Working At Harlington

Dear Prospective Colleague,

Thank you for showing an interest in working here at Harlington School. If successful, you will be joining a dynamic and passionate team of highly professional associate and teaching staff, who put the children in our Harlington family at the heart of everything they do.

Harlington has undergone a transformational change in the last five years, with a significant improvement in progress outcomes and examination results. We are a happy, successful and oversubscribed school, full of vibrant and articulate staff and students.

However, we still have lots to achieve! In order to achieve continued success, we employ colleagues who have a passion for working in a diverse, multicultural school, who have a ‘glass half – full’ personality, and who see challenges as ‘the job’ and not barriers to success. Everyone’s work here is underpinned by a commitment to educating and supporting young people on their emotional and academic journey through adolescence.

We cherish our staff here, and improving professional practice and pedagogy is key to our work. We see professional development for all associate and teaching staff as the foundations of our success. Whatever post you are applying for, you will be incredibly well supported in your professional development to become an outstanding practitioner. We are highly regarded by ITT providers for the quality of training that we offer to colleagues at the beginning of their careers, and for more experienced colleagues, professional development is a key priority, and colleagues are frequently promoted after working with us. Associate staff are equally supported to develop their professional practice, with industry ‘gold standard’ accreditations.

We work very hard here, but the rewards are immense. However, a key part of our regular reflection is on ensuring we have effective staff wellbeing, and that we operate within a supportive and collegiate culture that seeks to reduce workload and ensure a good work – life balance.

We welcome visits to our school prior to application – please contact us if you would like to see us in action. We are also very keen to hear from colleagues who may wish to have their details kept on file for when future vacancies may arise. I would like to wish you every success in your future career, and look forward to receiving your application if you choose to apply for this position.

Yours sincerely

Liz Horrigan,
Headteacher