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Head of Social Sciences

Harris Girls Academy Bromley, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1QR

This job expired on 26 November 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    26 November 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 September 2021

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance + TLR

Head of Social Sciences job summary

Inspire, transform, teach! We are currently looking to appoint a dedicated and inspiring Head of Social Sciences. As a Teacher at Harris Girls' Academy Bromley, you will join a dedicated team of teachers and staff supporting our vibrant students. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow, inspire and develop, this may be the role for you. Candidates must be able to teach either A Level Sociology or Psychology. Main Areas of Responsibility Your purpose of your role will be: To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate. To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher/form tutor To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential To contribute to raising standards of student attainment To share and support the academy’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 lesson planning, developing resources and syllabuses, and contributing to the departmental plan) Curriculum planning Staff development (including continuing professional development and engaging fully in the Performance Management Review process) Quality assurance (including contributing to the process of monitoring and evaluating the subject area) Management of information (including maintaining appropriate records and tracking student progress) Communications with students, parents and other stakeholders Pastoral system (including being a form tutor to a selected group of students) Teaching, ensuring a high quality learning experience for students Qualifications & Experience The successful candidate will: Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a good, relevant undergraduate degree. Be an excellent teacher with a minimum of two years' teaching experience. Have proven success in raising achievement. Have experience of leading others, ensuring high quality performance. Have successful experience in implementation of monitoring, evaluation and review process to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Demonstrate a high level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement. Have recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development. Have experience of presenting to a wide audience including teachers, other managers, students and parents. Understand creative whole school strategies for improving literacy and numeracy and the importance of this in raising achievement. Have some successful experience of leading on cross subject initiatives that have contributed to raising achievement. Have experience of embedding innovative strategies for Assessment for Learning and Learning to Learn. Have recent and relevant experience of managing and implementing change successfully at subject leader level. Be willing to use coaching as a model for ensuring on-going professional development. 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.

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About Harris Girls Academy Bromley

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1027 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
020 8778 5917

About Us
Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley is a thriving, diverse and academically successful school for girls in New Beckenham. Our GCSE results are amongst the best in the country with progress being amongst the most successful schools nationally. We passionately believe in educating young women for the future and with specialisms in Science and Enterprise we are working hard to create opportunities for girls to be successful in English and maths as well as more traditional subjects like Classics and Latin.

Along with other single sex schools in Beckenham, we welcome boys and girls to join us in the Sixth Form and we are very proud of the contribution that they both make to the school. We are also founding members of the highly successful Harris Federation Sixth Form.

Academy Ethos:

Combining the traditional values of courtesy, consideration, cooperation and smart uniform with the best of modern teaching methods and technology;
Providing strong and personalised pastoral care through a faculty structure that creates a strong sense of belonging and harmony with a dedicated team who support the transition from Primary school into Secondary school;
Involving girls in leadership and partnership across the Academy so that they can become confident and entrepreneurial young women and recognise that anything is possible if they endeavour to achieve;
Aiming to make learning challenging, engaging and relevant so that the girls become independent, happy and active in their learning;
Working in partnership with parents and involves them fully in their child’s education and in the wider life of the Academy.
We believe that every girl can and should achieve their full potential and our commitment is one of ensuring the girls develop a love of learning, a passion for enquiry and enterprise and a dedication to being the best that they can be. Our motto is: All Can: We Will.

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