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24/05/19

Golden Shout Outs at the end of the term! https://t.co/wYFSZnwRts

23/05/19

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A brilliant turn out for Athletics club tonight 🙌☀️ - get ready Lee Valley, Greenwich Champs, and Harris Federation - are coming!! https://t.co/WqycLLls2y

23/05/19

Adults: if you’ve not voted yet, there are two hours to go. Please role model democracy for our students! If you don’t vote, others will speak for you.

23/05/19

Year 11: revision classes over half term. Make each day count. https://t.co/hrmjtEapiw

20/05/19

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Thought this would be a good time to reshare this series of blogs on AIC https://t.co/SCJyOM0Y99

20/05/19

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Brilliant first round of y10 drama performances . Round two tomorrow - good luck! https://t.co/baQENTe8sQ

20/05/19

Retweetd From Greg James

This is brilliant https://t.co/N3t03dwG3Q

15/05/19

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One of our fantastic music students featuring in a Steinway fundraiser sale for . https://t.co/Asl1GoSjEL

14/05/19

Winners! Year 8 and Year 9 win the Greenwich Schools Netball League. 👍 https://t.co/sFjBtkHnhy

13/05/19

Year 11: good day today. A couple of hours revision tonight then get to bed at 9.30pm latest. If you stay up too late revising you are not helping yourself and just means you’ll be knackered tomorrow and not operating at your best. Good sleep is vital.

10/05/19

Kids, take inspiration from Davina. We are all addicted to phones and we need to do something about it. https://t.co/GzC9bqTV01

10/05/19

Retweetd From Harjinder Singh Kukreja

Sikhs delivered 5 copies of the Holy Quran and prayer mats to a refugee camp near Mosul in Iraq. This gesture by Sikhs towards our Muslim brothers in need during Ramadan is heart-touching and an epitome of interfaith co-operation! 🙏🏻 https://t.co/iikprXopYC

07/05/19

One of our 6th Formers and Ms Dormer speaking eloquently to the and about her brilliant experiences on the programme. https://t.co/s3oUUp4odR

07/05/19

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Please come and support our dancers 💃🏼👯‍♀️🕺 https://t.co/8vxoEeaugU

03/05/19

Big congrats to our year 7 football team who won the Blackheath Cup, beating Thomas Tallis 3-2. They were pretty happy about it, as you can see from the picture! Well done boys!! https://t.co/MxBj4VpLmt

25/04/19

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Thank you and for delivering a Steinway workshop to some of our y10 pianists . We loved playing on all the beautiful pianos! https://t.co/KjR5INE4ss

22/04/19

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Today is the first Stephen Lawrence Day and a chance to reflect on Stephen‘s life. Although cruelly cut short, his legacy continues to inspire. We encourage everyone to take a moment today to think about how we can in Stephen’s memory https://t.co/tLgSFxWnVs

15/04/19

Retweetd From Anthony Radice

This is brilliant. https://t.co/VUqZVHRxvm

06/04/19

Retweetd From Amy Longley-Cook

‘Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures’ So proud to work here! https://t.co/3ajTYvAz48

05/04/19

Students who had 'Golden Shoutouts' from their teachers had tea, juice and cakes today to celebrate. They are awesome kids smashing it here https://t.co/UAUanWJN3Z

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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