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  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    30 March 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subject

Design and technology

Working pattern

Full time: Standard Teacher Working Pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Lead Practitioner Scale (Outer London)

Additional allowances

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

What skills and experience we're looking for

Join us in providing outstanding teaching and learning experiences for our pupils. We are looking for a qualified, experienced teacher to join Harris Academy Rainham as Lead Practitioner of Design and Technology.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, and, ideally, be able to show evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrate outstanding teaching practice and excellent behaviour management
  • Have experience of lesson observations and giving robust feedback
  • Have experience of improvement planning and of implementing a range of strategies to raise student achievement, with evidence of success
  • Be able to contribute to improving on the quality of learning and teaching and curriculum
  • Have a proven track record of excellent results at KS3 and 4, and, ideally, experience of teaching to KS5
  • Have experience of high quality pupil tracking and feedback practices
  • Ideally, have experience of working with governors and of working in more than one school


What the school offers its staff

Harris Academy Rainham is a very popular and oversubscribed 11-16 academy which is part of the Harris Federation. We joined the Federation in September 2016 and there are exciting times ahead.

What makes us different:

  • Our values are at the centre of our school and aren't simply a slogan on a website.
  • We have a firm but fair approach to behaviour. This is built on the use of consistent routines and teaching our students how to behave.
  • We deliver a knowledge rich curriculum that is developed by our staff to meet the needs of our students. The knowledge we teach takes our students beyond their everyday experiences and enables them to see the world differently.
  • Our leaders are role models, they lead by example, admit mistakes, welcome opinions and love honest conversations.
  • We are a staff united against educational disadvantage with a fierce determination to show our students the world beyond Havering.

What we can do for you:

  • Great career progression both within our Academy and the Federation.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities. As a Leading edge school we have been recognised as being at the forefront of educational thinking and research is central to all we do.
  • Meaningful measures to manage workload – no graded observations, early finish on a Friday, no onerous marking requirements but sensible feedback policies.
  • Bespoke support and line management from excellent leaders across the school.
  • Opportunities for fantastic professional growth as the school develops a sixth from.
  • A school where subjects are ‘front and centre' of all we do. The subject determines our pedagogy.
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.

Further details about the role

You will play a leading and highly visible role in the improvement of teaching and learning of the Faculty and academic success of all students, ensuring the highest standards of teaching, learning and achievement and leading in the monitoring, evaluation and review of standards and provision in the subject area.

The general expectations of this role are:

  • To collaborate as a member of the Lead Practitioner Team in order to build and realise the shared vision of excellence and high standards for all students.
  • To account for students' performance in line with Academy procedures.
  • To provide the Governing Body with relevant and accurate information relating to the Faculty's performance and development.
  • To support and participate in the work of the Harris Federation, including strand or subject groups as appropriate.
  • To contribute actively towards the formulation of all Academy policies and procedures, ensuring their consistent implementation.
  • To ensure high quality teaching and learning in the Faculty or across the Academy.
  • To participate in duties at lunch, break, before, during and after school the Academy day.
  • To ensure that the subject knowledge of staff in the Faculty is exemplary.
  • To ensure that behaviour in the Faculty is exemplary.
  • To ensure that Schemes of Learning and Independent Work books are of a high quality.


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 Rainham

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
896 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01708 552811

At Harris Academy Rainham we hold that our academy should provide students with a deep sense of belonging to a caring community, the belief in themselves and their unbounded potential and the opportunities to become more than they thought was possible. These are the values that we hold to be true and that drive our academy forward. Harris Academy Rainham joined the Harris Federation (a not-for-profit charity with 25 years of experience in education) in September 2016. In joining Harris, we have become part of a family of happy and highly successful primary and secondary schools in London and Essex and have the benefit of a team of experts in education who can provide teachers and leaders at Harris Rainham with a great deal of focused support. We teach in mixed ability groups, except in maths, which is divided into sets. Where students need extra help, our teachers coach them in small groups or provide one to one support. Special educational needs are catered for with care and expertise.

Academy Ethos:

We combine the traditional Harris values of excellent uniform, behaviour and manners with a modern approach to teaching and learning. Working closely with families to ensure that students are supported and nurtured, we work hard every day to make learning accessible to all of our students.

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