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Assistant Principal

Harris FederationOpportunities available in primary academies in and around London

We are interested in hearing from qualified and experienced teachers who would like to join one of our exceptional primary academies as an Assistant Principal. Are you a talented practitioner with a passion for teaching?  Would you like to join an outstanding Federation that can support and develop you as a senior leader?

Your opportunity

Primary education at Harris comprises 20 primary and 3 all-through academies and a brand new standalone nursery hub.  Every inspected academy has been judged as Good or Outstanding  (79% of our academies have been rated Outstanding).  Some of these academies are new free schools but most were previously failing schools, located in challenging areas of London.

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.  Join us in our mission to positively contribute to cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our students.

Candidates who are successful at interview on 26th May will be invited to visit a primary academy on 27th May.

What we are looking for

If you are a qualified teacher who is an aspiring senior leader looking for promotion into your first Assistant Principal post, or experienced Assistant Principal looking to join a thriving primary academy, then we can offer opportunities across London within a highly successful MAT. We would like to hear from talented individuals who want to continue the success of our academies and share our vision for providing an outstanding environment for teaching and learning.

For a full job description and person specification, please download the job pack.

About Primary Education at Harris

Primary education at Harris comprises 20 Primary and 3 all-through academies, and a brand new standalone nursery hub, with every inspected academy has been judged Good or Outstanding (79% Outstanding). Some of these academies are new free schools, but most were previously failing schools located in challenging areas of London.

Informal conversations are welcomed and visits to our academies are highly encouraged. If you would like to discuss the post in confidence please call 020 8253 7777 or email to arrange a conversation with Sabeena Hassan, Primary Director.

For further information, please contact Laurence Johnson on

Next Steps

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

Our Central Team

Our central team comprises of a dedicated, driven group of departments working centrally to provide support across the Federation and all 48 of our academies. Across a multitude of key departments, we maintain an outstanding body of staff all integral to supporting central and academy finance, HR, Data, Estates management, Talent and many more. We look for dedicated experts in their fields to support the . If you are a committed leader in your role and would like to join the administration and operational development of a highly successful multi-academy trust, then this may be the opportunity for you.

Our Benefits Package

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.

Find out more about Our Benefits

Being a part of the Harris Federation

We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

Read our Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Read our Diversity and Equality Notice

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