7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September or sooner for the right candidate

  • Closing date

    16 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£65,170-£70,934

Pay scale

Leadership Scale 11-15 (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 Academy Tottenham, and ensure the achievement of our ethos, aims and objectives.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for the leadership of the sixth form at the academy.

Qualifications

  • QTS (or equivalent)
  • Degree or equivalent

Experience

  • 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
  • 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 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

What the school offers its staff

At Harris Academy Tottenham, we are innovative, open and collaborative. We would like fellow innovators, passionate pedagogists and creative class leaders to join us during this exciting time. With a dedicated SLT team on hand for support and guidance, there are a multitude of CPD opportunities to thrive on. You can expect to be a part of a fantastic team of dedicated teachers and support staff as well as an attentive, supportive work culture.

Our brand-new facilities allow us to continue expanding our curriculum offer, ensuring students experiences are both varied and enriching. The premises has undergone a comprehensive programme of refurbishment, and reached completion in May 2019. Our new Sports Block opened in May 2019, and has fantastic facilities including a Sports Hall, Activity Studio, Multi Use Game Areas.

Having been recognised as ‘Outstanding' by OFSTED in June 2017, we are excited to have new members of staff join us in delivering transformative learning experiences. The inspectors commented that ‘learning is the business of the day' and that sentiment underpins all that we do. Since then, the school continues to grow and strive for the highest standards.

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.

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

Your responsibilities will include:

  • To create a true learning institution in the academy
  • To play a major role in formulating aims and objectives
  • Lead on and develop the shared vision for the academy
  • Leading the development and maintenance of a high quality learning environment
  • To take full responsibility for all aspects of teaching and learning in your key area of responsibility
  • To ensure high quality teaching, particularly in your key areas
  • To work with colleagues to ensure data is used effectively and consistently
  • To work with the SLT to lead the assessment and reporting programme
  • To support staff in making sure high quality intervention programmes are in place
  • 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
  • Raise students' aspirations and achievement
  • To ensure the highest standards of achievement for all students
  • 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
  • To maintain an informed view of standards and of the quality of teaching across the academy
  • Challenge under-performance at all levels and throughout all departments
  • To establish, and maintain, high standards of behaviour, learning and attainment
  • To lead and manage staff
  • To assist in the implementation of effective procedures to support teachers who are underperforming
  • To contribute to the recruitment, training, deployment and professional development of staff as appropriate


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 Tottenham

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 19
School size
1275 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Phone number
020 3772 4243

Harris Academy Tottenham is a 3-18 academy with a Specialism in Mathematics and Enterprise, judged by Ofsted as 'Outstanding' in 2017. This will be an exciting opportunity to be part of an excellent team who will develop and provide outstanding teaching and learning and exceptional outcomes for students.

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