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Lead Practitioner of Science

Harris Academy Falconwood, Welling, Kent

Job details

Job role Teacher, Leadership
Subject Science
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Leadership Scale (Outer London)

Job summary

Inspire and transform with Harris Academy Falconwood. We are looking for a dynamic, qualified Teacher to join our outstanding academy as a Lead Practitioner in Science.

Your opportunity

Are you looking for your next step up in teaching? Play a highly visible and leading role in the improvement of teaching and learning in our thriving academy. As a collaborative member of the Lead Practitioner team, you will be dynamic, experienced, and open to new and forward-thinking approaches to help build the shared vision of excellence and high standards for all students.

Expect to grow and develop alongside your team. As part of a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, you will have unrivaled opportunities for progression. Our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programs. Join us in our mission to cultivate an exceptional learning environment for all our students.

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. We want to appoint staff who will make a difference to Harris Academy Falconwood during this exciting and challenging time.

You will have the ability, drive, and enthusiasm to make a difference to students and young people from Bexley, Greenwich and the surrounding area, and to help build on the academy’s outstanding GCSE results. You should be an outstanding, experienced teacher who is able to teach to at least Key Stage 4 and hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.

The successful candidate can expect to work in an atmosphere of mutual support and co-operation. 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.

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.

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Employee benefits

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 more information.

Applying for the job

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. 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

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1194 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Academy Falconwood website (opens in a new window)
Contact email info@harrisfalconwood.org.uk
Contact phone number 0208 304 4916

About Harris Academy Falconwood

Harris Academy Falconwood opened in September 2008. The academy’s specialisms are Enterprise and Sport with a can-do, enterprising culture in which everyone is stretched, nurtured and encouraged. Our accommodation since September 2011 has been a new purpose built academy to the value of £25 million.

At Harris Academy Falconwood, our learning ethos is at the heart of ensuring the achievement and success of all our students. Learning is highly structured in terms of the learning routines we expect our students to respect and engage in, every lesson. Join a community of dedicated, friendly staff standing by and upholding its mission:

"Since we opened in September 2008, our key focus has been to raise aspirations for our students and to maximise their prospects of achieving the best possible standards - academically and socially. Thanks to their own hard work and the support of their hardworking teachers, the majority of our students meet or even exceed both our and their expectations." Terrie Askew, Principal

Why work at Harris Academy Falconwood?

The opportunity to work in an academy judged 'Good' by Ofsted
A can-do, enterprising culture, combining the traditional values of discipline, respect and good behaviour with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology
A stunning new building, offering the best possible environment in which to teach and learn

School location

The Green, Welling, Kent, DA16 2PE

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