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  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    18 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£69,407-£75,545

Pay scale

Leadership Scale (Inner London)

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an outstanding leader to join us as Assistant Principal, supporting the strategic and operational management, development and leadership of Harris Academy Merton, and ensuring the achievement of our ethos, aims and objectives.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • QTS (or equivalent) and a good undergraduate degree
  • Extensive teaching experience
  • Outstanding teaching practice
  • Successful management experience as Head of Department or member of the SLT
  • Experience of writing department SEF
  • Experience of lesson observations and giving feedback
  • Experience of improvement planning
  • Experience of implementing a range of strategies to raise student achievement, with evidence of success
  • Contribution to impact on the quality of learning and teaching and curriculum
  • Experience of developing and sustaining positive relationships with students, parents, staff and the Governing Body to build consensus support and capacity
  • Proven track record of managing and implementing change in relation to teaching practices and standards
  • A track record of success in leadership and management


What the school offers its staff

At Harris Academy Merton we promote the ethos ‘'Achievement is Success'' and believe every student has the right to the highest standard of education so that they can accomplish their aspirations. Our aim is to give every student an educational experience that is enjoyable and holistic so that they develop into responsible, articulate and successful young people.

We combine the traditional values of strong discipline, good manners, respect and pride in appearance with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology. With these core values embedded, we develop our students into confident and capable individuals that have a desire to excel academically and personally now and in the future.

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.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.


Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • To create a true learning institution in the academy at all levels
  • To play a major role in formulating the aims, objectives and shared vision of the academy
  • To lead the development and maintenance of a high quality positive learning environment
  • To take full responsibility for all aspects of teaching and learning in your key area of responsibility
  • To ensure high quality teaching across the academy
  • To work with colleagues to ensure data is used effectively and consistently
  • To work with the SLT to lead the assessment and reporting programme
  • To support staff in making sure high quality intervention programmes are in place
  • To support colleagues and subject leaders in developing schemes of learning
  • With the SLT, to develop strategies to enhance teachers' ability to learn and to develop advanced teaching skills
  • To raise students' aspirations and achievement
  • To ensure the highest standards of achievement for all students
  • To ensure the entitlement of all students to have equal access to and participation in all aspects of the curriculum.
  • To ensure the efficient and effective provision of cross curricular skills, knowledge and understanding
  • To identify and monitor successful learning outcomes
  • To monitor, review and evaluate teaching and learning and classroom practice
  • To maintain an informed view of standards and of the quality of teaching across the academy
  • To challenge under-performance at all levels and throughout all departments
  • To establish, and maintain, the highest possible standards of behaviour, learning and attainment
  • To demonstrate and articulate high expectations and set aspirational targets
  • To act as a role model in the provision of high quality learning, teaching and assessment
  • To coordinate the activities of staff
  • To lead and manage staff in an appropriate manner
  • To assist in the implementation of effective procedures to support teachers who are underperforming
  • To maintain high morale amongst staff and set an example of professional standards and leadership
  • To contribute to the recruitment, training, deployment and professional development of staff
  • To promote and sustain effective management of the Academy environment
  • To provide information about the work and performance of staff
  • To chair meetings


Commitment to safeguarding

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris Academy Merton

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1368 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0208 623 1000

About Harris Academy Merton

Harris Academy Merton serves students from Year 7 to Sixth Form, and has twice been judged Outstanding by Ofsted. The current student roll is 1200, with a planned increase in our Year 7 intake over the next two years taking our numbers from 180 to 240 students. Applications for places greatly exceed the places available. The academy is set in seven acres of land, containing five teaching blocks, a sports hall, a full size floodlit all weather pitch plus four full size floodlit tennis courts and our own playing fields as well as an administration building containing the assembly hall and dining hall. We are favourably located for public transport with good local access to bus, mainline train and underground links, as well as on-site parking for vehicles and bicycles.

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Academy Merton are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0208 623 1000 or info@harrismerton.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

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