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  • Start date details

    January

  • Closing date

    16 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subjects

Art and design, Design and technology

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership Scale (Outer London)

Additional allowances

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

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are currently looking to appoint a qualified, experienced teacher to join Harris City Academy Crystal Palace as Director of Art & DT toensure high standards of teaching and learning across the subject area, continuously developing and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning.

We would like to hear from you if you:

  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a good, relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Are an excellent teacher with a minimum of two years' teaching experience.
  • Have proven success in raising achievement.
  • Have experience of leading others, ensuring high quality performance.
  • Have successful experience in implementation of monitoring, evaluation and review process to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrate 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.
  • Have experience of presenting to a wide audience including teachers, other managers, students and parents.
  • Understand creative whole school strategies for improving literacy and numeracy and the importance of this in raising achievement.
  • Have some successful experience of leading on cross subject initiatives that have contributed to raising achievement.
  • Have experience of embedding innovative strategies for Assessment for Learning and Learning to Learn.
  • Have recent and relevant experience of managing and implementing change successfully at subject leader level.
  • Are willing to use coaching as a model for ensuring on-going professional development.

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.


What the school offers its staff

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a mixed Academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, with a large sixth form of nearly 400 students. The Academy has three consecutive Outstanding judgments by Ofsted, with the most recent inspection in 2014 finding the Academy to be Outstanding in every aspect. We are a consistently high performing school. Our motto, ‘All Can Achieve' encapsulates our vision that all members of the Academy community are supported and encouraged to achieve their absolute potential. We believe that a well-supported and valued staff body is the key to our success.

We are the ‘Teaching School Hub' for Croydon and Sutton and we are able to offer all teachers an extensive programme of first class professional development. Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is part of the Harris Federation and this enables us to offer you a comprehensive induction programme and training and development opportunities to support your career development including Masters and other qualifications.

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, and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

The purpose of your role will be:

  • 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, 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 staff in the subject area.
  • To ensure agreed tutor programme is implemented and that tutors are effective in their role.
  • To ensure effective behaviour for learning is evident throughout faculty
  • To effectively and efficiently manage and deploy teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources across the subject area.
  • To lead development for literacy, through the WORD strategy, 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 rigorous self-evaluation and review of subject area performance, formulating the subject and faculty improvement plans, and leading 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 recruiting, building and managing an effective team of motivated staff)
  • Student outcomes (including 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


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 City Academy Crystal Palace

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1258 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0208 771 2261

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a pioneering academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, and celebrated its 25th anniversary last academic year. The founding academy of the Harris Federation, it has three consecutive outstanding judgments by Ofsted, most recently finding the academy to be outstanding in every aspect in 2014. It is one of the most oversubscribed comprehensive schools in the country and in the top 5% for performance. Come and see us in action: visits to Harris City Academy Crystal Palace are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0208 771 2261 or info@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

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