Meet the Principal: Emma Penzer, Principal of Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane
"My career in teaching began because I wanted to make a difference, and believed I could – and this motivates and inspires me to this day."
I believe that all children should receive the best possible education, regardless of background, and I want to inspire them to achieve their goals and believe in themselves.
I have worked for the Harris Federation since April 2015, and have been hugely impressed with the amount of collaborative work that takes place. Our teaching, support and leadership teams all learn from each other and share resources on a daily basis, and the continuous professional development opportunities for staff are second to none.
Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane has pupils’ learning at the heart of everything we do, and we are very proud of them and their achievements. One thing that really makes our teaching stand out is our mastery approach to mathematics, which helps us to assess and put in place the necessary support and challenge for each individual child.
If you are interested in applying for a position here, we would love to meet you. I would encourage any potential candidate to come and look around and talk to the children and staff to find out what makes our academy so special.
My top three qualities when looking for a teacher:
“Passion, ambition and presence.”