Think Career Pathways

Our academies form part of a highly supportive network with a wealth of experts and mentors to help develop and guide you throughout your career.

No matter what stage you are at or what job you do, we will support and develop your skills. Our bespoke learning and development programmes are second to none, and are designed to help you build a long and rewarding career with the Harris Federation and make the biggest possible difference to the children we teach.

The Harris Federation Teaching School works with primary and secondary schools around London, including our own, to deliver training and development. From ITE and our outstanding NQT programme at the start of your career to specially designed senior leadership development, you will benefit from training that is well organised, clearly structured and regularly cited by Ofsted and others in the education sector as outstanding.  

With our focus on London and the surrounding areas, you will have the opportunity to progress within a close regional network of Harris academies, with regular opportunities for promotion available across the Federation.

Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs)

All NQTs follow the highly successful Harris Federation NQT programme, training alongside other NQTs from across the Federation. This enables aspiring teachers to support and learn from each other, in the true collaborative spirit of Harris.

Our NQT induction programme, delivered through our outstanding Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance, aims to welcome new teachers and build their self-confidence in the first few weeks of their career. There is regular contact with other NQTs within and across subject areas, including at our NQT Teaching and Learning conference each September. There is a structure of support and challenge with customised professional learning sessions throughout the year.

Each of our NQTs has a professional mentor who works with them to make sure their training and support needs are met. They have the opportunity to observe lessons being delivered by experienced teachers. There are also a wide range of additional programmes open to NQTs through the Teaching School Alliance to help you achieve your career ambitions more quickly.

If you are currently training to become a teacher and searching for your first job in September, or interested to discuss the support and mentoring we can provide as part of our first class NQT Programme, please contact our Central Recruitment Team on: or call 020 8253 7777.

We can help to arrange academy visits, tours and informal conversations with our principals to ensure you secure the best possible job as a new qualified teacher with the Harris Federation.


Experienced Teachers

As an experienced teacher with the Harris Federation, the career development opportunities open to you are second to none.

Whether you have ambitions to become a middle or senior leader in the near future, or whether you simply want to become an outstanding practitioner in your area of expertise, our Teaching School Alliance delivers a range of bespoke courses and qualifications to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

In addition to these exceptional training programmes, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other teachers of your subject across our academies, sharing data and resources, observing lessons and working together to develop your curriculum and teaching practices.

To discuss your next challenge as a middle leader with the Harris Federation, contact our Central Recruitment Team on: or call 020 8253 7777.

Senior Leadership

We believe in continuing to invest in career development for our senior leadership teams to ensure excellence is driven from the very top.

The Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance delivers a wide range of programmes and qualifications for senior leaders from assistant principals through to those with ambitions to move into management or chief executive roles, such as the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders and our Accelerated Principal Programme.

You will also benefit from opportunities to network and collaborate with our outstanding leaders across the Federation, sharing ideas and resources to achieve exceptional leadership practice.

To discuss senior leadership opportunities with the Harris Federation, contact our Central Recruitment Team on: or call 020 8253 7777.

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