This job expired on 11 July 2024 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    11 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale (Outer London)

Additional allowances

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

What skills and experience we're looking for

Harris Primary Academy Haling Park is looking for a Vice Principal who will closely monitor our children's learning as we continuously close achievement gaps and raise standards for all pupils above those expected nationally.

You will ensure the high quality of all provision, including contributing actively towards the formulation of all school policies and procedures and ensuring their consistent implementation across the academy. You will also lead on teaching and learning across the academy, as well as leading on leadership development, contributing significantly to the academy's Improvement Plan and playing a major role in determining strategy for the academy.


  • Graduate (with a good degree) plus formal Teaching Qualification or other relevant professional studies.
  • Evidence of continuous self-development and updated knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning and education management, particularly in the areas of responsibility for this post.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • To be able to demonstrate a proven track record in producing high quality achievements for all children.
  • Experience of delivering high quality INSET to teaching staff.
  • Evidence of leading, supporting and managing others, both individuals and teams, ensuring high quality performance.
  • Ability to provide professional leadership and management of a staff team and contribute to the work of other teams to secure high quality teaching effective use of resources and improved standards of learning and achievement for all pupils across the academy.
  • Experience of involvement in assessment, pupil tracking and record keeping and effective data analysis and target setting.
  • Recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development and ideas of how Language, Literacy and Numeracy can be used across the curriculum to raise standards.
  • Experience of embedding innovative strategies for improving teaching and learning in a whole school situation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience of presenting to a wide audience including teachers, managers, governors and parents.
  • Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum.
  • Evidence of successful working relationships with parents and carers, Governors, outside agencies and the local community.
  • Experience of using coaching as a model for ensuring on-going professional development.

Special Abilities & Aptitudes

  • Ability to be well organised, work under pressure whilst maintaining a positive approach to work and relationships with others.
  • A high degree of organisational skills, decision making and use of initiative.
  • The ability to motivate, support and encourage staff through a collaborative approach.
  • Ability to oversee the pastoral welfare of children across the academy and to promote good behaviour and discipline.
  • The aspirations, talent and enthusiasm to become a Principal.

What the school offers its staff

If you're looking for a great place to teach, then HPAHP should be at the top of your list. Here are some reasons why you should consider teaching at our outstanding school:

Exceptional Children: What is the best thing about our school? The answer is simple – our children! The children at HPAHP exhibit a strong work ethic, a curiosity about the world around them, and a willingness to take risks and learn from their mistakes.

Exceptional Leadership: The school is led by a dynamic and experienced leadership team who are dedicated to ensuring that every student receives the best possible education, and to providing the necessary support, training, and resources to help you excel in your role as a teacher.

Positive Learning Environment: HPAHP provides a welcoming and nurturing environment where students can learn and grow. The school has a strong focus on developing children's social and emotional wellbeing alongside their academic achievements, ensuring they thrive in all aspects of their lives.

High Standards: The school has high expectations of both its students and staff, ensuring that everyone is challenged to reach their full potential. This culture of high standards creates a dynamic and stimulating learning environment where everyone is encouraged to succeed.

Excellent Professional Development:The school places a strong emphasis on professional development, providing ongoing training and support to help you grow and develop as a teacher. You will have access to a wide range of resources, including training programs, coaching, and mentoring, enabling you to continually improve your practice.

Supportive Community:At Harris Primary Academy Haling Park, you will be part of a warm and welcoming community that is dedicated to providing the best possible education for its students. The school has strong links with parents, carers, and the wider community, creating a supportive and collaborative learning environment.

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 young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

This job post has expired.

About Harris Primary Academy Haling Park

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
376 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0203 772 4560

Here at Haling Park we aim to provide a safe and happy environment for our children, where they can thrive and enjoy their learning. We are all ‘learning to be the best we can be’ and this ethos is underpinned by our Golden Rules and Values: Citizenship, Friendship, Kindness, Responsibility, Respect, and Resilience.

Whatever a child’s background or starting point, we want to make sure that they finish Year 6 with the knowledge and social skills necessary to succeed.

Each child will be taught in the way that suits them best and we will step in quickly if a change is needed. For some children, this might involve additional support if they are finding something difficult and for others it could mean stretching them more to keep them interested.

Our Academy will be relaxed and comfortable but pupils will know that good behaviour is expected of them. They will be frequently praised and rewarded for trying their best and for being kind, hard-working and well-behaved.

There will be a zero tolerance approach to any type of bullying.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Deputy Headteacher

Summerswood Primary School

Furzehill Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 2DW

Hub Deputy Head Teacher

Hawksmoor School

Bentham Road, London, SE28 8AS

Hub Deputy Head Teacher

Windrush Thamesmead Primary School

2 Bentham Road, London, SE28 8AR

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Croydon and Surrey