Early years, KS1, KS2, Primary
Leadership Scale based on experience + Harris Benefits
The Harris Federation is looking to appoint a new Teaching & Learning Consultant to join our established team of central primary consultants. We are interested to hear from experienced primary practitioners who are currently leading a phase or a subject, and would like to further develop their leadership experience within a highly collaborative and supportive environment. This is a fantastic opportunity for an inspiring and highly motivated teacher to join a team of experienced specialists, and to work with senior leaders from across the Federation to help impact on the quality of teaching within our primary academies. For those experienced and interested in Special Educational Needs (SEN), we also offer the opportunity for you to support our network of SEND/Inclusion leaders.
Primary Education at Harris consists of 22 academies around London, with most located in areas of disadvantage, but many of which are amongst the highest performing in the country. Our primary consultants are a highly supportive team of full-time specialists who play a key part in this achievement, and help underpin Harris as a top performing MAT for primary education. Each consultant has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in teaching and learning, and who work with academy teams to help develop teachers to become exemplary classroom practitioners.
This is a unique opportunity to fast track your career. You will have the chance to gain new skills and expertise, and to extend your understanding of different leadership and teaching approaches by working across a group of academies. The role involves coaching and mentoring, team teaching classes, modelling best practice, assisting in the recruitment and selection of outstanding teachers, and developing CPD opportunities. The post holder will also have the opportunity to work with our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) team, offering subject mentoring to our in-house Harris trainee teachers.
Our consultant positions are an opportunity to develop and prepare you for senior leadership, and a variety of posts within the Harris Federation, including a future Principalship.
Whilst central team consultants have a base site at the Harris Federation Head Office near East Croydon Station (within 15 minutes of central London by rail and with fast access to the M25), consultants are expected to spend the vast majority of their time working on-site at academies. All Harris academies are located within a maximum 90-minute commute of each other, and its through this close network that consultants can share resources, knowledge and best practice, whilst working as a team to provide our academies with on-call support from the Harris Federation. As a consultant with the Harris Federation, you will receive a generous benefits package, including a Harris Allowance, performance and loyalty bonus, pension scheme (TPS), Harris wellbeing cash plan and additional Harris benefits.
If you are an inspirational and talented leader who shares our vision and ethos for education, then we want to hear for you.
What we are looking for:
QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
At least 5 years' teaching experience, and at least two years in a management role
A successful track record in teaching either EYFS, KS1 or KS2
Flexibility to travel to Harris academies
About Primary Education at Harris
Primary education at Harris comprises 20 Primary and 3 all-through academies, and a brand new standalone nursery hub, with every inspected academy has been judged Good or Outstanding (79% Outstanding). Some of these academies are new free schools, but most were previously failing schools located in challenging areas of London.
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
Informal conversations are welcomed and visits to our academies are highly encouraged. If you would like to discuss the post in confidence please call 020 8253 7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a conversation with Sabeena Hassan, Primary Director. For further information, please contact Laurence Johnson on email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
Applying for the job
Please download the Job Pack on our website 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
About Harris Federation
Our culture is grounded in finding ways to say ‘yes’ for what works best for you in your academy, department or classroom. In building a thriving hub of expert practitioners, school leaders and outstanding school networks, we recognise efforts and deliver highly impactful support and development directly back into our people and academies.
At Harris Federation, we are in this together. Our people are at the centre of cultivating a fairer, brighter future for all the young people we serve. Benefit from a vast network of practitioners, dedicated staff and aspirational peers to pool knowledge, collaborate and inspire with. Investing in our people is a dedicated practice here at Harris which is why we provide a diverse range of opportunities for any aspiring leader to train, develop and grow.
Our Central Team
Our central team comprises of a dedicated, driven group of departments working centrally to provide support across the Federation and all 48 of our academies. Across a multitude of key departments, we maintain an outstanding body of staff all integral to supporting central and academy finance, HR, Data, Estates management, Talent and many more. We look for dedicated experts in their fields to support the . If you are a committed leader in your role and would like to join the administration and operational development of a highly successful multi-academy trust, then this may be the opportunity for you.
Head office location
Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR0 1LH