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Harris Federation Overview

Croydon, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1990
Nonprofit Organization
K-12 Education
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors

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The Harris Federation is a not-for-profit charity with almost 25 years’ experience of education in and around London. We have built our reputation on a family of Academies that, across the board, are setting standards of excellence and fulfilling high expectations.

Harris Federation Reviews

  • "Admin staff are not valued or important"

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    Current Employee - Data Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Data Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harris Federation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Shorter hours in the summer

    Cons

    - No pay rises for admin staff due to bloated amount of SLT members
    - CPD non existent unless you are a teacher
    - Negative attitude in general
    - No progression
    - 80% of the job is doing everyone else work that is not on job description

    Advice to Management

    - Offer opportunities for progression to admin staff
    - Reduce the amount of SLT members to a necessary amount no academy needs 9 SLT members sucking the funding up for very little gain.
    - Start appreciating your admin staff a teacher can be covered but admin roles will leave a huge hole until replaced/ trained up.

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Harris Federation Interviews

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    ITE Trainee Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Harris Federation (London, England (UK)) in November 2019.

    Interview

    Interview process was enjoyable and not too daunting. The staff are lovely and friendly and make you feel welcome. The interview started with two group discussions (15ish people in my session) about an educational subject. We then went on to teach a 5min lesson to a panel of 4. Then I had my interview with the same panel. Be confident and let your passion come through - they don’t expect you to be a full teacher yet! I received an offer a week after the interview. They had tried to get through to me to make the offer on the day but there were some issues with their phone so you may hear sooner than 1 week. Next stage: Meeting headteacher of your placement school.

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