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  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    19 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 May 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance + TLR Available

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you Ambitious, Tenacious, Enterprising?

We are looking to employ an enthusiastic and highly motivated Transition Teacher, who is able to teach both English and Mathematics to students in Year 7.

Our new colleague will help to make the transitions in teaching and learning between KS2 and KS3 as smooth as possible, whilst planning and coordinating the transitions programme.

The transition from primary to secondary school can be an exhilarating time for many children with the opportunity to experience new subjects, new activities and make new friends at a bigger school. It can be met with great excitement but in some cases students may experience nervousness at the thought of starting at a new, larger school. Your dedication to fostering a love for learning, promoting student well-being, and facilitating their transition into Key Stage 3 will be vital in their educational journey.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • QTS (or equivalent) and an undergraduate degree
  • Successful experience of teaching the primary curriculum
  • Good understanding of current theory and best practice in teaching and learning, particularly as it relates to achieving high rates of progress of children of primary age
  • Good subject knowledge of core National Curriculum
  • Good understanding of child development and progression and how this impacts on planning
  • Understanding of effective strategies for managing behaviour within the classroom and in accordance with the school's policy
  • An understanding of equal opportunity issues and how they can be addressed in schools
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


What the school offers its staff

Harris Academy Orpington opened in September 2016, joining the highly successful Federation of Harris academies in London. We are on our journey to outstanding and are ambitious and looking forward to an exciting future as we highlight our work as aHealth Science Specialistschool, with students being given access to recognised professional qualifications and careers.

At HarrisAcademy Orpington, we have the most incredible facilities, staff and students and we are very proud of the work that our students do here. We have developed a curriculum that is ambitious and broad. We believe people need to nurture an appreciation of human creativity and achievement and have designed a curriculum that does just that.

We aim to ensure that every student is inspired and supported to achieve his/her personal best and learning comes first. Our motto is “Together We Can” and if you are interested in joining us, we would be very pleased to meet you.

Further details about the role

In addition to the standard responsibilities of a classroom teacher, your responsibilities will include:

  • To make sure Y6 transition to secondary school goes as smoothly as possible
  • To work closely with the Head of Year 7/Assistant Principal 7 and aid in the Pastoral support of Year 7
  • To visit feeder primary schools and establish positive professional relationships and marketing of HAO
  • To plan, organise and co-ordinate a quality and engaging Year 5 & 6 learning experiences programme
  • To visit students in their primary schools once confirmed admissions offer to HAO
  • Work with the Admissions Officer to welcome and induct Year 7 into the school
  • Organise and lead on the taster day(s) in July for Year 6 students
  • Organise summer school within the summer period
  • Work with the Year 7 tutors alongside the Head of Year 7/Assistant Principal 7
  • Participate in the pastoral aspect of the school by being a Form Tutor, as and when required
  • To promote the highest standards of pupil behaviour, attainment and attitudes within Year
  • To ensure good quality information about Year 7 pupils is collected from primary schools and information disseminated as required
  • To be proactive in communicating with parents of new Year 7 pupils, starting in Year 6
  • To plan a coherent package of transition activities to include Induction day and start of the first term of Year 7
  • To ensure all pupils in Year 7 know and understand the standards of behaviour expected from them and recognise that sanctions are fairly enforced


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, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris Academy Orpington

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
609 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01689 819219

Harris Academy Orpington opened in September 2016, joining the highly successful Federation of Harris academies in London. We are on our journey to outstanding, we are ambitious and looking forward to an exciting future. We believe that every student can and should achieve their full potential and our commitment is one of ensuring our students develop a love of learning, a passion for enquiry and a dedication to being the best that they can be.We aim to ensure that every student is inspired and supported to achieve his/her personal best and learning comes first. Our motto is “Together We Can” and if you are interested in joining us, we would be very pleased to meet you.

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