15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    19 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Lead Practitioner Scale (Outer London)

Job summary

Are you a passionate teacher looking for your next step? We are looking for a qualified, experienced teacher to join our academy as Lead Practitioner of Science.

You should be an outstanding practitioner of Science who can ensure high standards of teaching and learning across the subject area, through continuously developing and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning.

This is an excellent opportunity for an exceptional teacher ready to take on additional responsibilities.

This is a permanent role from April 2022.

Main Areas of Responsibility
The purpose of your role will be:

To raise standards of student attainment and achievement within the whole curriculum area and to monitor and support student progress.
To be accountable for student progress and development within the subject area.
To develop and enhance the teaching practice of others.
To ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students studying in the department, in accordance with the aims of the school and the curricular policies determined by the Governing Body and Principal of the Academy.
To be accountable for leading, managing and developing the subject/curriculum area.
To effectively manage and deploy teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources within the department to support the designated curriculum portfolio.
To act as QN. Faculty
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will:

Be a graduate in a relevant subject and DfES recognised Qualified Teacher Status.
Have successful teaching experience at secondary level (can be teaching practice).
Understand the theory and practice of effective teaching and learning.
Have knowledge of National curriculum requirements at KS3, KS4 and KS5
Understand the importance of having high expectations for all students, both of behaviour and academic achievement.
Understand nclusive provision and practices which offer equality of access to the curriculum for all students, including special educational needs, Spanish as an additional language and high achievers.
Have knowledge and experience of writing lesson plans, developing resources and assessing students work.
Understand the importance of being a Tutor.
Qualified Lead Practitioner status, or be willing to work towards this.

Safeguarding Notice
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Applying for the job

All applications must be made online via the apply link.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
691 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01689 819219

About Harris Academy Orpington

Harris Academy Orpington opened in September 2016, joining the highly successful Federation of Harris academies in London. We are on our journey to outstanding, we are ambitious and looking forward to an exciting future. We believe that every student can and should achieve their full potential and our commitment is one of ensuring our students develop a love of learning, a passion for enquiry and a dedication to being the best that they can be. We aim to ensure that every student is inspired and supported to achieve his/her personal best and learning comes first. Our motto is “Together We Can” and if you are interested in joining us, we would be very pleased to meet you.

School location

Tintagel Road, Kent, BR5 4LG

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