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Posted on: September 6th 2019

On the teaching job hunt?

As we roll into term time, many NQTs and teachers alike will be looking for their perfect teaching fit. Looking to join us? We have collated several helpful tips to help aid you best in your endeavours!

  1. Who are we? It is important you understand the work we do and the dynamic we work at. Preparation is key!

Working with us means joining us in our mission to transform schools everywhere. It is important to research your chosen Academy as well as who we are as a Federation in order to understand what we do and why we do it.

Social mobility is the holy grail of our work. Maintaining an unrivalled track record for rapid school improvement, our focus has always been to deliver excellent educational environments in the most disadvantaged areas of London. Continuing to make a valued difference means working with those who believe every child in London deserves to grow and learn in excellent educational spaces.

We believe that our people are at the heart of our success. We have been able cultivate an organisation that thrives on a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. Whether you are looking to join us as an NQT, experienced teacher or SLT, there are boundless training opportunities to excel in your career at Harris. In shaping leaders in education, we lead with impact.   

  1. Choose your academy fit! What makes our academies great is the fact that they are shaped by their principals, making each unique to their own teaching style. No one academy is the same, but all as part of the Federation, maintain a cohesive network of schools producing tried and tested results.   

Found an Academy that has peaked your interest? Perfect! Come visit us. There is no better way to get a feel of the learning environment than to see it working for yourself. Visits to our academies are highly encouraged as a source of great insight and understanding of Harris sites and the uniqueness of our schools. You’ll most likely be meeting with the Principal or a member of the SLT, whom of which can help shed some light on how the school works, the staff behind it all and everything in between.        

  1. Ready to apply yet? Run through our applicant checklist.

We know the struggles of applying online, completing applications can be tough. We’ve made it easy for you and given a quick run through of what you’re getting into, visit here to get the low down on our application process:

We’ve also got a helpful FAQs page to answer any questions you may have on the way. Remember to have your CV and references handy to make your application process as smooth as possible. Good luck!   


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