Harlington Upper School is a large, successful upper school with a strong local reputation for high levels of student achievement. The school was established in 1974 and has sustained very good levels of performance for many years. Our Ofsted inspection of October 2013 confirmed that we are a good school with many strengths. We are now poised and ready to grow our already successful school into an outstanding one. 

    We have a unique location in Central Bedfordshire. We are placed in the heart of a rural environment but have strong urban links. Harlington is one mile from junction 12 of the M1 and has a train station with commuter routes to London and the Midlands. 

    There are currently approximately 1200 students in the school, including approx 270 in the sixth-form. Students join the school in year 9 after attending one of three main feeder middle schools. 

    Our priorities for improvement are focused firmly on developing teaching, learning within a developmental and supportive environment.

    If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email hjones@harlington.org, giving your name, email address and indicating whether you are interested in teaching or non teaching positions or both.

    If you wish to apply to a vacancy, please complete an application form (available from the links below) and submit with a brief letter of application either by email to hjones@harlington.org  or by post to Mrs H Jones. 

    Harlington Upper School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    Posts working with either children and/or vulnerable adults will be subject to the disclosure of criminal records.

    Please click here for a Declaration of Criminal Record form which should be completed and brought to interview.


    Vacancies for Voluntary Positions

    Governor Vacancy

    We are seeking new governors to join the Harlington Upper School Local Governing Body. 

    We welcome applications from those in the local community.  This is an important role, with significant responsibility for the school delegated from the Trust.  This is not a Parent Governor position, although it does not preclude a parent or carer from applying.

    In particular, we wish to attract those with skills and experience in safeguarding, finance and HR or those with a working knowledge of the education system.

    Governors do not need to be education experts, as we are seeking those with a wide range of skills and experience from the local community.  Being a governor is a rewarding way of making a voluntary contribution to the lives of local young people.  Governors operate at a strategic level, and are not involved in the day to day running of the school.  They are responsible for setting the school’s vision and ensuring its high standards are maintained.   

    5 or 6 Local Governing Body Board Meetings are held each year, during the evening.  There may also be occasions where Governors visit the school for monitoring visits, or to be part of a panel.

    If you would like to apply or would like to chat informally, I would be very happy to talk to you. Please contact me on rholland@harlington.org.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Richard Holland, HUS Governing Body


    Teaching Vacancies


    We currently have no Teaching vacancies.


    Non Teaching Vacancies


    Food and Textiles Technician

    Term time only (plus 5 training days)

    37 hours per week

    Salary: NJC 2B (Points 3-5)

    (£18,562 - £19,312 per annum, to be pro-rated.  Actual salary: £16,091-£16,741)

    Closing date: 2nd September 2021 at 9am.

    An opportunity has arisen for a Food and Textiles Technician to join our school.  The successful candidate will ensure that equipment and other resources are prepared for food and textiles practical lessons and examinations.  They will also work under the guidance and instruction of the teacher to support students during lessons.   This is a varied and interesting role.  The most important attributes we seek are an interest in this particular curriculum area and a willingness to learn new skills as required.  Please see the job description for further details.

    We are a successful and high-achieving upper school based in a unique location, in the heart of rural Bedfordshire, with excellent transport links.  We are situated one mile from the M1 and within walking distance to a train station with routes to London and the Midlands.

    If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please complete the application form below and submit this, along with a letter detailing your suitability for the role to Mrs Helena Jones, Headteacher’s PA hjones@harlington.org

    Early applications are welcomed and we reserve the right to interview early should a suitable candidate apply. 

    No agencies please.

    food technician job description





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