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Job details
Employer Harris Primary Academy Orpington
Location Bromley
Salary MPS/UPS (Outer London) + TLR for suitable candidate + £1500 Harris Allowance + Health Cash Plan + Harris Benefits
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2017

Harris Primary Academy Orpington is a Sponsored Academy replacing Hillside Primary School, a two form entry primary school previously judged to require improvement. Our aim is to give pupils a well-rounded and truly enjoyable education that prepares them for success in secondary school and beyond. The academy joins the Harris Federation, a successful and highly collaborative group of Academies in London.

We are looking for an inspiring and dynamic class teacher to join our thriving, diverse, friendly Academy in the welcoming community of Orpington. There will be opportunities to develop as a middle leader and responsibility points are available for suitably experienced candidates - please state your area of expertise in your supporting statement.

What we are looking for:

  • An excellent practitioner with a creative approach
  • High expectations for your students and yourself
  • Commitment to achieving the best outcomes for all pupils
  • An excellent communicator and team player

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Orpington?

  • Exceptional professional development opportunities, a warm, friendly staff team and children who are motivated to learn
  • Part of the Harris Federation, which runs four other happy and successful primary academies in Bromley and more than 40 academies in total in and around London
  • Generous Harris rewards and benefits package

For NQTs, we provide our highly successful Harris Federation NQT programme where you will train alongside other NQTs from across the Federation. This enables aspiring teachers to support and learn from each other, in the true collaborative spirit of Harris. There is a structure of support and challenge with customised professional learning, and every NQT has a professional mentor.

We encourage all candidates to visit our Academy where possible. Please call the Principal, Melody Berthoud, on 01689 830383 for a confidential chat or to arrange a visit. For more information, please contact Vikki Melhuish on 01689 830383 or

For information about Harris Primary Academy Orpington please visit

Closing Date 02/12/2016
Interviews will be conducted as and when applications are received.

Ref No 1831

Please apply:

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. 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.

About the employer

Harris Primary Academy Orpington became an academy in 2012, and joins the Harris Federation in September 2016. There are four other Harris primary academies in Bromley, and in joining the Federation, the school will receive focused support in its wor...

Information about Harris Primary Academy Orpington
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 4 - 11 years


Locations and contacts

Dyke Drive
United Kingdom