- Job role
- Media studies
- Working pattern
- Full time
- Contract type
- MPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance
Inspire, transform, teach! We are currently looking to appoint a dedicated and inspiring Teacher of Media.
At Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form, you will join a dedicated team of teachers and staff supporting our vibrant students. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow, inspire and develop, this may be the role for you.
Ideally, our successful candidate will have an understanding of vocational courses at Level 2 and 3, along with a desire to contribute across Key Stages 4 and 5. There are opportunities for the candidate to take on additional responsibility in pastoral provision and enrichment. The appointed candidate will be working with curriculum leaders in a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and should have a desire to add value to the departments, along with helping to develop and guide the young people we teach.
Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form Academy are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Teacher of Media to join our thriving vocational department. Currently we deliver Cambridge Nationals L2 in Enterprise and Marketing, Creative iMedia, Science, Health & Social Care, P.E., and Cambridge Technical Extended Diplomas L3 in Art, Business, Health & Social Care, Science and Media.
We are a dynamic department who aspire for strong subject knowledge and the ability to invest in the future of our school community and to help develop students in becoming valued and respected members of society. We are in a unique position to broaden the curriculum in the near future to provide a wide range of courses and curriculum for students by providing them with choices for further education and employment.
Main Areas of Responsibility
The purpose of 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 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
To share and support the academy’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth
Your main areas of responsibility will fall under the areas of:
Operational and strategic planning (including lesson planning, developing resources and syllabuses, and contributing to the departmental plan)
Staff development (including continuing professional development and engaging fully in the Performance Management Review process)
Quality assurance (including contributing to the process of monitoring and evaluating the subject area)
Management of information (including maintaining appropriate records and tracking student progress)
Communications with students, parents and other stakeholders
Pastoral system (including being a form tutor to a selected group of students)
Teaching, ensuring a high quality learning experience for students
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will:
Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
Have successful teaching experience at secondary level (can be teaching practice), ideally including experience in multi-ethnic urban schools and of working in an 11-18 school
Understand the theory and practice of effective teaching and learning
Understand the importance of high expectations and equality of access for all students, and of being a tutor
Have knowledge of National Curriculum requirements at KS3 and KS4, and of writing lesson plans, developing resources and assessing students' work
Be able to work as part of a team and to develop and maintain positive relationships with all staff
Have a good level of ICT skills, ideally including innovative use of interactive white boards
Be able to create a motivating and safe learning environment for all students
Be able to communicate positively with parents, carers and other external agencies where necessary
Have good written and spoken communication skills
Be able to lead and manage their own work effectively
Have excellent time management skills
Be able to motivate students and raise their aspirations through a range of strategies
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 new tab)
- School type
- Free School, ages 16 to 19
- Education phase
- School size
- 191 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 16 to 19
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.
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.