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Emily Smith

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Kanika Forbes

Harris Academy Tottenham

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About Harris Academy Tottenham

We are an all-through school which is based on an ethos of excellence, encouraging students to fulfil our high expectations through a dedicated and committed approach. We are a school that works towards an ambitious knowledge rich curriculum where we see knowledge as power. 

We value scholarship and want our young people to see themselves as geographers, historians, and scientists. The Harris Tottenham curriculum intentionally values the scholarship of traditional subject areas in their pursuit of truth and meaning. In doing so the teachers tending to the curriculum consider the disciplinary nature of their subject domain first, distilling from this to schemes of work and individual lessons. 

At Harris Academy Tottenham we recognise that improving educational outcomes is the biggest way we can positively impact our students’ futures.  We take the term ‘educational’ in its most broad sense: this means more than just a set of results. It includes a child’s intellectual development, but also their social and emotional development, citizenship and responsibility, happiness and success. 

Academy Ethos

At Harris Academy Tottenham, we instil an ethos of hard work, dedication and commitment to learning, through our Academy values. These are:

  • To ENDEAVOUR is to strive for your goals, through maintaining the highest expectations of ourselves.
  • To ENJOY is to take delight and pleasure in the learning process; To gain a feeling of success through relentless passion and drive.
  • To EXCEL is to achieve your full potential, through mastery of concepts and an ambition to be the best you can be.

At Harris Academy Tottenham, we are innovative, open and collaborative. We would like fellow innovators, passionate pedagogists and creative class leaders to join us during this exciting time. With a dedicated SLT team on hand for support and guidance, there are a multitude of CPD opportunities to thrive on. You can expect to be a part of a fantastic team of dedicated teachers and support staff as well as an attentive, supportive work culture.


We are based in North London and at the centre of a major and bustling residential and retail development with 10,00 new homes and a vibrant hub.

We are 17 minutes from Oxford Circus and Trafalgar Square in London and only an hour and ten minutes from Cambridge on the train, and also very accessible to most London airports. 

Down Lane Park opposite the academy is the place to be if you are looking to get active in Tottenham and we use it for PE and Sport lessons and Eco and Forest School work. The venue boasts three tennis courts and a 6 a side 3G football pitch that are floodlit. Tennis courts are FREE to use. The park also has an outdoor gym, football pitches, a mini BMX track, and a basketball court.

Our brand-new facilities allow us to continue expanding our curriculum offer, ensuring students experiences are both varied and enriching. The premises has undergone a comprehensive programme of refurbishment, and reached completion in May 2019. Our new Sports Block opened in May 2019, and has fantastic facilities including a Sports Hall, Activity Studio, Multi Use Game Areas. 


Why work for us?

Career development

Teachers benefit from weekly CPD, which cycles between whole-school, subject and role-specific sessions. Subject co-planning is timetabled weekly, ensuring departments can focus on improving their pedagogical content knowledge as a team. 

Each year we also support several teachers to complete NPQs, which are offered through the National Institute of Teaching (NIOT). 

We train teachers through both NIOT and Teach First and have many examples of teachers who trained with the school who are now in leadership roles, including two Heads of Year and the Head of Science. 


  • The opportunity to work a new and exciting academy, judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted 
  • A calm, well-disciplined yet positive and innovative learning environment 
  • Excellent prospects for future promotion 
  • A fantastic community of parents and children who deserve the best 

Local discounts

Staff have discounts in the local Starbucks and use of an brand new Astro Turf football pitch, amazing gym and weights room. 


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