We have proven success both in the classroom, and in developing exceptional leadership. Our senior leaders continue to drive our ambition to transform education, and we enable them to focus on one thing and one thing only; the outstanding education of our students.

By joining us in a senior leadership role, you will role model our vision and values, and will be crucial in developing, implementing, and maintaining strategic and operational decisions. 

We need people like you who have extensive experience working in education and ready to put those skills to great use by leading one or more of our academies.

We now have 54 primary and secondary academies across London and Essex educating over 40,000 young people, many from disadvantaged backgrounds and communities.

I would recommend working at Harris to any teacher, senior leader, or teaching assistant, especially if you are keen to progress. It’s just so well facilitated here and there are so many more opportunities because we are a large network of academies so there are possibilities everywhere. 

Jordan, Head of Academy - Harris Primary Academy Shortlands

What's in it for you

You will be joining a network of likeminded leaders in education and have opportunities to learn from colleagues who are some of the best school leaders in the country. We highly value and encourage all our staff to develop and reach their full potential, and you will have endless opportunities to develop and progress your career with us. 

Being a leader at Harris, you will be given the autonomy to evolve your academy’s vision, values, performance, and culture, but you will never be alone, everything you do will be wrapped in support and encouragement from the wider Federation. 

You will also have full access to our rewards package which includes a Harris allowance, our popular wellbeing cash plan, a performance and loyalty bonus, as well as opportunities to get discounts on a wide range of shops, restaurants, and lifestyle purchases, and a salary sacrifice electric car scheme.

I can say without any reservations that coming to work for Harris was the best decision I made in my professional life. I joined as Vice Principal; since then, I have been supported, coached, and nurtured to not only excel as a Vice Principal but also to prepare me for my current role - Head of Academy. The continued support and excellent CPD opportunities at every stage of your career is unmatched. I cannot imagine working for any other school or trust now, except Harris. 


Zainab Ladak, Head of Academy - Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park

View our leadership vacancies

For a confidential discussion about our leadership opportunities, please contact our Talent Acquisition Partner: Careers@harrisfederation.org.uk