Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

HPAPL Assitant Principal


Dates: Apply by 21st April 2017

Salary: Leadership Scale depending on experience + Performance Bonus + Health Cash Plan + Harris Benefits

Location: Haringey

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent




Do you want to make a difference?

Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane is a successful academy based in Tottenham, North London. We strive to provide the best possible education and opportunities for our children to face the challenges of the 21st Century. We are welcoming and supportive.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Principal to join our hard working and friendly team of leaders. The appointed candidate will be an enthusiastic team player, passionate about teaching and relentless in securing academic and emotional progress for every child. They will have a proven track record of raising attainment as a class teacher and a middle leader.


The Assistant Principal will work as a member of the senior leadership team to monitor teaching quality and standards. They will ensure highest quality provision, including the implementation of common policies, agreed practices in order they have the highest possible impact.


The role will include the strategic leadership of a core subject, a specific aspect such as computing or science EAL, along with extended day and mentoring staff.  The Assistant Principal will undertake class teaching with release time as appropriate to fulfil the role.

We offer you:

  • A happy, learning environment where everyone is valued
  • A highly motivated staff team
  • Children who are fun to be with and are motivated by enjoyable learning experiences
  • Support for your own professional development

The Primary Academy Philip Lane is part of the Harris Federation, a leading group of 41 primary and secondary Academies. This enables us to offer you a comprehensive induction programme and training and development opportunities to quickly prepare you for full Principal-ship using our successful Teaching School offer.

For more information about the position, please download the Candidate Information Pack above. If you have any queries regarding this job please contract Emma Olakisan, Senior Admin/PA to the Principal at e.olakisan@harrisprimaryphiliplane.org.uk or contact the school on 020 8808 3231.

If you would like a confidential discussion about this post, or would like to visit the Academy, please call Emma Penzer on 020 8808 3231

You can now apply using our mobile careers portal. To make a quick and simple online application and to download the Candidate Information Pack above, which includes the Job Description and Personal Specification, please click here https://careers.harrisfederation.org.uk/vacancy/assistant-principal-309927.html

Harris Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Position Closing Date: Monday 21st April 2017

Interviews: Tuesday 25th April 2017

Make a difference to your future.  Apply to work at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane alongside the wonderful children, experienced support staff, teachers and senior leaders.