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  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subject

Drama

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£50,929-£55,822

Pay scale

Leadership Scale 1-5 (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 for a qualified teacher with subject leadership experience to join Harris Invictus Academy Croydon as Subject Leader of Performing Arts.

You will join an open and supportive team in establishing outstanding provision within Performing Arts. This will include all programmes, systems and structures taking account of the academy's vision and values leading to outstanding teaching and learning.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, and, ideally, further qualifications and evidence of continuous self-development and updated knowledge in relevant areas
  • Have a minimum of three years' teaching experience, ideally including KS5 and in multi-ethnic urban schools
  • Understand the theory and practice of effective teaching and learning
  • Have knowledge of National Curriculum requirements at KS3, KS4, and KS5
  • Have experience of delivering high quality INSET to teaching staff within subject area, and of using coaching as a model for ensuring ongoing professional development
  • Ideally, be able to show evidence of leading, supporting and managing others, both individuals and teams, ensuring high quality performance
  • Be able to prove their success in raising achievement as a subject leader or classroom practitioner
  • Have successful experience of processes of monitoring, evaluation and review that provide performance data that can be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • Have a good level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement
  • Have recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development
  • Have ideas of how Language, Literacy and Numeracy can be used across the curriculum to raise standards
  • Have experience of embedding innovative strategies for improving teaching and learning and of managing and implementing change successfully


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

The main responsibilities of your role will be:

  • To establish outstanding provision within the subject area. This to include all programmes, systems and structures taking account of the academy's vision and values leading to outstanding teaching and learning.
  • To be accountable for student progress and development in the subject area across KS3, KS4 and Sixth form, including meeting student achievement targets for subject areas which are agreed by the Principal and the Governing Body.
  • To ensure high standards of teaching and learning across the subject area through continuously, developing and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning.
  • To ensure the provision of an appropriately engaging, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students in the subject area, in accordance with the academy aims and policies, as determined by the Principal and Governing Body.
  • To ensure that all school policies and procedures are implemented and applied consistently by all colleagues in the subject area.
  • To effectively and efficiently manage and deploy teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources across the subject area, with the support and working alongside the MLG/ALG.
  • To lead development for literacy, within subject areas, to raise standards of Literacy across the Academy.


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
View all Secondaryjobs
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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