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  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: Directed

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership Scale 12-16 (Outer 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 Assistant Principal as a senior leader, to assist the Executive Principal and the Head of Academy in the strategic and operational management, development and leadership of the Academy, and ensure the achievement of our ethos, aims and objectives within the context of the Academy's strategic and development plans.

The successful candidate will have:

  • QTS (or equivalent)
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Postgraduate teaching qualification
  • Minimum of three years' teaching experience.
  • Minimum two years' experience of working with students with special educational needs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Inclusion agenda and the SEND Code of Practice (2014)
  • Knowledge and understanding of national priorities, current curriculum development and an ability to design and implement an innovate curriculum based on students' needs
  • A thorough understanding of quality assurance techniques
  • Evidence of leading, supporting and/or managing others to ensure rapid and sustained high quality performance.
  • Experience of communicating to a wide audience including teachers, students and parents.


What the school offers its staff

Harris Garrard Academy is an all-through 3–18 academy with approximately 1500 pupils on roll and joined the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in September 2017. In our recent 2021 Ofsted inspection the Academy was ratedGOODin all areas on a strong and consistent trajectory of improvement. The academy is based in Thamesmead in a purpose built building. We are now on a journey towards “Outstanding”, led by highly experienced executive principals with proven track records of school transformation. Our vision is clear: nothing is impossible and everything is possible, irrespective of personal characteristics or background. Every problem has a solution. We believe we are more robust, resilient and determined as a team than as a group of individuals. We support, challenge and hold each other to account at all levels within the academy to ensure that our students achieve their potential, are motivated, engaged and fully prepared for life beyond our academy.

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.


Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will be:

  • To ensure that Academy practice is compliant with the SEND Code of Practice (2014) and other relevant statutory requirements.
  • To ensure an ethos of Inclusion within the Academy and a culture of high aspirations for students with SEND.
  • To ensure that the provision of SEND support is in accordance with aims and policies
  • To be responsible for the Academy SEND Offer.
  • To be responsible for tracking the progress of students with SEND.
  • To deliver an appropriate, comprehensive, high quality and cost-effective SEND provision.
  • To work with leaders to ensure that Quality First Teaching Strategies are embedded in teaching and learning and strategies on Student SEND Profiles are being used as part of the lesson planning process.
  • To maintain the Academy's SEND Profile.
  • To be responsible for the accurate identification of SEND need across the Academy.
  • To monitor the academic progress of students with SEND.
  • To promote an ethos of resilience, independence and high expectations in relation to the progress, attainment attendance and behaviour of all students.
  • To deploy staff and resources according to the needs of SEND students.
  • To organise and co-ordinate multi-agency meetings.
  • To work in partnership with staff, parents, students and partner agencies.
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day management, control and operation of SEND provision within the Academy.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that LA consultations for students with EHCPs are responded to in line with the SEND Code of Practice and within given time constraints
  • To engage with the Harris Federation SEND Strand.
  • To keep up to date with national developments in SEND including practice and methodology.
  • To work with other Academy leaders to develop and implement a programme of SEND and Inclusion CPD.
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day management of staff.
  • To participate in the interview process for SEND posts.


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 Garrard Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 18
School size
1477 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
Phone number
0208 320 4800

Harris Garrard Academy is an all-through 3–18 academy with approximately 1350 pupils on roll and joined the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in September 2017. The academy is based in Thamesmead in a purpose built building. We are now on a journey towards “Outstanding”, led by highly experienced executive principals with proven track records of school transformation. Our vision is clear: nothing is impossible and everything is possible, irrespective of personal characteristics or background. Every problem has a solution. We believe we are more robust, resilient and determined as a team than as a group of individuals. We support, challenge and hold each other to account at all levels within the academy to ensure that our students achieve their potential, are motivated, engaged and fully prepared for life beyond our academy.

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