14 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    5 November 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Subject
English
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance + TLR/Leadership Scale for an exceptional candidate

Job summary

Are you a passionate teacher looking for your next step? We are looking for a qualified, experienced teacher to join our academy as Head of English.

Main Areas of Responsibility
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

Qualifications & Experience

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

Safeguarding Notice
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

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 our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Applying for the job

All applications must be made online via the apply link.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1303 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
0208 681 1141

About Harris Academy Purley

Harris Academy Purley is a mixed Academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, with a large sixth form of over 300 students. Our vision is that all members of the Academy community are supported and encouraged to achieve their absolute potential.

Harris Academy Purley 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.

Harris Academy Purley is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure by the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Services).

For a confidential discussion with the Principal or for further information please contact Tim Allman

School location

Kendra Hall Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6DT

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