- MPS/UPS (London Fringe) + £1,500 Harris Allowance + TLR
Head of Geography job summary
Are you a passionate teacher looking for your next step? We are looking for a qualified, experienced teacher to join Harris Academy Riverside as Head of Geography .
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
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.
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.
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.More on how to apply (opens in a new tab)
About Harris Academy Riverside
- School type
- Free School, ages 11 to 18
- School size
- 768 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
Harris Academy Riverside is a very popular non-selective and highly oversubscribed academy which opened as part of the Harris Federation and the regeneration of the Purfleet on Thames area in 2017. We serve our local community of Purfleet on Thames and West Thurrock and have 900 on roll in the secondary academy and around 200 students in the 6th form.
Harris Academy Riverside seeks to develop students who are successful, confident and happy, who inspire their community and who act with kindness and compassion towards others.
In our procedures and daily routines, our broad and varied curriculum, our pedagogical model and through our commitment to providing experience of the wider world we aim to promote a strong sense of community and belonging, to provide a blend of high challenge and high support and to encourage the development of
Outstanding habits of behaviour such as self-awareness, kindness, appreciation, humility, politeness, confident self-expression and self-presentation and
Outstanding habits of learning such as determination, resilience, organisation, reading, studying and practice