About Harris

We believe that teachers need the freedom to teach brilliantly, the development to grow as learners and the leadership and support from an organisation solely focused on education and run by people who have worked in schools and understand teaching and learning.
SIR DANIEL MOYNIHANChief Executive

The Harris Federation is the leading large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Our 47 academies, all of which are in and around London, currently educate 32,000 pupils.

We established our first school nearly 30 years ago and have built an unrivalled reputation for running outstanding schools in London. We have a track record of accomplishment in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

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 from Beginner Teachers to Executive Leaders.

We believe we are at the forefront of training and developing some of the best practitioners and preparing the next generation of senior leaders. At Harris, we look for talented individuals who share our vision and want to help create exceptional places of learning.

We currently have:

  • 2 stand-alone sixth forms
  • 3 all-through academies
  • 19 primary academies
  • 23 secondary academies

 

Hear from our Chief Executive, Sir Daniel Moynihan

Hear from Sir Daniel Moynihan, Chief Executive, to understand what we look for in teachers and what we expect them to help achieve for the children at out Harris Academies.

When any of us choose to become teachers I think we do so for three major reasons: we love our subject and want to inspire others to share this; we want to pass on our enthusiasm for learning to the next generation; and we believe that a good education is the greatest means of helping establish a fairer society where everyone has the opportunity to make the most of their lives.

When we created the Harris Federation we did so in order to improve the life chances of young people in and around London. Lord Harris, having grown up in Peckham and been forced by his family circumstances to leave school at 15, was clear that our focus must be on taking on the most challenging schools in London and turning them into exceptional places of learning where everyone – staff and students – thrives.

We believe that teachers need the freedom to teach brilliantly, the development and training to grow as learners themselves and the leadership and support that comes from an organisation that is solely focused on education and is run by people who have worked in schools and understand teaching and learning.

As we grow, we are delighted to welcome new and experienced teachers into the Federation each year, as well as the support staff that help our academies to thrive. We support our staff in their learning and our CPD is regularly described as ‘outstanding’. All of us within the Harris Federation continue to grow our expertise and share it with each other.

Any prospective staff wishing to tour one of our academies are warmly welcome to do so. We look forward to meeting you.

Thank you for taking the time to view our website. 

Sir Daniel Moynihan Ed.D, M.A.B.Sc. (Econ)

Chief Executive