Leadership Scale (Outer London)
Harris Garrard Academy is currently looking to appoint a dedicated and experienced qualified English Teacher to join as Innovation Leader.
Are you passionate about English and want to inspire students? Join our thriving academy to instil a lifelong love of learning in our students. We are currently looking for a highly dedicated Innovation Leader of English to join our academy.
As innovation leader, you will play a major role in determining future strategy for the department. This is a multi-faceted role, in which you will lead improvement in teaching and learning in English across the academy, including the implementation of innovative “next” practice in literacy for learning. You will promote this practice with the educational community, across the academy, the Harris Federation, and nationally through published articles, workshops and conferences including the Leadership and Innovation hub for London.
At Harris Garrard Academy, staff can expect to grow with us as we continue to innovate and evolve as an academy. We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. Our academy has a fantastic team of staff committed to learning, evolving and innovating together. As part of our staff team, you can expect to be encouraged toward your career ambitions with ample opportunity to flourish.
You will have a wealth of opportunities to develop as a leader with the Harris Federation. We can offer you a range of bespoke courses and qualifications through our Teaching School, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQH for aspiring principals.
What we are looking for
We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. The successful candidate will:
Have a minimum of three years' teaching experience, two of which should be at leadership level
Be able to provide evidence of leading, supporting and managing others, both individuals and teams, ensuring high quality performance
Be an enthusiastic and exceptional teacher with a proven track record of excellent results in public examinations
Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
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.
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.
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 further information.
Primary, Secondary, 16-19
1295 pupils enrolled
4 to 18
About Harris Garrard Academy
About Harris Garrard Academy
Harris Garrard Academy is an all-through 3–18 academy with approximately 1350 pupils on roll and joined the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in September 2017. The academy is based in Thamesmead in a purpose built building. We are now on a journey towards “Outstanding”, led by highly experienced executive principals with proven track records of school transformation. Our vision is clear: nothing is impossible and everything is possible, irrespective of personal characteristics or background. Every problem has a solution. We believe we are more robust, resilient and determined as a team than as a group of individuals. We support, challenge and hold each other to account at all levels within the academy to ensure that our students achieve their potential, are motivated, engaged and fully prepared for life beyond our academy.
Why work at Harris Garrard Academy?
The opportunity to be involved in the transformation of a school from the very start
A stunning working environment, in a purpose-built school designed by Norman Foster and nominated for the Stirling Prize for architecture in 2004
A highly motivated team, led by exceptionally experienced and talented senior leaders
All the advantages of a successful academy group, with a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff
Generous Harris rewards and benefits package
Dedicated to moving forward
Our vision is clear: nothing is impossible and everything is possible, irrespective of personal characteristics or background. Every problem has a solution. We believe we are more robust, resilient and determined as a team than as a group of individuals. We support, challenge and hold each other to account at all levels within the academy to ensure that our students achieve their potential, are motivated, engaged and fully prepared for life beyond our academy.
As one of Harris’s successful all-through academies, staff at all levels belong to a strong, cohesive team working with Executive Principal Chris Everett and the wider SLT team. Staff can expect to grow with us as we continue to innovate and evolve as an academy. With ample opportunity to build on CPD, your potential is limitless with us.