Lead Practitioner of English

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, London, SE19 2JH

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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    27 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 October 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Lead Practitioner Scale (Outer London)

Additional allowances

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

Lead Practitioner of English job summary

We are seeking an outstanding Lead Practitioner of English to work within our high performing Academy.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Your role will be:

  • To provide outstanding teaching for learning which meets the needs of all students.
  • To support Assistant Principal raising standards of teaching and learning across the department and in monitoring progress towards agreed aims
  • To provide specialist subject expertise to assist departmental staff, as appropriate
  • To take the strategic lead of an agreed whole school responsibility.
  • To support and hold to account other staff in the academy through teaching and learning programmes
  • To support the Assistant Principal in the implementation of agreed whole school policies and initiatives.
  • To plan and facilitate professional learning workshops as requested.

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Teaching Qualification
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Outstanding teaching practice
  • Excellent behaviour management
  • Experience of lesson observations and giving robust feedback
  • Experience of improvement planning
  • Experience of implementing a range of strategies to raise student achievement, with evidence of success
  • Contribution to impact on the quality of learning and teaching and curriculum
  • Proven track record of excellent results at KS3/4
  • Experience of high quality pupil tracking and feedback practices

Professional Development & Benefits

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.

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.

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About Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1294 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0208 771 2261

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a mixed Academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, with a large sixth form of over 350 students. The Academy has three consecutive Outstanding judgments by Ofsted, with the most recent inspection in 2014 finding the Academy to be Outstanding in every aspect. We are a consistently high performing school; in 2019, our progress 8 score was 0.61, 94% of our students achieved a 4+ in English and 86% in maths. Our motto, ‘All Can Achieve’ encapsulates our vision that all members of the Academy community are supported and encouraged to achieve their absolute potential.

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