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  • Expected start date

    19 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    28 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
L10-L14 (Inner London)

Job summary

We are looking for an Assistant Principal to assist the Executive Principal and the Principal in the strategic and operational management, development and leadership of Harris Academy Tottenham , and ensure the achievement of our ethos, aims and objectives within the context of the Academy’s strategic and development plans.

This role will have specific responsibility for Curriculum and Assessment.

Main Areas of Responsibility
Leadership

Provide strategic leadership to ensure the curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced within and across subjects alongside the Vice Principal (Quality of Education)
Provide strategic leadership, alongside the Vice Principal (Quality of Education) to lead and manage formative and summative assessment across the academy
Effectively communicate the academy’s vision, core values and ethos to all stakeholders
Demonstrate the vision and values in everyday work and practice
Actively contribute to the day-to-day management of the school
Motivate and work with others to create a shared culture and positive climate for all stakeholders
Recognise and celebrate success and achievements of staff and students
Support the Academy Council to carry out their roles effectively
Lead identified projects to tackle underachievement of specific student groups
Maintain a prominent visible presence monitoring the work of the school daily
Contribute to the provision of high-quality training and development for all staff
Develop high-quality leadership in both academic and pastoral areas through effective line management of middle and senior leaders
Review student performance data in line managed areas
Support, monitor and challenge line managed middle leaders
Provide coaching and mentoring support to line managed colleagues
Leading Curriculum and Assessment

Collaborate as part of the Quality of Education Team to drive the journey of rapid and sustained improvement
Build a culture and ethos of challenge and support centred on the core values of pride, respect and commitment
Support departments in developing focussed assessments and structured teaching to maximise impact
Support staff in ensuring that professional predictions are accurate, and all staff are following Federation guidance and policies
Monitor and act where group performance is below expectations as directed
Oversee and coordinate the production of student reports to parents
Lead and manage student target setting alongside the Vice Principal (Quality of Education)
Coordinate, timetable and oversee attainment and progress data collections for each student in the school
Assist the Vice Principal (Quality of Education) in the analysis of performance data and interventions
Support the Raising Standards academic intervention strategy at KS3/4 including HATs, disadvantaged and SEND to maximise student outcomes
Contribute to whole school self-evaluation with accurate and timely data analysis
Lead the efficient and effective management of external examinations, overseeing the work of the Examinations Officer
Qualifications & Experience
Qualified Teacher Status
Recent and relevant CPD
Degree from high-tariff university
Substantial leadership experience
Successful experience of teaching at key stages 3 and 4
Track record of raising standards in pastoral areas or across departments

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

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
Free School, ages 4 to 19
Education phase
Primary, Middle, Secondary, 16-19
School size
1200 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Contact phone number
020 3772 4243

About Harris Academy Tottenham

At Harris Academy Tottenham, we instil an ethos of hard work, dedication and commitment to learning, through our Academy values. These are:

To ENDEAVOUR is to strive for your goals, through maintaining the highest expectations of ourselves.
To ENJOY is to take delight and pleasure in the learning process; To gain a feeling of success through relentless passion and drive.
To EXCEL is to achieve your full potential, through mastery of concepts and an ambition to be the best you can be.
At Harris Academy Tottenham, we are innovative, open and collaborative. We would like fellow innovators, passionate pedagogists and creative class leaders to join us during this exciting time. With a dedicated SLT team on hand for support and guidance, there are a multitude of CPD opportunities to thrive on. You can expect to be a part of a fantastic team of dedicated teachers and support staff as well as an attentive, supportive work culture.

Our brand-new facilities allow us to continue expanding our curriculum offer, ensuring students experiences are both varied and enriching. The premises has undergone a comprehensive programme of refurbishment, and reached completion in May 2019. Our new Sports Block opened in May 2019, and has fantastic facilities including a Sports Hall, Activity Studio, Multi Use Game Areas.

Having been recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED in June 2017, we are excited to have new members of staff join us in delivering transformative learning experiences. The inspectors commented that ‘learning is the business of the day’ and that sentiment underpins all that we do. Since then, the school continues to grow and strive for the highest standards.

“At our Academy, children will develop their academic scholarship alongside their character; becoming citizens who are a credit to their local community. We provide an extensive extracurricular programme to allow students to develop as a well-rounded person, ready and prepared to embark upon whichever pathway they desire. That is only possible through the partnership that exists between families and colleagues and partners at the academy. We are incredibly proud of the close relationships that develop between colleagues, parents, governors and pupils, and indeed they are central to all that we do.” Lawrence Foley, Executive Principal

School location

Ashley Road, London, N17 9LN

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