Primary Executive Principal: Peckham academies

Job Roles:
Director/Principal/Vice Principal, Executive Headteacher/Executive Principal/Headteacher
Organisation Type:
Primary Education
Primary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
Substantial & generous salary based on experience and expertise +Harris Benefits
17th May 2018
Start Date:
Harris Federation
Job Ref:

The Harris Federation is a successful, highly collaborative and enterprising group of academies around London. Our network of academies is setting standards of excellence through an experienced and supportive approach with the aim that every child in London can have the best possible education, enabling them to fulfil their potential and decide their own future. The focus of the Harris Federation is on transforming some of the most challenging schools in London into exceptional places of learning. That means that when you work at a Harris academy, you are playing a part in something very important – giving children the freedom and the opportunities to choose their own futures.

We are looking to appoint an Executive Principal to oversee the running of two inner London academies: Harris Primary Free School Peckham and Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park. Both academies were recently rated Good, and both are very capable of achieving Outstanding in their next inspections. This post would suit an existing Executive Headteacher who is currently leading a small group of schools, or an experienced Headteacher looking for progression to Executive level and the opportunity to run multiple academies.

We need someone with a successful track record of school improvement and the experience of working across multiple academy locations. The successful applicant will work closely with the current Heads of Academy at the two academies. The academies are located very close to one another in Peckham, forming part of a vibrant community, and celebrate a wide range of backgrounds, abilities, faiths and cultures.

As an Executive Principal, you will join a small yet highly collaborative team of fellow Executive Principals who go to great lengths to ensure great outcomes for our pupils, creating excellent places of learning. You will need to be a confident senior leader who can bring the required experience, knowledge and communication skills to engage with staff, parents and the wider community.

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 (60% Outstanding). Some of these academies are new free schools, but most were previously failing schools located in challenging areas of London.

Harris is a top performing Primary trust. 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, executive leaders, and support. Primary at Harris comprises a strong central team of established teaching and learning consultants, Executive Principals, Deputy Director and Primary Director. Our central office is based next to East Croydon station which gives easy access to London Bridge and Victoria as well as fast access to the M25.

Harris is a Federation and not a chain; each Harris academy is different, reflecting the particular aspirations and leadership style of its Principal. We are looking for an individual who wants to help transform education in London, and create 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

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.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Harris Federation
Tel: 020 8253 7777
Contact: Recruitment

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