Teaching and Learning Consultant, Croydon

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Harris FederationCroydon

Date posted:
Start date: April or September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L8-L18 (Inner London) + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

Primary Education at Harris consists of 22 academies in and around London, some of which are the highest performing in the country, with many located in areas of disadvantage. Our central primary consultants are a highly supportive team of full-time specialists who play a key part in this achievement, and help underpin Harris as a top performing MAT for primary education. Every one of our team has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in teaching and learning and work with academies to help develop teachers to become exemplary classroom practitioners.

We are looking to appoint an inspirational primary practitioner to our growing team of Central Primary Teaching & Learning Consultants. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced middle leader who is currently leading a phase or a subject, and would like to further develop their leadership experience to impact on the quality of teaching across our primary academies. For those experienced and interested in SEN, we also offer the opportunity to support our network of SEND/Inclusion leaders.

This is an opportunity for you to fast track your career and gain expertise by working with a group of academies in London and to extend your understanding of different leadership and teaching approaches. Our consultant posts are an opportunity to prepare you for a wide variety of senior posts within Harris including future Principalship.

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. 

Your opportunity

The role involves coaching and mentoring, team teaching classes, modelling best practice, assisting in the recruitment and selection of outstanding teachers, and developing CPD opportunities. The post holder would have the opportunity to work with our in-house ITT subject mentoring.

Although based at the Harris Federation offices close to East Croydon Station (within 15 minutes of central London by rail and with fast access to the M25), the role will mostly be located within the academies. Our academies are all located within a maximum 90-minute commute of each other. This means we can share resources and knowledge, working together with on-call support from the Harris Federation. As a consultant with the Harris Federation, you will receive a generous benefits package, including a Harris Allowance, performance and loyalty bonus, pension scheme (TPS), Harris wellbeing cash plan and additional Harris benefits.

What we are looking for:

  • QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
  • At least 5 years' teaching experience, and at least two years in a management role
  • A successful track record in teaching EYFS, KS1 or KS2.


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 020 8253 7777 to arrange a conversation with Sabeena Hassan, Primary Director. For further information, please contact Harry Bond, Head of Talent - harry.bond@harrisfederation.org.uk   

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. At Harris, we have a strong culture of school improvement, and professional development is at the heart of all that we do. Via our twin teaching schools we can offer you the opportunity to gain a wide range of professional development opportunities with progression either to senior roles within our academies or progression within the Federation Consultant team.

Harris is a Federation and not a chain; each academy is different, reflecting the particular aspirations and leadership style of its Principal.

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 Federation
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: 4th Floor, Norfolk House, Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR0 1LH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 253 7777
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The Harris Federation is a not-for-profit educational charity with almost 25 years of education experience in and around London. Our primary, secondary, all-through and sixth form academies have an international reputation for delivering a step chang...