Vision and Values

What sets the Harris Federation apart?

We have consistently been able to transform the schools that join our federation, some of which had been failing for generations beforehand.  In doing so, we have focused on creating supportive, structured and impactful places to work for teachers, leaders and support staff.  

With 47 academies all within commutable distance of each other, our employees can easily access a collaborative network of Principals, mentors and subject/phase specialists who can help them develop their careers.

At Harris, teams are always encouraged to innovate, try new things and to do what suits the education of the children and teenagers we serve. We have a culture of sharing best practice and finding ways to say ‘yes’ for what works best for you in your academy, department or classroom. We believe there is no better place to grow your career. 

Our vision for education

Our vision is that Harris academies work collaboratively and support one another as part of the wider Harris Federation.

Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation.

We look for inspirational educators and leaders who are committed to transforming lives and who share our belief that every child has the potential to do well.

The people you will be working with will support and motivate you in achieving your career ambitions. Our exceptional teachers, support staff and leaders come from a wide range of backgrounds, but they all share a deeply held commitment to give our students an outstanding education in an inspiring and happy school environment.

Diversity and Equality

The Harris Federation is committed to encouraging and sustaining a positive and supportive working environment for our staff, and an excellent teaching and learning experience for our students.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and this includes promoting equality and diversity for all irrespective of:

  • age
  • disability
  • ethnicity (including race, colour and nationality)
  • gender
  • gender reassignment
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • refugees and asylum seekers
  • people with diverse communication needs
  • ex-offenders