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19/04/24

Do you love books, education and wildly off topic conversations? Listen to our brand-new HGABR podcast! - live on the school website at the link below:https://t.co/icUBuDaviGPress play now and be transported from Middle Earth to Gdańsk pic.twitter.com/Oi3ka7i8tC

18/04/24

Thinking about becoming a Teacher?Come and meet the team to find out more on Saturday at Harris Chobham are looking forward to meeting you!Register your interest here: https://t.co/975X8iT6Oc pic.twitter.com/MvRWi9ZR5e

17/04/24

Our amazing Year 12 and 13 students talked Year 11s through their A-Level subjects during tutor time taster sessions this morning, giving students motivation for where their upcoming GCSEs will lead them, and helping answer any questions or worries pic.twitter.com/WwDoK6ProW

16/04/24

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06/04/24

Huge clarity presented by at on the culture crafted - a school where ‘every interaction is an opportunity to inspire’.A programmatic approach to Outcomes, Causes, Solutions (‘OCS’) cuts through the noise for his team. pic.twitter.com/zQh4quaP6l

28/03/24

📚What better way to end a FANTASTIC spring term than with MORE NEW BOOKS in the HGABR Library! Thank you to all our generous parents and students who have donated. 📚Wishing our whole HGABR community a brilliant Easter break pic.twitter.com/vaCupQFlIZ

28/03/24

Alongside other students, Year 10 students took part in an "inspiring advocacy" workshop led by the learning about Careers in Law, developing their advocacy skills by taking part in a mock trial with professional Barristers pic.twitter.com/SiiNhisKHk

28/03/24

JOB ALERT👀👀👀VP Role at - 80th highest performing school in the country- Outstanding in all areas- Part of the amazing - Brilliant staff culture DM me if you would like to chat or come in for a tour. https://t.co/0A6wvNBAX9 pic.twitter.com/KjGYaRtOnr

27/03/24

Today we welcomed the awesome to the academy to create podcasts. Year 8 students applied for the opportunity to create audio content about topics and issues that matter to them, expertly guided by David & Ieshah. Thank you for this opportunity! pic.twitter.com/zPuqLGMzm3

25/03/24

Starting our final week of term with an inspirational year 11 assembly from our Head Girl team Mishka, Marina and Taija about their sixth form experience - and the power of friendship and support to get you through a challenging two years pic.twitter.com/5oHEwfn1il

25/03/24

Starting our final week of term with an inspirational year 11 assembly from our Head Girl team Mishka, Marina and Taija about their sixth form experience - and the power of friendship and support to get you through a challenging two years pic.twitter.com/5oHEwfn1il

23/03/24

First session. One for you pic.twitter.com/sDI00oPf3J

23/03/24

Loving learning about the world of secondary with

23/03/24

Really looking forward to attending this today. There are talks from some hugely inspiring and successful educational leaders. will also be doing a talk. https://t.co/qdjZKbWi3q

23/03/24

Loving learning about the world of secondary with

23/03/24

First session. One for you pic.twitter.com/sDI00oPf3J

23/03/24

Really looking forward to attending this today. There are talks from some hugely inspiring and successful educational leaders. will also be doing a talk. https://t.co/qdjZKbWi3q

22/03/24

900 of our students attended our Bromley Ambition Careers Fair today and networked with over 50 professionals, alumni, universities and colleges. Such a buzz of aspiration around the school - thank you so much for everyone’s time pic.twitter.com/9ub0lUUhrC

22/03/24

900 of our students attended our Bromley Ambition Careers Fair today and networked with over 50 professionals, alumni, universities and colleges. Such a buzz of aspiration around the school - thank you so much for everyone’s time pic.twitter.com/9ub0lUUhrC

22/03/24

We have welcomed back alumni, professionals, apprenticeship providers and sixth form colleges to our annual careers fair today and year 8-13 students are enjoying networking, learning and planning their futures. Thank you so much for all our volunteers 👩🏾‍💼🧑🏽‍💼👩‍🏭👩🏽‍🔧👷🏻‍♀️👩🏾‍🚒👩‍🔬👩🏾‍⚖️🧑🏾‍⚕️ pic.twitter.com/Ap1Z8ryNAg

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Meet Our Staff

At Harris Girls' Academy Bromley every single staff member in the school plays a crucial role in supporting and guiding our students on their educational journey.

The staff at Bromley are what make the education here special; that may be supporting students pastorally, stretching them academically or expanding their opportunities through extra-curricular provision. We have included some short profiles of our wonderful staff members below.


Nat Jasper – Head of PE

Nat Jasper

What were you doing before teaching?

I loved sport from a very young age and played football for many years. I started my career in the sports industry and worked at a gym doing personal training. I did that for about 9 years and then did some travelling across America and did some supply work in between which I really enjoyed.

Why is PE important?

There are so many benefits to students being active and engaged with sports, and I love seeing their faces when they achieve something. The students enjoy being competitive and they do so well. We have so many trophies now from a whole range of competitions. It’s great to see them engage with extracurriculars too. Sport is a big part of the foundation here, certainly more than how it is at other schools I’ve seen.


Justine Anglin-Smith – 2ic Science

Justine Anglin Smith

When did you join HGABR?

I started as a trainee and usually trainees won’t be given certain responsibilities, but towards the end of my training year, I was offered the chance to take on a form group. That really showed me that the school saw something in me and trusted me.

What are you most proud of?

For me, I’m proud of being a black woman and my grandparents coming from the Caribbean, my Dad’s Mum came over in the Windrush generation and I’m the first person in my family to have gone to university. I just strive to be the best that I can for myself, my family, and my students.


Gill Stockwell – Pastoral Manager

Gill Stockwell – Pastoral Manager

Why did you join HGABR?

This was actually my old school when I was a student; it’s a nice school and the girls are good to work with. I’ve found my vocation in life, and I’ve been able to build a good relationship with the students here. The girls are really nice and come to me with issues and I like being able to support them.

What is your favourite memory from HGABR?

One of my favourite memories is I worked with a student for a long time and when she left, she wrote me a note that said when she grows up, she inspired to be like me. I still have it, and she must be about 30 now. That was really lovely.


Richard Wood – Vice Principal

Richard Wood

What inspires you?

I previously worked in Bangladesh, despite not knowing anyone who had been there before. I was working in classrooms where you might have 100 students with almost no resources, and it showed me how much can still be achieved. From that experience, I learnt that education is something universal to every society and every person internationally.

What is your favourite memory from HGABR?

My favourite memories are when you have a really strong relationship with the students so it’s a great environment in the classroom; and the really special moments come from when you’re explaining a tricky concept and all the work you’ve put in and relationships you’ve built with the students pay off and you see them have lightbulb moments where they make sense of something, and it clicks.


Chris Blackburn – Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

Chris Blackburn

What inspired you to teach?

I was working in luxury retail for 10 years but always had an interest in education. I’d been considering doing my teacher training for a few years and was never sure when the right time was. Then about 5 years ago, I became a governor for a school in Streatham and I’ve absolutely loved it. That experience just confirmed for me that working in education is what I want to be doing. I really like that I’m now doing something with more purpose and in a job where I feel like I make a difference every day.


Amy French – Director of Art and Design

AmyFrench

What were you doing before teaching?

I have a degree in costume making and worked in various theatres, mostly around London. I worked in wardrobe which meant I was maintaining, altering, and laundering the clothes for the shows that are running. I worked for the National Theatre for a long time and did a couple of West End shows too.

How did you get into teaching?

I’d been thinking about teaching for a while and then did some more research. I discovered that you could train on the job and be paid a salary, and that felt like the only viable route for me so when I found out it was an option, that was what I decided to go for.