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  • Start date details

    Negotiable

  • Closing date

    4 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership Scale (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 an Assistant Principal to join the Senior Leadership Team at Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich, supporting our vision and ethos, securing effective teaching and successful learning, and promoting high levels of achievement and self-esteem for all pupils.

This role will include teaching responsibilities in one of our lovely Upper Key Stage 2 classes.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • QTS and a good undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualifications)
  • At least three years' teaching experience within a culturally diverse environment, where you drove high quality achievements for all children
  • Evidence of successful management experience of a curriculum area or phase
  • Experience of contributing to problem solving and strategic thinking at a whole academy level
  • The ability to provide professional leadership and management of a staff team
  • Experience of involvement in assessment, pupil tracking and record keeping
  • Knowledge of relevant pedagogy and curriculum developments in literacy and numeracy
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of theEarlyYears Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum and the principles of effective literacy and numeracy teaching within each key stage
  • Evidence of successful working relationships with parents and carers, Governors, outside agencies and the local community
  • Experience of effective data analysis and target setting

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.


What the school offers its staff

Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich is one of East Dulwich's newest schools and is part of The Harris Federation of Schools which has an established track record of high standards. In 2017, the Academy was graded OUTSTANDING in all areas by OFSTED.

Children are at the heart of all we do. We are a happy, welcoming and inclusive school, supporting a rich diversity of families in our area. Our vision - Achieving Success Together - recognises the importance of the relationship between school and home in children's development. Parents/carers are welcome as partners in their child's education and there is a strong parent group who work hard to promote the school, raise funds and support learning.

We provide a vibrant learning environment which nurtures and supports children. Pupils are encouraged to be responsible for their learning, to grow in confidence and become independent. In recognition of the work in this area, the school received UNICEF's Rights Respecting School Award in 2017.

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 includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan including access to a virtual GP, electric car scheme, 26 days' annual leave (plus bank holidays) for staff who work across the full year, and many other benefits. Learn more aboutour benefitson our website.


Further details about the role

Your role will include:

  • Liaising with other Phase and Subject Leaders to ensure pupils experience a programme that is personalised to their particular needs
  • Working with class teachers and support staff in supporting the development of children
  • Working with relevant staff to build up subject knowledge and expertise
  • Acting as a role model for other teachers
  • Liaising with other academies/schools and providers to ensure continuity of support and learning
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of literacy and numeracy provision throughout the academy
  • Ensuring that literacy and numeracy data is well organised and understood
  • Setting up systems for identifying, assessing and reviewing pupil progress of pupils and maintain and present up to date records of progress for SEN, EMA, More Able, LAC
  • Monitoring pupils' standards in literacy and numeracy and achievement against academy targets and National Benchmarks
  • Leading staff development in literacy and numeracy
  • Line managing staff, including carrying out performance appraisals
  • Monitoring progress, analysing results and taking appropriate action
  • Inspiring confidence in teaching and support staff and disseminating good practice in assessment and inclusion practice
  • Demonstrating the confidence and ability to make management and organisational decisions
  • Updating the Principal and Governing body on information relating to literacy and numeracy and the quality of teaching
  • Taking responsibility for securing an attractive, effective and safe learning environment
  • Attending, leading and participating in open evenings, curriculum events and pupil performances;
  • Sharing responsibility for the smooth day to day running of the academy
  • Keeping fully appraised and aware of educational and other appropriate developments
  • Ensuring the highest standards of professional conduct and confidentiality at all times
  • Ensuring the development and maintenance of a team culture that enables all members of the Leadership Team to be effective in their respective roles


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 Primary Academy East Dulwich

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
384 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
0203 772 4573

Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich is one of East Dulwich’s newest schools and is part of The Harris Federation of Schools which has an established track record of high standards. In 2017, the Academy was graded OUTSTANDING in all areas by OFSTED.

Children are at the heart of all we do. We are a happy, welcoming and inclusive school, supporting a rich diversity of families in our area. Our vision - Achieving Success Together - recognises the importance of the relationship between school and home in children’s development. Parents/carers are welcome as partners in their child’s education and there is a strong parent group who work hard to promote the school, raise funds and support learning.

We provide a vibrant learning environment which nurtures and supports children. Pupils are encouraged to be responsible for their learning, to grow in confidence and become independent. In recognition of the work in this area, the school received UNICEF's Rights Respecting School Award in 2017.

We offer an exciting and engaging curriculum where teachers and pupils work together to ensure high quality learning experiences that enable every pupil to achieve their very best. This includes well-structured lessons, opportunities to learn to play a musical instrument, to use new technologies, to learn outside the classroom through engaging educational visits and to learn away from home through high quality residential trips in Key Stage 2.

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