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  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

L2-L12 (Inner London)

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an exceptional, experienced qualified teacher to join our central consultant team in a brand new role as cross-phase EAL & Refugee Support Consultant.

You will work closely with the existing EAL Consultants as part of the central EAL Consultant Team and will be line managed by the Federation's Senior Lead Consultant. The purpose of the role is to support the educational experience, progress and attainment of students with EAL and refugees across the Federation at both primary and secondary level.

The successful applicant will work nimbly across the Federation according to need and will have an exponential impact, as is evidenced by the impact of our consultants across other departments. Applicants must be willing and able to travel to academies across the Harris Federation. Time will be allocated to meet as a team with our existing EAL Consultants and EAL practitioners to share practice, shape our EAL provision and undertake training.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Degree in subject specialism or equivalent
  • Qualified teacher status
  • At least three years' EAL teaching experience
  • At least two years' experience in an EAL management role
  • Experience of supporting EAL in primary
  • Successful experience in a multi-ethnic inner-city academy
  • A thorough understanding of multilingual learning and the needs of students with English as an additional language, at different phases of education
  • A thorough understanding of the range of issues and barriers that can affect refugee students and their remediation
  • Strong knowledge of the national curriculum, EAL subject developments, EAL Access Arrangements
  • Knowledge of EAL networks and training opportunities (Bell Foundation, NALDIC, LEAs, BF Centres of Expertise, etc)
  • Experience of running community and parent outreach from schools
  • Knowledge of best EAL practice, resources and frameworks for initial and
  • ongoing assessment, across phases
  • Knowledge of high-quality EAL teaching and learning resources

What the school offers its staff

The Harris Federation is a leading education charity with 54 Harris primary and secondary academies across London and Essex. The founder, Chairman and sponsor of the Harris Federation, Lord Harris of Peckham, opened our first school in 1990. We now educate some 38,000 young people and closing the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission.

The Harris Federation has a track record of accomplishment in achieving success through rapid school improvement and has built an unrivalled reputation for running outstanding academies in London.

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.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.In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

At Harris we strive to improve the outcomes and experiences of all our students. This is why we are committed to providing all the support necessary for our students who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL) and to celebrating linguistic skills in all languages. To this end, we have already appointed two central EAL Consultants to work across our Federation and have established an EAL Network of practitioners. Our work to date has focused on secondary academies and we are now seeking to expand the capacity and specialisms in our EAL team by appointing a cross-phase EAL & Refugee Support Consultant. This consultant will work across our primary and secondary academies and bring both passion and expertise in supporting the needs of refugee students.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • To work with the academies and partner academies to improve the educational experience of students with EAL and drive up standards of student access, attainment and achievement in the relevant subjects in each of the Federation academies.
  • To monitor, evaluate and support the work of EAL Departments and Coordinators, and to build their capacity to improve through hands-on EAL support, advice, mentoring, coaching and professional development.
  • To develop high-quality EAL provisions and systems for use in academies where the provision is not currently high-quality.
  • To contribute specific expertise on supporting refugee students both within academies and in liaison with outside agencies and charities.
  • To teach key groups and students from time to time in particular academies when the need arises.
  • To contribute to the existing secondary EAL Network through phase-specific training and develop a primary EAL Network that supports the linking together all EAL practitioners and leaders.
  • To identify best practice and ensure this is shared and spread across the Federation.
  • To communicate effectively with all stakeholders, including strategies for engaging with non-English speaking parents.

Commitment to safeguarding

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. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

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About Harris Federation

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
0208 253 7777

Making an impact
Educating 1 in 41 young people in London, we have a track record of achieving success through rapid school improvement, and a reputation for running outstanding academies. Our focus is on the most challenging schools in London and turning them into places where every young person has access to a high-quality education.

Commitment to young people in London
Unlike other large multi-academy trusts, we are committed to transforming schools in London and the surrounding areas. This focus on localisation means we intimately know the communities we work in and have the expertise to help our young people from these backgrounds to succeed. It also allows us to build a much stronger whole Federation network, collaborating more closely to share best working practices across our academies.

Centralised support
To ensure our academies can deliver exceptional education to our young people, we provide them with a strong support provision. Our dedicated central team supports all 52 of our academies, acting as a central hub with expertise in Finance, HR, Compliance, Estates, Audit, Recruitment, and IT, and many more. This centralised structure takes away much of the educational administration from our academy colleagues, allowing them to focus on what they do best – developing bright futures for our young people.

Experts in education
We are focused solely on education and have a team of experienced senior leaders who drive our ambition to deliver outstanding learning opportunities to as many young people as possible. Our organisation is led by people who have extensive experience working in education and know exactly what it is like to be at the forefront of teaching.

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