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14/10/19

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time" - Thomas Edison Our Pre-Public Exams have started today and we would like to wish our students the best of luck during this time. We believe in you all. 👏 https://t.co/NIZJKNTyZK

10/10/19

Here at Harris Academy Ockendon, we are a community. Be kind to yourself, your friends and others around you. A smile and a chat goes a long way. 🗣️ If something is troubling you, remember to tell a staff member; we are all here to help. 🙌 https://t.co/RhR4SnX0xW

08/10/19

Today, have been delivering an outstanding "WW1 Battlefield Medicine" workshop for our Year 10 History students. Students have been fully immersed in the action; a fantastic way to remember key facts and details. https://t.co/9x2Mq2O0iM

07/10/19

We have an extensive programme of Enrichment activities, available for all year groups. From Breakfast Club to Rock School, there is something for every student. View our timetable of activities here: https://t.co/L5Y1xTmeVx

04/10/19

If you would like to book your place on a Principal Tour, please visit our website for details. https://t.co/Gl2JdNT29j We look forward to meeting you!

04/10/19

If you could not attend our Open Evening, we are keen to offer parents and families the chance to view our facilities, meet our teachers and see students engaged in their lessons. Our Principal is conducting tours on the 10th and 17th October, both at 9am.

04/10/19

Thank you to all of the families who joined us for our Open Evening last night. We hope to welcome many of you into our Academy community from September! We are especially proud of our student helpers during the evening, who conducted themselves maturely and responsibly.

03/10/19

We are looking forward to inviting families into our Academy this evening from 4.30pm to 7.00pm. Our students are eager to show you our fantastic facilities and talented staff! We're excited to show you the range of opportunities and experiences we can offer every student. https://t.co/c2XmHmlkAW

03/10/19

Our Academy's Open Evening is today from 4.30pm to 7.00pm! Our Principal's speech commences at 5pm and 6pm. You will also hear from our Student Principals and other senior leaders, who will be on hand during the evening to answer your questions. We look forward to meeting you. https://t.co/GTOxb4q1Pc

27/09/19

Retweetd From Harris Careers

We have welcomed a new school into the Harris Federation this September. Read our Blog to find out more about Harris Academy Ockendon! https://t.co/xpsedHgJCJ https://t.co/5rkEarl0Qr

25/09/19

What a lovely space! Have a good and bustling evening!

12/09/19

Welcome to Harris Academy Ockendon. Our intention is to provide all our students with a first class education and amazing life experiences. We will provide the opportunities for your child to flourish in education, work and life. Follow us to stay up-to-date with our journey. https://t.co/DrMEWzpklw

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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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Mrs Nicola Graham

Assistant Director, Southeast Sector of Harris Federation

 

 

The Academy is also supported by Mrs Nicola Graham as Assistant Director of the Southeast sector of the Harris Federation. Mrs Graham oversees a cluster of Harris academies in Essex, including the ‘outstanding’ Harris Academy Chafford Hundred which she has led since 2011. Mrs Graham is also a National Leader of Education.

Working alongside Ms Rainey and the staff at Harris Academy Ockendon, Mr McMillan and Mrs Graham provide exceptional leadership experience.