Principal, London

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Harris Academy St John’s WoodLondon

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Generous and negotiable salary based on experience + Performance Bonus + Private Medical Insurance + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

Harris Academy St John’s Wood is a brand new 11-18 secondary academy located in St John's Wood, central London, and serves an urban, highly multi-ethnic and disadvantaged intake. Open from September 2017, the academy joins the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy and has a fresh start on an exciting journey to achieve Outstanding in all areas within two years. The academy has new direction with the values of Dedication, Determination and Destiny. The school moved into first-class, purpose-built new buildings three years ago.  

As the academy looks to accelerate back to achieving academic excellence, the Harris Federation seeks to appoint a new Principal of Harris Academy St John's Wood. This is a unique opportunity for a talented leader with vision, drive and ambition, someone who can lead in reshaping the culture and ethos of this high-profile academy.This will be a large 11-18 secondary academy located in St John's Wood - a few minutes' walk from the Jubilee line - with over 1,400 students, approximately 370 of which will be in the sixth form. The post would suit an ambitious leader looking either to extend their experience of Headship, or to start their first Principalship in a highly supportive and rewarding environment. For first time Principals, we can provide support in the form of individual mentoring from an experienced Harris Principal; for existing Headteachers, there will be strong opportunities to progress to Executive Principalship in the future.If you want to make a real difference to needy young people, while working as part of a highly successful and supportive academy team, then this could be the opportunity for you.

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. Whatever your experience Harris can provide unrivalled career opportunities and professional fulfilment.Harris is a Federation and not a chain; each Harris academy is different, reflecting the particular aspirations and leadership style of its Principal. Eighty percent of our secondary academies are judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted with the remained being judged Good. We have the capacity and track record to support your success. To discuss the role in confidence, please call Sir Dan Moynihan, CEO, on 020 8253 7777.

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Applications must be submitted by 10:00am on Monday 18th September ahead of shortlisting. If you have any questions, please contact 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. 

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More about Harris Academy St John’s Wood
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Marlborough Hill, St Johns Wood, London, NW8 0NL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7722 8141

Harris Academy St John’s Wood, formerly Quintin Kynaston Academy, is a large 11-18 secondary school with a thriving sixth form located in St John's Wood. The school joins the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in September 2017. Although locate...