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Media and English Teacher

Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form, London

Job details

Job role Teacher
Subjects English, Media studies
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance

Job summary

Inspire and transform learning with us at the Professional Skills Sixth Form. We are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified Media and English Teacher to work as part of this team to help develop and deliver outstanding teaching and pastoral support.

Your opportunity

Working across the Sixth Form and Aspire, this is an opportunity for a hard-working professional to work with some of the most disadvantaged, hardest to reach students. You will be working in a supportive, nurturing culture that sets high expectations of educational outcome whilst supporting students to make individual progress towards wider fulfilment. Your role will be:

To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.
To share and support the academy’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.
To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher/form tutor.
To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.
To contribute to raising standards of student attainment.
We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. You will be part of a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, with unrivalled opportunities for progression; whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an experienced teacher who holds QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. 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 Free School
Education phase 16-19
School size 198 pupils enrolled
Age range 16 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form website (opens in a new window)
Contact email info@harrisps6f.org.uk
Contact phone number 020 3370 9238

About Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form

Harris Professional Skills Sixth form is a unique new sixth form, established to provide an outstanding vocational education and preparation for skills-based work or transition to university for students in Croydon and the surrounding boroughs.

Part of the Harris Federation, which runs 44 highly successful primary and secondary academies across London, Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form caters for students who may not suit the traditional pathways at post-16. With small class sizes and strong pastoral support, we offer excellent, focused vocational options as well as the opportunity to take or resit GCSEs that you need to progress further – whether you choose to progress into a career or higher education.

Our new academy will offer a choice of construction, manufacturing, business or media for students choosing a vocational pathway, and a curriculum that will challenge and inspire you to develop the skills and confidence you need to compete successfully for jobs in your chosen vocation.

Croydon, like much of London and the South East, is undergoing a huge programme of construction and regeneration with the potential to benefit the area for generations to come. With a focus on hard skills and employability, Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form will help you develop the skills you need to be who you want to be – and be part of that success.

Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form is located in the former South Norwood Police Station building in Oliver Grove, alongside the Harris Federation’s Aspire Academy a successful alternative provision academy.

The building, which is situated right at the heart of the local community, will provide a modern, well-equipped and welcoming environment to students. It will house a wide range of facilities to allow us to deliver our vocational curriculum – including excellent ICT resources and media facilities, as well as facilities for plumbing, bricklaying, joinery, painting and decorating and plastering. ICT will be used, whenever possible, to enhance and extend learning at our sixth form.

Why work at Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form?

The opportunity to be part of a brand new academy for young people in Croydon and the surrounding areas
State-of-the-art facilities for each course, with modern classrooms and learning suites
Excellent prospects for personal and professional development as the academy grows
Generous Harris rewards and benefits.

School location

11 Oliver Grove, London, SE25 6EJ

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