Aspiring or Lead Practitioner of Science

Harris Academy Orpington, Kent, BR5 4LG

This job expired on 19 April 2022

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    19 April 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

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Lead Practitioner Scale (Outer London)

Aspiring or Lead Practitioner of Science 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.

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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.

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About Harris Academy Orpington

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

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.

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