- No, visa sponsorship not available
- Key stage 3, Key stage 4
- L10-14 (Inner London)
Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits
Assistant Principal: Inclusion 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 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.
This role will have specific responsibility for inclusion within the academy.Main Areas of Responsibility
Your responsibilities will be:
Qualifications & Experience
- To create a true learning institution in the academy at all levels.
- To play a major role in formulating the aims and objectives of the academy; in establishing the policies through which they will be achieved and in monitoring progress towards their achievement;
- Lead on and develop the shared vision for the academy;
- Leading the development and maintenance of a high quality positive learning environment to raise standards;
- 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 and particularly in your key areas by monitoring students' work and teachers' planning.
- To work with colleagues to ensure data is used effectively and consistently across the academy.
- To work with the SLT to lead the academy's assessment and reporting programme.
- To support staff in making sure high quality intervention programmes are in place when underachievement is identified.
- To support colleagues and subject leaders in developing schemes of learning, short and medium term planning.
- With the SLT, to develop strategies to enhance teachers' ability to learn and to develop advanced teaching skills in the academy workforce.
- Raise students' aspirations and achievement through personalising learning.
- To ensure the highest standards of achievement for all students, through high expectations and well balanced curriculum.
- Ensure the entitlement of all students to have equal access to and participation in all aspects of the curriculum.
- Ensuring the efficient and effective provision of cross curricular skills, knowledge and understanding by engaging staff in all areas of learning.
- Identifying what are successful learning outcomes and then monitoring students' progress, continuity and progression.
- Monitor, evaluate and review classroom practice and promote improvement strategies.
- Monitoring, reviewing and evaluating teaching and learning through regular classroom observation.
- To maintain an informed view of standards and of the quality of teaching across the academy by monitoring student's learning and teacher's planning and delivery.
- Challenge under-performance at all levels and throughout all departments ensuring effective corrective action and follow-up.
- To establish, and maintain, the highest possible standards of behaviour, learning and attainment.
- Demonstrate and articulate high expectations and set aspirational targets for the whole Academy community.
- Acting as a role model in the provision of high quality learning, teaching and assessment.
- Coordinating the activities of staff including teaching and learning strategies, curriculum development and effective use of resources.
- To lead and manage staff in an appropriate manner, offering support, encouragement, guidance and advice to ensure effective policy in practice.
- To assist in the implementation of effective procedures to support teachers who are underperforming, responding to the outcomes of this support as appropriate.
- 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 as appropriate.
- To promote and sustain effective management of the Academy environment, its site and buildings.
- To provide information about the work and performance of staff, where this is relevant to their future employment at the academy or elsewhere.
- To chair meetings, as appropriate to specific roles, ensuring effective consultation, delegation of responsibility and successful implementation of outcomes.
- QTS (or equivalent)
- Degree or equivalent
- 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
Knowledge & Understanding
- Ability to use data to analyse performance and manage interventions
- Understands current position with the 14-19 curriculum.
- Understands how to plan lessons with challenging learning objectives and outcomes
- Understanding of Assessment for Learning
- Effective use of ICT to promote learning
- Understands the factors effecting learning
- Understanding of e-learning
- Strategies to maintain good behaviour and pace
- Strategies for monitoring and evaluation of standards of attainment
- Effective development of staff and resources
Skills and Disposition
- Personal organisation and time management skills
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Ability to analyse and interpret data effectively and act upon the information
- Ability to think strategically
- Ability to work within a team and manage a team
- Ability to motivate and lead students and staff
- Ability to analyse issues and identify solutions
- Vision and ability to manage change successfully
Professional Development & Benefits
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.
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.
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, 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
- School size
- 554 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
We are 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.
Our 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 aim is to produce confident, ambitious and successful pupils who are able to pursue their goals. We abide by the following principles in order to make this vision a reality:
All children deserve the best education possible
Education is about more than achieving good grades. Our aim is to show pupils that ideas have the power to shape the world we live in. We want to instil a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.
A ‘well educated' pupil must have a good science education
A science education, grounded in the disciplines of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, is fundamental to understanding the world we live in.
Good teaching is the best way to open a child's mind
We expect all our teachers to intellectually challenge our pupils and utilise their extensive knowledge to deliver exceptional lessons.
The best pupils are open to questioning their own thought
A true measure of a critical thinker is his or her ability to accept criticism. Through knowledge of the beliefs of others, our pupils will be encouraged to develop a stronger sense of their own beliefs.
Pupils should be encouraged to strive to improve and develop new skills
We will foster our pupils' talents in the arts, sports and debate to create a space for all our pupils to thrive. Our teachers hold our pupils to high expectations, and we expect our pupils to hold themselves to the same standards.
We will provide our students with relevant skills to enable them to succeed in the modern workplace
Our technical education will open doors for pupils, by providing them with knowledge and skills necessary for them to achieve successful careers.