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19/04/18

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

Big thank you to for our free Piano Masterclass at . Our year 10 musicians are inspired! https://t.co/ro6f7TpDbq

15/04/18

Looking forward to seeing all our staff AND STUDENTS tomorrow. Remember no INSET day!!

13/04/18

Same as for males - plain black please, normal cut, normal length.

11/04/18

Retweetd From Andy Puddicombe

The more we experience in our own mind through meditation, the more likely we'll manifest it outwardly. Here, a piece from the blog has some suggestions as to how we might turn our kindness into action https://t.co/D0C9m6Ej2R

11/04/18

Retweetd From Harris Greenwich

“King of Kings” - Ozymandias actually at the British Museum...very cool. “Look upon my works, Ye Mighty, and despair”... https://t.co/Gblgm92iDu

11/04/18

“King of Kings” - Ozymandias actually at the British Museum...very cool. “Look upon my works, Ye Mighty, and despair”... https://t.co/Gblgm92iDu

29/03/18

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

What better way to wake up on the last day of term with a whole class band . Safe holidays x https://t.co/Zbg8f23jGa

28/03/18

Thank you to the PA dept for organising! Legends!

28/03/18

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

Afternoon of the Arts/Teacher Talent Show was a great success - what a talented school we have! Well done to all involved and have a lovely Easter break when it comes 🐣 https://t.co/hyJlihsnUD

28/03/18

Retweetd From DfE

Carrying a knife doesn’t make you safer. It can put your life at risk. Watch Ben’s story and find out how you can live at https://t.co/ylWsCcIAVj https://t.co/qWV1Lt5c7u

28/03/18

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

Our Afternoon of the Arts and Teacher Talent show is tonight at 5.30pm in the Main Hall. Some tickets left to purchase on the door- £1.50 for adults and £1 for students/children. Don't miss out! https://t.co/COIjUun5pW

27/03/18

Yep, is totally fab. Students, if you love history or just love stories (which just happen to be true!) Dan Carlin rocks.

27/03/18

Check out our new newsletter! https://t.co/4LpWAJORye

26/03/18

Like.

26/03/18

Retweetd From Benny Bonsu

Great to see our first year A’Level Media Studies students across the 2018 social postings. Thank you for the opportunity once again. They have all either secured internships or visits to these amazing organisations https://t.co/0t20d5gTOQ

26/03/18

Y11 Assembly tomorrow 0830. Last one of the term!

26/03/18

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

Year 7 Sing Up concert was amazing this morning . Well done to those taking part and thank you to those who came to support! https://t.co/WipgdvrOlQ

24/03/18

Retweetd From Events@STEM

The three legged miracle and missions to mars, some brilliant presentations this morning from https://t.co/e3eCniluwM

24/03/18

Retweetd From Home Office

Today we’re launching a new campaign to reduce knife crime among young people. Visit https://t.co/kfmyj6s5fV and watch the real stories of young people like Sonny who have made the decision to live . https://t.co/WSGYxJRefo

23/03/18

Congratulations to the Sixth Form Class of 2018! https://t.co/ih8SXXAyUQ

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Welcome

 

George

George McMillan Principal

Mr McMillan has been Principal of Harris Academy Greenwich since January 2011 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 met Dr Tomlinson who was then the Principal at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, and joined his Senior Team at the school which at the time was in ‘Requires Improvement’ and is now Outstanding in every category.

After working together at Chafford for five years, they came to what is now Harris Academy Greenwich to lead the turnaround and help the school achieve Outstanding status in every category – and they have loved every minute.  Dr Tomlinson is now the Regional Director of the Harris Federation, but remains committed to the school and is one of our Governors.

Mr McMillan has a Masters in English Literature, a Diploma in Educational Leadership, has the NPQH and is a Senior Practitioner with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). As part of his role in the Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance, he trains staff on the NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH leadership programmes.  He passionately believes that students should feel inspired at school and that teachers should be happy and highly motivated at work.  Having a safe and positive environment at school where everyone can have fun, work hard and thrive is a key part of the Academy’s success story.  Mr McMillan is "fiercely proud" of the students and staff he leads.

Our School Journey

We took over the leadership of the Academy in January 2011 and it has been an honour and a privilege to lead the school from Special Measures to Outstanding in this time, and joining the Harris Federation.  Harris Academy Greenwich is unrecognisable compared to the predecessor school, with results in the top 20% of England four years in a row at GCSE and A Level.  We are the top parental choice for non-selective education in Greenwich and are heavily over-subscribed, with a thriving “Outstanding” Sixth Form.  This has been achieved without game playing with admissions, catchments or curriculum - just great teaching and a relentless focus on self-improvement. 

The ethos of the school centres around our vision to step into our greatness so our students can step into theirs.  Our culture of courage, integrity, success and happiness both for staff and students makes this such a lovely place to work and learn, where we combine a modern approach to education with traditional values of respect and good discipline.  We recruit staff who love to teach and who are passionate about leading all students to success in whatever shape or form that might take.  The atmosphere is always really positive and we pride ourselves on getting to know every single one of our students by name, not just as a number or a statistic.

Whether you are interested in sending your child here, or are interested in working here, you can be assured that this is an brilliant school.  We are rather proud of it!

Please contact us should you have any queries or wish to feed back to us.                       

George McMillan
Principal