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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 August 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 August 2022

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Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 7 (Inner London): £32,287 FTE

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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.

Learning Resources Manager/Librarian job summary

Harris Boys' Academy is looking for a Learning Resources Manager / Librarian to manage our vibrant library. Working in collaboration with our English and SEN departments, you will support our students with literacy and inspire them to read.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Your role will include:

  • Liaise with and order from book representatives, wholesalers, internet and any other cost effective source.
  • Liaise with teaching staff over acquisition and management of stock to support the Curriculum.
  • Evaluate books for age, content and condition and support the school's Literacy schemes.
  • Manage class sets and provide materials for DEAR Time reading sessions.
  • With appropriate manager, write LRC action plan – monitor, evaluate and review throughout the year.
  • Implement annual action plan review, identifying needs and resources.
  • Review and update LRC policy annually in line with School Development Plan.
  • Create an inclusive environment and open the library to students at break time, lunch time and after school.
  • Work closely with SENCO to accommodate SEN students in the library both during breaks and lesson times as required.
  • Lead & manage student induction days.
  • Plan and teach library lessons as required.
  • Research and provide resources for Curriculum use/lessons based in library including subject-specific, cross-curricular and multi-media resources.
  • Research and produce displays and competitions relating to relevant curriculum topics and world current affairs.
  • Organise author visits to the school.
  • Organise library events such as National Poetry Day, World Book Day, Carnegie Shadowing.
  • Oversee use of LRC ICT equipment.
  • Oversee Library Homework Club.
  • Lead and manage after-school Book Club.
  • Train and manage student librarians.
  • Stock take of catalogue annually.
  • Conduct yearly surveys/feedback on what students think of the library.
  • Produce termly newsletters and updates to staff and students.
Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of working in a school library
  • In-depth knowledge of children's and YA literature
  • Evidence of relevant qualifications & further training
  • Experience of working under pressure and meeting deadlines
  • Experience of working on one's own initiative and to work within a team
  • Experience of working flexibly in response to changing situations
  • Sound knowledge of Management information systems
  • Good organisational & interpersonal skills which indicate a warm, efficient and hospitable manner to all

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.

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, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.
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About Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
861 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0208 299 5300

Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich opened in September 2009 and is part of the Outstanding Harris Federation. 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. The academy’s specialisms are Enterprise and Sport with a ‘can-do’ ethos of always improving upon your personal best. The Academy will accommodate 750 boys when full. Harris Boys' benefits from a state-of-the-art purpose-built building with the very latest facilities and equipment. The Academy offers a co-educational Post 16 with the nearby Harris Girls' Academy, together comprising capacity for 400 Sixth Formers. Harris Boys' was judged to be an outstanding school by Ofsted in December 2011.

Academy Ethos

We encourage our students to be critical thinkers and promote these skills throughout the curriculum. A student at Harris Boys' Academy will learn how to engage critically with foreign affairs, religion and society, issues of citizenship and the media, so they acquire the skills, and recognise the value of, thinking for yourself and thinking in a well-reasoned manner.

“We are very lucky to have an amazing staff team who work together, and what you get from this is an inertia of this body of professionals who are striving to be the very best they can be. It is down to these two points – staff who are on board, who want to change futures and want to be better at what they do, and students who buy into this idea of ‘I’m at school because I can make myself a better person and I can flourish in life.’ When you have these two points together, which is what we have worked very hard to obtain, then you can make wonderful things happen. And that’s shown through our outcomes and is also shown through if you’ve ever had a chance to speak to the boys and the parents of this school community.” Peter Groves, Principal

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