Deputy Director of English

Harris Academy Wimbledon, London, SW19 2JY

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    2 February 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 January 2022

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MPS (Inner London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance + TLR

Deputy Director of English job summary

We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic qualified teacher to join Harris Academy Wimbledon as Deputy Director of English, leading this new academy towards excellence.

Main Areas of Responsibility
The purpose of your role will be:

To deputise for the Director of English
To be accountable for student progress and development throughout an agreed key stage in the subject area, including meeting student achievement targets which are agreed by the Principal and the Governing Body
To assist the Director of English 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 agreed key stage
To ensure that all academy policies and procedures are implemented and applied consistently by all staff in the subject area
To assist the Director of English to effectively and efficiently manage and deploy teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources across the subject area
To assist the Director of Maths in leading and resourcing whole school numeracy

Qualifications & Experience
The Deputy Director of English will be a well-qualified, experienced specialist. Holding QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, you will have the ability to teach from KS3 to KS5.

The successful candidate will have:

Understanding of theory and practice of effective teaching and learning.
Knowledge of National curriculum requirements at KS3, KS4 and KS5.
Understanding of the importance of having high expectations for all students,
both of behaviour and academic achievement.
Understanding of inclusive provision and practices, which offer equality of access to the curriculum for all students, including special educational needs, English as an additional language and high achievers.
Knowledge and experience of writing lesson plans, developing resources and
assessing students work.
Understanding of the importance of being a Tutor.

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. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

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.

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.

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, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

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About Harris Academy Wimbledon

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
501 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
020 3962 4300

Harris Academy Wimbledon opened in September 2018. We are a brand new, co-educational 11-18 school for the High Path area. We currently have 700 students in years 7, 8, 9 & 10 and will build year by year with an intake of 180 pupils in each year group. Harris Academy Wimbledon promotes high levels of academic achievement across the curriculum, encourages participation in extra-curricular opportunities and empowers students to make decisions wisely. The curriculum is rich, diverse and personalised ensuring every student achieves his or her true potential. Academic success goes hand-in-hand with a rich variety of enrichment and extra-curricular activities; these activities help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning. Professional learning is at the heart of academy supporting all staff in their development. The academy has a growth mindset approach where industry and commitment are seen as cultural virtues. Development of resilience, self-esteem, managing risks/consequences and the ability to work effectively together all form a key part of the pastoral provision.

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