Are you looking for your next step in school leadership? This may be the role for you. We are looking for a qualified, experienced teacher to join our academy as Deputy Director of English. At Harris Garrard Academy, you will join a dedicated and open team of professionals supporting the wider academy team.
The successful candidate will:
- Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
- Have a minimum of one year's teaching experience
Have proven success in raising achievement.
Show a high 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
Show good understanding of creative whole school strategies for improving literacy and numeracy and the importance of this in raising achievement
Have experience of embedding innovative strategies for Assessment for Learning and Learning to Learn.
Be willing to use coaching as a model for ensuring on-going professional development.
- Have a proven ability to identify and implement strategies to raise standards of Teaching and Learning.
Harris Garrard Academy is a new school with drive and ambition. Located in the wider South Thamesmead area, we cater to a vastly vibrant 3-19 aged student community. Accessible by fantastic rail and bus transport links and very soon to be on the opening leg of the Elizabeth Line, the academy's stunning working environment is within a purpose-built school designed by Norman Foster and nominated for the Stirling Prize for architecture in 2004.
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.
The purpose of your role will be:
- To deputise for the Subject
Coordinator, assisting in leading the creation and establishment of outstanding
provision within the subject area.
- To be accountable for student
progress and development in the subject area across KS3, KS4 and post 16,
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 broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for
students in the subject area.
- To ensure that all school policies
and procedures are implemented and applied consistently by all staff in the
- To ensure agreed tutor programme is
implemented and that tutors are effective in their role.
- To effectively and efficiently manage
and deploy teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources across the
- To lead development for literacy,
within subject areas, to raise standards of Literacy across the academy.
Your main areas of responsibility will fall under
the areas of:
- Operational and strategic planning
(including contributing to the subject and faculty improvement plans, and
assisting in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of
work, marking policies, assessment and teaching strategies)
- Ensuring the delivery of an
appropriate, comprehensive, high quality and cost effective curriculum and leading
development of the subject and its delivery
- Staff development (including
assisting in recruiting, building and managing an effective team of motivated
- Student outcomes (including assisting
the director in ensuring the effective operation of target setting, monitoring
and evaluation systems and the input and maintenance of accurate student data)
- Pastoral system (including being a
form tutor to a selected group of students)
- Teaching, including acting as an
outstanding role model
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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