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  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    30 March 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subjects

Business studies, Computing, Economics

Working pattern

Full time: Standard Teacher Working Pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS (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

Are you a passionate teacher looking for your next step? We are looking for a qualified, experienced teacher to join Harris Academy Rainham as Head of Business Studies, Economics, Computing and IT.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, and, ideally, management training
  • Demonstrate successful teaching of GCSE at good or better level
  • Have experience of initiation and effective management of change

  • Show evidence of raising achievement in present post and showing good value added for groups

  • Have knowledge of current curriculum developments in subject and their implications
  • Have good knowledge and understanding of current educational thinking
  • Show good understanding of how children learn and how to raise standards of achievement
  • Have good communication skills in speech and writing
  • Display excellent organisational skills
  • Be able to build and sustain professional standards and relationships with students
  • Be able to contribute towards creating a safe and protective environment

What the school offers its staff

Harris Rainham Sixth Form is a new sixth form and will open its doors to our first cohort of students in September 2023. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to help shape a new sixth form free school from its very beginning. Harris Rainham Sixth Form will be an academic and ambitious Academy which will meet a need for this provision in our area. For too long Rainham students have had to travel to access high quality Post 16 education. This will no longer be the case. The students of Rainham will now have an ambitious and highly aspirational sixth form that will enable our young people to access the best universities, apprenticeships and employment opportunities that exist.

Harris Academy Rainham is a very popular and oversubscribed 11-16 academy which is part of the Harris Federation. We joined the Federation in September 2016 and the school keeps going from strength to strength. We are an SSAT Leading Edge school and have received recognition for our curriculum, professional development and approach to research. At Harris Academy Rainham we have a dedicated group of staff who are deeply committed to serve our community. We have built a school on our core values of Belong, believe, Become. These values are at the heart of our school and all that we do.

In addition to opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includesour Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS,a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan including access to a virtual GP, electric car scheme, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

Further details about the role

The purpose of your role will be:

  • To be accountable for leading, managing and developing the subject area.
  • To raise standards of student attainment and achievement within the whole subject/curriculum area and to monitor and support student progress.
  • To ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students studying in the department, in accordance with the aims of the academy and the curricular policies determined by the Governing Body and Principal.
  • To teach the relevant subject across the age and ability range.
  • To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.
  • To effectively manage and deploy staff, financial and physical resources within the department.
  • To share and support the school's responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.

Your main areas of responsibility will fall under the areas of:

  • Operational and strategic planning (including 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 Academy Rainham

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
896 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01708 552811

At Harris Academy Rainham we hold that our academy should provide students with a deep sense of belonging to a caring community, the belief in themselves and their unbounded potential and the opportunities to become more than they thought was possible. These are the values that we hold to be true and that drive our academy forward. Harris Academy Rainham joined the Harris Federation (a not-for-profit charity with 25 years of experience in education) in September 2016. In joining Harris, we have become part of a family of happy and highly successful primary and secondary schools in London and Essex and have the benefit of a team of experts in education who can provide teachers and leaders at Harris Rainham with a great deal of focused support. We teach in mixed ability groups, except in maths, which is divided into sets. Where students need extra help, our teachers coach them in small groups or provide one to one support. Special educational needs are catered for with care and expertise.

Academy Ethos:

We combine the traditional Harris values of excellent uniform, behaviour and manners with a modern approach to teaching and learning. Working closely with families to ensure that students are supported and nurtured, we work hard every day to make learning accessible to all of our students.

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