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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.

Owens Faculty

owensWelcome to the Owens Faculty

Our Faculty takes it's name from the American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medallist James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens.

Jesse specialized in the sprints and the long jump and was recognized in his lifetime as "perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history".  His achievement of setting three world records and tying another in less than an hour at the 1935 Big Ten track meet has been called "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport" and has never been equaled.

At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Jesse won international fame with four gold medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4x100 meter relay.  He was the most successful athlete at the games and as such has been credited with "single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy."

Subjects taught within the Faculty are:


Head of Faculty Mr L Anderson
Pastoral Support Officer Mr J Maile
Coordinator (OP) Mr D Akiti
Coordinator (OS) Mrs J Ritchie
Tutor Group Tutor
7OP Miss A Patterson
7OS Mr S Hayes
8OP Miss I Tunnicliffe
9OP Mr S Campbell
9OS Mrs N Miller
10OP Miss K Lee
10OS Mr M Griffiths
11OP & 11OS Mr J Sharp
Mr M Goodwin
Miss M McNeill