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  • Closing date

    23 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: Directed

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

MPS/UPS (Inner London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance + TLR

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a Head of Year to support staff and students at Harris Academy Merton, promoting a safe environment with excellent levels of behaviour so everyone is entitled to learn. You will help overcome barriers to learning using a range of techniques, including: counselling and focusing on the academic, social & emotion al wellbeing of students.

We would like to hear from you if you:

  • Hold QTS and a good undergraduate degree
  • Are an experienced teacher
  • Understand the theory and practice of effective teaching and learning.
  • Have knowledge of National curriculum requirements at KS3, KS4 and KS5
  • Understand the importance of havinghigh expectationsfor all students, both of behaviour and academic achievement.

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.

What the school offers its staff

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 and successful 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.

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.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Meeting Academy targets on attendance and behaviour, as agreed with Assistant Principal, Vice Principal, Principal and Governing Body
  • Line managing tutors, including:
    • Ensuring regular phone calls to students who are doing well/are cause for concern
    • Ensuring they are managing the attendance of students whose attendance is between 95% and 100%, and that attendance certificates and rewards are distributed weekly
  • Improving the attendance of any student whose attendance falls between 90% and 95%, and ensuring less than 10% of students in Faculty become persistently absent
  • Taking responsibility for all students who are at negative boundary 2 to ensure poor behaviour does not continue to escalate towards negative boundary 3
  • Supporting tutors and allowing them to escalate for support as appropriate and take responsibility for tutor periods of any students who are disruptive
  • Ensuring daily phone calls happen for any child who is transferred out of a lesson, and that appropriate support is put into place to ensure transfers across the year group reduce and that effective action is in place if it does happen
  • Meeting with the Assistant Principal each week to identify students whose behaviour is a concern, evidencing support that is in place and its impact
  • Ensuring the tutor programme is implemented and that tutors are effective in their role, which includes delivery of age appropriate Safeguarding programme and development of British Values
  • Supporting ALT in monitoring student reports, including the DSL by attending/preparing TAC meetings or other Safeguarding meetings as appropriate

Commitment to safeguarding

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris Academy Merton

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1368 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0208 623 1000

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.

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