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.

Why choose a career at HGAED?

What our teachers say about working at Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich. See our current vacancies.

We support flexible working and encourage all our staff to strive for a good work-life balance. We recognise that happier people make better teachers.


"There are many reasons I enjoy working here. The staff are incredible and I'm always inspired by the initiatives that I hear are happening around the school. The students are astute, funny and thirsty for life. They are invigorating and I really love teaching (most) of them! They keep me on my toes. Art flourishes here. All ideas are encouraged, no matter how impossible they may seem. I have seen some fantastic dreams come into being: the ID art gallery and the Debate Cake sessions, for example, are all starting to gain momentum. Not many schools would take such risks and I truly value being listened to and challenged to go beyond what I think I can do. This school is the place to be if you are up for being innovative and thinking beyond the classroom walls."

Clare Stanhope, Head of Art 


"Since joining over two years ago, I have felt welcomed into the school and feel a part of the community here at Harris Girls’. From working as a House Co-ordinator organising events, to now training to be a SENCO the academy saw potential in me and have supported me in my career progression from the start. All the staff here are friendly and supportive and the students are committed and eager to succeed."

Victoria Hearle, Assistant SENCO


"It’s a cliché to describe our girls as the crème de la crème, but even on a tough day I come away reminded that I love my job. The girls are simply a joy."

Heather Osborne, Teacher of Drama


"I love the students, who are diverse, enthusiastic, hard working and very entertaining! I have always felt thoroughly supported by my colleagues and the SLT. I have been here since the 1980s and witnessed many people being nurtured through training to develop their career. CPD is really encouraged. I love the environment. We have a field, a stream and even chickens! As I walk towards my Health Hut in the morning, squirrels scurry around in the trees, parakeets fly overhead and the chickens greet me cheerfully. Wellbeing is taken seriously. My main role is to enhance the wellbeing of students and staff. Staff are encouraged to meditate weekly and there is always someone available to listen and support. Many people ask how I could stay in the same job for so long? I say 'Show me somewhere better!'."

Sarah Thompson, Health Hut Manager