Teaching School Alliance

The Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance is our professional development centre, with high-quality training facilitated by outstanding school leaders.

Professional development and collaboration are key to our success, and we provide top quality training at every level from Beginner Teachers to Executive Leaders. We invest in our staff with coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes, delivered by our Teaching School Alliance. Two Harris academies hold Teaching School status and Harris also runs the highly successful London Thames Maths Hub, as well as working in partnership with a number of external organisations.

The Teaching School remit covers six areas:

  • Initial Teacher Education (ITE) through School Direct
  • Succession Planning and Talent Management
  • Learning and Development
  • School-to-School Support
  • Specialist Leaders of Education
  • Research and Development

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace and Harris Academy Chafford Hundred have been awarded Teaching School status by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. They work collaboratively with the rest of the Federation academies to deliver the Teaching School offer, making up the Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance.

For more information, please visit the Teaching School Alliance website.


  • February 21, 2020 Curious about what's happening in the Federation? Why not read one of our blogs this weekend and ...
  • February 21, 2020 Today was the official opening of Harris Nursery Hub Peckham. It provides a wonderful environment...