We are looking to appoint a new Principal to Harris Academy Chafford Hundred. We are particularly interested to hear from existing principals and headteachers, as well as experienced deputy headteachers and vice principals, who feel they have the leadership qualities, drive, ambition and proven track record of successful school leadership to lead our academy to further success. With the opportunity to experience the support and network offered by the Harris Federation, this post would suit an experienced principal looking for the next challenge and wanting to join a highly supportive Federation.
About Harris Academy Chafford Hundred
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is a co-educational 11-18 Academy with 1400 students, which joined the Harris Federation in September 2011. The Academy was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in 2011. Harris Academy Chafford Hundred has a distinctive ethos, a “School for the Future” with high aspirations and relentless ambition at the very heart of our work. We are a forward-thinking educational institution, serving Chafford Hundred, South Stifford and the surrounding catchment area.
Chafford Hundred was recently designated a Teaching School Hub, one of the first in the country. This exciting development means that we have the opportunity to support other schools and to lead on professional development in our hub area. We work closely with the Harris Leadership College to offer opportunities to the academies in our Federation. Furthermore, we collaborate with the Harris academies in our local area. The new Principal would play a major role in the leadership of the Teaching School Hub.
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 Principals with all the support needed. 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.
Informal and exploratory conversations are welcomed, but a visit to the academy may not be possible during this time. Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
To discuss the post in confidence with Nicola Graham, Assistant Director, please contact Debbie Swallow, PA, to arrange a date and time D.Swallow@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk. You can contact the academy on 01375 484580.
Shortlisting will take place on Thursday 21st January with updates communicated no later than Friday 22nd January.
Our Benefits Package
In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.
Being a part of the Harris Federation
We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.
Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.
We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.
Diversity and Equality
We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Secondary with sixth form
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 18 years
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is a co-educational 11-18 Academy for 1000 students which opened in September 2011.
The Academy is one of the most improved schools in the country and was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in 2011. We are a uni...