We are looking to appoint an inspiring and talented qualified teacher as Assistant Principal in our friendly and supportive academy.
Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace is a vibrant, multicultural primary academy on the borders of Bromley, Croydon and Lewisham with a clear vision for the future. We are a warm and welcoming academy where the children feel happy and safe. Our academy is in the exciting position of having a ‘Good’ Ofsted under our belt and are striving for ‘Outstanding’. In our inspection Ofsted said: “The Principal and other senior leaders have secured good improvements since the academy opened. The quality of teaching has improved. Pupils say that lessons are more interesting and that this has helped to improve their behaviour. As a result, leaders have established a happy and supportive atmosphere which encourages pupils to enjoy academy life and achieve well.”
What we are looking for:
You will be a successful teacher, holding QTS (or equivalent) and an undergraduate degree, ideally with significant experience in multi-racial and urban areas. You will also be an outstanding communicator, with proven strengths in engaging with, inspiring and motivating not just the school community, but the wider community, in order to drive local regeneration.
Your understanding of school improvement strategies will be matched by your ability to manage change and to motivate staff and the community towards the achievement of clear and inspirational goals. Above all, you will possess a relentless drive to raise standards for our children.
For a full job description and person specification, please download the Candidate Information Pack via the apply link.
Why work at Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace?
- Excellent professional development opportunities
- An ambitious, successful and vibrant place to work
- Children who are bright, confident and eager to learn
- A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children
- A senior leadership team that is committed to developing others
If you would like a confidential discussion about this post, or would like to visit the academy, please call the school on 020 8778 4742.
Are you an Aspiring Senior Leader?
At Harris, we have a strong culture of school improvement, and professional development is at the heart of the Federation. We offer the opportunity for you to gain your NPQSL qualification, a dynamic development programme for middle leaders potentially one year away from senior leadership. This programme is led by some of the most talented principals in the country and delivered by high-performing principals and senior leaders with exceptional track-records. Our leaders have a wealth of knowledge and are highly experienced in improving outcomes for students. Find out more www.harristeachingschool.com
Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.