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  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    11 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£45,893-£56,814

Pay scale

MPS (Inner London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance + TLR 2.3

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 hardworking, ambitious and dynamic Deputy Director of Sixth Form to join Harris Academy Wimbledon at this exciting time. You will have excellent opportunities to engage in wider Harris Federation academy improvement and professional development activities.

The Deputy Director of Sixth Form will bea well-qualified specialist, holding QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, you will have the ability to teach from KS3 to KS5. We are looking for a strong communicator with proven skills in engaging with, inspiring and motivating, not just the school community but the wider community.

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.

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the person specification.


What the school offers its staff

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 900 students in year 7-11 and will open a 6th form in September 2023.

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 help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning.

Professional learning is at the heart of academy the 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.

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 a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, 26 days' annual leave (plus bank holidays) for non term-time only employees, and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

The purpose of your role will be:

  • To provide professional leadership for HAWI6, which secures success and continuous improvement in teaching and learning, ensures a high quality education and school experience for all learners.
  • To ensure the highest standards of achievement for all learners creating a productive, disciplined learning environment.
  • To ensure a positive ethos which reflects a commitment to high achievement, effective teaching and learning and good relationships.
  • To ensure the life of HAWI6 and the curriculum effectively promote students' moral, social and cultural development and prepare them for adult life.
  • To ensure high expectations for students are set and maintained.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Overseeing day-to-day management, control and operation of provision within HAWI6, including effective use of tutors and physical resources.
  • Actively monitoring and following up student progress.
  • Developing effective community partnerships.
  • Formulating aims, objectives and strategic plans for HAWI6 which have coherence and relevance to the needs of students and to the aims, objectives and strategic plans of the Academy.
  • Promoting HAWI6 and meet recruitment targets.
  • Co-ordinating and lead the UCAS team.
  • Organising and running the induction day for year 11.
  • Supporting with HAWI6 leadership applications and process.

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification.


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 Academy Wimbledon

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

We are an ‘Outstanding' (Ofsted 2023) secondary academy, established in 2018 to provide an excellent education for children in Wimbledon. With our new Sixth Form opening this year, we will soon have a full cohort of students aged 11-18.

Two years after opening, we moved into our brand-new building which is modern, bright and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in every area of the curriculum. We are oversubscribed and fortunate to have an amazing level of support from the community with waiting lists for entry into every year group of our academy.

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 help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning.

Professional learning is at the heart of the 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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