd

01/10/21

What talented artists we have here at Harris Ockendon! Check out our corridor-gallery as part of our celebrations of Black History Month 2021. https://t.co/Wu5b4yDfZJ

01/10/21

Well done to our U14 girls playing the first round of the Essex Cup vs Drapers Academy yesterday! https://t.co/ZqRfUs6Ygy

01/10/21

Extra Curricular PE Clubs for next week are as follows: https://t.co/ISGYXgbOu9

01/10/21

Fixtures for next week are as follows: Thursday 7th October - U16’s Girls Netball Rally @ Hassenbrook - Year 9 Boys Football Essex Cup v Southend High School @ Home - Year 8 Boys Football @ Riverside (2/2)

01/10/21

Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 4th October - Year 9 Boys Football @ Gateway Tuesday 5th October - Year 8 Boys Rugby Festival @ Barking Rugby Club (12.30 start) (1/2)

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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.

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.

...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

Trainee Teacher of English

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

Subject Coordinator 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

Subject Team Leader of 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