11 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Easter or sooner

  • Closing date

    20 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

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

Additional allowances

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

What skills and experience we're looking for

Support and enrich the experiences of our students! We are currently looking to appoint a qualified, experienced teacher to join our academy as Director of Learning for Computer Science, Business and IT to ensure high standards of teaching and learning across the subject area through continuously, developing and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a good, relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Be 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.
  • Be willing to use coaching as a model for ensuring on-going professional development.


What the school offers its staff

Harris Garrard Academy is a new school with drive and ambition. Located in the wider South Thamesmead area, we cater to a vastly vibrant 3-19 aged student community. Accessible by fantastic rail and bus transport links and very soon to be on the opening leg of the Elizabeth Line, the academy's stunning working environment is within a purpose-built school designed by Norman Foster and nominated for the Stirling Prize for architecture in 2004.

We also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, electric car scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan 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, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris Garrard Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 18
School size
1430 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
Phone number
0208 320 4800

Harris Garrard Academy is an all-through 3–18 academy with approximately 1350 pupils on roll and joined the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in September 2017. The academy is based in Thamesmead in a purpose built building. We are now on a journey towards “Outstanding”, led by highly experienced executive principals with proven track records of school transformation. Our vision is clear: nothing is impossible and everything is possible, irrespective of personal characteristics or background. Every problem has a solution. We believe we are more robust, resilient and determined as a team than as a group of individuals. We support, challenge and hold each other to account at all levels within the academy to ensure that our students achieve their potential, are motivated, engaged and fully prepared for life beyond our academy.

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