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Subject Lead: Physics

Harris Academy Chobham, London, E20 1BD

This job expired on 31 January 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 January 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance + TLR 2.2

Subject Lead: Physics job summary

We are looking for a qualified teacher with subject leadership experience to join Chobham Academy as Subject Leader of Physics.

You will join an open and supportive team in establishing outstanding provision within Physics. This will include all programmes, systems and structures taking account of the academy’s vision and values leading to outstanding teaching and learning.

About Us
Chobham Academy is always on the lookout for inspirational and influential staff. Most of all, we are on the lookout for potential colleagues who like our students and want to help them succeed. In order to help our staff have the best possible experience and achieve a proper work- life balance, we have put into place a range of measures to benefit both our teaching and students services colleagues.
These include:

An extra week of holiday for all Chobham staff. This takes the form of a two-week half term in October. We work fewer days than most other schools.
Outstanding professional development both at Chobham and through the wider Harris Federation
Excellent promotion opportunities
A constant dialogue about workload and how to manage it most effectively. We have regular workload audits, and frequent campaigns to tackle unnecessary work and identify quick wins
Rapid and effective support with any student behavioural issues arising
A high-quality staff induction programme
Marking protocols devised by departments themselves
Manageable and flexible lesson planning expectations
Clear communications and manageable deadlines. We only ask staff to do what is necessary and avoid complication and confusion. Chobham is an exceptionally well-run school
Learning walks rather than formal lesson observations. These are not graded
Nursery on site
Flexible and part time working encouraged whenever possible
Additional time for leadership responsibilities
Focus on effective outcomes rather than time spent
High levels of administrative support for all teachers
Ongoing celebration of staff excellence
Generous Harris rewards and benefits package, including an extra £2000 annually for all teachers working in our Academy.
We place high emphasis on staff wellbeing at Chobham. This helps colleagues to be happier and more effective in their work. Staff are regularly consulted about their wellbeing and the outcomes of these consultations have a direct and rapid impact upon the Academy’s approach to supporting staff wellbeing.

We understand that while it is incredibly rewarding, teaching is also a physically and emotionally wearing job. We want Chobham teachers to be as fit and fresh as possible and to know that the school as a community really cares about how they are. We have tried to put these principles into practice with a number of initiatives which we think give Chobham teachers one of the best wellbeing packages to be found anywhere. These include:

A meeting free week every half term
An extra week of holiday with a two-week half term in the Autumn
A late start or early finish for every teacher on one day each week
A day off in the summer term for 99% attendance
A staff mindfulness programme led by trained colleagues and supported by a free mindfulness app
Subsidised gym membership
Staff fitness and exercise classes
Guest speakers on wellbeing
Regular special events such as comedy nights
The ‘Perkbox’ package of financial benefits
Staff discounts at shops and restaurants in the local area
Access to the Harris Federation’s staff counselling service
Our staff are regularly consulted on the wellbeing services the school provides and we always try to respond to staff suggestions. In this way, staff feel empowered and get more of the services they really want. We are very proud of our wellbeing programme at Chobham and hope you will agree that it shows our commitment to making the school an exemplary working environment.

Main Areas of Responsibility
The main responsibilities of your role will be:

To establish outstanding provision within the subject area. This to include all programmes, systems and structures taking account of the academy’s vision and values leading to outstanding teaching and learning.
To be accountable for student progress and development in the subject area across KS3, KS4 and Sixth form, including meeting student achievement targets for subject areas which are agreed by the Principal and the Governing Body.
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning across the subject area through continuously, developing and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning.
To ensure the provision of an appropriately engaging, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students in the subject area, in accordance with the academy aims and policies, as determined by the Principal and Governing Body.
To ensure that all school policies and procedures are implemented and applied consistently by all colleagues in the subject area.
To effectively and efficiently manage and deploy teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources across the subject area, with the support and working alongside the MLG/ALG.
To lead development for literacy, within subject areas, to raise standards of Literacy across the Academy.
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will:

Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, and, ideally, further qualifications and evidence of continuous self-development and updated knowledge in relevant areas
Have a minimum of three years' teaching experience, ideally including KS5 and in multi-ethnic urban schools
Understand the theory and practice of effective teaching and learning
Have knowledge of National Curriculum requirements at KS3, KS4, and KS5
Have experience of delivering high quality INSET to teaching staff within subject area, and of using coaching as a model for ensuring ongoing professional development
Ideally, be able to show evidence of leading, supporting and managing others, both individuals and teams, ensuring high quality performance
Be able to prove their success in raising achievement as a subject leader or classroom practitioner
Have successful experience of processes of monitoring, evaluation and review that provide performance data that can be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning
Have a good level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement
Have recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development
Have ideas of how Language, Literacy and Numeracy can be used across the curriculum to raise standards
Have experience of embedding innovative strategies for improving teaching and learning and of managing and implementing change successfully

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.

Additional allowances

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.

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About Harris Academy Chobham

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 18
School size
1965 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18
Contact phone number
0203 747 6060

Chobham opened in 2013 as part of the highly successful Harris group of Academies. Our 3-18 ‘all-through’ Academy is a world class educational legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Situated within the East Village complex in Stratford, Chobham serves a new community of 3000 homes along with established communities in Newham. In July 2015, Chobham was graded as Outstanding in every category by Ofsted.

Stratford is one of the most rapidly developing parts of London. As well as new housing, and the Olympic legacy sports facilities, the area is becoming home to some of the country’s leading cultural organisations including additional locations for Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the V and A Museum. These organisations form part of the exciting arts quarter quickly growing in the area.

High tech industries in computing and robotics are also to be found locally as this progressive industrial sector takes root in east London. Universities including University College London (UCL) are at the forefront of this innovation.

Chobham Academy is keen to further develop relationships with these new organisations (along with well-established local centres of excellence like the renowned Stratford Theatre).

We are also very fortunate to have superb transport links making Stratford one of the most easily accessible parts of London. Chobham Academy is 15-minute walk from Stratford underground station (10 minutes into the City of London on the Central Line) and five minute walk from Stratford International station (a six-minute journey from St. Pancras). There is also a DLR station at Stratford International.

Chobham is a vibrant, culturally diverse and happy inner-city community. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds bringing with them a breadth of talents and experiences. Chobham students are friendly, welcoming and eager to learn. They are ambitious to make the most of their abilities both at school and beyond. Our students have enormous potential and respond enthusiastically to their teachers.

We also have a fantastic staff team with a great blend of youth and experience. Chobham staff are committed to our students and to supporting and learning from one another. There is an outstanding professional development programme across the Harris Federation and our staff benefit from both in house and inter-school training activities. We also have additional expertise on hand from the Harris Consultancy Team who are available to offer guidance across the curriculum.

We do hope that you apply for a role with us and look forward to meeting you if you are invited to interview.

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