Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning, Haringey

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Harris Primary Academy Coleraine ParkHaringey

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Start date: January 2020, or immediate start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale (Inner London) Based on experience + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

Your opportunity

Harris Primary Coleraine Park Academy is committed to developing a safe, engaging teaching and learning environment. As we continue to dedicate ourselves to maintaining provisions to see this through, we are looking to appoint an Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning to oversee the teaching and learning provisions of the school. 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. As part of Harris, 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. 


About Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park 

Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park is in the heart of Tottenham, serving a diverse inner city community celebrating a wealth of language and cultures. In 2017/18, we were the highest performing primary academy in the Harris Federation, and in the top 3% in the country for progress. Our Academy opened in September 2012; one of the 48 academies within the Harris Federation. All our staff  aim to give every child an exceptional education providing support, care, enrichment and challenge as they come through our doors. We give them opportunities to enjoy their learning and prepare them for future academic success as well as happy lives.  We have a unique creative curriculum, a clear vision, high expectations, strong moral values and a love of learning. Our academy is a multi-cultural, multi-faith family where children learn together.   

'We believe that confidence, self esteem and strong moral values are the keys to successful futures; that all children can make a difference in the world they live. Therefore at HPACP we develop a ‘can-do’ attitude; empowering every member of the school family to embrace challenge, take risks and aspire to achieve… ‘exceedingly, abundantly, above all we can think or imagine.' - HPACP Mission Statement  


Why work at Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park? 

Specialist teachers for Science, Music, PE, art, drama and steel pans, offering up to 5 hours a week for development and PPA time.  

Outstanding modelling for development with weekly lesson studies for all teachers 

Opportunities to work in subject teams, leading and developing others within and outside of the academy 

Outstanding ICT, with Teacher iPads, Apple TV and working towards being an Apple Distinguished School 

A fast-paced, creative curriculum, with a wealth of events and school trips to engage children in the richness of London’s cultural heritage.  

Opportunities for additional responsibility: over 50 clubs a week, boosters, holiday and Saturday schools 

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park are strongly encouraged and very welcome.


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!

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits.


The Harris Federation

Harris Federation stands as the leading large Multi Academy Trust for both primary and secondary education in Greater London. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.   

Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers is paramount to what we do. Social mobility has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation, which is why we have continuously set out to transform standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining us. We are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education in order to nurture their individual potential.  Join us in creating spaces of learning where children everywhere are nurtured for their potential and given the tools necessary to shape their own future.   

We look for motivated support staff who are committed to helping us transform lives and who will share our belief that every child has the potential to do well. 




More about Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Glendish Road, Tottenham, London, N17 9XT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8808 2045
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School summary

Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park is in the heart of Tottenham, serving a diverse inner city community celebrating a wealth of language and cultures. Our vision of high expectations, creative learning, and mastery of teaching secure...