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  • Start date details

    April

  • Closing date

    31 January 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

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

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 an excellent practitioner that is ready to join middle leadership combining your passion for teaching with a whole school responsibility. This post will provide you with opportunities to demonstrate the leadership skills necessary to make a real difference to student lives.

Applications are welcome from experienced teachers particularly in English, though this is not essential to the role.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate a strong pastoral background, to support the wider schools ethos and values in raising students achievement (progress, attendance, behaviour and attitudes) for a year group, ensuring disadvantaged students excel.

The successful candidate will:

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

  • Knowledge of National curriculum requirements at KS3, KS4 and KS5
  • Have good knowledge and understanding of current educational thinking
  • 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
  • Understanding of the importance of having high expectations for all students, both of behaviour and academic achievement.
  • Understanding of inclusive provision and practices, which offer equality of access to the curriculum for all students, including special educational needs, English as an additional language and high achievers.

What the school offers its staff

Harris Academy Orpington opened in September 2016, joining the highly successful Federation of Harris academies in London. We are on our journey to outstanding and are ambitious and looking forward to an exciting future as we highlight our work as a Health Science Specialist school, with students being given access to recognised professional qualifications and careers.

At HarrisAcademy Orpington, we have the most incredible facilities, staff and students and we are very proud of the work that our students do here. We have developed a curriculum that is ambitious and broad. We believe people need to nurture an appreciation of human creativity and achievement and have designed a curriculum that does just that.

We aim to ensure that every student is inspired and supported to achieve his/her personal best and learning comes first. Our motto is “Together We Can” and if you are interested in joining us, we would be very pleased to meet you.

Further details about the role

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 meet Academy targets on attendance and behaviour.
  • To line manage tutors and ensure regular phone-calls to students who are doing well/are cause for concern and that tutors are managing the attendance of students whose attendance is between 95% and 100%.
  • To have direct responsibility for improving the attendance of any student whose attendance falls below requirements.
  • To take responsibility for all students who are at negative boundary 2 to ensure poor behaviour does not continue to escalate.
  • To support tutors.
  • To ensure 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.
  • To meet with Faculty Director each week to identify students whose behaviour is a concern and evidence first line of support that is in place and its impact.
  • To ensure agreed tutor programme is implemented and that tutors are effective in their role.
  • To support ALG in monitoring student reports, including the DSL by attending/preparing TAC meetings or other Safeguarding meetings.
  • To train to at least Level 3 Safeguarding.


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 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.
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About Harris Academy Orpington

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
619 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01689 819219

Harris Academy Orpington opened in September 2016, joining the highly successful Federation of Harris academies in London. We are on our journey to outstanding, we are ambitious and looking forward to an exciting future. We believe that every student can and should achieve their full potential and our commitment is one of ensuring our students develop a love of learning, a passion for enquiry and a dedication to being the best that they can be.We aim to ensure that every student is inspired and supported to achieve his/her personal best and learning comes first. Our motto is “Together We Can” and if you are interested in joining us, we would be very pleased to meet you.

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