Principal, Bromley

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Harris Academy BeckenhamBromley

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2020 or September 2020 - Negotiable
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Generous salary based on experience (Leadership Scale Inner London) + Performance Bonus + Private Medical Insurance + Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking to appoint a new Principal for Harris Academy Beckenham. We want to hear from both experienced and aspiring school leaders who have the leadership skills and track record needed to lead an Outstanding and highly successful academy. With the support of the Harris Federation and a community of leaders to work with, both aspiring  and experienced leaders have the opportunity to join a progressive, highly innovative multi academy trust where you will have the chance to work alongside some of the best school leaders in the country.

We are interested to hear from both existing Principals / Headteachers as well as aspiring Principals looking for progression into your first Principalship within a supportive and collaborative Federation. For experienced heads thinking about future progression and overseeing more than one academy as an executive leader, then the Federation is in a unique position to offer access to a network of 20+ secondary academies across London, and the option to gain your National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL) through our Teaching School.

Depending on resignation deadlines and availability of the successful applicant, we can offer some flexibility on start dates for either Easter or September 2020, this will be discussed at interview. If you are an inspirational and talented senior leader who shares our vision for education and ethos for our thriving students, then we want to hear for you. 

About Harris Academy Beckenham

Harris Academy Beckenham is an outstanding Academy (Ofsted 2017) and is very oversubscribed. Progress 8 data is consistently above average. We have a thriving student community who are aspirational and optimistic learners, led by a staff body who are experts in their subjects and have a genuine desire to ensure every student succeeds in all aspects of student life. Our Academy is one of drive and ambition, ensuring innovation as well as consistency of high standards are at our core.

Your opportunity

Whether you are an experienced Principal, or preparing for your first principalship, we can equip you with the experience, knowledge and training to achieve your next career goal. As part of Harris, you will have the opportunity to work within a close network of academies, and with principals from across the wider Federation. We have a highly experienced central team of  subject consultants, all committed to providing support and developing your skills as a leader. As part of a rewarding environment and highly supportive Federation, we can provide first time Principals with all the support needed in the form of individual mentoring from an experienced Harris Principal. For existing Headteachers, we offer unrivalled progression opportunities to Executive Principalship, and the option to support you through our National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL) programme. The course draws on the leadership expertise of Harris executive leaders and Directors as well as other successful MATs from across the country.


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

Informal conversations are welcomed and visits to our academies are highly encouraged. If you would like to discuss the post in confidence please call Sir Dan Moynihan, CEO on 020 8253 7777. For further information, please contact Harry Bond, Head of Talent -   

The Harris Federation

The Harris Federation is a 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 individuals who want to help transform education in London, and create exceptional places of learning.

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 Academy Beckenham
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Manor Way, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3SJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 650 8694
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School summary

Since opening in 2011, Harris Academy Beckenham has gone from strength to strength. We have been oversubscribed for the last three years, rapidly becoming the school of choice in the local area. Our GCSE and A Level results have improv...