Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    Negotiable

  • Closing date

    31 January 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 December 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership Scale 2-6 (Inner London)

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 Director of either Design and Technology or Textiles to lead our successful faculty.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Graduate (with a good degree).
  • Qualified Teacher.
  • Minimum of four years teaching experience.
  • Proven success in raising achievement across at least two key stages.
  • Evidence of leading, supporting and managing others, both individuals and teams, ensuring high quality performance.
  • High level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement.
  • Recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development.
  • Experience of presenting to a wide audience
  • Understanding of how whole Academy strategies can be used across the curriculum to raise standards.
  • Evidence of continuous self-development and updated knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning and education management, particularly in the areas of responsibility for this post.

Skills and Abilities

  • To be an outstanding teacher.
  • The ability to make sound judgements on standards of teaching and learning observed, giving quality feedback.
  • Proven ability to identify and implement strategies to raise standards of Teaching and Learning.
  • Ability to lead and manage own work effectively and take responsibility for own professional development.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to enhance performance by motivating and developing staff, helping them acquire the skills to improve.


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

Main Areas of Responsibility

Curriculum

  • To ensure the delivery of an appropriate, comprehensive, high quality and cost effective curriculum.
  • To lead development of the subject and its delivery.
  • To be responsible for the selection of appropriate examination syllabuses.
  • To work with staff in order to embed whole school projects including deep learning days.
  • To lead enrichment and extra-curricular activities across the subject areas.

Staff Development: Recruitment and Deployment of Staff

  • To build an effective team of motivated teaching and support staff.
  • To be responsible for the performance management of staff in the subject area.
  • To monitor the efficient and effective deployment of the faculty's technicians/support staff and contribute to their performance management process.
  • To liaise with the Principal on all matters concerning recruitment and retention of staff.
  • To be responsible for the day to day management of all teaching and support staff in the subject area.
  • To make appropriate arrangements for classes when staff are absent.
  • To participate in the academy ITT and NQT training and induction programmes.

Quality Assurance

  • To ensure that challenging targets for achievement are set, communicated to staff and students and that all staff work positively towards reaching them
  • To work with the subject team to monitor and evaluate the work of the subject area.
  • To be accountable for ensuring rigorous and effective systems of self-evaluation and review are carried out and that information collected is used to make changes that will impact positively on student achievement.

Management of Information

  • To ensure the input and maintenance of accurate student data and information.
  • To make use of analysis and evaluate performance data.
  • To identify and take appropriate action on issues arising from evaluation of data.
  • To produce reports on student progress and attainment within the quality assurance cycle.

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, 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
672 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
020 3962 4300

We opened in September 2018 and are a new, co-educational 11-18 school for the South Wimbledon area. We are now full in Years 7 – 11 and open HAWI6 (our 6th form) in September 2023. We are in a brand-new building with excellent facilities. 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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