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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

05/04/19

Thank you to Mr Gibb for acknowledging us for putting in over 90% of students for EBACC. We want as many students as possible learning a language and having a real understanding of the world around them. https://t.co/JcxLbamHjf

04/04/19

Last day of term tomorrow, Friday. It is a full day finishing at 330pm as normal for KS3-4. We don't do silly games and waste time - your children will be well taught right to the last minute so please send them in! First day back for all students is Tuesday 23rd April.

04/04/19

Retweetd From London Fire Brigade

This is a really important video. We are regularly called to assist people who have fallen in the water in Fight your instincts - not the water and don't panic https://t.co/VouT9PTAa8

04/04/19

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

Stage combat and a drum/piano duet in achievement assembly to round off a very successful term https://t.co/dxVFHoKYmh

02/04/19

Retweetd From Career Ready

We now move onto our next award, the Mentor of the Year 🏆 Thrilled to have Bisi, one of our recent graduates from , and Claire Drummond from here to congratulate each of our regional winners... https://t.co/QUUEmUa6tj

02/04/19

Really great visit to the Nelson Mandela exhibition at Waterloo with Year 8 and 9 today. Such a fantastic opportunity to learn about such an inspiring man! https://t.co/JUbfuvXD1H

01/04/19

Retweetd From Vala Afshar

The best demonstration of grit, persistence and self-confidence in less than one minute https://t.co/QjDnsHliZv

28/03/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Our trainees are throwing themselves into the training today! https://t.co/wAUmAkJDOp

28/03/19

Retweetd From Massimo

This trampoline moving at constant velocity (and therefore not accelerated) shows you how the horizontal component of velocity in an acrobat motion remains constant [source of the gif: https://t.co/ZTDK1WpV3W] [explanation by : https://t.co/RREe9s1laB] https://t.co/YH3gm3Lkcw

26/03/19

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Is your child safe ? https://t.co/qSuC8eKSSF

26/03/19

Check the price tag! Beautiful playing on one of the world’s most beautiful pianos. https://t.co/opDqs2cL4f

26/03/19

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

One of our finest pianists being filmed for a Steinway campaign. What an opportunity! https://t.co/RnFxjFey2X

22/03/19

Retweetd From HAGRPE

Well done to Year 7/8 Basketball team who beat Deptford Green 32-6 🏀👏🏼 https://t.co/rcMfWK7rUv

21/03/19

Retweetd From Young Greenwich

VALLEY CENTRAL YOUTH HUB: RE-LAUNCH EVENT | SAVE THE DATE!🥳 Supported by , will be re-launching on Monday 8th April at in Come along for a good time, great music, food, drinks & games! https://t.co/Pvy1rs498B https://t.co/JfaZig1685

21/03/19

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

Representing at , singing with 5000 other students at Wembley Arena! https://t.co/bZUxJhsEVd

19/03/19

Retweetd From HAGRPE

Well done to our Year 9 Netball team from who won the Greenwich Schools Tournament 🙌🥇🏆 https://t.co/afT5EZOCxD

19/03/19

Retweetd From HAGRPE

Well done to ⁦⁩ student Daniel. Who has now added the Kent Schools Long Jump title to his recent national triple jump title 🙌🏆🥇 https://t.co/r82g6MLzNz

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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