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  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    31 January 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership Scale 8-12 (Inner London)

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic leader to be Assistant Principal of Inclusion.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Graduate (with a good degree)
  • Qualified Teacher.
  • Minimum of four years teaching experience including teaching sixth form students.
  • Evidence of leading, supporting and managing others, both individuals and teams, ensuring high quality performance.
  • Recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum /pastoral development.
  • Understanding of how whole Academy strategies can be used across the curriculum to raise standards.
  • Evidence of continuous self-development and updates knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning and education management, particularly in the areas of responsibility for this post.

Skills and Abilities

  • To be an outstanding teacher.
  • The ability to make sounds judgements on standards of teaching and learning observed, giving quality feedback.
  • Ability to lead and manage own work effectively and take responsibility for own professional development,
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail.

PersonalQualities

  • A passion for education and making a difference.
  • Emotional maturity and resilience dealing with challenging situations.
  • Strong work ethic and capacity for hard work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, including prioritizing tasks.
  • Ability to think creatively to anticipate and sole problems.
  • Ability to encourage and inspire young people to achieve.
  • Ability to work as part of a team; working effectively with people across a wide rage of levels and responsibilities.
  • Flexibility of approach to work.
  • Computer literate—must have good ICT skills including a working knowledge of MS packages.
  • Ability to relate well to colleagues and students
  • A professional manner.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Flexibility in approach to completion of work.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Generosity of spirit and a sense of humour.

What the school offers its staff

Harris Academy Wimbledon opened in September 2018. We are a brand new, co-educational 11-18 school for the High Path area. We currently have 900 students in year 7-11 and will open a 6th form in September 2023.

Harris Academy Wimbledon promotes high levels of academic achievement across the curriculum, encourages participation in extra-curricular opportunities and empowers students to make decisions wisely. The curriculum is rich, diverse and personalised ensuring every student achieves his or her true potential. Academic success goes hand-in hand with a rich variety of enrichment and extra-curricular activities; these help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning.

Professional learning is at the heart of academy the academy, supporting all staff in their development. The academy has a growth mindset approach where industry and commitment are seen as cultural virtues. Development of resilience, self esteem, managing risks/consequences and the ability to work effectively together all form a key part of the pastoral provision.

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 a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, 26 days' annual leave (plus bank holidays) for non term-time only employees, and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

The Assistant Principals assist the Principal 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 purpose of your role will be:

  • To lead the development and maintenance of a high quality positive learning environment ensuring the highest possible standards of behaviour, learning and attainment at all times.
  • To be in charge of a range of responsibilities within the academy and to develop, maintain and operate appropriate systems for quality assurance in all aspects of our operations.
  • To play a major role in formulating the aims and objectives of the academy; in establishing the policies through which they will be achieve and in monitoring progress towards their achievement.
  • To play a major role in developing the shared vision for the academy.
  • To demonstrate and articulate high expectations and set aspirational targets for the whole academy community.
  • To take full responsibility for all aspects of teaching ad learning in your key areas of responsibility.
  • To maintain an informed view of standards and ensure high quality teaching across the academy, and particularly your key areas, by monitoring teaching and learning, students ‘work and teachers' planning.
  • To work with colleagues to ensure data is use effectively and consistently across the academy.
  • To support staff in making sure high quality intervention programmes are in place when underachievement is identified.


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 Academy Wimbledon

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
672 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
020 3962 4300

We opened in September 2018 and are a new, co-educational 11-18 school for the South Wimbledon area. We are now full in Years 7 – 11 and open HAWI6 (our 6th form) in September 2023. We are in a brand-new building with excellent facilities. Harris Academy Wimbledon promotes high levels of academic achievement across the curriculum, encourages participation in extra-curricular opportunities and empowers students to make decisions wisely. The curriculum is rich, diverse and personalised ensuring every student achieves his or her true potential. Academic success goes hand-in-hand with a rich variety of enrichment and extra-curricular activities; these activities help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning. Professional learning is at the heart of academy supporting all staff in their development. ; The academy has a growth mindset approach where industry and commitment are seen as cultural virtues. Development of resilience, self-esteem, managing risks/consequences and the ability to work effectively together all form a key part of the pastoral provision.

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