Learning in Harmony Trust career site

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About Learning Harmony Trust

We offer exciting opportunities to join a powerful, growing trust.

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The Learning in Harmony Trust was formed in September 2014 by Sheringham Primary School and JFK Special School. In 2015, we were joined by two other Newham schools, Upton Cross Primary School and Hartley Primary School, and three further schools joined us in the first term of the 2016-17 school year - Blenheim Primary School and the Federation of Thorpe Greenways Junior and Infant Schools, all of which are located in Southend.Drew Primary School, also in Newham, joined us in January 2017. The latest school to join us is Temple Sutton Primary and Early Years School March 2018.

We do expect to further increase our number of schools and expand our geographical range in the near future, but there is no intention to outgrow our capacity. We want to be big enough to sustainably do all the amazing things we want to do, but small enough to still know each other very well.

For us, learning in harmony doesn't mean all schools have to be the same. We are bound together by our belief that by working as a partnership in one organisation we can make a significant difference to the children and young people in our schools. We are proud to have both similarities and differences as schools, and see this diversity as a strength. Our shared values unite us.

Talent Pools

We are always on the look out for new Talent to join our team.

Please submit your CV to the relevant talent pool below.

  1. Click on the appropriate talent pool.
  2. Attach your CV to the email.
  3. Click send!

Visions & Values

What are we striving to achieve?

In the Learning in Harmony Trust we believe that doing things in harmony means a commitment to working collaboratively and effectively using everyone’s strengths to meet a common aim. We do not follow a school-in-a-box model and instead work collaboratively at all levels within and across each school to maximise potential through continuous challenge and support. And while there is a presumption for partnership within our Trust, there is also a commitment to schools retaining their own identity.


We are also guided by the belief that:


  • We must strive for all pupils within the trust to not just be literate and numerate, but also fully prepared to play a happy and fulfilled role in society.

  • We are all learners and an environment where staff are supported and given license to take risks, innovate and learn from their endeavours is essential. Teachers and schools can and do learn from each other and from research so that effective practice spreads. 

  • Schools are about learning, and activities that take place within a school should only occur if they have an impact upon children’s learning in a positive nurturing environment.

The Learning in Harmony Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full DBS disclosure is required and this can be applied for once a job offer is made.
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Our Schools


The Learning in Harmony Trust is formed by:

  • Sheringham Primary School, Manor Park, London
  • John F Kennedy Special School, Stratford and Beckton, London
  • Upton Cross Primary School, Plaistow, London
  • Hartley Primary School, East Ham, London
  • Blenheim Primary School, Leigh-on-Sea
  • Federation of Greenways Schools, Southend East
  • Drew Primary School, Silvertown
  • Temple Sutton Primary School, Southend-on-Sea

Learning in Harmony Member Schools

Click on a school logo to visit the individual career sites

Interested in joining the Learning in Harmony Trust?

Why join us?

As an employer, we believe we are in a privileged position as we offer opportunities across very different settings, all full of excellent support and challenge.


We aim to recruit and retain high-quality teaching and non-teaching staff in order to maintain our success. If you are passionate about education and are seeking a new opportunity, at any level in your career development, here are some reasons to join us:


  • We believe that all staff have the potential to make an outstanding impact upon the learning of the pupils and all staff are entitled to a level of support and challenge that will empower them as educators, wherever they are in their career development. We are big on CPD and we have recently partnered with EdisonLearning and the Aspire Programme for school improvement and staff development.


  • Our schools are very different from each other, but all have extensive track record of successful training and development - and are great and dynamic places to be! Pop in for a visit and ask our staff about the mentoring and coaching available, and the socials! 


  • We seek opportunities to explore alternative approaches to support recruitment, aid retention, and reward further staff that demonstrate high levels of impact on learning. A dedicated working party gets together regularly to think outside of the box and develop strategies to recruit and retain for all our schools. 


  • As a Trust, we are also committed to at least matching the terms and conditions of staff in maintained schools. This work is carried out with a Joint Consultative Group that has been established with national and local Trade Unions (for both teaching and support staff).


  • We also have a dedicated working group that looks at staff welfare. All staff on payroll have access to a variety of free wellbeing and medical support provided by Schools Advisory Services, as well as to a comprehensive and exciting Employees Benefits Scheme through Perkbox


The Learning in Harmony Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full DBS disclosure is required and this can be applied for once a job offer is made.

"Being part of the Learning in Harmony Trust has provided me with a network of support and challenge that has changed my role entirely. I’ve had the opportunity to review all of my back office functions in my own school, by learning about the work of others. I have also been given significant opportunities to broaden my experiences and to see the bigger picture, as well as progress in my career."

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Raheema Patel
Trust Lead School Business Manager and Sheringham SBM

Our Locations

Find us here!

Temple Sutton Primary and Early Years School

Temple Sutton Primary School
Eastern Avenue,

Sheringham Primary School

Sheringham Avenue
Manor Park
E12 5PB

Drew Primary School

1 Wythes Rd, London E16, UK

Upton Cross School

Kirton Road
E13 9BT

John F Kennedy School

Stratford Campus
Pitchford Street
E15 4RZ

Hartley Primary School

Hartley Avenue
East Ham
E6 1NT

The Federation of Greenways Schools

Thorpe Greenways
Southend on Sea

Blenheim Primary School and Children's Centre

School Way