Harris Primary Academy Kenley is an established academy for local children and has been rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted. Our belief is that children thrive when they feel consistently safe and happy at school and that the best possible learning is achieved through a positive ethos and climate of respect and trust - based upon shared values across the whole school community. We plan and tailor the curriculum to our pupils so that each is taught in the way that suits them best.
We are looking to appoint a Principal who will build upon the strengths of this successful academy, a leader who is resilient, driven and self-motivated. You will have the opportunity to make a contribution to our Federation wider networks, including our Teaching Schools and Maths Hub. This is an exciting post for either an experienced or new headteacher with a proven track record of school improvement. Progression to Executive Principalship is available for experienced Headteachers and mentoring by an experienced headteacher is available for first time Principals.
Substantial & generous salary based on experience and expertise + Discretionary Performance Bonuses + Private Medical Insurance + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Relocation Allowance + Additional Harris Benefits
Why work at Harris Primary Academy Kenley?
- A genuine opportunity to make a difference
- An exciting, well organised and vibrant environment in which to work with opportunities to make a contribution and progress within the wider Federation.
- A fantastic community of parents and children who deserve the best
- Enthusiastic staff, committed to raising standards
- A vibrant multi-lingual and multi-cultural school community
- All the support and professional development opportunities provided by the Harris Federation
About Primary Education at Harris:
Primary education at Harris comprises 19 Primary academies, plus three all-through academies, with every inspected academy having been judged Good or Outstanding (59% Outstanding). Some of these academies are new free schools, but most were previously failing schools located in challenging areas of London.
The independent Education Policy Institute regularly ranks Harris as a top performing Primary trust for pupil progress. Our group results were 76% at Key Stage 2 this summer. Our academies are generally located in areas of disadvantage and all of our academies are in or close to London.
Why work for the Harris Federation?
As a top performing Multi-Academy Trust, we offer access to a professional and supportive community of academies, fellow Principals, and mentors to help develop and progress your career.
Harris is a Federation and not a chain; each Harris academy is different, reflecting the particular aspirations and leadership style of its Principal. All of our primary and secondary academies are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and we are recognised for transforming the life chances of the children and teenagers we educate.
We look for talented individuals who are able to transform schools in and around London into exceptional places of learning.
If you would like to discuss the post in confidence please call Sabeena Hasan, Primary Director, on 020 8253 7777.
Visits to our academies are highly encouraged. To arrange a visit, please contact the PA to the Primary Director at PAPrimaryDirector@harrisfederation.org.uk
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.