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Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subjects
Early years, KS1, KS2, Primary
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance

Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative qualified Class Teacher with high expectations to join our collaborative academy team. This is an exciting position, which could offer excellent career progression and development as our school grows.

Your opportunity

Inspire the little learners of our thriving academy! We are looking for fantastic teachers to join our growing academy and help us inspire a life long love of learning in them. Our high expectations and our vision of “Excellence for All” is modelled by everyone in our school community as we strive to be the best we can be. Our core values of: Positivity, Excellence and Growth, underpin everything that happens in our academy.

We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. You will be part of a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, with unrivalled opportunities for progression; whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

What we are looking for:

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about, and experienced in implementing current good practice, including synthetic phonics, and a creative approach to English and mathematics. We are looking for an outstanding practitioner and team player, who enjoys teaching, has a desire to contribute to the development of the school and has:

QTS (or equivalent) and an undergraduate degree;
A passion for children’s learning and development;
High aspirations for all children and a desire to raise standards;
High aspirations for themselves and a commitment to further development
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way?

Superb facilities, including a well-equipped outdoor provision, as well as large indoor classrooms at a brand new, purpose built school.
Exceptional professional development opportunities
A warm, friendly staff team and engaging, enthusiastic, well-behaved children
Generous Harris rewards and benefits package

Being a part of the Harris Federation
We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

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.

Safeguarding Notice

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.

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Employee benefits

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package. Please visit the Harris careers website to find out more.

Applying for the job

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Primary
School size
158 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
02038721970

About Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Harris Primary Academy Purley Way opened in 2016 with its first cohort of Reception children and their families, and now educates children from Reception to Year 2. Since 2017, the academy has been based in purpose built, three storey building, with state of the art technology and resources and facilities to support the school on its journey to Outstanding. Harris Primary Academy Purley Way will grow year on year to provide classes from Reception to Year 6 and offer three forms of entry by 2022.

Academy Ethos:

Our Academy’s ethos is that ‘All children have the right to be safe, happy and respected so that they enjoy their learning and reach their potential’. It is our job as educators to ensure the right environment, opportunities and resources are available to enable this to happen. Showing Respect, Taking Responsibility and Making the Right Choices are the ‘Golden Rules’ which are instilled into our pupils as they become confident and caring citizens.

The whole community strive for Harris Primary Academy Purley Way to be best it can possibly be which is encapsulated by our vision statement: “Excellence for All”. Our core values of: Positivity, Excellence and Growth, underpin everything that happens in our academy and we have high expectations that these are followed and modelled by all staff, parents and children.

As a result of the exceptional practice at our school every single day our children achieve outstanding outcomes each year and we are incredibly proud of them. Alongside academic achievement, we want our academy to be a safe and caring space with the children excited and happy to come to school every day to learn, grow and develop.

School location

47 Propeller Crescent, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 4FE

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