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Head of History (Beulah Hill Campus)

Harris Academy South Norwood, London

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Subject
History
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance + TLR 2 Band 3 (£6,567)

Job summary

Harris Academy South Norwood is looking to appoint an experienced, qualified teacher to join its team of specialists as Head of History.

Your opportunity

Due to reorganisation with the Academy into two distinct sites with their own character and identity, applicants will work at one of the two sites with minimal to no travel between them. The Head of History role will be based at our Beulah Hill campus.

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With a multitude of progression routes and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your career whether in our central team or in one of our 50 academies. Join us in our mission to cultivate an exceptional learning environment for all our students.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a creative and dynamic teacher who will be able to show leadership in the development of the History curriculum at Key Stages three, four and five.

Strong subject knowledge and being able to teach up to and including A-level is essential, and you must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree. The appointed candidate will be well supported by an excellent induction programme and access to excellent facilities for teaching and learning.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Being a part of the Harris Federation
We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

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.

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.

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Employee benefits

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package. Please visit the Harris careers website for more information.

Applying for the job

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.

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

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. 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

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
2200 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
0208 405 5070

About Harris Academy South Norwood

Located five minutes from Norwood Junction train station, a transport hub ten minutes' train journey from London Bridge, Harris Academy South Norwood has belonging and personal growth as our touchstones. We believe that teaching students powerful knowledge and developing their understanding of the world will help them become the best version of themselves: to help them to turn mirrors into windows. The vision for every teacher, every student and every leader is to be outstanding – the expectation is clear, we foster a culture of academic excellence, ambition and aspiration to maintain this. All students, in particular our most vulnerable, are nurtured and cared for in a holistic way. Being a Business and Enterprise Academy brings unique opportunities for the Academy to develop a culture and learning ethos that will bring innovation in teaching and learning to the heart of its philosophy. We want our students to be “business like” and enterprising in their approach to work and how they deal with each other, teachers and visitors to the Academy.  

Why work at Harris Academy South Norwood?

A dynamic curriculum, delivered through an ethos of business and enterprise and the very best in technology and resources across our two sites
A warm, ambitious family of staff and governors with a passion for learning
Excellent personal and professional development opportunities through the Harris Federation network
Generous Harris benefits and rewards package - see our benefits page for further information

School location

Cumberlow Avenue, London, SE25 6AE

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