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Lead Practitioner of Geography job summary
Join us in providing outstanding teaching and learning experiences for our pupils. We are looking for a qualified, experienced teacher to join our academy as Lead Practitioner for Geography.
Main Areas of Responsibility
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.
Qualifications & Experience
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
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.
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.
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.
Applying for the job
All applications must be made online via the apply link.
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.
Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.
Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.More on how to apply (opens in a new tab)
About Harris Academy Riverside
- School type
- Free School, ages 11 to 18
- School size
- 768 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
Harris Academy Riverside is a very popular non-selective and highly oversubscribed academy which opened as part of the Harris Federation and the regeneration of the Purfleet on Thames area in 2017. We serve our local community of Purfleet on Thames and West Thurrock and have 900 on roll in the secondary academy and around 200 students in the 6th form.
Harris Academy Riverside seeks to develop students who are successful, confident and happy, who inspire their community and who act with kindness and compassion towards others.
In our procedures and daily routines, our broad and varied curriculum, our pedagogical model and through our commitment to providing experience of the wider world we aim to promote a strong sense of community and belonging, to provide a blend of high challenge and high support and to encourage the development of
Outstanding habits of behaviour such as self-awareness, kindness, appreciation, humility, politeness, confident self-expression and self-presentation and
Outstanding habits of learning such as determination, resilience, organisation, reading, studying and practice