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Working at Harris Federation

What we do

The Harris Federation is the leading large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Our 52 academies, all of which are in and around London, currently educate over 40,000 young people.

We currently have:

1 Stand alone nursery

2 Stand-alone sixth forms

3 All-through academies

19 Primary academies

23 Secondary academies

We established our first school nearly 30 years ago and have built an unrivalled reputation for running outstanding schools in London. We have a track record of accomplishment in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of our success . We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level from Beginner Teachers to Executive Leaders.

We believe we are at the forefront of training and developing some of the best practitioners and preparing the next generation of senior leaders. At Harris, we look for talented individuals who share our vision and want to help create exceptional places of learning.


What you'll get

  • Health & well-beingHealth Cash Plan
  • FinancialInner/Outer London Harris Allowance on top of MPS/UPS for teachers
  • FinancialPerformance and Loyalty Bonus
  • FinancialBicycle Purchase Loans
  • Deals & discountsTAPI Carpets Discount Scheme
  • Deals & discountsICT Loans of up to £2,000
  • Health & well-beingEmployee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • FinancialPension: TPS (teaching and leadership) or LGPS (non-teaching)

Who you'll work with

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 54 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.

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