Assistant Principal for Innovation, Haringey

Closing date:Expiring soon

Harris Primary Academy Philip LaneHaringey

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020, or immediate start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale (Inner London)
Contract term: Permanent

Your opportunity

To support the continuous advancements of our Academy, we care currently looking to appoint an Assistant Principal for Innovation to support the delivery and development of academic excellence. Join an dedicated team of staff all committed to seeing the best opportunitities, quality of education and pastoral care is provided for our little learners.You will have a wealth of opportunities to develop as a leader with the Harris Federation. We can offer you a range of bespoke courses and qualifications through our Teaching School, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQH for aspiring principals. Succession planning is a key part of our success as a Federation, and we believe that we are at the forefront of developing the next generation of Leaders. We can help prepare you for your next Senior Leadership challenge, investing in your knowledge and expertise through regular support, coaching and a wide range of professional development and training.


About the role 

The post would suit an experienced Teacher or an ambitious senior leader looking either to extend their experience of Headship, or to start their first Principalship. First time Assistant principals benefit from a highly supportive network of experienced Harris principals providing one to one mentoring within an attentive, career enriching environment. For existing Assistant Principals, we offer unrivalled progression opportunities to Executive Principalship, and full support through our National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL) pathway. The course draws on the leadership expertise of Harris executive leaders and Directors as well as other successful MATs from across the country, providing a national standard of excellence in training.  

Harris Federation maintains its vision for transforming education and requires senior leaders who share the same passion for change. You should be an highly visible and proactive source of inspiration, committed to cultivating the learning environment of your students. You should be a strong communicator with proven strengths in inspiring, engaging and motivating staff at all levels as well as the ability to work proactively with local communities to bring about change. The successful candidate will need a strong track record of school improvement.  

We will invest in you, providing focused coaching, mentoring and a top-quality training programme delivered through our Teaching School Alliance. With Harris, you have the platform to collaborate and inspire, share best practice and be at the forefront of new and transformative approaches within education. Whether you are an experienced Principal, or preparing for your first principalship, we can equip you with the experience, knowledge and training to succeed. 


What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane

Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane is a successful two form entry primary with part-time nursery located in North London. Our aim is to provide an education that is affirming, aspirational and transformational so that all our children leave us academically and emotionally equipped for their next stage. Our staff strive to provide the best possible education and opportunities for our children to face the challenges of the 21st century. We are welcoming and supportive. If you visit our website you can view our priorities, approaches, vision and values in more detail.


Why work at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane?

A happy, learning environment where everyone is valued

A highly motivated staff team

Children who are fun to be with and are motivated by enjoyable learning experiences

Support for your own professional development

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 020 8808 3231 or email info@harrisprimaryphiliplane.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.


Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

A network of fellow senior leaders and Principals with a wealth of knowledge and expertise

Support and mentoring from some of the best executive leaders in education

Unrivalled opportunities for leadership progression and preparing you for your first Principalship

Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits

Plus, the opportunity to work with our amazing students!


The Harris Federation

The Harris Federation is the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. We have an established reputation in transforming education in London and an unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Harris is a Federation and not a chain; each academy is different, reflecting the particular aspirations and leadership style of its Principal. Our vision is that Harris academies work collaboratively in sharing school improvement strategies, and support one another as part of the wider Harris Federation.

We look for talented leaders who want to help transform education in London, and create exceptional places of learning.

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


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. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement.



More about Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Philip Lane, London, N15 4AB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 88083231
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School summary

Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane is a two form entry Primary with part time Nursery located in North London, which opened in September 2012 in the heart of Tottenham. We are a happy, caring and supportive Academy that is raising stand...