• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    21 June 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
KS2, Primary
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
M1 (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance

Job summary

 We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative qualified teacher to join our expanding academy team, teaching in one of our wonderful KS2 classes.

Your opportunity

We pride ourselves on the number of opportunities available at our school to try new things and to develop your career. Leadership opportunities may be available for the right candidate, and will be discussed at interview.

Our school thrives on the quality and delivery of our amazing teachers. We strive to give our pupils engaging, enriched educational experiences through our passionate teaching staff. If you share the same passion for inspiring the next generation of leaders, join us.

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 whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader. Our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your goals. Join us in our mission to cultivate an exceptional learning environment for all our students.

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.

All teachers should be knowledgeable about and experienced in implementing current good practice across all areas of teaching. We are looking for people who enjoy teaching and have a desire to contribute to the development of the school. We are looking for applicants with:

  • Excellent classroom practice and experience of working in KS2;

  • Effective communication skills and a commitment to a collaborative team approach;

  • Excellent organisational skills;

  • Energy, loyalty, passion and integrity;

  • An ambition to develop leadership skills and qualities;

  • High aspirations for all children, themselves and a desire to raise standards;

  • QTS (or equivalent) and an undergraduate degree.

Candidates need to be committed to delivering the best learning opportunities for every child.

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

Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values

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.
Read our Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.
Read our Diversity and Equality Notice

Additional allowances

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package. Please visit the Harris Careers website for more information.

School overview

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
339 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
0203 772 4598

About Harris Primary Academy Shortlands

About Harris Primary Academy Shortlands
Harris Primary Academy Shortlands opened in September 2014 in order to provide additional, high quality primary places for local families. We believe that every child is unique and that each deserves the opportunity to be happy, feel valued and experience success.
Academy Ethos
Whatever a child’s background or starting point, we want to make sure that they finish Year 6 with the academic skills, social skills and knowledge necessary to succeed. Every lesson at our school will be creative and there will be plenty of time for children to think, to play, to discover and wonder.
Our ethos at the Academy is that all children can achieve: it is our job as educators to do everything possible to enable this to happen. We are delighted to be getting a brand new building for our school, which will be a bright, modern and welcoming place for children to be.
Why work at Harris Primary Academy Shortlands? 

  • A brand new building, which is a bright, modern and welcoming place for children to be; 

  • Every lesson at our school is creative and there is plenty of time for children to think, to play, to discover and wonder; 

  • Each child is taught in the way that suits them best and we step in quickly if a change is needed; 

  • Excellent professional development opportunities and generous benefits package through the Harris Federation - a leading group of 50 primary and secondary academies in and around London 

School location

Kingswood Road, Bromley, Kent, BR2 0HG

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