Assistant Principal, Thurrock

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Harris Primary Academy Chafford HundredThurrock

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Start date: Immediate start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale (London Fringe)
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking to appoint an inspiring and talented qualified teacher as Assistant Principal for our outstanding academy. We are looking for an inspirational and highly experienced teacher to join our outstanding academy. We want to hear from aspiring senior leaders who have a successful track record in teaching, EYFS, KS1 or KS2. We can be flexible on specific responsibilities based on the experience and expertise of the successful applicant. We are seeking talented individuals who want to continue the success of our Outstanding academy, and share our vision for providing and outstanding environment for teaching and learning.

Your opportunity

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.

The post would suit an experienced teacher looking for progression into their first senior leadership role, but would also suit an existing Assistant Principal looking to join an Outstanding academy within a highly supportive multi academy trust.

What we are looking for

The Harris Federation maintains its vision for transforming education and looks for senior leaders who share the same passion for change. You should be committed to cultivating the learning environment of our students, and be a strong communicator with proven strengths in inspiring, engaging and motivating staff. 

You should be a successful teacher, holding QTS (or equivalent) and an undergraduate degree, ideally with significant experience working in schools with a similar profile and context. 

About Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred

Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred is a three-form entry academy with 52-place nursery located in the heart of Chafford Hundred: a modern development bordering Lakeside and Thurrock, serving a vibrant and diverse community. Chafford Hundred has good links to central London as well as being accessible from Kent and Essex. The school was graded as Outstanding in all categories by Ofsted in October 2018 when Inspectors reported being particularly impressed by the academy’s ‘high expectations of what pupils can achieve’ and recognised mathematics, writing and art as particular strengths.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred?

An ambitious, successful and vibrant place to work, with 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 highly committed to developing others

All the advantages of a successful academy group, including a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff

Generous Harris rewards and benefits package


Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 01375 484 490 or email to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversationt o discuss the post in confidence.

Harris Benefits

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

Support and mentoring from some of the best senior 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!

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 Chafford Hundred
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Mayflower Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex, RM16 6SA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1375 484490
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School summary

Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred is a three-form entry Academy located in the heart of Chafford Hundred, which is a modern development bordering Lakeside, Thurrock and serving a vibrant and diverse community. Chafford Hundred has...