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  • Start date details

    Negotiable

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£56,072-£61,479

Pay scale

L10-L14 (Outer 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 to appoint an Assistant Principal to our SLT.

The purpose of your role will be:

  • As a senior leader, to assist the Principal in the strategic and operational management, development and leadership of the Academy
  • To ensure the achievement of our ethos, aims and objectives within the context of the Academy's strategic and development plans
  • 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 work
  • To oversee the marketing, enrolment, and induction of Sixth Form
  • To take responsibility for the behaviour, welfare, and personal development of students in the Sixth Form, including attendance and safeguarding.
  • To have responsibility for teaching and learning, outcomes, and staff development in relation to Sixth Form – including Kinetic Academy
  • To ensure independent learning is being set effectively across subjects – including pre-reading
  • To oversee the progression of students across Key stage 5 including UCAS and Careers programme
  • To develop the enrichment and tutor programme for Sixth form
  • To effectively line manage 6th form tutors, Coordinator and Sixth form administrator.
  • To review all associated policies to ensure compliance with statutory procedures.

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

We Know. We Can. We Will.

We are very proud of our students; we know they understand the importance of a good education and we know they are committed to achieving the very best outcomes.

Our curriculum leaders know how vital it is to provide a challenging curriculum that will inspire and engage. Providing opportunities for students to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

We know it is important to provide opportunities for students to develop, not only through the taught curriculum, but beyond; through programmes such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the Music in Secondary Schools programme and the Jack Petchey Award. Creating chances for students to really shine and show how amazing they are.

Education with drive and ambition

We believe passionately in our mission statement – ‘We Know, We Can, We Will'. We never settle for less and are driven by achievement and success. To be a committed member of the Harris Invictus community is to aspire to learn and gain knowledge. We are able to apply what we know to the outside world. We can do it and we will succeed no matter the circumstances or difficulties we face.

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 our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, electric car scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • To create a true learning institution in the academy at all levels
  • To play a major role in formulating the aims, objectives and shared vision of the academy
  • To lead the development and maintenance of a high quality positive learning environment
  • 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
  • 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
  • With the SLT, to develop strategies to enhance teachers' ability to learn and to develop advanced teaching skills
  • To raise students' aspirations and achievement
  • To ensure the highest standards of achievement for all students
  • To ensure the entitlement of all students to have equal access to and participation in all aspects of the curriculum.
  • To ensure the efficient and effective provision of cross curricular skills, knowledge and understanding
  • To identify and monitor successful learning outcomes
  • To monitor, review and evaluate teaching and learning and classroom practice
  • To maintain an informed view of standards and of the quality of teaching across the academy
  • To challenge under-performance at all levels and throughout all departments
  • To establish, and maintain, the highest possible standards of behaviour, learning and attainment
  • To demonstrate and articulate high expectations and set aspirational targets
  • To act as a role model in the provision of high quality learning, teaching and assessment
  • To coordinate the activities of staff
  • To lead and manage staff in an appropriate manner
  • To assist in the implementation of effective procedures to support teachers who are underperforming
  • 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
  • To promote and sustain effective management of the Academy environment
  • To provide information about the work and performance of staff
  • To chair 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 Invictus Academy Croydon

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
992 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0203 371 3002

Harris Invictus Academy Croydon was rated ‘outstanding’ in every category following its first ever Ofsted inspection in October 2016: only the seventh secondary free school in London to achieve this. The academy opened with its first cohort in September 2014 and moved into a state-of-the-art, new building in September 2017. As of September 2018, Harris Invictus has students from Year 7 to Year 11. The academy is oversubscribed and located in an area of disadvantage.

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