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  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    13 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 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 (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 Assistant Principal to assist the Executive Principal and the Principal in the strategic and operational management, development and leadership of Harris Science Academy East London, and ensure the achievement of our ethos, aims and objectives within the context of the Academy's strategic and development plans.

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

Harris Science Academy East London is a co-educational secondary academy and Sixth Form with a mission to provide children in this part of East London with a truly world-class education.

The curriculum is stimulating and challenging and our teachers are, across the board, experts in their subjects. Our approach to pastoral care means every student feels safe and can learn, and our timetable is packed with trips, talks, clubs, and activities that make the most of our location close to the centre of London.

Since September 2022, we have been part of the Harris Federation, a high-performing group of 52 primary and secondary academies in and around London.

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 includesour Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS,a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan including access to a virtual GP, electric car scheme, and many other benefits. Learn more aboutour benefitson our website.


Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Creating a true learning institution in the academy at all levels
  • Playing a major role in formulating the aims and objectives of the academy
  • Leading the development and maintenance of a high quality positive learning environment
  • Taking full responsibility for all aspects of teaching and learning in your key area of responsibility
  • Ensuring high quality teaching across the academy
  • Working with colleagues to ensure data is used effectively and consistently
  • Working with the SLT to lead the academy's assessment and reporting programme
  • Supporting staff in making sure high quality intervention programmes are in place
  • Supporting colleagues and subject leaders in developing schemes of learning, short and medium term planning
  • Developing strategies to enhance teachers' ability to learn and develop advanced skills
  • Raising students' aspirations and achievement through personalising learning
  • Ensuring the highest standards of achievement for all students
  • Ensuring equal access to and participation in all aspects of the curriculum for all students
  • Ensuring the efficient and effective provision of cross curricular skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Identifying what are successful learning outcomes and monitoring students' progress, continuity and progression
  • Monitor, evaluate and review classroom practice and promote improvement strategies
  • Monitoring, reviewing and evaluating teaching and learning
  • Maintaining an informed view of teaching standards and quality
  • Challenging under-performance at all levels and throughout all departments
  • Establishing high standards of behaviour, learning and attainment
  • Demonstrating and articulating high expectations
  • Acting as a role model in learning, teaching and assessment
  • Leading, managing and coordinating the activities of staff
  • Assisting in implementing effective procedures to support underperforming teachers
  • Maintaining high morale amongst staff
  • Contributing to recruitment, training, deployment and professional development of staff
  • Promoting effective management of the Academy environment, its site and buildings
  • Providing information about the work and performance of staff
  • Chairing 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 Science Academy East London

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
448 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
020 8981 2680

Are you ready to change the world? Harris Science Academy East London is a new, small school with big ambitions. Join us on our mission to help our children become leaders in their chosen field with many leading in science and to become one of the top schools in the UK.

This is no ordinary school. Situated in an eclectic array of buildings next to the renowned Three Mills Studios (location of BBC's Masterchef) amongst the iconic East London canal network, this is a unique setting to provide a life changing education for the children of East London.

We believe we will succeed in this mission through a relentless focus on the basic functions of a high performing school:

Unified leadership and alignment behind a powerful mission.
Exemplary student behaviour.
A well-taught, unapologetically academic education for all children.
Regular opportunities for character development.
Every member of our school community is a leader. We believe that leadership does not have to be macho or at the expense of others. Our values of GRACE help us to achieve success in a collegiate and sustainable way:

Growth – the belief that we can always improve and that feedback from others is essential for our development.
Responsibility – we own our decisions and recognise when we need to put things right or make a change.
Ambition – the belief that access to the top grades, the best universities and elite careers are available for our children.
Compassion – we are kind to others and grateful for what we have.
Excellence – we prioritise doing the basics well day after day, so we build habits that lead to success.
The school joined the Harris Federation in September 2022. The Harris Federation is the most successful large multi-academy trust in the UK and the only large trust where disadvantaged students secured a positive progress score in 2022. We are hugely proud of the work we do to support the most vulnerable children in the UK. The Federation has made a significant financial investment in the Academy, with upgrades to Sixth Form provision, buildings and IT. The Federation subject consultants provide industry leading support to middle leaders to deliver the best education possible for all children across the Federation.

If you are aligned, driven and committed to doing what works, this is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation undergoing rapid transformation.

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