18 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    1 May 2021 at 11:59 pm

  • Date listed

    24 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership Scale - Negotiable based on skills and experience + Harris Benefits Package

Job summary

We are looking to appoint a new Head of Academy for one of our two primary academies based in Peckham, South London. This post can be based at Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park or Harris Primary Free School Peckham. The two academies work very closely together and share the same Executive Principal, and the academies are located less than a 10 minute walk apart.

Your opportunity

This role is an exciting and rewarding senior leadership level position for an individual looking to take their next step in education. This post would suit an ambitious leader and offers a fantastic role in a thriving school community. As Head of Academy, you will shape and oversee the delivery of outstanding education in an academy made up of open, encouraging staff looking to innovate, transform and improve together.

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With a multitude of progression routes and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your career, whether in our central team or in one of our 50 academies. Join us in our mission to positively contribute to cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our students. We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.

What we are looking for

For this post we are particularly interested to hear from existing School Leaders as well as experienced deputy headteachers and vice principals. The successful post holder will need the leadership qualities, drive, ambition and a proven track record of successful school leadership to lead our academy to further success. With the opportunity to experience the support and network offered by the Harris Federation, this post would suit an experienced senior leaders looking for the next challenge and wanting to join a highly supportive Federation.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Informal conversations are welcomed and we can try to accommodate visits to the academy where possible. If you would like to discuss the post in confidence please call 020 8253 7777 or email deirdre.thorogood@harrisfederation.org.uk to arrange a conversation with Sabeena Hassan, Primary Director.

Being a part of the Harris Federation
We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

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.

Safeguarding Notice
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.

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Employee benefits

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package. Visit the Harris careers website to find out more.

Applying for the job

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
338 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
020 7639 6091

About Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park

Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park opened in September 2011 in the heart of Peckham. Children can start our Academy in the nursery when they are 3 years old and they leave after Year Six, when they are 11. Our Academy is an exciting place to learn and our pupils work hard and behave well. Our specialism is Literacy and Communication and we believe that learning to read, write and communicate effectively is extremely important. In 2011 97% of our children achieved a L4 in English at the end of Year 6. 100% of children made two national curriculum levels of progress in English.

10 Special Facts about our Academy

We opened as a Harris Primary Academy in September 2011, with 60 happy, well-behaved and enthusiastic children in each of our year groups.
Pupils at our Academy progress well in their learning.
Pupils have a timetabled reading and phonics lesson each day in addition to a literacy lesson.
Our pupils love coming to the Academy to learn and we celebrate our diversity.
Expert Harris Secondary Academy teachers, in subjects like mathematics, art and PE, visit regularly to give our pupils a head start with the secondary curriculum.
In work and in play, our pupils are encouraged towards traditional values: good manners, behaviour, enthusiasm for learning, and recognising right from wrong.
We have some fabulous singers, dancers and actors here. Through our choir and many music and drama performances, pupils have lots of opportunities in the performing arts.
Our dedicated, well-equipped art room and art specialist tutors mean that children have the opportunity to engage in exciting art projects.
The Academy has a wealth of after school clubs such as sports, mathletics and phonics.
We have Breakfast Club from 7:45 am and After school care from 3:30pm - 5:45pm daily

School location

Marmont Road, London, SE15 5TD

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