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  • Start date details

    Negotiable

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 December 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£38,745-£58,969 + TLR

Pay scale

MPS/UPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance

Additional allowances

Performance & Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you looking for your next step in teaching? We are looking for a qualified, experienced teacher to join Harris Science Academy East London as Deputy Head of Sixth Form.

We would like to hear from you if you:

  • 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.

  • Are 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.


What the school offers its staff

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.


In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring student progress and post-16 teaching and learning provision, providing staff with appropriate direction, guidance, support and development opportunities
  • Ensuring a high quality of pastoral care and student support in the Sixth Form
  • Promoting the Sixth Form to ensure retention of existing Year 11 students and the recruitment of external applicants
  • Supporting the management of the UCAS process and post 18 programme
  • Supporting the running of the Sixth Form Centre
  • Supporting the Head of Sixth Form to implement the strategic plan for the Sixth Form, to ensure the Sixth Form is oversubscribed
  • Encouraging students to contribute positively to the life of the Sixth Form and the wider life of the Academy
  • Developing and delivering a structured and purposeful tutorial programme
  • Supporting the monitoring of Sixth Form attainment and effort grades
  • Communicating with parents, ensuring that they are kept fully informed and involved in the progress of their children
  • Supporting with reference writing and the administration of the UCAS/post 18 process
  • Supporting the review and distribution of A Level results in August and at other times during the year after each data drop, and planning subsequent interventions
  • Monitoring and enforcing good attendance and punctuality
  • Supporting the monitoring of and response to student conduct
  • Supporting the organisation of the private study programme including tutor time and enrichment
  • Working with Year 11 tutors and students to ensure the smooth transfer of students to the Sixth Form
  • Supporting the organisation and running of the Sixth Form open evening and other events
  • Supporting a successful Year 12 induction programme
  • Supporting the collection and maintenance of student destinations

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 Science Academy East London

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
554 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
020 8981 2680

Are you ready to change the world? Harris Science Academy East London is a new, small school with big ambitions. Join us on our mission to help our children become leaders in their chosen field with many leading in science and to become one of the top schools in the UK.

This is no ordinary school. Situated in an eclectic array of buildings next to the renowned Three Mills Studios (location of BBC's Masterchef) amongst the iconic East London canal network, this is a unique setting to provide a life changing education for the children of East London.

We believe we will succeed in this mission through a relentless focus on the basic functions of a high performing school:

Unified leadership and alignment behind a powerful mission.
Exemplary student behaviour.
A well-taught, unapologetically academic education for all children.
Regular opportunities for character development.
Every member of our school community is a leader. We believe that leadership does not have to be macho or at the expense of others. Our values of GRACE help us to achieve success in a collegiate and sustainable way:

Growth – the belief that we can always improve and that feedback from others is essential for our development.
Responsibility – we own our decisions and recognise when we need to put things right or make a change.
Ambition – the belief that access to the top grades, the best universities and elite careers are available for our children.
Compassion – we are kind to others and grateful for what we have.
Excellence – we prioritise doing the basics well day after day, so we build habits that lead to success.
The school joined the Harris Federation in September 2022. The Harris Federation is the most successful large multi-academy trust in the UK and the only large trust where disadvantaged students secured a positive progress score in 2022. We are hugely proud of the work we do to support the most vulnerable children in the UK. The Federation has made a significant financial investment in the Academy, with upgrades to Sixth Form provision, buildings and IT. The Federation subject consultants provide industry leading support to middle leaders to deliver the best education possible for all children across the Federation.

If you are aligned, driven and committed to doing what works, this is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation undergoing rapid transformation.

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