• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    17 May 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Subjects
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS (Inner London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance + TLR

Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to work within a talented, highly motivated and supportive team of teachers within our Science Department.

The successful candidate will:

Be a high calibre, experienced practitioner who can teach all students across all Key Stages
Be ready to lead staff and hold them to account
Be able to show a strong track record of raising student attainment through their teaching over at least two years.
Have excellent subject knowledge and a commanding presence
About Harris Academy Merton:

​​​​​​​Harris Academy Merton is an outstanding school that has consistently been in the top 10% of performing schools in the country for Progress. We are constantly striving to improve and excel in all aspects of our practice. Joining Harris Academy Merton will make you part of a Federation that is established in developing outstanding practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, with unrivalled opportunities for progression whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle leader or senior teacher.

We can offer you:

The opportunity to work within an ‘Outstanding’ Academy, with an amazing staff and student body
A calm, well disciplined, positive and progressive learning environment
Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
Excellent record of GCSE outcomes
A commitment to continuing professional development
If you would like any further information regarding this position please contact Mrs M Gavin, PA to the Principal, on 020 8623 1007 or email: gavinm@harrismerton.org.uk

Please note that we require the Harris Academy Merton application form to be completed before we are able to consider your application. We do not accept CVs.

Academy Ethos:

At Harris Academy Merton we promote the ethos 'Achievement is Success’ and believe every student has the right to the highest standard of education so that they can accomplish their aspirations. Our aim is to give every student an educational experience that is enjoyable and holistic so that they develop into responsible, articulate, successful and well-rounded young people.

We combine the traditional values of strong discipline, good manners, respect and pride in appearance with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology. With these core values embedded, we develop our students into confident and capable individuals that have a desire to excel academically and personally now and in the future.

Students are rewarded for developing the right behaviours and attitudes, for trying hard and being persistent, for a courteous and considerate manner, for attending regularly and for achieving their personal best. They are taught the value of hard work and determination.

At Harris Academy Merton, our ethos ‘’Achievement is Success’’ is at the centre of what we do. We support our staff to move forward confidently by encouraging personal development and maintaining an attentive, empathetic environment. Our SLT Team are dedicated specialists and practitioners, ensuring our teachers feel heard and supported in their roles.

As an Academy, we work hard to continue providing high quality education and opportunities for all our students. If you’d like to be part of this, visit us to learn more! We strongly encourage visits as you can see first-hand, how we work and teach from the teachers themselves. As all Harris Academies are completely unique to their Principal’s vision, Harris Academy Merton expels a great sense of vitality and growth under Principal Ms A Samad.

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.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1286 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
020 8623 1007

About Harris Academy Merton

About Harris Academy Merton

Harris Academy Merton serves students from Year 7 to Sixth Form, and has twice been judged Outstanding by Ofsted. The current student roll is 1200, with a planned increase in our Year 7 intake over the next two years taking our numbers from 180 to 240 students. Applications for places greatly exceed the places available. The academy is set in seven acres of land, containing five teaching blocks, a sports hall, a full size floodlit all weather pitch plus four full size floodlit tennis courts and our own playing fields as well as an administration building containing the assembly hall and dining hall. We are favourably located for public transport with good local access to bus, mainline train and underground links, as well as on-site parking for vehicles and bicycles.

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Academy Merton are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0208 623 1000 or info@harrismerton.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

School location

Wide Way, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1BP

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