Assistant Principal

Harris Academy Purley, South Croydon, Surrey

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Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £43,136 to £65,000

Job description

Harris Academy Purley is looking for an Assistant Principal to join our Senior Leadership Team this September. This is an opportunity for an experienced Assistant Principal, or a talented Head of Department looking for promotion, to join our thriving academy. If you are a qualified teacher who is aspiring senior leader looking for promotion into your first Assistant Principal post, or experienced Assistant Principal looking to join a thriving all through academy, then we can offer a supportive academy within a highly successful MAT. We want to hear from talented individuals who want to continue the success of our academy, and share our vision for providing and outstanding environment for teaching and learning.

Your opportunity

This is an exciting leadership position which would suit a highly motivated middle leader seeking an SLT post within supportive, friendly and highly experienced academy team. You will have a wealth of opportunities to develop as a leader with the Harris Federation and we can offer you a range of bespoke courses and qualifications through our Teaching School, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQH for aspiring principals.

Succession planning is a key part of our success as a Federation, and we believe that we are at the forefront of developing the next generation of Leaders. We can help prepare you for your next Senior Leadership challenge, investing in your knowledge and expertise through regular support, coaching and a wide range of professional development and training. Your ambitions are ample to the growing success of our academies, maintaining this means putting your ambitions first with a strong career progressive culture. Join us in our mission to positively contribute to cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our students.

Employee benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
A performance and loyalty bonus
Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
The opportunity to work with our amazing students!
Click here for a full list of Harris benefits.

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1142 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Harris Academy Purley website (opens in a new window)
Contact email careers@harrisfederation.org.uk

About Harris Academy Purley

Harris Academy Purley is an oversubscribed 11-19 co-educational academy with currently 1050 students on roll, situated on the Croydon/Surrey border. Open since September 2009, we are judged Outstanding by Ofsted, and moved into a state-of-the-art new building in September 2012. We are a happy, hard-working and highly ambitious community in which students and staff treat on another with care and respect, combining traditional values of discipline and good manners with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology. The academy’s leadership team and staff share an expectation that each and every student who joins Harris Academy Purley achieves his or her “personal best”. With an emphasis on Enterprise, the academy strives each and every day to create a culture and ethos which promotes curiosity, initiative and leadership in all our young people.

School location

Kendra Hall Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6DT