- L14-L18 (Inner London)
Assistant Principal job summary
Transform learning experiences for our vibrant student body. We are looking for a qualified teacher with subject leadership experience to join Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich as Assistant Principal with Pastoral responsibility. You will be joining a dedicated team of staff, be part of the senior leadership team and contribute to maintaining outstanding teaching and learning.
Main Areas of Responsibility
The main responsibilities of your role will be:
Monitoring, evaluating and reviewing outcomes in terms of student progress
To actively monitor the quality of teaching and learning, in the faculty taking appropriate steps to ensure high standards are achieved.
To ensure the highest levels of attendance, punctuality and student welfare.
To ensure the Academy tutor programmes play a central part to the support and guidance of all students.
To ensure the Academy Behaviour for Learning policy is applied consistently by all staff and followed consistently by all students.
To lead on the development of each subject area’s SEF and Improvement Plan, ensuring its successful implementation.
To play a leading and highly visible role in the day-to-day management of the Academy.
To oversee and ensure both the pastoral and academic success of all students across the faculty
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will:
Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, and, ideally, management training
Have a minimum of three years' teaching experience, of which two should be at leadership level.
Proven success in raising achievement.
Experience of leading others, ensuring high quality performance.
Successful experience in implementation of monitoring, evaluation and review process to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
High level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement,
Recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development.
Experience of presenting to a wide audience including teachers, other managers, students and parents.
Good understanding of creative whole school strategies for improving literacy and numeracy and the importance of this in raising achievement.
Some successful experience of leading on cross subject initiatives that have contributed to raising achievement.
Experience of embedding innovative strategies for Assessment for Learning and Learning to Learn.
Recent and relevant experience of managing and implementing change successfully at subject leader level.
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.
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.
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.More on how to apply (opens in a new tab)
About Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- School size
- 846 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich opened in September 2009 and is part of the Outstanding Harris Federation. 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. The academy’s specialisms are Enterprise and Sport with a ‘can-do’ ethos of always improving upon your personal best. The Academy will accommodate 750 boys when full. Harris Boys' benefits from a state-of-the-art purpose-built building with the very latest facilities and equipment. The Academy offers a co-educational Post 16 with the nearby Harris Girls' Academy, together comprising capacity for 400 Sixth Formers. Harris Boys' was judged to be an outstanding school by Ofsted in December 2011.
We encourage our students to be critical thinkers and promote these skills throughout the curriculum. A student at Harris Boys' Academy will learn how to engage critically with foreign affairs, religion and society, issues of citizenship and the media, so they acquire the skills, and recognise the value of, thinking for yourself and thinking in a well-reasoned manner.
“We are very lucky to have an amazing staff team who work together, and what you get from this is an inertia of this body of professionals who are striving to be the very best they can be. It is down to these two points – staff who are on board, who want to change futures and want to be better at what they do, and students who buy into this idea of ‘I’m at school because I can make myself a better person and I can flourish in life.’ When you have these two points together, which is what we have worked very hard to obtain, then you can make wonderful things happen. And that’s shown through our outcomes and is also shown through if you’ve ever had a chance to speak to the boys and the parents of this school community.” Peter Groves, Principal