Meet our Head of Initial Teacher Education, Harris Federation

Rachael Hare

Rachael Hare

Head of Initial Teacher Education, Harris Federation

When will you see Rachael?

As Head of Initial Teacher Education, you will see Rachael at your interview, training, recruitment events, support visits and assessment points for trainees and mentors. She also delivers Specialist Leader of Education and Leadership training in your academy and for the Federation.


A former Senior Leader, Head of English and Advanced Skills Teacher, Rachael has led English, Literacy, Humanities, Special Educational Needs, English as an Additional Language and Communication, as well as overseeing BTEC delivery within a range of London settings.
Rachael also runs the English stream of the national Schools Programme for the Prince’s Teaching Institute.
She is passionate about outstanding teacher training and classroom practice, believing firmly that every child is entitled to the best possible educational experience and outcomes.

Training Experience

Rachael has a varied and significant experience in system leadership particularly around Initial Teacher Education. As a Specialist Leader of Education for SEND, English and Initial Teacher Education, outstanding training and support is at the heart of Rachael’s practice. She has an extensive knowledge in these areas and has designed and led programmes in a variety of training contexts.
Rachael leads on the course design and delivery of the Harris School Direct Initial Teacher Education programme and brings strategic leadership and creative vision to the team, as well as a strong belief in subject knowledge, inclusion and social justice at the heart of all teaching and training.

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King, Junior