Assistant Principal - World Studies Hub and Post 16

Harris Garrard Academy, Erith, Kent


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £30,096 to £49,702
Newly qualified teacher Suitable

Job description

Harris Garrard Academy is looking for an Assistant Principal to join our Senior Leadership Team, with responsibility for leading our World Studies Hub and Post 16 within the secondary education phase of our all through academy. This is a new and exciting opportunity for an experienced Assistant Principal, or a talented Head of Department looking for promotion, to join our thriving academy as we continue our journey to Outstanding. Ideally we are looking for a humanities specialist as the successful applicant would be required to teach a humanities-based subject which could include psychology.

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.

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.

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
An Outer London Harris Allowance, plus 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!

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase All Through
School size 1167 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 18
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Website Harris Garrard Academy website (opens in a new window)
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About Harris Garrard Academy

Harris Garrard Academy is an all-through 3–18 academy with approximately 1350 pupils on roll and joined the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in September 2017. The academy is based in Thamesmead in a purpose built building. We are now on a journey towards “Outstanding”, led by highly experienced executive principals with proven track records of school transformation. Our vision is clear: nothing is impossible and everything is possible, irrespective of personal characteristics or background. Every problem has a solution. We believe we are more robust, resilient and determined as a team than as a group of individuals. We support, challenge and hold each other to account at all levels within the academy to ensure that our students achieve their potential, are motivated, engaged and fully prepared for life beyond our academy.

School location

Yarnton Way, Erith, Kent, DA18 4DW